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How 3D printing empowers packaging operations: Gallery

Lisa McTigue Pierce

October 14, 2014

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3D printers have been used for years to make packaging prototypes. But the new frontier for 3D printing is a bit more industrious, as packaging engineers figure out how to use it to help their manufacturing operations. This is one of the hottest areas in 3D printing, according to Mike Littrell, president of CIDEAS, a successful 3D printing and finishing firm. “3D printing won’t replace manufacturing 100%, but it can certainly aid it,” Littrell says.

About the Author(s)

Lisa McTigue Pierce

Executive Editor, Packaging Digest

Lisa McTigue Pierce is Executive Editor of Packaging Digest. She’s been a packaging media journalist since 1982 and tracks emerging trends, new technologies, and best practices across a spectrum of markets for the publication’s global community. Reach her at [email protected] or 630-272-1774.

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