3D printing adds new dimension to business innovation

Amid the consumer hype, companies are using the machines for product development

  • Companies like Captured Dimensions offer 3-D printed, photo-real replicas.

  • Daniel Remba, the UPS Store's small business technology leader, takes a look at a completed ball bearing model made with the store's 3-D printer.

  • UPS Store owner Burke Jones shows off a cell phone case made with the store's 3D printer.

  • A ball bearing like this one shows how 3D printers can make objects with multiple components in just a single build.

  • In Menlo Park, Calif., a UPS Store shows how 3D printers can create complicated objects like a nested ball, left, in a single build.

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