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3D: Printing the Future

Imagine a world without limits, where any object can be produced at the drop of a hat.

Discover how innovators use 3D printers to turn computer data into physical objects that could change your life. The exhibition includes an explosion of over 600 designs, revealing how 3D printers inspire creativity and groundbreaking innovation.

Recent advances in 3D printing mean that more people than ever can make their ideas real. This burst of creativity has created millions of interesting things—some of them could even change your life. No wonder 3D printing is always in the news.

But are the stories accurate—or even true? Let us steer you around the hype of 3D printing, as we reveal this technology’s real-life potential.

Following the success of the London display, 3D: Printing the Future is now available to hire in the form of a blueprint pack allowing you to print your own exhibition.

Tour venues

6 May 2017–31 July 2018
Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences, Rio de Janeiro

16 September 2017–3 April 2018
Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

11–24 September 2017
Museum Casa Mureșenilor, Brașov, Romania

9–23 June 2017
The National History Museum of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

16 July–9 October 2016
Beacon Museum, Whitehaven, Cumbria

23 October 2014–19 April 2015
Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

9 October 2013–6 January 2015
Science Museum, London

3D: Printing the Future