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Table 1

Application fields and respective specific processes.

Application field Specific process
Car industry Integration of many parts in a unified composite part
Construction of manufacturing means
Manufacturing of spare parts and accessories
Fast standardization
Aerospace/aeronautics Manufacturing of components of complex geometry
Control of density, mechanical properties
Manufacturing of light-weight components.
Medicine/pharmaceutical industry Planning of surgical operation with the use of accurate anatomic models that are based on computed tomography (CT) or the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data
Development of patient-specific orthopaedic implants and prosthetics
Use of 3D printed corps simulations for medical training purposes (anatomy).
Printing of biodegradable scaffolds for tests during the development phase of the medicinal products
Sports industry Manufacturing of accessories of complex geometry
Creation of adjusted protective equipment for better application and use
Creation of prototypes of multiple colours and composite materials for products testing

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