Evaluation of 3D printing and its potential impact on biotechnology and the chemical sciences

Anal Chem. 2014 Apr 1;86(7):3240-53. doi: 10.1021/ac403397r. Epub 2014 Jan 30.


Nearing 30 years since its introduction, 3D printing technology is set to revolutionize research and teaching laboratories. This feature encompasses the history of 3D printing, reviews various printing methods, and presents current applications. The authors offer an appraisal of the future direction and impact this technology will have on laboratory settings as 3D printers become more accessible.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Biotechnology*
  • Chemistry*
  • Printing, Three-Dimensional / standards*