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3D printing promises to transform manufacturing. Chuck Hull — who founded 3D Systems (DDD) — created the first 3D printer in 1983. Now the technology is finally becoming more wide spread (and hyped). Data can be inputted into printers that lay down thin layers of material, plastic or metal for instance, to create everything from gun parts to artificial limbs and jewelry.

The company's products range from the Cube, a personal 3D printer sold at Staples for $1,300 to production printers used by the likes of General Motors to prototype new parts. The company brought in $378 million in revenue over the past year. Not surprisingly, its annual growth rate has been a scorching 119%.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated August 29 2013 11:27 AM ET
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