Amazon Trucks Would 3D Print Products En Route to Customer

Amazon Trucks Would 3D Print Products En Route to Customer

While we've all been waiting patiently for Amazon Prime Air to touch down, the company's been prepping 3D printing on the go

Janet Burns
  • 4 march 2015

Amazon Technologies, Inc. recently submitted patent documents for new technology that would allow customer orders to kick off an automated process designed to 3D print and deliver their ordered products. Using pre-packaged digital instructions for printing each item, Amazon’s proposed system could manufacture a product upon request—even by using 3D printers inside a delivery truck—and get the (possibly still warm) item into a customer’s hands within hours.

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