The encyclopedia explains the major technical terms used to describe the technologies for the future markets of today, tomorrow and beyond. From A as in app to M as in MEMS right through to Z as in ZigBee.

3D printing

Production process by which a component is printed layer by layer. Depending on the method, the individual layers may be of powderous polymer, metallic powder or ink, and are hardened, sintered or fused together after each layer has been printed.