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Next step in manufacturing

Thermoelectric devices convert heat flows into electricity. Researchers recently demonstrated that thermoelectric materials can be produced in good quality by 3D printing, enabling a low-cost production process in the near future.

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Fig. 1: Comparison of the standard manufacturing process and the 3D printing process.

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Koenig, J.D. Next step in manufacturing. Nat Energy 3, 259–260 (2018).

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