United States Postal Service Letter Carrier Lakesha Dortch-Hardy sorts mail at the Lincoln Park carriers annex in Chicago, November 29, 2012. The USPS, which relies on the sale of stamps and other products rather than taxpayer dollars, has been grappling for years with high costs and tumbling mail volumes as consumers communicate more online.

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Could 3D Printing Save the Postal Service?

July 21, 2014, Joshua Bleiberg and Darrell M. West

New communication technologies have battered the business model of the United States Postal Service (USPS) over the past decade. A new report from the USPS Office of Inspector General analyzes the prospects of a new innovative technology – 3D printing—for the future financial health of the agency.

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