As vendors such as 3D Systems and Stratasys begin selling devices that let consumers print out toys and replacement parts, will kids start producing their own toys?
Printers that use human cells to create functional, living tissue may ultimately facilitate organ transplants for an aging population
Using silver, glass, and plastics, 3D printers can turn out toys, jewelry, dresses, furniture—and even a hybrid auto
Today it's possible to print airplane parts, jewelry, and shoes, much like you'd print a document. Companies such as Boeing are using 3D printing—also known as additive manufacturing— to make complex parts for military jets
Do you see 3D printing as a realistic alternative to mass manufacturing? Why or why not?