3D printers let you 'print' objects, typically out of plastic. They are being widely adopted by engineering firms. How much longer until they are in our homes?
The company, 3D Systems, explains that their printers can be used for prototyping and manufacturing designs in less time and at a lower cost than alternative methods of manufacturing.
Plus, 3D printing is awesome.
Implications - The popularity of 3D technology isn't just limited to the screen anymore. Now that this technology is readily available, consumers are hoping to produce their very own three-dimensional images. With so many advanced electronics making it into homes, businesses will soon be able to transform their consumer's homes into a mechanical haven.