Imagine yourself sitting at your computer, shopping around for some deals. You see a new pair of sneakers for sale – which you really need. Excitedly, you pull out your credit card and complete your purchase. Now imagine that instead of waiting for your new kicks to show up at your doorstep, your printer springs into action and voilá – brand new sneakers have been rendered for you instantly.
Sounds like some distant imagined future, right?
This kind of 3D printing technology is actually not all that far off. American companies, such as 3D Systems, are now developing printers that have the capability to produce almost anything you can imagine.
The applications of this could be endless. Imagine being able to print clothing or jewelry at home. Are the kids driving you crazy? Print out toys to keep them occupied. Auto shops would be able to print replacement parts instantly, eliminating the need to wait for delivery and keeping down cost. The world will literally soon be at our fingertips.
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