Why you should be excited (and wary) about 3D printing

But what can it do for me?

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Well technically, it’s been doing a lot of stuff. Industrial 3D printing is responsible for the manufacturing of anything from food to fashion. But home 3D printing is where you should be focusing on - imagine shopping online for a pair of shoes and then printing them out in your living room to fit the exact 3D scanned measurements of your bunioned feet.

Use a machine slightly bigger than a toaster, a 3D design program and the thermopolymer of your choice, you could be printing everything you’d ever wanted - including that action figure of yourself that Hasbro should have been making years ago. Lack of demand be damned!

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