3D Printing is ready for prime-time

Soon it will be possible to manufacture objects on your desktop thanks to advances in 3d printing technology. Imagine the ability to print three dimensional objects with moving parts on your desktop. The MakerBot makes this possible by printing objects using molten plastic or metal to build up the desired form layer by layer. Look around you, that picture frame, your iPhone case, plastic cups, bowls and plates all objects that can be printed using a 3d printer.