Digtal Arts tales a look at the state of 3D Printing.
The folks at Digital Arts UK were able to attend 3D Printshow http://3dprintshow.com/ and offered their impression of 3D Printing today and looking forward.
"Look beyond the hype, the incredible-but-unlikely ideas and the jargon, and there's some real creative potential here. The simplest idea, if you're serious about producing non-flat items such as toys, is to buy yourself a printer such as the Replicator 2 and use it to produce custom items to order. They'll be a single colour – or composed of single-colour elements – but get out your paintbrush or pens and you'll be producing one-off items in no time. The mix of 3D printing and real-world crafts is a step-beyond the customised Dunny dolls offered by the likes of Kidrobot – and for further embellishment, you could adjust the design of each order for each buyer/client.