3D printing is a type of rapid prototyping where a three dimensional object is formed by layering and connecting successive cross sections of material. 3D printers are generally faster, more affordable and easier to use than other additive fabrication technologies. While this technology has been around for some time now, they have evolved into an amazing piece of technology.
MAKE Magazine has an article which features some amazing shapes that were printed, such as the one shown here. It is only a matter of time now, where we will just order a part or object online and print it at home.
[via MAKE Magazine]