It will soon be possible to buy 3D printers for home use. It is said that we will be able to download and print components for home use and produce pristine 3D designs as easily as pressing 'command p'. A number of vis com students are interested in using 3D print to prototype their designs.
In March the Eureka Magazine, part of The Times newspaper carried an article about this fascinating topic. Prints were produced by Inition.co.uk. Read a version of this article and watch a film of The Times 3D print at: