The huge capabilities of 3D printing

Still not sure about the capabilities of 3D printing? After this list, you may very well be asking yourself “What CAN’T be 3D printed?”…

The cost of 3D printing has long kept the technology in a select few hands, but all that is changing as 3D printing blossoms into a full-fledged trend.

This June, Staples will start retailing a consumer 3D printer, the Cube 3D Printer, for $1,299 — not cheap, but not out of reach of the dedicated techie, either. Proponents hope that as costs come down, more sophisticated printers will reach the general public, allowing for digital DIY manufacturing.

Though copyright and quality issues remain a concern, 3D printing has already made its mark in some pretty weird ways. Read on for 10 strange objects created by 3D printers.

by Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor   |   May 21, 2013 04:20pm ET

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