3D printing! It's the future! We will all have access to a "Star Trek"-style replicator in our homes!
3D printing is doing ever more new and exciting things, opening up a whole brave new world of home manufacturing and cheap, accessible goods -- as well as some amazing things in the lab. It has potential that we've only just begun to tap into -- and it's only going to get better.
What we don't see a lot of, though, is when it fails, which at times, it manages to do spectacularly. From human error through to technical failure, there's a lot that can go wrong, especially with a new technology that we're still learning how to use. … Read more