Printing in 3-D is becoming more and more common. Most recently, Objet Geometries unveiled its Desktop 3D Printer, the Alaris30
. The Alaris30 models using plastic polymer from CAD drawings, and videos (like this one on BoingBoing
) show that the quality of the finished products is excellent. Though Gizmodo
reports that the price of this high-tech gizmo is around $40,000, we can hope that it's just a matter of a few more years before you can start making your own plastic toys, models, jewelry, or whatever else you can imagine.