3D Printing can help you make anything you can imagine. But what if you don't know how to design? Or what if you don't know where to start?
With the Shapeways marketplace, people all over the world can get a little bit closer to getting exactly what they want. To help put this into perspective, here's some data that blew our minds: the Shapeways marketplace of community designed 3D printed products contains over SIX BILLION product variations.
Considering the number of publicly available products and accounting for the material and customization options readily available, that gets us a little closer to infinite possibility. This is nearly one unique product option for every person on the planet.
I'm really excited about 3d printing and would like to get involved in it. I'm 74 years old and a retired chemist. Right now I don't think I shoud risk buying a lot of expensive equipment, but I went to Edmond Oklahoma recently and visited with a young engineer that is doing a little 3d printing.