3D Printing is ready for primetime

Good overview from Jabil:
When 3D printing initially gained mindshare with consumers, a jetsonian future crystallized, where we built rather than bought. A future where we could have it our way, in any color we liked, from the comfort of our own home. Since that initial wave of hype, technical constraints have limited this promising technology to niche applications. And while we intrinsically understand that 3D printing will eventually change everything we know about manufacturing, labor and supply chains, the arrival of that future state has proven to be elusive. Within the last year, new technological advances have product brands mobilizing to usher in the first wave of high volume, high quality 3D printing production — a development that promises staggering implications across many different sectors.

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