3d printing technology is amazing. It can make your home a factory. Broke a vase? PRINT a new one. Need a new ipod case? PRINT a new one. Want a new lamp shade? PRINT a new one. 3d printing allows you to make anything you want within about an 8×8 inch area. This is an amazing advancement in technology in the past 5 years. You pay the price though, a standard desktop 3d printer can cost around $2000. There are many company’s you can buy a 3d printer from, including makerbot, ultimaker, and cube. This technology is great for prototyping, or just common household use.