Currently very niche, 3D printing is set to go mainstream.
he similarities between the early era of personal computing and the current state of 3D printing are huge.
When personal computing was in its salad days in the late 1970s, it was a fringe interest for weirdos with beards. While it had its share of true believers who envisioned a world with a computer in every home and school, there were just as many skeptics asking the question, "What is this and who is it for?"
Via Artur Coelho, Paulo Tomás Neves