The World’s Biggest Consumer 3D Plant

Have a Makerbot or similar desktop 3D printer? Visit a huge factory in Queens, NY that does 3D printing on an industrial scale…

Consumer 3D printers like Makerbot’s Replicator 2 or the open-source RepRap have just begun to edge into mainstream awareness all natural weight loss supplements. But for those not yet willing to shell out thousands of dollars for their own home 3D-printer, Shapeways offers another path to bring software models into reality, asking consumers and retailers to upload their designs shipping the results back to them, printed on high-end machines with a level of precision and in materials that no consumer 3D printer can yet achieve.

Read more, watch the video and see a slideshow at Forbes.