Have you ever wanted to be able click a button, print out a hamburger, and eat it for lunch? That day might be fast approaching.
The New York Times is reporting on the rise and boom of the 3-D printer. While no companies are printing out food just yet, they’re making things like expensive furniture, prosthetic limbs, and iPhone cases. One company is even in the midst of creating a system to build houses. There’s a good chance that 3-D printing will completely revolutionize the manufacturing business:
It is manufacturing with a mouse click instead of hammers, nails and, well, workers. Advocates of the technology say that by doing away with manual labor, 3-D printing could revamp the economics of manufacturing and revive American industry as creativity and ingenuity replace labor costs as the main concern around a variety of goods.