NIAR in the News: The magic of 3-D printing: Technology promises to amaze, challenge us

By Roy Wenzl, The Wichita Eagle

If you think life changed after the Internet emerged, wait until you see what’s coming next.

Tech people say three-dimensional printing will create the next wave of joys and frustrations, job creation and job loss.

In five to 10 years, 3-D printers will be all around us, they predict. The printers will make food, including customized wedding cakes. They will make shoes, clothes, aircraft parts, dresses, steaks, replacement bones and eventually even replacement kidneys. If you find that bit about the kidney hard to believe, Google a company called Organovo.

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