The ones I see making money on this are the 3D printer makers, suppliers of parts and raw material and a few that learned quickly not to get bogged down creating their own web site (in other words, set up shop with gomomma, goamazon, etc.)
My first printer as a manufacturing device was back in the 80's with a t-shirt printer. Later with some printed circuits from a printer. Later we had CAD to CNC then printing in 3D in the 90's.
Good to read you like the new stuff but I wonder at times if folk know how long this has been kicking around.
Just a quick hello from your newest member, and thanks for having me here.
While I enjoy gadgetry of all kinds, I am really here to find out more about how other members are using the new technology of 3D printing.
In attempt to offer full disclosure, I recently finished a newly launched ebook on the subject entitled "3D Printing: The Next Technology Gold Rush - Future Factories and How to Capitalize on Distributed Manufacturing." Thanks to President Obama's recent mention of the subject in his SOTU address, my sales have sky-rocketed, and now I want to connect with other individuals who are starting to turn a profit with their 3D Printers.
For this reason I am now especially interested in talking to grass roots 3D printer users. I will be happy to share my own experience in terms of experiments and look forward to learning what other members think of this amazing technology, and how you are utilising it today.
So, while I read through the message archive, is there anybody else here currently using a 3D printer?