It's definitely a great step forward, but there's a long way to go yet.
Looks like we can make 3-D plastic bits, all in one color. Can we make metal things like springs, and items of multiple colors and differing strengths?
There are lots of great devices for recreating the objects, and @DaveReggie, yes, you can build most any part that is monolithic. Cost is the only challenge. 3D printers are very well developed, but the materials are limited, as they sort of build and stack material sort of like playdough bit by bit, and many end up brittle but visually perfect and multi-colored. CNC machines can build any metal part given the metal stock. These techniques are greatly improving though.
Can't wait to see what physical DRM looks like...
I was checking this article out earlier on my phone (way too difficult to post from that thing), and thought how awesome this is. I'm sure the tech has already been out there for a while, but for it to be revealed is just awesome. We're one step closer to never needing to go to the store!
Now we just need to figure out how to fuel our cars off of beer and banana peels.
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