As the Consumer Electronics Show continues in Las Vegas, the popularity of 3D printing is growing. Our Adam Balkin shows us how unique this process can truly be.
There is very little that cannot be created with a 3D printer. If you believe you can only create items out of hard plastic, you should think again.
AmericanPearl.com is one particular website that allows you to custom design your own jewelry to be 3D printed.
"Choose from any of the designs, customize it, change the metal color, the metal purity, the gemstone, add a GIA certified diamond and then we 3D print that model to create the jewelry you've selected," explained Eddie Bakhash, AmericanPearl.com. "We have about seven different metals. Among them are rose gold and white gold."
Are you a fan of candy? That can be 3D printed too. Chef Jet Pro will be initially geared towards bakeries, but a smaller version may eventually become available for use in a home.
"It can print right now with candy recipes and chocolate, but we're developing new recipes all the time," said Kyle Von Hasselin, 3D Systems.
If you're worried about the difficulty of being able to 3D print on your own, the 3Doodler will take all of the hard work out of it for you.
"Basically it's a 3D printer inside a pen, so you are the 3D printer, so all you have to do is feed the plastic in, it heats up the plastic like any other 3D printer would, it cools right away, and you can kinda doodle, and it'll harden and retain its shape," said Faraz Warsi, 3Doodler.
Creators say they primarily have hobbyists in mind, but they do insist it's also a great tool for anyone who needs to write in braille.