When people talk about recent technological revolutions, they almost always mention two of the biggest upheavals to hit our society: the advent of automated manufacturing, and the creation of the internet. The first allowed for the rapid creation of millions of different components and items, resulting in a huge boom for economies around the world and paradigm shift for businesses. The second created the ever-growing connected world of information bombardment that we live in today.

What happens when you combine these two components? Well, you get 3-D printing, and it promises to bring yet another revolution to the way we live our lives.