3D printing is rapidly becoming a must-have in many professional development environments, and is providing a fascinating outlet for hobbyists looking for new ways to express their thoughts, from model enthusiasts to jewellery designers. It is also finding a revolutionary place in schools since it encourages understanding of geometry, trigonometry,  mathematics, and logical thought, by physical example, from a very early age.

It is a rapidly developing technology that is finding new applications and improving, in terms of machines and materials, at an alarming rate. It is even being used to create spare body parts that reduce the problem of rejection - who knows how beneficial this will be to biological beings in the future.

This kind of revolution is not new - think about how, many centuries ago, the invention of the lathe, potter’s wheel, and loom for example,  made so many things possible, yet taken for granted today.