3D printing is a cutting edge technology used to make 3D objects from digital files. Although it was invented in the 1980's, it has only recently become economically feasible for widespread private and commercial use. It will likely have a profound impact on manufacturing and customization in the future.
Here is a great overview:
MakerBot has been kind enough to give us an overview of the industry, their niche and a live demo. Having read a lot about 3D printing, I am very excited to see the technology first hand!
We will be meeting at their retail store on Newbury Street where we will hear a quick talk about the 3D printing industry, MakerBot's niche and see a live demo of a 3D printer in action!