These days, if you have an idea for something that you want printed you can find someone to do it! From fishing lures to Legos®! From bladders to plants.
Want to print on fishing lures for the angler in your family? Several companies can do that for you:
Want to print on Legos®? InventPRO is a company that does that. Create your own photo puzzles on Legos®. You can find their product, PhotoBRIX™, currently on Kickstarter at:
Want to print on fruit? LogoFruit.be can do that for you! Print your logo or special message on a box of apples or pears and for each sold logo-apple they (and therefore also you) donate 1,5 eurocent to the Belgian Cancer Fund.
The 3D Printers can print almost anything you can imagine and more! Prototypes and models made using 3D printers are almost old hat now. Doctors are starting to experiment with creating body parts using 3D printers and the person’s own healthy cells. The first human bladders have been printed and successfully implanted in patients. Work is proceeding on printing kidneys, lungs, hearts and more. In the future, if you need a replacement body part doctors may be able to print it for you. Think of the lives it will save!
Scientists are making great progress in 3D printing actual living plants. Their goal is to increase world-wide food production and eliminate hunger.