I really think that we are in for an era of 3D printers. I really think that brick-and-mortar stores, as well as online stores, are going to face a decrease in profits after every household has a 3D printer.
Think about it. Just imagine an era where you don’t need to go to a hardware store to get a screw, but you can print off the part from the Internet. And, if you can’t find what you want to print on the World Wide Web, use the Go!Scan 3D.
You can watch the Go!Scan 3D in the video to see how it can take an ordinary object and digitize it in seconds. Then, you can use the CAD file and make a printout on a 3D printer, assuming that you have one.
Of course, this type of technology, is always expensive…at first. The Go!Scan 3D is about 25 thousand dollars, but someday, I would imagine a device like this will be as inexpensive as a digital camera.