Watch NASA's 3D Pizza Printer in Action


I've said in the past that 3D printing will be the most disruptive technology to date. I believe that it will eventually result in the 'Napsterification' of manufacturing. Eventually you will be able to download specs and print just about anything you want, to the peril of manufacturing, shipping and retail.

The primary argument against this has been something along the lines of '3D printing is good for producing simple, plastic goods but it will never be able to produce complex objects or things that use multiple materials (such as electronics)'.

The thing is that 3D printing is still in its infancy, look at where cell phones were 20 years ago, or computers, or the internet and you'll get an idea of where 3D printing could be in 10 to 20 years.

Today 3D printing took a few more baby steps. The Objet500 Connex3 Multi-material 3D, the world's first colour multi-material 3D printer was unveiled and we get our first look at the NASA funded, Systems and Material Research Corporation's 3D pizza printer. Neil Armstrong's walk on the moon may have been a "giant leap for mankind" but, at least from a male non-foodie perspective, the ability to print a pizza comes pretty close:

via Geeks are Sexy
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