3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, has been around since 1984. But it wasn’t until recent advances in the technology that people really began to take notice. Today, you can purchase 3D-printed shoes, 3D-printed jewelry, 3D-printed pens, and even 3D-printed vehicles. Software gurus are assessing whether to get into the development game for 3D printers. Mattel just unveiled a 3D printer for kids called the ThingMaker.
"3D Printing Is Already Changing Health Care" is from hbr.org, published on March 04, 2016.