Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/26/3d_printing_xmas_gift_catalog/

Steve Bong's 3D printing special Xmas showcase

Join the MAKERS' REVOLUTION with these INCREDIBLE GIFTS

By Team Register in association with Bong Ventures

Posted in Bootnotes, 26th December 2012 09:54 GMT

¡Bong! 2012 has been the year of 3D printing. It's what happens "when DIY meets Web 2.0", says Chris Anderson - and it's going to be the next industrial revolution - the biggest disruption since the last big disruption, only bigger.

We're as amazed as you are by the quality of today's additive printing technologies. So here's a showcase of what's possible. Hopefully, you'll get a taste of how 3D printing is going to turn every aspect of our lives upside down, and shake it really hard.

Homes will soon be festooned with such creative designs, downloaded from the internet. This delightful dreamcatcher prints in only a few hours.

They say dogs are man's best friend - thanks to the miracle of 3D printing you'll never be alone again. Print up your own companion, like this charming polymer pet, whenever you like.
Today it's just a child's safety bike - tomorrow, you'll be able to print out your own personal transporter in seconds using 3D printing. Cancel that taxi!

This stunning replica of the powerful Delta IV rocket hints at the potential of 3D printing. Advances in additive manufacturing mean this could soon be launching from a back garden near you.

It may look a humble wingnut, but this is actually a vital component in a Tokamak nuclear fusion reactor. Decentralised power generation can become a reality, and fuel bills a thing of the past, all thanks to the imminent manufacturing revolution of 3D printing.

Power to the People!

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