If you have an old car with broken handle and you are not able to get it from your dealer. You can print it at home. Yes, with the help of 3D printer with ABSPlus plastic, connected to your Windows XP machine over regular network connection. All that, without noxious fumes or toxic materials, no vents, no extra handling or requirements. What’s more you can even use 3D scanner to scan a part and duplicate it on 3D printer. I know i am not talking about cloning here. Dimension Elite Printer can do that for you. If you are looking for something handy which can be put on to a desk uPrint® Personal 3D Printer is just for you. If you need to scan in 3D, NextEngine will just do that for you.
Who has used it? Google, Xerox, P&G and Jay Leno. Yes Jay Leno, read this article on PopularMechanics.com. Direct-Digital-Manufacturing (DDM) is a rapid prototyping method that uses ABS Plus plastic layer by layer in really precise tool paths until your model is built up.
Fabbers are known as machines which are actually 3D printers and used in rapid manufacturing. It is a new form of manufacturing that builds 3D objects by carefully depositing materials drop by drop, layer by layer.