Taking it to the next dimension

Taking it to the next dimension
(From left) Mr Lai Yeow Ming, Mr Aaron Boo, Mr Zen Chen and Mr David Chua of Fabbox.

Imagine never having to buy products from a store again.

Need a new mug? A spare part for a device or maybe some new glasses frames? Just print them.

It is possible that 3D printers will be a ubiquitous object in homes as regular paper printers are today.

In fact, a forecast by London-based research firm Visiongain says the worldwide 3D printing technologies market will be worth US$3.32 billion ($4.26 billion) this year.

Here, the technology is picking up speed.

More companies are joining the scene and tomorrow, Nanyang Technological University will launch its $30 million 3D printing research centre.

The New Paper on Sunday speaks to some companies here which utilise the power of three-dimensions.

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