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.