3D printing

OK, sorry for this seemingly unrelated post but I read THIS ARTICLE in this week’s Economist Magazine and had to share.  It is a story about some fascinating technology that allows users to print three dimensionally using materials.  For example, apparently this viola which appears on the cover of this week’s edition was manufactured using this 3D printing technology:

If you get a moment I would highly recommend reading this article.  This could change the face of manufacturing as we know it today.  And, to tie it into the theme of this blog this could have huge implications for reducing inflationary pressure by cutting the cost of manufacturing goods.  Good article Economist!