The customers are now the manufacturers. Or at least they are on Amazon, which unveiled a 3D printing service Monday.
Marketed as a way to “shop the future,’’ the site lets customers purchase objects created on a 3D printer and even customize those objects to fit their demands.
All those can be yours. And they run at relatively reasonable prices. Many objects sold through the new 3D service cost around $30.
Your mileage may vary on the usefulness of the service. I doubt I would actually shell out the $24.17 to buy a 3D printed poison skull, which Amazon suggests adding to my desk at the office, when it came down to it. I might also have qualms about designing a bobblehead that resembles me; it seems a little narcissistic.
According to an Amazon press release, the 3D services, which offers over 200 products, is one of the largest to sell 3D products online.