Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is becoming more widely available just as desktop publishing did not too long ago. The most obvious and biggest difference between the two is the complexity one additional dimension brings. For those interested in making physical objects additive manufacturing is the new frontier. Realizing all the advantages inherent in additive manufacturing will be an immense undertaking that fundamentally changes the way in which things are designed and built. Parts will be organic and sculpted rather than crammed into a series of 2D manufacturing drawings. Those who gain experience with 3D technologies now will no doubt have advantages similar to those who knew how to program computers when the digital age took off.