3D Printing Goes Mainstream liveblog

3D printers might one day be as common as inkjets, letting you conjure up plastic visions of whatever pops into your head. At least, that's the vision of its promoters and there's now a wide variety of models and form factors in the market ranging from sub-$1,000 price tags up to $3-4k for more sophisticated systems. But despite the obvious utility for designers, prototypers and the like, will less demanding users warm to the tech? Join moderator Brian Heater for a discussion of 3D printing's future with Hod Lipson, Professor of Engineering, Cornell University; Max Lobovsky, Co-Founder, FormLabs; and Avi Reichental, President & CEO, 3D Systems.

March 16, 2013 1:00 PM EST