The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is a serious technical group, so I was not prepared for the amount of cool crowdsourcing that took center stage at RAPID.
The Zortrax is an all-inclusive 3D printer designed to get the less techie makers printing. It has its own software and has very impressive print quality.
The site that lets you be the print service, makexyz, has expanded internationally and has a new API to get your prints across the globe faster.
Many products bear out the old adage, Necessity is the Mother of Invention, and this also proved true for new 3D Printing service MakeXYZ.