Is this a milestone? Shapeways have printed 1 million 3D Printed objects. The creative commerce site, platform and community has now attracted new investment led by Lux Capital.
Forbes Contributor, Josh Wolfe, of Lux Capital, notes what others have said before, that "... what’s special about 3D printing is what it enables. Because objects are built additively, complexity is essentially free, allowing for intricate designs and geometries that were never before possible. When manufacturing an object is as simple as pressing 'print,' there's no cost for customization – every object can be unique."