I was reading the february issue of Discover magazine and there was an interesting article in there which was titled: Behold, The 3-D Fax. In a nut shell, it covered a new technology being developed by Charles Hull, designer of the 3-D prototyper. This new device is based much on his first machine, building a 3-D object one layer at a time. If you are not familiar with his 3-D prototyper, it can produce a 3-D model from a computer model (CAD Design). By exposing a light sensitive polymer to a beam of ultraviolate light, the polymer will be hardened. The beam of UV light traces the object in a tub of polymer, layer by layer. This method of producing prototypes has been used for several years. The idea now is to build a machine for the consumer, much like a printer, which will allow you to download and reproduce an item. Also, it will allow you to customize your item. ------------------ It's all very large.