3-D printers launch small businesses

They are machines straight out of ”Star Trek” or ”The Jetsons.”

It’s now possible for anyone with an idea to create tangible items — flowerpots, cell phone cases, jewelry, or nearly anything — from 3-D printers. All the person has to do is send a design for a product to a 3-D printer and out pops a real 3-D object.

Most 3-D printer owners are big businesses or tinkerers, because the machines are so expensive. But some innovators are using this technology to start new businesses and earn money.

Legos and Rubiks Cubes ahead at the original article on CNNMoney.com!

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