3-D printing investors have had some pretty exciting headlines to follow in recent years as a lot of interest builds up behind the potentially disruptive industry. In this video, Motley Fool industrials analyst Blake Bos gives investors some of the most unusual ways that 3-D printing innovators are making science fiction a reality. He tells us that while these are certainly ideas for a long time frame, they may not be as far away as you think.

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