As mentioned before here at SHOWstudio we are extremely interested in 3D scanning and printing. One of most appealing potentials of 3D printing is the ability to recreate, personalize and customise products to the users specifications. This is an idea that has been explored by n-e-r-v-o-u-s with their range of customisable rings. Users are able to adapt and play with the standard design of the ring changing the structure, sizing, style, and finish until they are happy with their individual product. Once satisfied the user can have the object printed with a 3D printer and shipped to them within 3 weeks.
That is something that HeroDesign have touched upon with their prototype for a new online and downloadable app that allows people to generate their own Voronoi bookshelf. Users are able to specify the dimensions and material of the shelves, and the code generates a series of downloadable files that could go right to a laser cutter or CNC router.
The possibilities of this are pretty incredible. Imagine a point at which you can customise any product to your own needs and simply have it printed, It may be quite a while until this is a realisation, but considering the rate at which the technology is developing it may be sooner than we think.