Indeed, designers hope to work with other types of techniques and materials in the near future. Kyttanen, for instance, envisions being able to make pieces in gradient materials that morph from one into another, like from silver to gold.
Hague said that at the onset of rapid manufacturing, there were many naysayers.
"I think certain people were laughing at us," he said. "No one is laughing anymore. In the last few years, we've seen incredible growth."