3D printing used to mean validating parts—rapid prototyping. You'd figure it out in 3D-printed plastic, then you'd have to go fabricate the real part. The next phase is already out in the wild, and it's going to make the old process totally obsolete—for some parts, at least.

Meet the production-capable 3D carbon fiber printer. Your carbon-fiber future is already here, you just didn't know it.