To the general person who is not entrenched in the world of engineering, the rise of 3D printing began with lofty aspirations pointing to all the potential uses of the technology for the average consumer, from printing custom sneakers to musical instruments. But household 3D-printing technology didn’t disrupt supply chains like experts predicted. Instead, 3D printing has been infiltrating our lives behind the scenes via the world of product development, pushing new boundaries with innovation across industries like automotive, electronics and healthcare.