With 3D printing we have the ability to very quickly make products from ideas. In a series of articles centered on the idea of Fast Things, I want to point out that the ramifications of being able to make on-trend on time may go a bit deeper than people may realize. So far when people have been trying to make on-trend items they are usually jewelry items that have been produced in a timely manner. Teams of people worldwide jump on the latest iPhone specifications and quickly design new cases for the latest models on Shapeways and i.materialise. If a particular trend manifests itself on one of those platforms then with a number of days tens or hundreds of copies and variants can be made through the power of CAD and 3D modeling. If purple turtles playing volleyball was a thing then a 3D printed product would probably be the first physical product available subsequently. Responsiveness to fads and trends can convey significant advantages to businesses. With 3D printed left shark a 3D printing user was sued for making a shark based on a costume worn by a dancer in a Katy Perry show. If you’re first in the water and quickest to market than you may in some cases have won already. With...