Welcome to Rapid Generation
Surely you have happen to find yourself in a situation where you need some custom made part but you don't want to buy it from some place at price that does not seem convenient to you. How about a machine
Reprap project was the inspiration for the new wave of manufacturing machines that can be assembled with little know how and some cash. Unlike commercial rapid prototyping machines that expensive to buy, maintain, and the printing material in not something one would wish to preserve rather to use it. You can read more about this idea here were manufacturing is for everyone.
This website houses more detailed documentation of the projects and designs that were published on Thingiverse.
(DIY 3D Printer)