Originally Posted by jawarden
I agree in principle with what you're saying, but from my experience 3D printing isn't quite ready for products that are expected to be durable and have a high quality feel. You can make a camera with 3D printing and it might make pictures, but with today's tech the quality is behind even basic plastic injection molded cameras.
I agree with you based on some server racks that my team has printed out at work; they do the job, but they aren't exactly premium quality. 3D printing does open up some interesting avenues for camera design, though, and the technology keeps getting better. For me, it's opening up an opportunity I never thought I'd have, so that by itself is pretty exciting.