Popular Applications of 3D Printing

3D printing is really pretty cool and I think it’s going to change the world. But as enthusiasm grows and we await the “trough of disillusionment” I was wondering what the general opinion was of the applications of the technology.

So I did a quick unscientific study. I searched Google for the phrase “3D printed [Blank]” for every phrase I could think of that made sense and recorded the number of results, below. 

Cars and Food are the clear winners. Cars because…I have no idea why someone would want to print a car. Food sounds kind of awesome but maybe impossible in reality given the complexity of aroma and flavor. Shoes, because the ladies. A little surprised how far down the list Sex Toy came out, but they beat the Meat (heh).