Rapidly gaining popular attention, 3D printing is viewed as the next life changing technology. This talk explains how the creative industries are directly interfacing with this new technology and how it is changing the practices of many artists and designers across the globe. A selection of case studies of leading practioners in their respective disciplines reveals this fascinating process in action. It also introduces the groundbreaking research by Stephen Hoskins and his research team at the Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol who are world leaders in the development of techniques for 3D printing in ceramics, and includes a potted history of 3D printing , from its origins in aerospace to its current, diverse applications in bio-medics and Formula One racing, through to furniture and jewellery design. A fascinating investigation into how the applied arts continue to adapt to new technologies.