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HENDERSON, Nev. -- Imagine being able to make a replica of anything. For example, a hard-to-find car part, a door stop or even a liver. It may sound like fiction, but it is quickly becoming a reality with 3D printing.

Companies in the Las Vegas valley are racing to develop the technology to make things faster, better and cheaper which is causing the industry of 3D printing to grow at lightning speed. The printers are becoming cheaper so everyday entrepreneurs can buy them.

"These are systems that used to cost $50,000 and now we're able to sell them under $3,000," said Andrew Boggeri, the lead engineer at Full Spectrum Laser.

The company started five years ago in a garage. The company raised more than $800,000 on Kickstarter, a funding platform for creative projects. Now, they're a rapidly growing company with a huge assembly line creating 3D lasers and new 3D printers.

"They're clamoring for a faster printer, better quality, better ease of use and so we thought that would be a good place to go," Boggeri said.

To create the 3D object, it must first be designed on a computer. The printer will then recreate it with resin with each layer of resin being thinner than a sheet of paper. The possibilities are limitless.

"Anything, the sky is the limit," said Phil Joy, a software development engineer at Full Spectrum Laser. "If you have kids and you want to print toys for your kids, you can do that."

While the founders say the technology is far from perfect, they believe it could end up changing the way we do business.

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