Do It Yourself – DIY – happens when people and communities just go ahead and make something for themselves, without waiting for a professional or for permission. Digital DIY is the huge boost to this activity – and the associated ‘can do’ mindset – facilitated by digital technologies, through the sharing of designs, tools, support, and inspiration.
One of the main limitations of 3D printing is its "slowness". Often, though, this is an issue only when one actually needs to manufacture many identical copies of the same object. Still, it is an issue.