3D printing used to make knickers
16 January 2014 Last updated at 19:59 GMT
Companies across the North West of England are now making products using 3D printers.
BAE Systems at Warton in Lancashire said RAF Tornado fighter jets have flown with parts made using the technology for the first time.
And Tami and Udi Giloh from Manchester have developed a woven fabric which they claim they will be able to use to "print" a pair of knickers.