Technology. Healthcare. Shipping and logistics. No matter the industry, 3D printing will have a significant impact on it sooner rather than later, according to Julie Friedman Steele, founder of The 3D Printer Experience.

Steele and The 3D Printer Experience team hosted the latest Chicagoland Chamber Tech Tuesday event at their new downtown office overlooking the Chicago River on January 20. Her presentation shed light on a variety of opportunities the 3D printing industry will create for businesses and how it can empower people to turn their ideas into action.

“We are crossing the chasm and taking a leap to completely shift the way we think about things,” Steele said.

Before and after the presentation, attendees were able to watch several 3D printing machines in action while they networked and socialized.