Will 3-D Printing Make Other Manufacturing Technologies Extinct?

In 1984, Charles Hull developed a technology to allow for stereolithography that later became the process of 3-D printing. By 2000, additive technology was being used to produce bio-organic structures, and by 2006, the technology became commonplace in mainstream manufacturing. A rapid drop in the price of the machines at the turn of the decade made 3-D printing accessible to the common entrepreneur. This has led to the fear that additive manufacturing will drive other manufacturing processes, and their associated companies, out of business.