dijit is working hard to provide consumers with inexpensive DIY plastic manufacturing tools. The end goal is to take raw ABS or PLA pellets and turn them into filament for 3D printing. Add an inexpensive 3D scanner and you will be able to re-create nearly any item in amazing 3D printed awesomeness. Many consumer level 3D printers are going for upwards of $2,000. dijit is working on a 3D rapid-prototyping and manufacturing kit that will come in under $1,000 and including everything you need to turn cheap plastic bits into great things. Check out the sweet flow chart for a visual aid:

flow chart