Design and print your panel, snap it into the rubber frame and you've got your own unique iPhone case!
Companies like Shutterfly, VistaPrint, and Zazzle have been able to print your photos on a variety of mobile phone cases for a while now, making them distinctively yours. But a new company seeking Kickstarter funding will actually be able to 3D-print an entire iPhone case for you, making it a one-of-a-kind creation -- if you have the design chops to dream one up.
The company, called Fraemes, uses Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printers to create plastic panels in a variety of colors and pretty much any design imaginable. SLS is a technology originally developed by DARPA that uses high-powered lasers to fuse plastic powders together, building plastic objects literally from the ground up. The Fraemes insert then snap into a custom rubber bumper that surrounds the phone. At launch, that phone will need to be either an Phone 5S or 5C, but the developers have their sights set on versions for the Samsung Galaxy S5 next.