We aren't quite at Star Trek replicator levels of awesomeness yet, but we're getting there.
This week astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) printed the first 3D object in space.
A private company called Made In Space designed and built the printer for NASA through their Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
The printed piece is actually a part for the printer itself - a faceplate for the extruder.
So is the significance of all this?
"This 'First Print' serves to demonstrate the potential of the technology to produce replacement parts on demand if a critical component fails in space," said Jason Dunn, Chief Technical Officer for Made In Space, the company that designed the technology.
And maybe to make a fork and knife to eat all that meat the British keep sending up there.