It’s no secret: 3D printing and other methods of digital fabrication are more popular than ever before. From access to 3D printers becoming increasingly easier to 3D modeling tools that even 5 year olds can use, the presence of 3D printing at this year’s Maker Faire highlighted just how far 3D printing has come in the last year alone. At last year’s Maker Faire New York, a large tent was setup for all the Makers involved with 3D printing. Due to the surging popularity of 3D printing in the last year, the 3D printing aspect (and other methods of digital fabrication) ballooned into an entire ‘3D Printing Village’ within the Faire’s grounds. In addition to an increased presence of 3D printer manufacturers and those involved in the industry showing off their latest goods (like MakerBot and their Digitizer and Ultimaker with their new Ultimaker 2), an entire stage had been erected for round-the-clock 3D printing-based presentations. Here’s a look at some of the exciting action that happened in this year’s 3D Printing Village.