Almost. MakerBot posts an incredible story of Japanese designer Yoshishiro Shibata, who desperately required a shield for the robot he was taking to Robogames. Why didn’t he just make one? Because he was out of time and actually enroute to the US, flying over the Pacific Ocean.
The solution? A quick sketch design and in-flight internet connectivity. He contacted friends on land who were able to transform the sketch into a 3D model, which was then 3D printed (on MakerBots, of course). By the time the games started, the shield was complete and delivered.
No matter where you are, you can still make things.