Tracking the Growth of Personal 3D Printers in the U.S.
While Additive Manufacturing/3D printing has been around for decades, just over the past few years patents have begun to expire allowing for (along with other factors) booming growth of “Personal 3D Printing.” While the hope and goal of many is that the use of 3D printers will move from industry, to large, medium and small businesses and eventually down to the home to full realize the world of distributed manufacturing, these things take time. With the advent of these low-cost 3D printers (“Personal” 3D printers are generally defined as those below $5,000) new businesses pop-up on almost a daily basis. In an effort to push the initiative further, faster, every week brings an announcement that a 3D printer company has aligned itself with major U.S. […]
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 10:48 AM