3D printing which allows users “to print three dimensional solid objects from a digital file”, is a trend that will only bigger from 2015 onwards. Q3 of 2014 saw around 33000 such printers getting shipped which is a 4% increase, report Canalys.
This year we saw talk of 3D printers being used to potentially create personalised makeupand how legs from a 3D printer helped one dog called Derby run for the first time. So yes the technology holds extreme consumer potential.
Currently what is holding back 3D printing is the high prices, but the report by Canalys adds that the consumer market is growing fastest, as 3D printer prices have continued to fall and the technology has rapidly improved.
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