Home 3D Printer Industry Sales To Reach $1.2 Billion In 2018
According to Computer World the sale of personal 3D printer is going to reach a massive 1.2 Billion US Dollars by 2018:
“The Juniper report says the entry of conventional printer companies into the market, along with the development of an strong ecosystem of software, apps and materials, will help convince consumers to start buying 3D printers.”
“In order for 3D printing to successfully find a mainstream market amongst consumers, it needs to widen the applications available that integrate consumer lifestyle and drive a number of applications beyond professional printing, said report author Nitin Bhas in a statement.”
Affordable China Personal 3D Printers On The Rise
Besides just conventional printer companies entering the market, at the same time Chinavasion notices that Chinese manufacturers are starting to produce 3D printers at low cost. Take for instance this PrecisionBot that cost only half of what pricetag of brands.
Not only are Chinese manufacturers making similar products at low cost, but they are becoming more innovative in creating patented 3d printing products such as the 3D doodle pen.
Download Free 3D Models On Thingiverse
Besides 3D printers becoming more and more affordable from China, print geeks can now also download lots of 3D files online completely for free. Thingiverse, is one of those site where you can meet a community of 3D designers who share their work for download. You will find cool stuff such as art, fashion and wearable gear.