by 2022; and 3D printer shipments are forecast to more than double every year between 2016 and 2019, by which time worldwide shipments are expected to reach more than 5.6 million. With that said, it’s safe to say that the 3D-printing market is poised for rapid growth.
"Rapid quality and performance innovations across all 3D printer technologies are driving both enterprise and consumer demand, with unit shipment growth rates for 3D printers increasing significantly," said Pete Basiliere, Research VP, Gartner, one of the world’s leading sources for technology research. "The 3D printer market is continuing its transformation from a niche market to broad-based, global market of enterprises and consumers."
As we continue to see big advances in the capabilities of 3D printing, it’s more important than ever to stay abreast of the latest innovations as more and major industries, and leaders in those sectors, are turning to 3D printing as their solution.
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