Wait, How Big Will 3D Printing Become?

By on December 31st, 2013 in Ideas


Market Intelligence company IDC forecasts 3D printing will grow “ten times” by 2017 and that “worldwide hardware value will more than double in the short term.”
They suggest that 2D printer companies such as HP and Konica Minolta may enter the 3D market by partnering with existing 3D printing companies. 
The forecasted growth seems almost ridiculous, but we suspect it may come true. With  observed market momentum, huge research and development budgets from the big companies and seemingly endless experimentation from smaller startups, it’s clear that things are about to happen. 
Stay tuned. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!