3D printing will become a mainstream consumer product



Gartner : Technology Analysts
Until recently, this technology was extremely expensive - upwards of $15,000 per machine - and limited to use in industrial prototyping, product design, medical modeling and architectural models. However, it is predicted that plummeting costs will make it affordable to consumers.


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