As 3-D printing begins to move beyond the world of manufacturing and rapid prototyping, toward consumer adoption and acceptance, investors, retailers and creatives are all waking up to its potential.
The coming years are set to be pivotal, with Futuresource forecasts indicating that the global 3-D printing industry will be worth in the region of $7.5 billion by 2018. With mainstream imaging players such as Hewlett-Packard, Ricoh and Samsung expected to enter the market in the near future, the category is expected to grow from a meager 78,000 unit sales globally in 2013 to more than 1 million units in 2018.
The new report from Futuresource Consulting provides full-year 2013 data for market size, regional and country level insights, and expectations of the market through to 2018 at both regional and country level.
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