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Gartner Predicts 3D Printer Shipments of 217,350 in 2015

January 3, 2015

Beginning as an idea in the mind of Chuck Hull in 1984, 3D printing didn’t rise to public attention until recently and has largely been seen more as a technology with future prospects than with present applications. However, this is changing and as more applications of 3D printing are becoming clear and more affordable printers […]

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The True Cost of Running a Desktop 3D Printer

December 7, 2014

Whenever I show my latest 3D prints to people, the one question they always ask me is “How much did this cost to make?” My answer is usually along the lines of “I’m not sure and I’m not worried because I’m going to make it anyway”. This is a good question and my answer is […]

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Impressive Growth of 3D Additive Printer Sales

October 20, 2013

I’m sure most people will agree that the growth of 3D printing in the last few years has been quite impressive. We’ve been doing a little research today into various indicators which demonstrate the growth rate of additive printing worldwide. These include the following: Very recent figures released by Gartner regarding enterprise and consumer spending Google […]

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