desktop 3d printer market

Could Portability Bring New Power to 3D Printing?

Could Portability Bring New Power to 3D Printing?

I’m back from CES 2017, and my head is full of ideas. I’ll do a more formal wrap, but I thought I’d start with a few observations, and potentially, an “out there” opportunity. First a few insights about CES. 3D printing got smaller this year. Not only the the number of exhibitors, but also the […]

I’m back from CES 2017, and my head is full of ideas. I’ll do a more formal wrap, but I thought I’d start with a few observations, and potentially, an “out there” opportunity. First a few insights about CES. 3D printing got smaller this year. Not only the the number...
Why I Wasn't Bored at CES 2017

Why I Wasn't Bored at CES 2017

CES 2017 has come and gone and left us all with a smattering of new tech product announcements and (I know I’m not alone in this) a lingering bug from shaking a few too many hands at an event that pulled in somewhere north of 175,000 people to a city not known for its high standards […]

CES 2017 has come and gone and left us all with a smattering of new tech product announcements and (I know I’m not alone in this) a lingering bug from shaking a few too many hands at an event that pulled in somewhere north of 175,000 people to a city not known...
CONTEXT: Desktop 3D Printer Market Continues to Grow While Industrial 3D Printers Are Down - But Not For Long

CONTEXT: Desktop 3D Printer Market Continues to Grow While Industrial 3D Printers Are Down - But Not For Long

You’ve likely heard someone repeat the statement “One day, there will be a 3D printer in every home!” at some point. Whether that’s true or not remains to be seen, and some industry experts still express doubt that consumer 3D printing is the future of the industry. Numbers don’t lie, however, and according to the […]

You’ve likely heard someone repeat the statement “One day, there will be a 3D printer in every home!” at some point. Whether that’s true or not remains to be seen, and some industry experts still express doubt that consumer 3D printing is the...
IDC Forecast Reports 20% Increase in 2015 US 3D Printer Shipments, Double-Digit Annual Growth Expected into 2020

IDC Forecast Reports 20% Increase in 2015 US 3D Printer Shipments, Double-Digit Annual Growth Expected into 2020

While a lot of the top 3D printer manufacturers continue to struggle to keep their stock prices afloat, the rest of the industry is doing surprisingly well. Low-cost desktop 3D printers continue to sell rapidly, primarily to small businesses looking to explore 3D printing technology without making major financial commitments. Additionally, large manufacturing companies are […]

While a lot of the top 3D printer manufacturers continue to struggle to keep their stock prices afloat, the rest of the industry is doing surprisingly well. Low-cost desktop 3D printers continue to sell rapidly, primarily to small businesses looking to explore 3D...
Zhuhai CTC Electronic Will Start Offering OEM Services to 3D Printer Manufacturers Looking to Develop SLA Technology

Zhuhai CTC Electronic Will Start Offering OEM Services to 3D Printer Manufacturers Looking to Develop SLA Technology

Leading Chinese 3D printing technology manufacturer Zhuhai CTC Electronic Co. has announced that they are launching new OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing) services for their high-precision stereolithography (SLA) technology. The goal of their new services will be to widen the number of available 3D printing applications available for the consumer-grade desktop 3D printer market. Zhuhai CTC […]

Leading Chinese 3D printing technology manufacturer Zhuhai CTC Electronic Co. has announced that they are launching new OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturing) services for their high-precision stereolithography (SLA) technology. The goal of their new services will be...
A New IBISWorld Report Says That 3D Printer Prices Will Continue to Drop in 2016

A New IBISWorld Report Says That 3D Printer Prices Will Continue to Drop in 2016

There is, without a doubt, more than one hurdle preventing larger numbers of consumers from bringing 3D printers into their homes. Desktop 3D printing technology is still quite new, and unfortunately it is not always especially user-friendly, especially if there is a jam or clog in the extruder. Material selection is still extremely limited, with […]

There is, without a doubt, more than one hurdle preventing larger numbers of consumers from bringing 3D printers into their homes. Desktop 3D printing technology is still quite new, and unfortunately it is not always especially user-friendly, especially if there is a...