Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Commercial 3-D Printing Is Mainstream

From Forbes "Inside The World's Biggest Consumer 3D Printing Factory (Video)" by Andy Greenberg:

In October, 3D-printing startup Shapeways opened its New York production facility in Long Island City, Queens, the biggest consumer-focused 3D printing factory in the world. When I visited the site last week–at the height of its holiday frenzy–the startup had already installed nine industrial-sized 3D printers turning digital blueprints into solid physical objects at its fastest rate ever: In 2012 it printed more than a million items, well over its total for all prior years combined since the company launched in 2008. And by the holiday season of 2013 it hopes to have more than 50 printers filling its 25,000 feet of floor space.

1 comment :

  1. It is more practical to designate this task to a commercial printing company instead of buying the printer. If you will not be using this printing machine for most of your printing needs, you will just be wasting your money because you don't necessarily need it. A sophisticated printer is an expensive investment. Before buying one, think about the frequency of its usage and the necessity of its purchase.

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