Will 2014 usher the start of a 3D printing revolution?

By Jos
Mar 26, 2014
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  1. Many manufacturers and investors are starting to give serious attention to 3D printers, but are they set to become mass market products?

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Until we see cheap consumer-grade 3D printers, we wont see a 3D printing revolution. Maybe when HP enters the market in the summer, we will see the beginning of the 3D printing revolution.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,155   +1,431

    They need to find something really useful for printing, not some dumb toys and trinkets that are usually shown off for the public. In other words, 3D printers need to show in which areas they are indispensable. Otherwise, like the saying goes, just because we can do something, doesn't mean that we should.
  4. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,631   +432

    Yes, yes it will.
  5. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 1,631   +432

    Paul Sr of OCC uses a 3D printer to make parts on bikes. The most recent, a dragons head.
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,513   +2,057

    He's gotten old since I last watched his show on TV, must be all the roid's he did back in the day.
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,558   +2,900

    Been there, done that, 3D printing is already here.

    Now if you want to talk about lower prices, that will help make it mainstream.
  8. The1Leon

    The1Leon TS Rookie

    3D printing is still way too gaudy and crude. The hype for what one can do, in a useful way, is way exaggerated.
    This area still needs an evolution as well as price reduction.

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