3D Printing: First Steps on the Path to Mainstream
3D Printing is still in its infancy but marketers are already predicting a mainstream demand for 3D printers and 3D-printed products. As 3D printing becomes integrated into both physical and online sales spaces, the industry potential becomes clearer.
Current trends reveal a variety of needs for 3D printing in personal and professional areas of life.
According to Sam Cervantes, CEO of Solidoodle , the company is seeing more features and increased usability for mainstream consumer adoption.
“For features that make sense for the more general consumer, expect to see improvements in usability rather than just reduced pricing,” Cervantes says. “The price factor has gotten to the point where consumers are looking for machines to be a practical product for them to own and use rather than whether they can just afford it – both factors are integral.”