3D Printing Footprint at CES Seen Doubling
The space at International CES devoted to 3D printing is expected to double in 2015 from this past year, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.
The 3D Printing Marketplace will return in 2015, with more than 30 companies expected to participate. It’s part of “CES Tech West,” which will be hosted in CES’ authorized, non-Las Vegas Convention Center venues.
Exhibitors will include: 3D Systems, Autodesk, MakerBot, Materialise, Stratatys and XYZ Printing.
“With huge advancements in digital technology, 3D printers are moving toward more compact units that are more suitable for consumers and capable of printing a variety of consumer goods, from toys and electronics to clothing, shoes and even food,” Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA, said as part of the announcement.
“The vast expansion of the 3D printing footprint at the 2015 CES speaks to the category’s potential to become a major disruptor in the global economy, and confirms that CES is the platform to see the future of printing come to life.”