3D Printing: First Steps on the Path to Mainstream
Better aesthetics in machine design
Roger Chang, CEO of Pirate 3D, has noticed a concrete trend in printer aesthetic more than anything else.
“Consumer 3D printers are moving towards more aesthetically pleasing designs,” Chang says. “Older-generation 3D printers had this clunky, mechanical look to them; newer ones are far sleeker.”
As with any young industry, price-points are still settling. Cervantes sees increased usability for new adopters as being the biggest factor in having sustainable growth of the consumer 3D printing industry.