HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
A lot of personal 3D printers
Rob Spiegel   10/24/2013 11:12:25 AM
NO RATINGS
Nice article, Cabe. I love that stat: 65,000 personal 3D ;printers will be sold in 2013. That's great. It will just grow from here as prices come down and the printers become more versatile. I wonder if most of those printers print chocolate objects.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: A lot of personal 3D printers
Charles Murray   10/24/2013 8:01:46 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, Rob, and it's stunning to see that there will be 5X growth by 2018. I don't know many industries that could say that.

RogueMoon
User Rank
Gold
sales figure could be even higher?
RogueMoon   10/25/2013 9:16:38 AM
If these printers are as good as the current technology and the price stays at $2200, there could be even more sales than 65,000 by 2018?  The price tag is right in my range and I know there's at least 10 other people I can name who would consider buying one for that price.   Hope it works with Solidworks.

Two things I'd like to see improve:

(1) better resolution on the finished product

(2) bigger build envelope, like the size of a small tool box (30-40 cm in length)

I'll be keeping my eye on this product, for sure.

NadineJ
User Rank
Platinum
Re: sales figure could be even higher?
NadineJ   10/26/2013 10:12:17 AM
NO RATINGS
Those are great points RougueMoon.  That price point is just right for most who'd enjoy working with (or playing with) a 3D printer.  But, size restriction makes it less attractive.

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: A lot of personal 3D printers
Rob Spiegel   10/29/2013 8:11:37 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes, Chuck, amazing growth. I think we've seen this type of growth recently with smart phones. Thanks to Apple, the shift to smart phones was nearly instant. Of course, Google's Android helped fuel the growth. 3D printing, though, may be more remarkable, since it's new technology.

TJ McDermott
User Rank
Blogger
Software updates - NICE
TJ McDermott   10/25/2013 5:22:31 PM
NO RATINGS
It's terrific to see a company holding software fixes hostage for maintenance "fees".  

Greg M. Jung
User Rank
Platinum
Minimum maintenance
Greg M. Jung   10/27/2013 4:18:56 PM
NO RATINGS
The minimum maintenance feature really caught my eye.  As 3D printers become more and more pervasive for small businesses and hobbyists, minimum maintenance and ease of use will be key.  This particular printer appears to have both of these.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Materials
Ann R. Thryft   10/29/2013 3:37:41 PM
NO RATINGS
Interesting breadth of materials supported.



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Researchers have been developing a number of nano- and micro-scale technologies that can be used for implantable medical technology for the treatment of disease, diagnostics, prevention, and other health-related applications.
SABIC's lightweighting polycarbonate glazing materials have appeared for the first time in a production car: the rear quarter window of Toyota's special edition 86 GRMN sports car, where they're saving 50% of its weight compared to conventional glass.
Take a look at some of the best movies that include self-aware machines.
An engineer in the United Kingdom has found inspiration in nature for the design of bridges that are far stronger and more durable than current designs.
More:Blogs|News
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jul 11 - 15, Embedded System Design Techniques™ - Debugging Real-time Embedded Software – Hands on
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9 | 10


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service