There's a War in Consumer 3D Printing - Who's Winning?

“Consumer 3D Printing: A Market At War With Itself” is an insightful report that uncovers a pivotal friction point in the market for consumer 3D printers –the current open-source hardware majority, versus the growth and potential takeover of closed-source, proprietary printers. The transforming balance between these two development models will be the leading change agent for the consumer 3D printing market over the long term.

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future users of desktop 3D printers identify that closed-source, 'out-of-the-box' printers will better meet their future needs (versus open-source printers), at a rate of more than two to one.

Midway, KY (PRWEB) February 11, 2014

The report released by Photizo Group uses a combination of data and expert insight to address the current status of consumer 3D printing. Author and 3D printing expert Scott Dunham draws off Photizo’s “Personal 3D Printing Insights Study” to show how current users of the market have a preference toward open-source 3D printers. However this trend is changing as the profile of a typical user of personal 3D printers evolves.

In fact, according to Dunham, “future users of desktop 3D printers identify that closed-source, ‘out-of-the-box’ printers will better meet their future needs (versus open-source printers), at a rate of more than two to one.” As the 3D printing market evolves, the needs of consumers evolve with it.

The rate of change in the balance between open and closed-source is rapid. Photizo predicts that the number of closed-source and open-source 3D printers in the market will equalize by the end of 2014.

“Consumer 3D Printing: A Market At War With Itself” examines keys to growth potential in consumer 3D printing in terms of hardware development, and which approaches deliver the most value to end users. The way manufacturers choose to develop their printers will be one of the largest influence factors on the growth potential of personal 3D printing.

The 3D printing market is constantly transforming. The “Consumer 3D Printing: A Market At War With Itself” report provides the key insights to this transformation.. The report is now available at Photizogroup.com.

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