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3D Printing is poised to become a part of our daily lives, allowing consumers to make things in a new era of mass customization. Once an expensive technology used by engineers, 3D printers today print car bodies, medical and dental prosthetics, high-fashion shoes and much more. Layer by layer, 3D printers deposit material to build up one-of-a-kind products, even with complex internal shapes.
Virtual marketplaces, cheaper printers and cloud-based consumer software are transforming the 3D Printing ecosystem, bringing the technology within the reach of everyone. With a current market size of $1.3 billion, the 3D printing industry is set to explode to $3.1 billion by 2016, according to industry consulting firm Wohlers Associates.
Join us and our industry leading panelists to understand business models and see the technology in action.
Some of the key questions we'll explore include:
How are entrepreneurs using 3D printing to build profitable businesses?
Will the entrepreneurial opportunities be in designing, printing, materials, or tools?
Will consumers print at home or use cloud-based services?
Will 3D printing be a niche market or will it disrupt traditional manufacturing with personalized production?
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Dale Dougherty, Co-Founder, O'Reilly Media; Editor & Publisher, MAKE Magazine
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