3D printing has made a significant impact on the business environment in recent years and is an industry that continues to expand rapidly.

  • 3D printing was invented by Chuck Hull, an American with a degree in Engineering Physics in 1984.
  • The 3D printing industry passed the $1 billon mark in 2012 and continues to rise at an annual growth rate of 22.4%.
  • 2.3 million 3D printers will be shipped in 2018 by comparison to the 130,000 shipped in 2014.

The Rapid Rise of the 3D Printing Industry

3D Printing Industry Infographic

Infographic source: needa.ie