A recent report by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), a trade association for electronic consumer product in the US, points out that three-quarters of 3D printers user (76 percent) their printer every day or several times a week.
According to Steve Koenig, an analyst at CEA, may be further developing 3D printers change the entire consumer landscape. He compares this to the influence of the MP3 player on the music scene.
The current “US Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecast " of the CEA is the total sales of 3D printers in the US with $ 76 million for the year 2014 (an increase of 44% compared to last year). Worldwide sales should.be $ 121 million according to estimates of the organization are the seller of consumer 3D printers double in the United States of America by 2018 and generate a turnover of 175 million dollars. The annual growth rate of 37.1% indicated.
A survey found that 23% of Americans are familiar with the technology. 51% of respondents said that they cannot do anything with 3D printing technology. 76% of users of 3D printers use their 3D printer every day or several times a week. 18% of users said they use their printer once a week and 7% use the 3D printer only once or twice a month.