global shipments of 3d printers grow 103 percent in 2016: gartner
According to a new report from market research firm Gartner, global 3D printer shipments will reach 496,475 units in 2016, up 103% from 244,533 units predicted in 2015. According to the research company, shipments of 3D printers are expected to more than double each year between 2016 and 2019, when global shipments are expected to reach more than 5 units. 6 million. \"The rapid quality and performance innovation of all 3D printer technologies is driving the needs of businesses and consumers, and the growth rate of unit shipments of 3D printers has increased significantly,\" said Pitt barreyer, vice president of research at Gartner. \"The 3D printer market is continuing to transform from a niche market to a broad market -- \"Based on the global business and consumer market,\" he added . \". Of the seven technologies that make up the 3D printer market, material extrusion technology is expected to bring 2015 shipments at a price of 232,336 units, up to 5,527,493 units in 2019, this is mainly due to low-cost sales entry- Horizontal material extrusion printers, Gartner said. Earlier this month, a 3D Printing guidelines help nerves regenerate after injury. Nerve damage is usually permanent, but a research team in the United States has developedof-its-kind, 3D- Printed guide that helps to restore the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury. In this study, the researchers combined 3D imaging with 3D printing technology to produce a customized silicone guide implanted with biochemical clues to help with nerve regeneration.