3D printer shipments up 25%

Worldwide shipments of 3D printers rose +25% in the first three quarters of 2016 thanks again to shipments of low priced personal/desktop 3D printers, according to figures from researcher Context.

This represents a 27% year-on-year growth for this sub-category compared to a decline in shipments of -12% YTD in the Industrial/Professional segment which saw only 7,726 units shipped through the first three quarters of 2016.

While the market is still largely defined by the shipment of Industrial/Professional printers - which accounted for 78% of the global revenues - the market is settling into two distinctive segments says Context.

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