Over 100,000 3-D printers sold in 2014 totaling over 3.3 billion in revenue.
Numerous types of 3-D printers have come onto the market with many being below $5000. What was once a several hundred thousand dollar machine has now come down to where small businesses and even individual consumers can afford to have one. Pricing is trending to the point where Sunil be a 3-D printer for less than $200.
Not only is 3-D printing making rapid prototyping and instant visualization a reality, but imagine the possibilities in the field of medicine? Prosthetics are already being produced via 3-D printers but imagine having an organ printed specifically based on the size and requirements that you might need.