By Brian Heater, TechCrunch
The 3D printing industry is still growing. The number of companies that manufacture 3D printers has doubled in two years. According to Wohlers Report 2017, 97 manufacturers produced and sold additive manufacturing systems in 2016, up from 62 in 2015. The industry achieved worldwide revenues of $6.063 billion in 2016.
Next week in Pittsburgh, the largest 3D printing event, RAPID + TCT 2017, will demonstrate the industry’s enthusiasm and growth. At a time when skeptics still question if 3D printers can or will change manufacturing, RAPID 2017 is out to prove it[…]