Each year at Shapeways do a roundup of amazing accomplishments in the rapidly evolving 3D Printing world, often powered by your innovations and creativity. The 3D printing market place have done some digging and can clearly see that 2013 was quite the year.
To date, Shapeways have 3D Printed 2.2 million products — that’s 61,000 boxes worth of Tic Tacs! There are 13,500 Shapeways shops...and counting (a growth of 75% from 2012). And the number of people creating products on Shapeways has doubled in the past year.
The 3D printing industry as a whole has also experienced incredible growth. Shapeways reported more retailers, like UPS, offer in-store 3D printing. The price of 3D printers for the home and office continues to drop. And 3D printing is constantly making stock market headlines.
Shapeways have a wildly imaginative, creative, thoughtful, and fearless community, who continue to upload nearly 100,000 new products per month.
Check out the Shapeways Slideshare for 3D printing trends, stats & more of our exciting year in review.