Organisers of International CES 2014 have applauded the "transformational shift" that is bringing 3D printing technology into the consumer space.
More than 1,500 international technology companies from all over the world will be showcasing their latest innovations and developments before some 150,000 attendees at the Las Vegas event, which will take place from January 7th-10th.
Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) this enormous event represents every facet of the technology ecosystem and this year 3D printing is being given a special focus.
The 2014 edition of CES will feature more than 20 market-focused TechZones. These "new hot spots" include the 3D Printing TechZone, which will showcase the "transformational shift bringing 3D printing technology from the manufacturing world into the home, making 3D printing more accessible for today’s consumer".
The never-before-seen 3D Printing TechZone is sponsored by TCT Magazine + Personalize and promises to bring consumer 3D printing to the fore.
COO of Rapid News Communications Group, which publishes TCT Magazine + Personalize, Duncan Wood said: "We are working to bring together a truly world class line up for visitors at the Las Vegas event, one that will open the eyes of all attendees to the possibilities afforded by this incredible technology."
Some of the biggest names in 3D printing are exhibiting in the 3D Printing TechZone, including 3D Systems, Stratasys, Mcor Technologies, Sculpteo, EnvisionTEC, Formlabs, MakerBot and Solidoodle, not to mention an array of exciting startups. See the full list of exhibitors here.
This will be the third year CES has been hosted by Eureka Park and will feature innovations on level one of the Venetian.
In addition to the 3D Printing TechZone, delegates can wander into other areas such as the Academia Tech, High-Res Audio, Robotics and Gaming Showcase zones. Throughout the show, more than 3,200 exhibitors will be demonstrating their developments in the cutting-edge consumer technologies.