rich mccomas3D Printing Market Research

Rich McComas is the Executive Research Director at Cellular 3D, an Industry Analyst and Opinion Leader who has written, researched and covered the consumer and professional medical device industry for more than 20 years.  Rich heads up all healthcare market and technology research projects at Cellular 3D, personally overseeing a number of dental and medical initiatives.  Rich believes that 3D printing can help make a variety of dental devices more accessible to patients and practitioners throughout the world.

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A McKensie report entititled "Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy" identified 3-D Printing as the #9 most disprutive technology forecasted for 2025. 3D printing has largely been used by product designers and hobbyists and for a few select manufacturing applications. However, the performance of additive manufacturing machinery is improving, the range of materials is expanding, and prices (for both printers and materials) are declining rapidly bringing 3D printing to a point where it could see rapid adoption by consumers and even for more manufacturing uses.

http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/business_technology/disruptive_technologies