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December 2015

Four Strategic Technology Trends to Watch Carefully in 2016

source: Garner, Inc. Trend Analysis 3D Printing Worldwide shipments of 3D printers grew 98 percent in 2015, followed by an expectation of doubling in 2016. 3D printing will reach a tipping point over the next three years as the market for relatively low-cost 3D printing devices continues to grow rapidly and industrial use expands significantly. New industrial, biomedical and consumer applications will continue to demonstrate that 3D printing is a real, viable and cost-effective means to reduce costs through improved designs, streamlined prototyping and short-run manufacturing.