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Hubs 3D Printing Trend Report Says 3D Printing Industry Growing at 17%

3D Printing Industry
June 8, 2023
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Additive manufacturing usage is up 17% in 2023, according to a Hubs 3D printing trend report. A headline finding in the report shows how additive manufacturing is evolving from a novelty to an industrial manufacturing solution

Hubs, part of the Protolabs manufacturing network since 2021, has published its 3D printing trend report for 2023.

The headline finding is that 3D printing is “evolving” from a, “hobbyist technology to an industrial manufacturing solution.”

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Hubs data shows that 66% of the thousand respondents say prototyping is their main application, while 21% give end-use parts as the primary use of 3D printing. The industry is growing at 17%, according to the report, which uses an average of other reported market growth rates to arrive at this figure. Additionally, Hubs conducted a review of 3D printing news and media.

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