By providing 3D printing for a $ 20 billion market by 2025, the Boston Lux Research research and consulting firm also expects to see more 3D printable materials approved by the relevant authorities (such as the US FAA and FDA) and as a result more integrated offers from material suppliers.
Other analysts in the 3D printing industry provide forecasts ranging from $ 20 billion to $ 40 billion by 2020, notes Lux, who prefers to contain estimates for a more realistic goal.
In a official report on emerging technologies for 2018, has been announced that “3D printing has the potential to produce better parts, cheaper and with a lower environmental impact, although 3D printing was a time limited to prototyping and tooling, today it is increasingly used for the final use of parts and products, thanks to the best materials, hardware, software and business models “.It has a transversal market that goes from the car industry to health care, without counting the novelty of this last year in the construction of 3d houses. an industry that in 2015 was worth 11 billion dollars and in 2019 it will reach 26.7, which despite the current numbers has not yet shown its full potential.
“HOUSE 3D PRINTERS” and “3D PRINTED HOUSES”
The houses of the future, printed in 3D within twenty-four hours, will initially arrive in El Salvador, one of the poorest countries in the world. New Story and Icon, the two companies that have developed the 3D printer able to build houses, have decided to overturn their habits: innovation will first be used by the poorest, and then we will see. How much will these houses cost? Little, very little: between 3,500 and 4,000 dollars.