John Hauer uses the example of Home Depot to show how bricks and mortars retailers can benefit from 3D printing technology. First to market will lead this new wave of growth in consumer demand or B2B demand for that matter.
The number of personal 3D printers being sold is growing exponentially. One recent report estimates that 75,000 have been sold already in 2013. Taiwanese manufacturer Kinpo Group recently announced its own-brand of 3D printers and alone expects sales to reach to one million units in the next three years.
It just makes sense that bricks and mortar retailers will incorporate 3D into their omnichannel experience.
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