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3D Printing Careers: Get ready for an $8.4 billion market

By Staff Writter

3D Printing Careers: Get ready for an $8.4 billion market

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On February 6th, the Global Business Hub on Boston.com posted an article on 3D printing as presented at the  January meeting of the International Executive Resources Group (IERG) Boston Chapter. If you are looking for 3D Printing Careers, then the group's results are good news for you as they see the field of 3D printing becoming an $8.4 billion market by 2025.

In the article, Anthony Vicari, a Research Associate on the Advanced Materials team at Lux Research, was quoted as saying:

3D printing offers design flexibility and rapid implementation, but development needs remain in material variety, part performance and printer throughput.

If you are interested in the field of 3D printing, then your ears should have perked up as Vicari just laid out the research and development needs and gave you an age over others looking to make their way in the field.

1. Material Variety

In the current market of 3D printing, consumers are somewhat limited when it comes to material variety. Currently, there are only a few options that include:plastic, starch, resin, nylon, ceramic and various types of metals. Our field needs innovators that continue to add to the current list of usable materials, focusing on inexpensive options for consumers.

2. Part Performance

One of the main reasons why 3D printing is not a household name is its inability to produce small-volumes. Currently, it is still a niche market and to move beyond this, performance must increase to include everyday users living across the globe.

3. Printer throughput

Currently, most 3D printers require a large amount of material to produce. If our market is going to succeed outside of the business world, we need innovative thinkers to create smaller units that are affordably purchased and easily maintained.

The world of 3D printing is definitely exciting and constantly changing. If you are looking for a great career, then broaden your horizons and vision through 3D printing.