3D Printers are Hitting Home with 1 in 3 Americans

March 25, 2014 Meghan

CEL Robox

With the price of 3D printers coming down, the demand for the technology is on the rise; as is the public’s interest in the do-it-yourself (DIY) trend.

Recently British 3D printer company, CEL Robox commissioned research agency OnePoll to find out just how deep the demand ran. After surveying 1,000 U.S. consumers, they found that 1 in 3 Americans would consider buying a 3D printer for their home – 65% of which were interested in creating and printing customized items for the home.

The “3-DIY Report” also found that the ability to print everyday items was the most appealing feature (36%), followed by the ability to print items to help fix things around the house (35%).

Another thing American’s want to do with 3D printers? Get crafty. 21% are interested in creating custom jewelry and accessories, while 33% are looking to create personalized gifts for other people.

With Amazon recently unveiling their 3D printed store, and the worlds first 3D printed kayak hitting the water, one thing’s for sure, the demand for 3D printers at home is only going to do one thing, grow.

For more on this study, check out the full story via Forbes.

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