The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced that its 3D Printing Marketplace at CES 2015 will be twice the size of this year’s one.
The Marketplace will feature more than 30 companies showcasing the latest advancements in 3D printing technology.
According to recent research by the CEA, sales of desktop 3D printers are expected to reach 67,000 units in 2014, earning $76 million in revenue, an increase of 43 per cent over 2013.
3D printing exhibits at CES 2015 are expected to cover more than 14,000 net square feet of exhibit space, up from 7,200 net square feet at this year’s show.
“With huge advancements in digital technology, 3D printers are moving toward more compact units that are more suitable for consumers and capable of printing a variety of consumer goods, from toys and electronics to clothing, shoes and even food,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA.
“The vast expansion of the 3D printing footprint at the 2015 CES speaks to the category’s potential to become a major disruptor in the global economy, and confirms that CES is the platform to see the future of printing come to life.”