Only thing missing from these graphs (IMHO) is personal 3D printer ownership.

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(Andrew Plumb) #1

Only thing missing from these graphs (IMHO) is personal 3D printer ownership. I would expect that to be a hockey-stick curve crossing the others at around the 2-5 demand unit line.
http://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/1933-Comparing-Apples-and-Oranges-Injection-Molding-vs-3D-Printing.html

(Billy) #2

I believe widespread access to 3d printers is going to push the demand for low cost injection molding services.

(Andrew Plumb) #3

Make an accessory kit for the 3Doodler that turns it into a hand-held injection moulding machine. :wink: