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Amazon launches 3D printing store in US

india Updated: Jun 13, 2013 11:38 IST
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A new online store for 3D printing has opened on Amazon.com. The e-business giant's US platform is for the time being its only section offering hardware and supplies for 3D printing, which is all the rage nowadays.


The 3D printer is still a dream machine because it's theoretically capable of reproducing any object at all based on a three-dimensional blueprint.

A market poised to boom

SmarTech Markets Publishing estimates sales of 3D printers, services and software at $1.8 billion in 2013, a figure that could nearly triple in five years to $5.1 billion by 2018. Given the current price of this cutting-edge equipment, the target market for now is mainly confined to professional buyers such as schools, universities and medical facilities.

Visit Amazon's 3D printing department: http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=sr_aj?node=6066126011&ajr=0