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3D printers: Not for the average consumer

Colin Neagle | April 9, 2013
Consumers getting excited about the idea of at-home 3D printers may not want to get their hopes up anytime soon, Gartner research director Pete Basiliere says.

"The fact is that there is so much hype around this from a consumer perspective, it has made enterprise managers aware that, 'oh wait a minute, maybe this is along much further along than I realized and maybe it really does have an application within my business,'" Basiliere says. "So, if anything, the hype around the consumer side is a benefit in making people aware that it's a viable technology for business."


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