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The 3D Printer Supplier Shakeout

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nimantha.d   12/30/2013 11:51:06 PM
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@jbond: Exactly, even I feel the same. I too think we cannot expect everything to be done from technology. There are certain things which needs to be fine-tuned by the humans.

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jbond   12/30/2013 7:23:19 PM
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I still think their are many things the 3D printer can't do and they will still need the employees they currently have.

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nimantha.d   12/30/2013 4:57:48 AM
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@Hailey: Yes its time consuming. Anyway good things do take time. 

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   12/30/2013 1:31:18 AM
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I think the consumer will eventually benefit, but it's going to take a couple of years.

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anandvy   12/27/2013 3:03:37 AM
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@Hospice, Market strategists would not accept a product no matter how profitable it might turn out to be in the near future, statistics show that. Most manufacturers wouldn't court for a technology that is not made popular in the mainstream. Look what happened to Nokia when they endorsed Windows. When it was unpopular, Nokia Windows products hardly sold. Now, after the popularity, Nokia Lumia phones are selling like hot cakes.

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anandvy   12/27/2013 3:02:41 AM
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The 3D printing mainstream invasion can bring terror in the minds of smaller companies. 3D printing can cut down prices of production too, and by a healthy margin. This will again benefit the consumer if prices are cut down by a good percentage. 3D printing will be changing the market with their newest affordability schemes.

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Hospice_Houngbo   12/21/2013 6:53:28 AM
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@Hailey: The first winner in the fight between competitors in the same business is the end user who is offered better products at affordable prices.

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Hospice_Houngbo   12/21/2013 6:49:10 AM
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There is always hope for first comers in a new business. But I don't really see that bight future for small suppliers in the 3D printer industry as the market is small compared to the 2D printer industry which is more established.

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   12/19/2013 7:27:04 PM
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This kind of shakeout is part of the market process and, on the whole, it seems like a good thing. IT's going to force manufacturers to get really strategic about product design and features--in order to stay ahead of the pack and stay competitive. I think it will mean that users will have better optoins in features, price and availability.

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FLYINGSCOT   12/19/2013 10:58:55 AM
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I hope one of the premier small 3D suppliers makes it big and becomes a major high volume player long term however I expect they will be gobbled up by the bigger 2D folks with deeper pockets.



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