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Subject: Re: How will 3D printers change manufacturing? Date: 1/18/2013 2:01 PM
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I think that the thing that will make 3D printing indispensable is not here yet, so people speculate about dishwasher parts, toys, etc.

At one time, experts said that nobody would need a computer in their homes; those were only for labs and universities. They said we'd never need Internet in our homes; what would we do with it when we could get things like weather and news from the TV? They said nobody would want a tablet interface on a computer; how would people type with no keyboard?

This time around, investors are thinking that there will be a use that creates demand for 3D Printers in the home eventually, even though we can't imagine exactly what it is yet. Yes, DDD (and the whole industry) is somewhat of a risky investment in that regard, but DDD appears to be the best-positioned company for the home market in the industry if that indispensable home consumer use does come along.
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