- Published on Monday, 22 April 2013 16:09
Shrewd as they are, China suppliers have started manufacturing and exporting 3D printers even though the technology is just starting to gain momentum the world over. The global industry, growing 30 percent annually, is expected to be worth $6 billion by 2020, with China accounting for 15 to 20 percent of supply.
The country is an early adopter, with the government jumping on this particular bandwagon about 20 years ago by investing in R&D. As a result, China now has four major research centers, including Xi'a Jiaotong University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and Tsinghua University, working to bring 3D printing into the mainstream.
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