China's consumer 3D printer market is expected to be led by purchases for the education sector. At the same time, 3D printing for China's healthcare market is also expected to increase, according to Lux Research.
In terms of printer type, metal 3D printers are forecast to be the fastest growing segment in the next five years, followed by low- to medium-end thermopolymer printers.
"Far from being disrupted by 3D printing, China will thrive as its expertise in electronics, manufacturing, and its growing domestic market make it a threat and an opportunity for aspiring 3D printing value chain participants," Li said.
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