Revenue for 3D printing in the Americas revenue grew 16% to account for 44% of the global total, Canalys said. Increased interest in the technology from other key markets, such as Germany and the UK, helped revenue grow by 8% over the second quarter in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Canalys estimates that 73% of 3D printers shipped in the third quarter of this year were priced at under $10,000 (pre-tax).
"The rise in cheaper, consumer-oriented products is further proof that the consumer side of the industry has serious potential, and we expect similar growth rates in the future," said Canalys research analyst Joe Kempton.
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