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The Flagship Publication of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ® It Is Innovation In 2012, CEA for the frst time took an in-depth look at the world of 3D printing in its annual publication Five Technology Trends to Watch. Te publication examined the foundations of 3D print- ing, potential applications and policy issues related to the technology. CEA has since kept a close eye on the technology. "3D printing is an emerging technology that has the potential to change the world," said Steve Koenig, director of industry analysis, CEA. According to CEA's recent Eye on Emerging Tech- nology: 3D Printing study, 3D printers brought in an estimated $76 million in total revenue in 2014 in the U.S., up 44 percent from 2013. CEA predicts the devices will see double-digit growth in U.S. unit shipments through 2018, generating $175 million in total revenue. According to the study, three quarters of 3D printer owners (76 percent) report using their 3D printers daily or several times a week. 3D Printing at the International CES Just a few years later, the technology is becoming familiar to consumers (despite additive manufac- turing having its roots in the 1960s), 3D printing has exploded onto the scene at the International CES. If you're interested in how 3D printing will afect the CE industry, or simply would like to see one of these revolutionary machines in action, don't miss the 3D Printing Marketplace, presented by TCT Magazine + Personalize at the 2015 CES, located in the Sands, Level 2. Tis Marketplace more than doubled in size over previous years, growing to more than 14,000 net square feet of exhibit space. More than 50 exhibitors will be showcasing their 3D printing-related technologies, including the printers themselves, 3D design sofware, scan- ners and more. Exhibitors include such big name companies as 3D Systems, Formlabs, Makerbot and Stratasys. In addition, if past years are any indication, there will be numerous startups showing of their 3D printing solutions at Eureka Park, also in the Sands, Level 2. Last year, 3D printing-related displays in Eureka Park included an all-in-one 3D scanner and printer and materials for use in 3D printing. 3D Printing on Stage Te 2015 International CES will feature a conference track devoted entirely to 3D print- ing – from associated business models to medical applications and personalization. Presented by TCT Magazine + Personal- ize, the 3D Printing conference track will take place on Wednes- day, January 7 in Te Venetian, and will consist of six sessions: • 3D Printing: Inside and Out • New Business Models Facilitated by 3D Printing • Getting Access to 3D Printing • Personalize Your World • 3D Printing's Current Killer Apps • Te 3D Printing Panel - Now, Next and Never For a schedule of conference sessions and more information, visit CESweb.org. 3D Printing Shaping the Tech Sector "3D printing is an emerging technology that has the potential to change the world." Further Reading on 3D Printing Tere's been no dearth of coverage for 3D printing when it comes to CEA's various publications, with both the current state of the technology and its future being examined as we move towards a 3D-printed future. As Sean Murphy writes in the most recent edition of Five Technology Trends to Watch, "eventually, as awareness [of 3D printing] grows so will enthusiasm in the public sphere. As is typically the case with consumer electronics, innovation ensures that tantalizing new products become more efcient and cost-efective as time goes by." Some additional coverage of 3D printing: • "Te Next Phase of 3D Printing" It Is Innovation, March/April 2014 • "3D: On-Demand Customization" It Is Innova- tion, March/April 2014 • "3D-Print it Out" It Is Innovation, July/August 2014 Visit CE.org/i3 for the latest on 3D printing and other emerging technologies.

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