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As 3D printers become faster, easier to use, handle multiple materials, and print active components or systems, they are finding usage beyond rapid prototyping.Several technology trends are feeding these expectancies. An evolving class of mid-level 3-D printers is starting to offer many high-end system features in a desktop form factor at lower price points. What’s more; Printer speeds are increasing across the product spectrum; at least one high-end system under development could print up to 500 times faster than today’s top machines. And essential patents are about to expire, an event likely to hasten the pace of innovation. The 3D printing solution providers are amidst of the sea of opportunities, and from here, it will only increase further.