Professionals are most commonly using 3D printing for prototyping (55%) as a rapid means of showcasing and acquiring feedback on design and functionality.
43% are applying printing to production process, and 41% believe it enables and augments proof of concept processes.
18% use 3D printing to produce valuable marketing samples, with 16% deploying 3D printing for artistic and educational purposes.
Just 10% consider 3D printing a hobby that they can experiment with.
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