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3D Hubs 3D Printing Trends January 2016

3D HUBS – This trend report provides a comprehensive and unmatched perspective on the current state of the 3D printing industry. Based on data from our 3D Hubs community, which includes over 25,000 printers in over 150 countries, and thousands of 3D print orders every month, we are excited to show you the printers people love and what’s trending in the world of 3D printing.

Insights: Average Order Value per Material
New year, new addition to our monthly Trend Report! From now on, we’re listing the average order value for common 3D printing materials.

It turns out general purpose plastics make up the least expensive orders, as the average order size stands at $34.3 for ABS and at $31.4 for PLA. Resin prints – which are still printed in most cases on desktop printers – have an average order value of $50.7.

The next 3 materials are all printed on industrial 3D printers, and along with the increased price and material costs, the order values are higher as well.

Selective Laser Sintered (SLS) Nylon orders are on average just above $80. PolyJet high detail prototyping materials are next, with an average value of $93.4 per order. Concluding our list is Full Color Sandtone, with an average order value of just below $100.

Insights: Highest Rated Desktop Printers
We’re starting off the new year with a new winner amongst the highest rated desktop printers as the PowerSpec 3D Pro skyrocketed from #9 to take the crown. The Prusa Steel took the silver this month, followed by the Afinia H480 which climbed up from #5 to the podium.

CEL’s Robox is holding firmly to the 4th position, followed by the original Form 1 to conclude the top 5. The Zortrax M200 fell back 3 positions, but now sports well over 1000 stellar reviews.

The Velleman K8400 climped up 4 positions to #7, followed by 2 Kossels and a DeltaWASP – all Delta-style printers. Printrbot Metal Plus started off the new year quite well, climbing from #18 to #11.

The Form 1+ fell back to #18 this month, but next to the Zortrax it’s now one of the 2 printers in the top 20 with at least 1000 reviews.

Insights: Trending Printers
It’s only been on the market for a few months and now the new Form 2 becomes our Nr.1 trending printer, with a stellar 133.3% growth. We expect it to remain on this list for a while if it manages to live up to its predecessors.

The Lulzbot Taz 5 has been on our list since October and it still managed to pick up speed, climbing up to claim the silver this month. The Duplicator I3 concludes the top 3, growing more than 20% this month.

The 4S from Duplicator picked up quite some steam over the holidays, making it into the top 5. In its footsteps, CraftBot rose 18 positions and now claims #6.

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