3-D Printing: How Long 'til the Revolution? [SLIDESHOW]

After decades of R&D and years of niche applications, consumer-grade innovations and industrial dabbling, 3-D printing is ready for the big time.

But a large-scale additive manufacturing industry – and the new industrial revolution that it is supposed to herald – is still hard to spot.

From the hardcore manufacturing perspective, these technologies that are promised to one day "change the way we make just about everything," can still seem too siloed and small to change much of anything.

But the revolution, they say, is still coming.

To help see it, Newark and Farnell have identified the growth patterns and players that are pushing the field ahead – from Jay Leno's garage to the heart of manufacturing.

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