The Maker Movement Moves Forward

FUN FACT No. 1: More than 135 million American adults are a part of the maker economy. FUN FACT No. 2: Forecasters anticipate that the 3-D printer industry will expand from about a $300 million market in 2012 to a $5.7 billion market in 2017. FUN FACT No. 3: The crowdfunding investment market is expected to approach $100 billion within the next decade.

Want more fun facts about makers and the makers economy? Check out this gallery, adapted from a CustomMade infographic, and spend some time with this recent IndustryWeek feature story, by Travis Hessman.

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