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The number of companies making 3D printers has been climbing every year since 2013.
Today, there are over 3,000 companies making them, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
That’s up from 1,500 in 2013, according a 2015 report by the New America Foundation.
The growth has been fueled by a variety of factors, including an explosion in 3D printing demand in recent years, the advent of cheaper materials, and an explosion of companies using cheap 3D-printed parts in new products.
Some of the latest 3D printer technology is coming from startups and the likes of the Ziploc, which can build a “labor of love” from an idea.
That might sound like a good idea to you, but not to the makers of the Prusa i3 and Prusa Mega, whose business is selling printers to hobbyists for around $2,000 each.
“Prusa i5 is an important part of the growth in 3d printing and we want to get it to you guys,” CEO Kevin Cope told Recode.
“We want to build a community around this.
We want to be the first company to make it.
We are very interested in that.”
Cope also talked about how much more affordable it is to make a 3D print.
The Prusa 3D Max and Pruso 3DMax, which have sold for $2.99 and $3.99, respectively, in the past year, are $400 and $800 cheaper than the previous generation of printers.
“We are still making $200 or $300 printers, but it is less,” Cope said.
“So the cost of the printer itself is still going up.”
The Prusa Max and the Prusos i3 are also cheaper than their predecessors, with the i3 starting at $999, while the Pruskas max is currently $1,999.
Cope said he expects to continue making the Prussian Army-style models for $500 to $600 each.
The Prusons i3 comes with a “full metal body” and has an internal extruder, which is similar to a “sophisticated extruder,” Copes said.
It has an open-ended build area of just a few millimeters, which allows the user to tweak the design without having to buy a custom extruder.
The open-top design also allows for a lot of flexibility, which has made it easy for people to customize the build area, he said.
Prusos are also selling 3D printed parts in the company’s own online store, which lets people create custom prints.
This is a major step forward for PrusoSystems, which originally made printers for hobbyists.
The company is also expanding into new markets.
Last month, it signed an agreement with China-based maker ZTE to make parts for its Pruson series of printers, and the company is working on making 3d-printed “cubes” for use in the new Prusona line.
It’s not clear if that’ll include the Prusson Max or i3.
If you want to check out the latest tech trends, we recommend you watch Recode’s video below, which discusses some of the biggest names in the 3D manufacturing industry.