July 26, 2013
Study: Only 6% of Britons Want a 3D Printer
Even more startling is the survey’s finding that only 6% of respondents said they have interest in owning a 3D printer.
Among the 994 participants:
-- 35% said that 3D printing is a positive development
-- 32% were concerned that 3D printers would allow people to make weapons at home
-- 66%, say that they’d rather have professionals do their design work
The demographic that was most interested in 3D printing was the younger set, with 9% responding that they’re interested in the technology. In comparison, among those 65 years or older, only 1% were keen to bring a 3D printer home.
... For a country that’s trying to jumpstart a homegrown 3D printing industry this study has to be a troubling revelation.
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