3D printing is a rapidly growing market, but retailers have made minimal efforts to bring the technology to its shoppers. Is it a worthwhile investment?
A variety of technologies have made their way into the collective consciousness of retailers and consumers in recent years.
Virtual and augmented reality, connected devices and mobile payments are all making their mark, but one technology that has not received much retail attention is 3D printing.
When the technology was first introduced to the consumer market, it was said that shoppers would be able to print out dimensions for washing machine components or faulty household devices and replace them from their own home.