Connecting more than 2000 3D printer owners across the world gives 3D Hubs access to key statistics that comes from relying on their users to provide a snapshot representative of the larger picture. Last month, the company released its second trend report, which suggested that Open Source RepRaps, Ultimakers and MakerBots were among the most used 3D printers in their pool. And now, the self-defined “world’s largest collaborative production platform for 3D printer owners and makers” has released its December trend report, outlining how the different brands are trending.
According to 3D Hubs, their research can detail “hot printers in the market right now.” Due to the commercial release of the Ultimaker 2 and the shipment of the Form1 SL printer, there is a significant increase in activity from those two machines. 3D Hubs also argues that MakerBot is gaining traction with the Replicator 2 and Replicator 2X and that “with this growth rate the Replicator is posed to overtake the Ultimaker as the most popular printer on the platform soon.”
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