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Research Article

Evaluating and Enhancing Three-Dimensional Printing Service Providers for Rapid Prototyping Using the DEMATEL Based Network Process and VIKOR

Table 1

3DP global opportunities and applications.

Printer readinessTarget market
ConsumerSmall and medium enterprisesCorporations

Needs more R&DOrgan replacementFurniture: $200 B
Consumer electronics: $290 B

Nearing commercial usePrepared food: $23 BScience education
Bicycles: $6 B
Guns and ammo: $11 B
Global apparel: $1 T
Life science R&D:
Power tools: $22 B
Home building and improvements: $680 B

In useAnimation and gaming: $122 B
Crafts and hobby: $30 B
Medical prosthetics: $18 B
Tchotchkes: $16 B
Industrial R&D (for prototyping): $23 B
Aircraft and defense R&D: $9 B

Source: [7].

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