DIY 3D printed toys are taking $60 million a year from major manufacturers, according to recent study

DIY 3D printed toys are taking $60 million a year from major manufacturers, according to recent study

We’ve reported before on the ways that 3D printing is shaking up the toy industry, with giants like Lego and Hasbro making use of the technology to speed up their prototyping process and inspire designers’ creativity. However, a recent study carried out by engineers from Michigan Technological University suggests that the growth in the number of DIY 3D printer users printing off their own toys at home instead of buying them from stores might be soon be taking profits away from the established major manufacturers. The research team was led by Joshua Pearce, a professor of materials science and […]

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