3D printing has been a hot topic in the automotive industry since the introduction of the electric vehicle in 2010.
With the rise of the Model 3, many have expected the technology to become a big part of the automotive landscape, with automakers such as Ford, Nissan, and General Motors all using 3D printers to create more of their vehicles.
The 3D Printing Industry Association recently surveyed a total of 3,934 3D printers and found that only 2.5% of 3D Printer owners use the 3D scanner to print their cars.
It also found that nearly a third of the 3-D printers were used to create the finished products.
Of those 3D-printing projects, 18.4% were 3D models of existing models, with a further 4.4 percent used to make models that weren’t 3D prints at all.
Of those 3-d printing projects, 38.5 percent were made with a 3D Printers MakerBot Replicator 3 and 1.4%.