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Here’s How 3D Printing Is Set to Disrupt the Manufacturing Space

The use of 3D printing is taking off and set to disrupt a host of major industries, according to Bob McCutcheon, the U.S. industrials leader for PwC (PWC) .

Some $27 billion will be spent in 3D printers in 2019, compared to roughly $11 billion last year, per data from IDC. A report from PwC suggests over two-thirds of manufacturers are using 3D printing.

"The early-stage use was principally in research and development and prototyping," says McCutcheon. "That's shifted a lot in the last several years. We're moving out of prototyping and into mainstream...