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Pandemic fuels demand for 3D printers in Turkey


The demand for 3D printers is on the rise amid the coronavirus pandemic as they are being used to produce safety gear such as shield masks, according to a leading Turkish manufacturer. Emre Akıncı, general manager of Zaxe, told Anadolu Agency (AA) Tuesday that the demand continued to spike in the months of May and June.


“We are facing a demand beyond expectations,” Akıncı said. Stating that users without technical knowledge can also use 3D printers easily, Akıncı said: “There are websites that offer 3D content.” He said that various design models such as toys, car spare parts and accessories can be downloaded for free from these sites.


“Downloaded models can be printed in 3D through our program named xDesktop,” he added. As of next year, he said, some companies will start offering 3D models of various products for consumers for free or for a small fee. […]

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