Thursday, June 20, 2013

The top ten 3D printing cities in the U.S.

Though it might seem like there's a '3D printing' mention e'erywhere you look these days, interest in 3D printing is not as evenly distributed as you might think. 

Based on makexyz search volume by city (e.g. someone searching for 3D printers in San Francisco, CA) we find that some cities are certainly more interested in 3D printing than others. 

But instead of handing out a list of the cities uninterested in 3D printing (aka the cities that I don't plan on vacationing to, hehe), here are the cities most interested in finding 3D printers. 


Top 3D printing cities in the U.S.
measured as searches on makexyz per capita

1.     San Francisco, CA
2.     San Diego, CA
3.     Cambridge, MA
4.     Austin, TX
5.     Fremont, CA
6.     Las Vegas, NV
7.     Grand Rapids, MI
8.     Los Angeles, CA
9.     Seattle, WA
10.   Brooklyn, NY


Not a bad group of 3D printing hubs.

It's also interesting to note that four out of these ten cities are also among the ten cities with the most airbnb listings per capita

Which suggests, kind of unsurprisingly, that there are multiple factors at play here: these cities are relatively more interested in 3DP than others and also appear to be more in tune with the sharing economy. 

aka "i want to 3D print something, and i want to find a 3D printer in my community that i can use".

And if you want to 3D print something too… Find 3D printers on makexyz


  1. Dang, where's Orlando FL on that list? =(

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