The hype around 3D printing has created a lot believers in a ‘new industrial revolution’ where everyone can make their own products, from cars to action figures.

Though consumer-facing 3D printers can make some pretty cool stuff nowadays, CES Asia’s talks on 3D printing last Friday made it clear that the future of 3D printing technology belongs to companies.

“Last year, 3D printing was a very popular topic,” said Richard Lu, the Director of Autodesk Consumer and 3D Printing Group, at CES Asia 2016 last Friday. “In mainstream magazines, people talk about 3D printing – even Obama talked about 3D printing – [and] how 3D printing will come to every household in the future, like the desktop.”

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Eva Xiao is a tech reporter based in Shanghai. Contact her at eva.xiao@technode.com or evawxiao (wechat & twitter).