All this points at one thingthere is little one cant get off 3D printing. So, it is a welcome thing that from being beta a couple of years ago, 3D printing is pacing towards becoming mainstream. The International Data Corporation finds it is poised for phenomenal growththe 2012-17 revenue growth for the 3D printer market, the Corporation predicts, will be 29%. The boom would mean revival for some of the traditional hardware players, whose sales had gone cold in the past half a decade or so. HP is set to enter the market sometime this year. Konica Minolta has already made its foray. On the demand side, individual consumers, analysts hold, would be a small fragment of the overall marketanyone printing anything out of her home, therefore, could be just hype. But the thing to look forward to would be the new businesses the technology spawns and the outlook already seems promisingSOLS, a shoe insole printing start-up, has recently raised over $6 million; WinSuns project would seem worthy to someone in the affordable housing business.