A new study on 3D printing has been published by the open source research platform Statistical Studies of Peer Production. It’s a follow-up to last year’s first market research activities into 3D printing, which mapped out the basics of the industry, mainly from a commons-based peer production perspective. The data was gathered from three different identified target groups – developers of 3D printing HW and/or SW, early adopters (basically community 3D printing enthusiasts) and 3D printing end users who weren’t interested in any HW tinkering or service development. All three segments were approached via different methods, such as various mailing lists and Facebook groups, promotion on different Twitter feeds and on widely used 3D printing services such as Shapeways, which resulted in n=344 sample size. The methods utilised for garnering feedback have raised some questions about the reliability of the results, but the larger themes and trends found in the study are something that most industry insiders – and outsiders – to agree with than disagree.