North America and Europe are still the largest 3D printing markets in the world, and Asia is the fastest growing market. Don't count out Latin America, though.
There are a number of Mexican companies selling 3D printers, printing materials and printing services, and now Ideaz3D has opened the country's first 3D print shop and showroom.
The company started as a home business in 2012 with a MakerBot and Ultimaker, and now the founders have opened a showroom in Hermosillo, Sonora, in November.
"We also opened a 3D scanning and 3D printing booth in a very crowded shopping center in Hermosillo," co-founder Cesar Rodriguez said.
Ideaz3D offers prototyping and designing as well as scanning and printing services.
Patrons can hop on a giant turntable to be scanned and have a model of themselves 3D printed out. While they're there customers can design and 3D print things like toys, lamps and jewelry (like earrings and bracelets).
Ideaz3D's inventory now includes six fused deposition modeling printers, including a Makerbot Replicator 2, Makerbot Replicator 2X, an Ultimaker 1, an Ultimaker 2, a 3D Systems Cube 2 and Cube X.
Its assets also include a Makerbot Digitizer scanner, as well as 3D Systems' Sense and Kinect scanners.
The company is the brainchild of Dr. Javier Munguia, a 3D printing specialist at Australia's University of Newcastle's Additive Manufacturing Department, home décor specialist Carolina Munguia, and former tech journalist Cesar Rodriguez.