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Deloitte: Smart speakers, 3D printing and 5G will be big for 2019

Deloitte: Smart speakers, 3D printing and 5G will be big for 2019

Written by David

January 16, 2019

2019 will see the first mass-market generation of 5G-enabled handsets go on sale while 3D printing will finally makes its mark. That’s according to Deloitte’s latest predictions for the UK’s technology, media and telecoms sector trends for 2019. The business advisory firm predicts that sales related to 3D printing by large public companies will surpass £2.1bn in 2019 and £2.4bn in 2020, growing by 12.5 per cent year-on-year, more than double its growth rate compared to just a few years ago. It said this growth will be driven by faster printing speeds, larger printing volume and, crucially, an increase in the number of materials able to be printed. Metal is expected to overtake plastics and represent more than half of all 3D printing within the next two years. Claire Jolly, head of TMT at Deloitte in the North West, said: “Plastic is fine for prototypes and certain final parts, […]

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