This report covers the current and future status, opportunities and market forecasts of 3D printing. It contains many illustrative and analytical figures and tables plus 90 company profiles from across the globe.
For some companies, sales have since slowed. Stratasys, 3D Systems and ExOne have all reported very low growth. However, this seems to be due to poor strategy and management rather than a lack of opportunities in the industry. The Taiwanese company, XYZPrinting, in partnership with tech giant Lenovo, offer a $450 desktop 3D printer and sold 300,000 during 2015, mostly within Asia. This illustrates that the shift to cheaper mass production of these machines is opening up markets outside of America and Europe.
3D printing encompasses a variety of different printing processes, loosely grouped into seven categories. The processes are all primarily additive in nature. Materials are deposited only where needed, resulting in significantly less materials wastage than traditional manufacturing techniques. Each technology can be used with a different range of materials, which in turn defines the suitable applications of the printer.
Originally used for the rapid production of prototypes for form and fit testing, applications are transitioning towards also functional testing of prototypes under working conditions, and further, the manufacture of final products. 2016 has seen the first production of flight critical parts for commercial aircraft.
With 3D printing designs are not constrained by manufacturing limitations and design complexity no longer adds cost. This opens up design avenues in the fashion, jewellery and furniture design industries. It also enables the economic production of lighter components critical to the aerospace and automotive industries.
Key Topics Covered:
Market forecasts: Granular ten-year market forecasts segmented by application and technology, in unit numbers and revenue.
- Technology assessment: Detailed, data-driven and insightful analysis of all the existing and emerging 3D printing technologies.
- Application analysis: Market size and trend analysis of end applications such as Aerospace, Medical, Dental, Orthopaedics, Jewellery, Education, Architecture, Oil and Gas, and Automotive.
- Company profiles: Critical and interview-based assessment and SWOT analysis of more than 90 companies active in the industry.
- 3D Ceram
- 3D Systems Europe
- CRP Group
- Fabrisonic LLC
- Ford Motor Company
- LPW Technology Ltd
- Lomiko Metals
- Orbital Composites
- Organovo Holdings, Inc.
- Oxford Performance Materials
- regenHU Ltd
- Sintratec AG
- Star Prototype
- The ExOne CompanyReport Structure:
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
3. 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES
4. PRODUCT LANDSCAPE
5. INTERESTING INNOVATIONS
6. TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP
7. CONSUMER-LEVEL DESKTOP 3D PRINTING
8. MARKET STRUCTURE
9. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
11. 2015 SALES
12. ASSUMPTIONS AND ESTIMATIONS
15. COMPANY PROFILES
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