BOSTON, July 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
IDTechEx Research, a leading provider of independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technology announces the availability of a new report, 3D Printing 2016-2026: Technologies, Markets, Players.
3D printing has received much attention over recent years. 3D printing technologies were invented in the early 80s but remained a niche prototyping technology until the expiration of a key patent in 2009. 3D printing was thrust into the limelight and major players were reporting dramatic growth in everything from consumer to high-end metal printers.
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. 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. Applications are also emerging in the medical and dental fields, where the opportunity afforded by cheap mass customisation is allowing surgeons to replicate a patient's body based on MRI and CT scans in order to practice difficult invasive procedures or increase patient education. Medical and dental implants which are fully customised to a particular individual can be generated.
3D Printing 2016-2026: Technologies, Markets, Players discusses all of the commercially-significant existing technologies and promising emerging technologies in depth, and analyses both the current and future markets for 3D printing, including:
- 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.
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