The 3D printing industry has been riding a historic growth wave since 2012, but today in 2016 the landscape for opportunities is continuing to evolve. With significantly increased competitiveness causing fluctuations in the hardware market, printer OEMs and third party developers are now collaborating to develop 3D printing software as one of the biggest future opportunities to continue to push towards industrialization of additive manufacturing.
Historically, the software workflow for 3D printing has not seen the same development attention as hardware or materials -but this is clearly changing today. Global software giants like Autodesk, Siemens, and Adobe are now turning significant focus to streamlining the current workflow software chain, while printer OEMs seek to partner with firms to create more efficient software ecosystems to gain competitive advantage.
Seasoned third party developers such as Materialise are increasingly being faced with competition from newcomers, and the lines between critical software functionalities in the 3D printing chain are beginning to blur.
In this report, the first ever of its kind, the author explores the opportunities in development of 3D printing software tools ranging the entire 3D printing process from design to workflow and beyond. By defining the critical software functionalities of 3D printing in various contexts, this study segments the 3D printing software and 3D scanning software markets in a way that industry stakeholders can use to attack the next generation of software development opportunities.
The report also features for the first time an entirely purpose-built 3D printing software market forecasting methodology, allowing for an unprecedented level of market forecast data specific to 3D printing and scanning software opportunities.
Included in the report's forecasts are:
- Ten year forecasts of revenue opportunities for 3D printing and scanning software by tool category, as defined by the study, from 2015 to 2026
- Revenue opportunity data cuts by key adopting industries from automotive, to medical, aerospace, and many more
- Pricing trends, printer installation data, and much more
Among the latest identified trends at work in the 3D printing software market analyzed in this report include:
- The continued integration of 3D printing specific feature sets directly in CAD software platforms in order to bring more direct 'design-to-print' functionality
- Overlapping of feature sets in various 3D printer OEM software packages in efforts to create seamless workflow in one user interface by bringing elements of print preparation, build processing, and production management features into one software tool
- 3D Systems
Chapter One: Segmenting and Defining 3D Printing Software Market
Chapter Two: Exploring the Market for 3D Printing Workflow Software: Products and Trends
Chapter Three: Key 3D Printing Workflow Software Products and Leading Suppliers
Chapter Four: Market Sizing and Growth Projections
For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/gflfvf/3d_printing
Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
For E.S.T Office Hours Call +1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call +1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/research-and-markets---3d-printing-software-market-analysis-2016-2026---global-trends-technologies--forecasts-report---vendors-materialise-autodesk-3d-systems-300347781.html
SOURCE Research and Markets