Global 3D Printing Industry

NEW YORK, June 10, 2013 — (PRNewswire) — announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global 3D Printing Industry

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for 3D Printing in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: 3D Printing Products, and 3D Printing Services. Global market for 3D Printing is also analyzed by the following End-Use markets: Consumer Products, Automotive, Medical, and Others.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2018.

The report profiles 88 companies including many key and niche players such as 3D Systems Corporation, Bits from Bytes, Arcam AB, envisionTEC GmbH, EOS GmbH, MakerBot® Industries LLC, Solido Ltd., Stratasys, Inc., Solidscape, Inc., and The ExOne Company.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.


Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


3D Printing: A Transformative Technology II-1
Transforming Traditional Manufacturing Operations II-2
How 3D Printing Gains Over Commercial Manufacturing II-2
Commercial Applications of 3D Printing II-3
Prototyping: Major Commercial Application of 3D Printing II-3
3D Printing Facilitates Direct Digital Manufacturing II-3
A High Growth Market II-3
Current and Future Analysis II-4
Table 1: Worldwide 3D Printing Market (1988-2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Installations by Country
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Analysis by Type II-5
Analysis by End-Use Sector II-6
Impact of Economic Upheavals on 3D Printing Market II-6
Healthcare: A Promising Market for 3D Printing Technology II-6
Consumer & Professional Markets: A Brief Review II-7
Table 2: Global 3D Printing Systems Market (2011): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Unit Sales for Personal/Consumer 3D
Printers and Professional-Grade Industrial 3D Printers
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7
Consumer 3D Printing Market II-8
A Glance at Select Consumer 3D Printers II-8
Professional-Grade 3D Printers Market II-9
Table 3: Cumulative Sales of Professional-Grade 3D Printing
Systems (As of 2011): Percentage Share Breakdown by
Manufacturing Region/ Country - US, Europe, Israel, China,
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9
What Does the Future Hold for 3D Printing Technology? II-10

Developed Nations Looking to Revive Domestic Manufacturing II-11
3D Printing Technology Continues to Grow and Innovate II-11
Additive Manufacturing of Metal Parts: An Evolving Market II-11
Hybrid Systems Come into Focus II-12
Low Volume Printing: A Key Driving Factor II-12
R&D Focus on Print Materials II-12
Home 3D Printing Catches Consumer Attention II-13
DIY Consumers Boost Demand for 3D Printing II-14
Declining Prices to Foster Adoption II-14
Increasing Use of Online Service Providers II-15
Mass Customization is Key to Growth II-15
Creating Light & Strong Structures - Potential for Growth II-16
3D Printing: Key Role in Niche Applications II-16
Premise of Downloading Physical Objects: Turning into Reality? II-16
Expanding Applications of High-End 3D Printers Machines II-17
Open Source 3D Printers: An Area of Opportunity II-17
Open Design: A Collaborative Approach to Designing II-17
Enterprises Warm Up to 3D Printing Technology II-18
Children: The Next Target Market for 3D Printers? II-18
3D Printing Affects Supply Chain Management II-18
3D Printing: Can it Completely Replace Conventional
Manufacturing? II-19
Limitations on Material Usage: A Key Constraint II-19
High Material Cost: A Major Obstacle II-19
Legislations & Intellectual Property Protection: Threats to
3D Printing Market II-20
3D Systems Files Lawsuit against Formlabs II-20
Voxelfab to Replace 3D Prints? II-20

Consumer Products II-21
Jewelry: The New Fad II-21
Healthcare Industry II-22
Revolutionary Applications of 3D Printing in Healthcare Sector II-22
Creation of Models II-22
Customized Products & Prosthetics II-22
3D Organ & Tissue Printing: Still in Early Stages II-23
Aerospace Industry II-23
Automobile Industry II-24
Military/Defense Sector II-25
AEC Industry II-26
Printing Circuit Boards II-26

Industry Structure II-27
3D Printing Solutions Providers: List of Major Market
Participants II-27
Leading Global 3D Printing Players & Their Core Technologies II-28
Stratasys & 3D Systems Lead 3D Printing Market II-28
3D Systems Vs Stratasys: A Comparative Review II-29
Table 4: Leading Players in the Global 3D Printing Market
(2012): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues for
Stratasys, 3D Systems, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-29

Table 5: Leading Players in the Global Production and
Professional 3D Printing Market (2012): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Unit Shipments for Stratasys, 3D Systems,
Solido, Envisiontec, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-30
Consolidation Picks Momentum in 3D Printing Market II-30
M&A Activity in the 3D Printing Landscape (2009-2012) II-31

Introduction II-32
What is 3D Printing? II-32
Evolution of 3D Printing II-32
Process of 3D Printing II-33
3D Printing Methods II-33
Inkjet Printing II-33
Digital Light Processing (DLP) II-34
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) II-34
Stereolithography II-34
Selective Fusing II-34
Microfabrication II-34
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) II-34
Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM) II-35
Electron Beam Melting (EBM) II-35
3D Printing Materials II-35
Applications of 3D Printing II-35
Advantages of 3D Printing II-36
Disadvantages of 3D Printing II-37
Do Benefits of 3D Printing Outweigh Costs? II-38
Future Prospects II-38

Stratasys Introduces Objet30 OrthoDesk 3D Printer II-39
Nanoscribe Unveils Tabletop 3-D Microprinter II-39
Materialise Launches HeartPrint Printing Service II-39
3D Systems Launches Cube® Home 3D Printer II-39
3D Systems Launches Cubify API and AppCreate Tools II-40
EnvisionTEC Launches 3Dent™ Printer II-40
Shapeways Launches REST-Based API and New Developer Portal II-40
Makerbot Launches Replicator 2X Printer II-41
3D Systems Rolls Out 3DMe 3D Printed Figurines II-41
Portabee Introduces Portabee 3D Printer II-41
Stratasys Introduces Mojo 3D Printer II-41
Ex One Unveils M-FLEX 3D Printing System II-41
Objet Launches Objet30 Scholar Package II-42
Solidscape® Introduces 3ZSTUDIO 3D Printer II-42
Solidscape® Rolls Out 3Z™PRO High Precision Wax 3D Printer II-42
Solidoodle Launches Solidoodle 3 Printer II-42
Solidoodle Introduces Solidoodle 3D Printer II-43
MIT Students Develop PopFab 3D Printer II-43
Solidoodle Develops Solidoodle 2nd Generation II-43
Objet Unveils Objet1000 3D Printer II-43
Asiga Launches 3D Printer with UV LED System II-43 Launches Personal 3D Printer II-44
3D Systems Unveils Desktop 3D Printer II-44
Objet Introduces Novel High Temperature Material RGD525 II-44
Marubeni Information Systems Unveils 3D Printing Service II-44
Shapeways Launches Service to Produce Silverware II-45
Exeter University to Develop 3D Chocolate-Printing Technology II-45
i.materialise Unveils Titanium 3D Printer II-45
Voxeljet Technology Launches VX4000 II-45
DesktopFab Unveils Innovative 3D Printers II-46
3D Systems Launches ProJet™ 1500 II-46
3D Systems Unveils 3DTouch™ Desktop 3D Printer II-47
Voxeljet Technology to Launch Continuous 3D Printer II-47
3D Systems Unveils BFBTM 3000 Plus II-47
MakerBot® Industries Unveils MakerBot Thing-O-Matic II-48
i.materialise Unveils Stainless Steel 3D Printer II-48
EnvisionTEC Unveils Perfactory 4 Series of 3D Printers II-48
3D Systems Introduces ProJet™ 6000 Series in Japan II-48
3D Systems Launches Projet™ 6000 3D Printers II-49
Stratasys Launches Fortus 250mc Production 3D Printer II-49
Objet Geometries Unveils New Biocompatible MED610 for Medical
Applications II-49
Objet Geometries Launches New Prototyping Materials II-49
Objet Geometries Launched Multi-Material 3D Printer II-50
Objet Geometries Launches Objet24 and Objet30 II-50
3D Systems Unveils ProJet CPXplus II-51
Ponoko Unveils 3D Printed Materials II-51
3D Systems Introduces RapChick 3D Printer Kit II-51
3D Systems to Introduce 3D Printers for DIYs and Maker Community II-51
Purple Platypus Unveils Fully-Assembled Color 3D Printer II-51

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