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3D Printing

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.

Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

  • Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
  • Disclaimers
  • Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
    • Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
  • Product Definitions and Scope of Study

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

  • 3D Printing: A Transformative Technology
  • Transforming Traditional Manufacturing Operations
  • How 3D Printing Gains Over Commercial Manufacturing
  • Commercial Applications of 3D Printing
    • Prototyping: Major Commercial Application of 3D Printing
    • 3D Printing Facilitates Direct Digital Manufacturing
  • A High Growth Market
  • Current and Future Analysis
    • Table 1: Worldwide 3D Printing Market (1988-2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Installations by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Analysis by Type
    • Analysis by End-Use Sector
  • Impact of Economic Upheavals on 3D Printing Market
  • Healthcare: A Promising Market for 3D Printing Technology
  • Consumer & Professional Markets: A Brief Review
    • 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)
  • Consumer 3D Printing Market
    • A Glance at Select Consumer 3D Printers
  • Professional-Grade 3D Printers Market
    • 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)
  • What Does the Future Hold for 3D Printing Technology?

2. MARKET DYNAMICS

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

3. A GLANCE AT SELECT END-USE APPLICATIONS

  • Consumer Products
  • Jewelry: The New Fad
  • Healthcare Industry
  • Revolutionary Applications of 3D Printing in Healthcare Sector
  • Creation of Models
  • Customized Products & Prosthetics
  • 3D Organ & Tissue Printing: Still in Early Stages
  • Aerospace Industry
  • Automobile Industry
  • Military/Defense Sector
  • AEC Industry
  • Printing Circuit Boards

4. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

  • Industry Structure
  • 3D Printing Solutions Providers: List of Major Market Participants
  • Leading Global 3D Printing Players & Their Core Technologies
  • Stratasys & 3D Systems Lead 3D Printing Market
  • 3D Systems Vs Stratasys: A Comparative Review
    • 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)
    • 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)
  • Consolidation Picks Momentum in 3D Printing Market
  • M&A Activity in the 3D Printing Landscape (2009-2012)

5. 3D PRINTING - AN OVERVIEW

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

6. PRODUCT/SERVICE INNOVATIONS/ INTRODUCTIONS

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

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

  • 3D Systems Takes Over COWEB
  • 3D Systems Acquires Geomagic
  • Massive Dynamics Takes Over PrintForge 3D
  • Sigma Labs Inks MoU with Interactive Machines
  • MakerBot Inks Definitive Agreement with Autodesk
  • ModernTech to Offer Stratasys Products
  • 3D Systems Inks Reseller Agreement with Al-mera
  • Stratasys and Objet Merge Operations
  • 3D Systems Takes Over Bespoke Innovations™
  • 3D Systems Takes Over Paramount Industries
  • 3D Systems Takes Over FreshFiber
  • Hunan Dimension Printing Technology Inks Contract with Koenig & Bauer
  • 3D Systems Acquires Zcorp and Vidar Systems
  • MIT Collaborates with UPenn to Develop Novel 3D Printing Technique
  • HP and Stratasys Discontinue Manufacturing and Distribution Agreement
  • ExOne Rebrands Family Companies to ExOne
  • MakerBot Establishes MakerBot Store
  • Stratasys and Optomec Announce Completion of Joint Development Project
  • Stratasys Acquires Solidscape
  • 3D Systems Purchases Formero
  • 3D Systems Takes Over Stereolithography Product Range of Huntsman
  • 3D Systems Takes Over Kemo Modelmakerij
  • 3D Systems Takes Over Accelerated Technologies
  • 3D Systems Acquires Print3D
  • 3D Systems Acquires Alibre
  • 3D Systems Acquires Freedom of Creation
  • 3D Systems Acquires SYCODE Software Solutions
  • 3D Systems Acquires BotMill
  • 3D Systems Enters into Reseller Agreement with John Burn
  • Dassault Systemes Enters into Partnership with Sculpteo
  • Objet Inks Distribution Agreement with Anacom Eletronica
  • 3D Systems Declares CalComp Graphic Solutions as Part of Reseller Network
  • Georgia Tech Selects 3D Printer of Stratasys for DARPA MENTOR Program
  • GE Global Research Establishes New Laboratory
  • UNGAVA Technologies Purchases Objet30 3D Printing Machine from Objet
  • 3D Systems Takes Over Provel
  • 3D Systems Purchases Design Prototyping Technologies
  • 3D Systems Takes Over Moeller Design
  • 3D Systems Enters into Partnership with TechShop
  • CADD Edge to Sell Objet Eden and Connex Families of 3D Printers
  • National Dentex Orders ProJetTM DP 3000 from 3D Systems
  • Objet Geometries Inks Distribution Contract with Tri-Tech Engineering
  • 3D Systems Collaborates with SolidExperts
  • 3D Systems Collaborates with TPM
  • 3D Systems Collaborates with Vision Engineering & Prototype
  • Comher and Objet Geometries Ink Distribution Partnership Agreement
  • DemaPlasTech Machinery Inks Distribution Agreement with Objet Geometries
  • Objet Geometries Inks Distribution Agreement with Javelin Technologies
  • 3D Systems Expands Reseller Network
  • 3D Systems Joins Forces with SolidVision
  • 3D Systems Partners with netfabb
  • 3D Systems Takes Over Bits From Bytes
  • iDent Imaging Joins Forces with Objet Geometries
  • Stratasys Enters into Partnership with Kor Ecologic

8. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS

  • 3D Systems Corporation (US)
  • Bits from Bytes (UK)
  • Arcam AB (Sweden)
  • envisionTEC GmbH (Germany)
  • EOS GmbH (Germany)
  • MakerBot® Industries LLC (US)
  • Solido Ltd. (US)
  • Stratasys Ltd. (US & Israel)
  • Solidscape, Inc. (US)
  • The ExOne Company (US)

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

    • Table 6: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 3D Printing by Geographic Region/ Country - US, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 7: World 10-Year Perspective for 3D Printing by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 8: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 3D Printing Products by Geographic Region/Country - US, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 9: World 10-Year Perspective for 3D Printing Products by Geographic Region/ Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), and Rest of World for Years 2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 10: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 3D Printing Services by Geographic Region/Country - US, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 11: World 10-Year Perspective for 3D Printing Services by Geographic Region/ Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Europe, Asia-Pacific (including Japan), and Rest of World for Years 2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 12: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 3D Printing by End-Use Sector - Consumer Products, Automotive, Medical, and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 13: World 10-Year Perspective for 3D Printing by End-Use Sector - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Consumer Products, Automotive, Medical, and Others for Years 2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • 3D Print: Will it Bring Back Manufacturing Operations to the US?
    • New 3D Printer Start-Ups Rejuvenate Manufacturing Activity
    • 3D Printing Necessitates Focus on Developing High Skills
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Product/Service Launches
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 14: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 3D Printing by Type - 3D Printing Products and 3D Printing Services Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 15: US 10-Year Perspective for 3D Printing by Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for 3D Printing Products, and 3D Printing Services Markets for Years 2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. EUROPE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Product Launch
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 16: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 3D Printing by Country/Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 17: European 10-Year Perspective for 3D Printing by Country/Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 18: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 3D Printing by Type - 3D Printing Products, and 3D Printing Services Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 19: European 10-Year Perspective for 3D Printing by Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for 3D Printing Products and 3D Printing Services Markets for Years 2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2a. FRANCE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 20: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 3D Printing Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2b. GERMANY

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Product Launches
    • Key Players
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 21: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 3D Printing Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2c. ITALY

  • Market Analysis
    • Table 22: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 3D Printing Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2d. THE UNITED KINGDOM

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • The Potential of AM Technologies
    • Government Invests in 3D Printing Technology
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Product Innovations/Introductions
    • Bits from Bytes - A Key Player
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 23: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 3D Printing Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2e. REST OF EUROPE

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Product Launches
    • Arcam AB (Sweden) - A Major Player
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 24: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 3D Printing Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

3. ASIA-PACIFIC

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • Australia
    • China
    • India
      • Introduction
      • Automobile Sector: An Active Adopter of 3D Printing Technology
      • Prototypes Creation: Key Application Area
    • Japan
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Product Launches
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 25: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 3D Printing by Type - 3D Printing Products and 3D Printing Services Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 26: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for 3D Printing by Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for 3D Printing Products, and 3D Printing Services for Years 2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. REST OF WORLD

  • A. Market Analysis
    • Outlook
    • 3D Printing Prospects in Middle East
    • Strategic Corporate Developments
    • Product/Service Launches
  • B. Market Analytics
    • Table 27: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 3D Printing by Type - 3D Printing Products and 3D Printing Services Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
    • Table 28: Rest of World 10-Year Perspective for 3D Printing by Type - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for 3D Printing Products, and 3D Printing Services Markets for Years 2009, 2012 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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