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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide 3D Printing 2019 Predictions

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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide 3D Printing 2019 Predictions
Published: December 23, 2019 Content info: 16 Pages
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This IDC study provides IDC's 2019 top 10 predictions for 3D printing."The 3D printing market continues to advance with new price/performance levels achieved on an ongoing basis," says Keith Kmetz, IDC's program vice president for Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions. "The result of this market evolution is that new applications satisfied by 3D printing are either recently available or expected to be available in the near future. The end result is that 3D printing is part of a technology ecosystem that is fueling substantial digital transformation (DX) activity."

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IDC FutureScape Figure

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

  • Summary of External Drivers
  • Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
    • Prediction 1: By 2021, 40% of the Top 2,000 Manufacturers Will Utilize 3D Printing Combined with Intelligent Machine Tools to Optimize Material Usage, Thus Reducing Waste by at Least 25%
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 2: Despite Rapid Ongoing Advances in Biologics 3D Printing, Patient-Specific Durable Medical Devices Will Account for 80% of the Commercial Healthcare 3D Printing Market in 2023
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 3: Trade Wars and Manufacturing Automation Will Have Driven More than 40% of Discrete Manufacturers Worldwide to Implement 3D Printing by 2021
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 4: By 2022, 75% of All New 3D Printers Will Support New Materials with Properties Like Gel and Rubber, Thus Driving $2 Billion in New Spending Related to 3D Printed Products
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 5: By 2021, 30% of Electronics Manufacturers Worldwide Will Have Incorporated 3D Printed Electronics and 4D Printing to Address the Demand of Stretchable and Flexible Electronics Amid Growing IoT Adoption
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 6: By 2023, 50% of Industrial and Professional 3D Prints Will Be Influenced by Generative Design, Topology Optimization, and Marketplace Software
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 7: By 2020, 3D Printing Advances Will Have Driven More than 50% of Aerospace Manufacturers Worldwide to Partner with Industry-Standards Development Groups to Formalize the Use of 3D Printing
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 8: By 2024, 35% of 3D Printer CAD Files Will Be Protected by Blockchain as Companies Look for Decentralized Low-Cost Options to Protect Digital IP from Theft and Loss
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 9: By 2021, Every Major International Footwear Manufacturer Will Produce, Market, and Sell an Athletics Shoe Line That Is Nearly 100% 3D Printed
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 10: By 2022, 20% of 3D Printer Equipment Manufacturers Will Have Adopted an "As a Service" Model as the Primary Avenue to Reach Customers and Maximize Their Market Potential
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance

Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

  • Next Chapter of DX - Technology-Driven Transformation Altering Business and Society
  • The Race to Innovate - Speed of Change, Delivery, and Operations Separates Thrivers and Survivors
  • Cyber Insecurity - Theft, Cyberattack, and Negligence Create a Crisis of Digital Trust
  • Rising Customer Expectations - More Convenience, Customization, and Control
  • Reimaging the Material World - Revolutionized Processes Expand Technology Reach

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