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Global 3D Printing Market: Opportunities and Forecasts: 2015 Edition

Global 3D Printing Market: Opportunities and Forecasts: 2015 Edition

Scope of the Report

The report titled “Global 3D Printing Market - Opportunities and Forecasts: 2015 Edition” analyzes the potential opportunities and significant trends in the global 3D printing industry. The market size and forecast in value terms for global 3D printing market has been provided for the period 2007 to 2019, considering 2013 as the base year. Over the next five years, the demand and revenue stream of the industry are forecasted as 3D printers explode in popularity and more customers, including an expanding at-home hobbyist market, join the 3D printing revolution.

The report provides detailed analysis of the global market sizing and future growth by both revenue stream and by unit sales. In revenue stream, the market sizing and growth of global 3D printing systems, raw material and service has been provided for the period 2009-2013 for each segment. In unit sales stream, the market sizing and growth of global 3D printing commercial/professional printers, personal printers and material has been provided for the period 2009-2013 for each segment, considering 2013 as a base year.

The report also provides Porter’s Five Forces Analysis of the 3D printing industry. And the report profiles key market players such as ARCW, Materialise NV, 3D Systems Corporation, Stratasys Inc. and ExOne including their strategies and financial performance.

Segment Coverage

3D Printing Systems
3D Printing Materials
3D Printing Services

Company Coverage

ARC Group Worldwide
Materialise NV
Stratasys Inc.
3D Systems Corporation
The ExOne Company

Executive Summary

3D printing is set to become the next industrial revolution. In the past, 3D printing technology was only used for industrial applications but now it is also being used in consumer goods. The industry has been successfully growing at a fast pace driven by applications in emerging fields, technological advancements and reduction in prices.

3D printing finds its applications in various fields including aerospace, healthcare, art, jewelry, fashion etc. Application of 3D printing technology in medical industry is one of the most important applications and the fastest growing segment. With 3D printing, surgeons can produce mockups of parts of their patient's body which needs to be operated upon.3D printing makes it possible to make a part from scratch in just hours. Furthermore, with increasing cost pressures on medical device/equipment manufacturers and manufacturer’s intense need to introduce innovative products, adoption of 3D printing means reducing the manufacturing life cycle and almost completely eliminate the traditional prototyping process.

The raw materials used in 3D printing market are basically divided into two major category i.e. plastics and metals. Plastics are commonly used in the 3D printing and also correspond to major market share but nowadays, metal as raw material is gaining. The major trends observed in the 3D printing market globally are increasing competition in industry, rise of printing as a service, mass customization, demand for better materials and increasing innovative use of 3D printing technology in diverse industries.


1. Executive Summary
2. 3D Printing: An Introduction
Table 1: 3D Printing Process
2.1 History of 3D Printing
Table 2: Timeline of 3D Printing Industry
2.2 Classification of 3D Printing Techniques
Table A: Classification of 3D Printing Techniques
2.3 3D Printing Techniques
2.3.1 Reactive Material Technologies
2.3.2 Fused Material Technologies
2.4 Applications of 3D Printing
Table B: Applications of the 3D Printing Technology by End User Industries
3. Global 3D Printing Market: An Analysis
3.1 Global 3D Printing Market: Sizing and Growth
Table 3: Global 3D Printing Market Size, 2007-13 (US$ Billions)
Table 4: Global 3D Printing Market Size Forecast, 2014-2019 (US$ Billions)
3.2 Global 3D Printing Market Size by Revenue Stream
3.2.1 Global 3D Printing Systems Market Size
Table 5: Global 3D Printing System Market Size by Revenue; 2009-2013 (US$ Million)
Table 6: Global 3D Printing System Market Size by Revenue Forecast; 2014-2019 (US$ Billion)
3.2.2 Global 3D Printing Materials Market Size
Table 7: Global 3D Printing Material Market Size by Revenue, 2009-13 (US$ Millions)
Table 8: Global 3D Printing Material Market Size by Revenue Forecast, 2009-13 (US$ Millions)
3.2.3 Global 3D Printing Service Providers Market Size
Table 9: Global 3D Printing Service Market Size by Revenue, 2009-13 (US$ Millions)
Table 10: Global 3D Printing Service Market Size by Revenue Forecasted, 2009-13 (US$ Millions)
3.3 Global 3D Printing Market Size by Unit Sales Stream
3.3.1 Global 3D Printing Commercial/Professional 3D Printers Market Size
Table 11: Global 3D Printing Commercial/Professional 3D Printers Market Size by Volume; 2009-2013
Table 12: Global 3D Printing Commercial/Professional 3D Printers Market Size by Volume Forecast; 2014-2019
3.3.2 Global 3D Printing Personal 3D Printer Market Size
Table 13: Global 3D Printing Personal 3D Printer Market Size by Volume; 2009-2013
Table 14: Global 3D Printing Personal 3D Printer Market Size by Volume Forecast; 2014-2019
3.3.3 Global 3D Printing Material (Metal) Market Size
Table 15: Global 3D Printing Material (Metal) Market Size by Volume; 2009-2013
Table 16: Global 3D Printing Material (Metal) Market Size by Volume Forecast; 2014-2019
4. Global 3D Printing Market Share Analysis
4.1 Global 3D Printing Material Market Share
Table 17: Global 3D Printing Material Market Share; 2013
4.2 Global 3D Printing System Market Share (on the Basis of Unit Sales)
Table 18: Global 3D Printing System Market Share (on the Basis of Unit Sales); 2013
4.3 Global 3D Printing System Market Share by Application
Table 19: Global 3D Printing System Market Share by Application; 2013
4.4 Global 3D Printing System Market Share by Industrial Uses
Table 20: Global 3D Printing System Market Share by Industrial Uses; 2013
5. Market DynamicsGlobal 3D Printing Market
5.1 Growth Drivers : Global 3D Printing Market
5.1.1 Early Government Adoption
5.1.2 Growing Personal Use
5.1.3 3D Printing is Competitive
5.1.4 Environmentally Friendly
5.1.5 Increasing Use in Manufacturing Industry
5.2 Market Challenges:Global 3D Printing Market
5.2.1 Current Technologies Unfit for Mass Markets
5.2.2 Material Characterization & New Material Development
5.2.3 Process Understanding, Modeling and Control
5.2.4 Design Tools and Software
5.2.5 Lack of Skilled Professionals
5.2.6 Global Economic Slowdown
5.3 Market Trends: Global 3D Printing Market
5.3.1 Competition Getting High
5.3.2 The Rise of Printing as a Service
5.3.3 Open Source Objects
5.3.4 Object Photocopying
5.3.5 Mass Customization
5.3.6 Demand for Better Materials
5.3.7 International Growth in 3D Printing Industry
5.3.8 Use of 3D Printing in Medical Industry
5.3.9 Use of Laser-based Systems
5.3.10 Mergers and Acquisitions in 3D Printing Industry
5.3.11 Focus on Rapid Prototyping
6. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis:Global 3D Printing Market
Table 21: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
6.1 Threat of New Entrants
6.2 Threat of Substitute Products or Services
6.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
6.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
6.5 Degree of Rivalry
7. Competitive Landscape:Global 3D Printing Market
Table C: Competitive Landscape of Key Market Players
8. Company Profiles:Global 3D Printing Market
8.1 ARCW
8.1.1 Business Overview
8.1.2 Financial Overview
Table 22: ARC Group Worldwide Revenue; 2012-2014 (US$ Million)
8.1.3 Business Strategy
8.2 Materialise NV
8.2.1 Business Overview
8.2.2 Financial Overview
Table 23: Materialise Revenue; 2013-2014 (US$ Million)
Table 24: Materialise Revenue by Business Segments; 2013-2014 (US$ Million)
Table 25: Materialise Revenue by Business Segments in Percentage terms; 2013-2014 (US$ Million)
8.2.3 Business Strategy
8.3 Stratasys Ltd.
8.3.1 Business Overview
8.3.2 Financial Overview
Table 26: Stratasys Revenue; 2011-2013 (US$ Million)
Table 27: SSYS Revenue by Product Segments; 2011-2013 (US$ Million)
8.3.3 Business Strategy
8.4 3D Systems Corporation
8.4.1 Business Overview
8.4.2 Financial Overview
Table 28: 3D Systems Revenue; 2011-2013 (US$ Million)
Table 29: 3D Systems Revenue by Business Segments; 2011-2013 (US$ Million)
8.4.3 Business Strategy
8.5 The ExOne Company
8.5.1 Business Overview
8.5.2 Financial Overview
Table 30: The ExOne Company Revenue; 2010-13 (US$ Millions)
Table 31: The ExOne Company Revenue by Product Segment; 2010-13 (US$ Millions)
8.5.3 Business Strategy

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