3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping Services in the US - Industry Market Research Report

3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping Services

The 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping Services industry has grown quickly in recent years, driven by rapid technological developments, lower costs and new applications for 3D printing technology. While the falling price of 3D printing machines encouraged many companies to purchase their own machines and bypass industry services, demand has nonetheless flourished. As a result, industry revenue has increased over the five years to 2018. Over the five years to 2023, both industry demand and revenue are forecast to surge forward as 3D printing and rapid prototyping explode in popularity and accessibility, especially in consumer markets. Rising demand will be aided by the falling price of 3D printers, making industry services more cost-effective.

Companies in this industry offer 3D printing and rapid prototyping, which is the automatic construction of physical objects using additive manufacturing technology. Techniques include melting or softening material to produce layers, laying liquid material thermosets that are cured, cutting thin layers to shape and joining them together. This industry does not include the sale of 3D printers and supplies.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Research and development expenditure
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Proto Labs Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Materalise NV (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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