3D Printing

3D Printing - Applications, players & market outlook

This report describes the segmentation of the 3d printing (3DP) industry based upon technology and applications in different verticals.

It presents the 3d printing ecosystem through an analysis of the value chain positioning and strategies of major players concerned, in terms of product and service offering, vertical reach and value chain integration. The various business models that apply to each type of player are also analysed.

It introduces the market value of 3d printing industry, also describing the main drivers and barriers for the 3d printing market to take off. On this basis, it provides forecasts for both industrial and entreprise, and consumer, 3d printing markets.

1. Executive Summary
2. Methodology & definitions
2.1. General methodology of IDATE's reports
2.2. Scope and main concepts
2.2.1. Scope
2.2.2. Main concepts
3. 3D printing and applications
3.1. Main technological principles
3.2. Key challenges
3.3. Main applications
3.3.1. Healthcare and medical sector
3.3.2. Automotive
3.3.3. Retail and consumer products
3.3.4. Personal 3D printing
4. Value chain and player strategies
4.1. Introduction
4.2. Manufacturers
4.2.1. Synthesis
4.2.2. 3D Systems
4.2.3. voxeljet
4.2.4. Hewlett-Packard (HP)
4.2.5. Ultimaker
4.3. Material
4.3.1. Trends of materials development for 3D printing
4.3.2. Market of 3D-printing materials
4.4. 3D-modelling software providers
4.4.1. Synthesis
4.4.2. SolidWorks
4.4.3. Autodesk 123D suites
4.5. Marketplaces
4.6. 3D-printing service platforms
4.6.1. Synthesis
4.6.2. Sculpteo
4.6.3. 3D Hubs
5. Market analysis
5.1. Market overview
5.1.1. Market value
5.1.2. Maturity and evolution of 3D printing
5.2. Market by vertical
5.2.1. Medical sector
5.2.2. Automotive
5.2.3. Consumer products and personal 3D printing
5.3. Market by geographical zone
5.3.1. North America and Europe so far lead the 3D-printing market
5.3.2. Asia-Pacific holds huge potential
5.3.3. Opportunities linked with the shifting economics of global manufacturing
5.4. Drivers and barriers
5.4.1. Drivers
5.4.2. Barriers
5.5. Trends
Table 1: Additive manufacturing technologies and materials
Table 2: AM applications in selected verticals
Table 3: Some key manufacturers of 3DP systems
Table 4: Top 20 most popular 3D-modelling softwares for 3D-printing
Table 5: Popular 3D-printing marketplaces, by category
Figure 1: Additive manufacturing timeline
Figure 2: Breakeven analysis comparing conventional and AM processes
Figure 3: 3D-printing process flow
Figure 4: Stereolithography (SLA)
Figure 5: Material extrusion (FDM/FFF)
Figure 6: Powder bed fusion
Figure 7: Binder jetting
Figure 8: Material jetting
Figure 9: Selective deposition lamination (SDL)
Figure 10: Directed energy deposition
Figure 11: Big area additive manufacturing machine developed by ORNL & Cincinnati Incorporated
Figure 12: Incentives for the application of additive manufacture
Figure 13: 3D-printed hearing aid
Figure 14: 3D-printed heart model for surgical guide
Figure 15: 3D-printing to mend damaged bones and tissue
Figure 16: 3D-printed eye glasses
Figure 17: BMW 3D-printed water pump wheel for the powertrain of its DTM racing cars
Figure 18: Elastomer grommets printed by CLIP-based 3D printer for Ford
Figure 19: 3D-printed consumer products
Figure 20: Decentralised 3D-printing service enabled by the 3D Hubs locating option
Figure 21: Value chain of 3D-printing market
Figure 22: Stratasys prosumer solutions, by MakerBot
Figure 23: Stratasys Direct Manufacturing
Figure 24: Business model of different manufacturers in 3D-printing market
Figure 25: Geomagic software family of 3D Systems
Figure 26: 3D Systems strategic alliances
Figure 27: 3D Systems consumer-oriented solutions - Cubify
Figure 28: 3D portraits, by Photobooth
Figure 29: 3D printers of voxeljet
Figure 30: On-demand production by voxeljet
Figure 31: HP Multi Jet Fusion printer ° Sprout computing platform
Figure 32: Ultimaker
Figure 33: Maturity of materials development for 3D printing
Figure 34: Proprietary materials for Stratasys Object260 Connex family
Figure 35: Blender e-store
Figure 36: Pay-as-you-go rates for Autodesk Inventor premium service
Figure 37: Subscription pricing of Autodesk FUSION 360
Figure 38: Founding members of the 3MF Consortium
Figure 39: SolidWorks paid product portfolio
Figure 40: Examples of SolidWorks partners' products
Figure 41: Pricing of SolidWorks solutions
Figure 42: Autodesk 123D apps for different processes of 3D modelling and printing
Figure 43: Pricing of Autodesk 123D 3D-modelling and printing software solutions
Figure 44: Autodesk open platform Spark
Figure 45: Leading companies as adopters of Autodesk Spark platform
Figure 46: Business model of 3DP platforms building service on their own facilities
Figure 47: Business model of 3DP hubs
Figure 48: Sculpteo online 3D-printing service
Figure 49: How the Sculpteo 3D Printing Cloud Engine works
Figure 50: Global 3D-printing network residing in 3D Hubs
Figure 51: How to join 3D Hubs
Figure 52: Forecast of the value of worldwide 3D-printing industry, by revenue
Figure 53: Market value of 3D printing, by segment
Figure 54: Additive manufacturing systems' sales revenue, by various industry verticals
Figure 55: Hype cycle for 3D printing, by Gartner
Figure 56: Total 3D-printing medical market value, 2014-2024
Figure 57: Total personal 3D-printing market value, 2013-2023
Figure 58: Market share for 3D printing, by country
Figure 59: Manufacturing costs comparison of top 25 export economies
Figure 60: DRM solutions by Authentise
Figure 61: Roadmap for standardisation
Figure 62: Price comparison of 3D printers by XYZprinting and by XBoxOne
Figure 63: NX Hybrid Additive Manufacturing, by Siemens

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