U.S. 3D Printer Forecast, 2018–2022
This IDC study for the U.S. 3D printer market covers printer shipments and hardware revenue for the 2018–2022 forecast period. The data is split by the following technologies: materials deposition, vat stereolithography (SLA), powder-bed fusion, select deposition lamination (SDL), binder jetting, and materials jetting. Data is also split by the following price bands: <$1,000, $1,000–2,499, $2,500–4,999, $5,000–9,999, $10,000–24,999, $25,000–100,000, and $100,000+."3D printing technologies continue to develop in alignment with market requirements for productivity. Shipments in the U.S. 3D printer market are expected to grow at a 10.6% CAGR over the forecast period, and within that number, the professional and production markets for 3D printing systems are expected to grow more than twice as fast as the low-end/consumer market," according to Tim Greene, research director, IDC's Hardcopy Solutions Group. "Our forecast looks hard at some of the fundamentals that are propelling the 3D printing market as well as some of the factors that we expect will drive change in the coming years."
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