Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) 3D Printer Forecast, 2017–2021
This IDC study covers a country analysis across APEJ and assesses the government initiatives and how they will shape the market in the coming years. The study also provides an overview of notable industries for each 3D printing technology and looks into how the future development will be in years to come. "The APEJ 3D printing market is projected to expand with continuous drive from China. Australia is the one to look for after China as the Australian government has put emphasis on industrial transformation. Over the next five years, FDM/FFF will remain the popular technology choice for 3D printing because of its cheaper entry and recurring costs. The sintering and melting market will gain much traction in the years to come with HP Inc.'s expansion. Aside from that, local 3D printer and material manufacturers, particularly in the metal segment, are driving down the entry cost," says Mun Chun Lim, market analyst, IDC Asia/Pacific's Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions Research.