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China 3D Printing Market Forecast 2017–2021

China 3D Printing Market Forecast 2017–2021

We will mainly focus on the market developments and dynamics of the professional 3D printer market in China. "Users require more knowledgeable advice from their suppliers nowadays. To differentiate themselves and increase their competitiveness, 3D printer vendors and solution suppliers should take a step further and engage with their customers and look into their needs," says Wendy Mok, research manager, IDC China's Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions research. She adds, "Although majority of 3D printers shipped in China are for prototyping applications, vendors need to develop more advanced solutions to drive the growth of other application markets and help the customers grow their business."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Increasing Locally Made Printers and Materials with Decreasing Price
Standardization Further Promoting Applications of 3D Printing in Various Verticals
Innovation and Experience Centers Are Being Set Up and Promoting Solutions Associated with 3D Printing
Inhibitors
The Lack of Mindset and Skill Set Innovating and Designing in a 3D Printing Way
Manufacturers Not Investing Enough in Research and Development
Significant Market Developments
3D Printing Ecosystem
Gaps in the 3D Printing Ecosystem
Not Enough Expertise and Use Cases to Persuade Users to Adopt 3D Printing
High Operation Costs, Including Initial Investment on Hardware and Software, Lack of Skill Sets for 3D Design and 3D Printer Operation, Make 3D printing Inaccessible for Some Users
Lack of Industrial Standards Leads to Unequal Quality of Products and Services
Factors Affecting the Development of the Ecosystem
The 3D Printing Ecosystem Is an Evolving System in Which New Business Models Within the System Will Exist from Time to Time, Making the Ecosystem Bigger
The Growing Number of Local Material Suppliers and Material Types Available in China Are Driving Down the Overall Materials Cost
Industry Standards Are Under Discussion to Help Identify the Quality of Services and Products in China
Actions Taken by the Government and Technology Suppliers
Government
Technology Suppliers and PSPs
Technologies and Applications
Fused Deposition Modeling/Fused Filament Fabrication
Industry Overview
Applications
Future Developments
SLA
Industry Overview
Applications
Future Development
Sintering and Melting
Industry Overview
Applications
Future Development
Changes from the Prior Forecast
Market Definition
3D Printer Definition
General 3D Industry Definition
3D Printing Technology Definition
Forecast Definitions
Other Definitions
Methodology
Forecasts
Primary Data Sources
Secondary Data Sources
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