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IDC's Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide Taxonomy, 2016

IDC's Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide Taxonomy, 2016

This IDC study provides an overview of key Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide product and market definitions. The taxonomy provides product definitions as well as a description of IDC's approach to segmenting and measuring the 3D printing market."For over 10 years, the 3D printing market has been utilized by manufacturers to print prototypes and specific parts in industries like aerospace. However, recent technological developments have unlocked 3D printing from these specialized commercial silos, creating a much broader set of retail, commercial, and consumer use cases that are set to profoundly alter manufacturing and life science processes." — Chris Chute, Vice President, IDC's Customer Insight and Analysis Group

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
What Is a Vertical Industry?
Economic Entities, Enterprises, and Establishments
IDC's Sector and Associated Primary Vertical Markets
What Is a Sector?
Defining 3D Printing
Addressable Market
Technology View of the 3D Printer Market
IDC's Methodology
Primary Data Sources
Secondary Data Sources
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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Related Research
General IDC Forecast Definitions
Geographic Scope

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