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Survey Analysis Shows Solid Market Opportunity for 3D Printers

Survey Analysis Shows Solid Market Opportunity for 3D Printers

This IDC study analyzes survey responses on 3D printing. The following issues were addressed:

  • If the company currently had a 3D printer in use
  • If not a current user, the level of interest in acquiring a 3D printer and the reasons for its possible acquisition
  • If a current user, the level of satisfaction with the 3D printer and the current uses
  • Feature importance ratings (users and nonusers)
  • Channel preferences to acquire a 3D printer (users and nonusers)

"These 3D printer survey results confirm IDC's belief that the 3D printer market is primed and ready for greater mainstream adoption. There is strong appeal for this technology across several markets, particularly in the manufacturing, healthcare, and education verticals. This study helps identify the key product and buying pattern preferences for these devices," said Keith Kmetz, program vice president of IDC's Imaging, Printing and Document Solutions research.

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
Methodology
Situation Overview
3D Printer Penetration
Nonuser Interest in a 3D Printer and Potential Uses for Such a Device
Current Users' Level of Satisfaction with Their 3D Printer and Applications
3D Printer Feature Importance Ratings
3D Channel Preferences
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
For Buyers
For Current 3D Printer Vendors
For Upcoming Vendor Entries
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Synopsis
Table: 3D Printer Penetration by Company Size, Industry, and Usage (% of Respondents)
Table: Level of Interest in Having a 3D Printer from Current Nonusers by Company Size, Industry, and Usage (% of Respondents)
Table: 3D Printer Applications Identified by Current Nonusers by Company Size, Industry, and Usage (% of Respondents)
Table: Level of 3D Printer Satisfaction from Current Users by Company Size, Industry, and Usage (% of Respondents)
Table: Current 3D Printer Applications Identified by Users by Company Size, Industry, and Usage (% of Respondents)
Table: 3D Printer Mean Feature Importance Ratings by Company Size, Industry, and Usage (Mean Rating)
Table: Respondents Saying Feature Is Important by Company Size, Industry, and Usage (% of Respondents)
Table: Respondents Saying Feature Is Not Important by Company Size, Industry, and Usage (% of Respondents)
Table: Importance of 3D Printer Price by Company Size, Industry, and Usage (% of Respondents)
Table: Importance of 3D Printer Materials Cost by Company Size, Industry, and Usage (% of Respondents)
Table: Importance of 3D Printer Print Speed by Company Size, Industry, and Usage (% of Respondents)
Table: Importance of 3D Printer Materials Range by Company Size, Industry, and Usage (% of Respondents)
Table: Importance of 3D Printer Build Size by Company Size, Industry, and Usage (% of Respondents)
Table: Importance of 3D Printer Ease of Use by Company Size, Industry, and Usage (% of Respondents)
Table: Importance of 3D Printer Supplier's Expertise in Respondent's Market by Company Size, Industry, and Usage (% of Respondents)
Table: Importance of Buying the Same 3D Printer and 3D Printer Materials Brand by Company Size, Industry, and Usage (% of Respondents)
Table: Importance of Buying 3D Printer and 3D Printer Materials from the Same Channel by Company Size, Industry, and Usage (% of Respondents)
Table: Importance of Service/Support from 3D Printer Supplier by Company Size, Industry, and Usage (% of Respondents)
Table: 3D Printer Channel Preferences by Company Size, Industry, and Usage (% of Respondents)
Figure: 3D Printer Penetration by Company Size and Industry
Figure: Level of Interest in Having a 3D Printer by Company Size and Industry
Figure: Reasons for Having a 3D Printer by Current Nonusers
Figure: Level of Satisfaction with 3D Printer by Company Size and Industry
Figure: Current Uses for the 3D Printer by Current Users
Figure: Mean Feature Importance Ratings
Figure: 3D Printer Channel Preferences by Company Size and Industry

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