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Western Europe 3D Printer End-User Study, 2015

Western Europe 3D Printer End-User Study, 2015

"Western European economies are at the initial stages of technological revolution. The speed of the adoption of 3D printing or additive manufacturing will depend on costs, competition, reliability, speed, as well as new materials and applications," said Julio Vial, research manager, IDC Imaging, Printing, and Document Services.

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
Executive Summary
Situation Overview
We Would Like To Understand Your Organization's Use of 3D Printing. Could You Describe How Your Organization's Currently Uses 3D Printing?
Could You Start Off by Describing How Your Organization Came to Use 3D Printing?
Where in Your Organization Do You Use 3D Printing?
How Many 3D Printers Does Your Organization Own/Operate?
How Many in Each Environment?
How Easy was It to Find Industry-Relevant Information?
Where Did You Go for Purchasing Information?
How Did You Develop the Skills to Design for and Operate 3D Print?
Did You Recruit Specifically to Take Advantage of 3D Printing?
How was Your Internal Advocacy Created?
What Phase of 3D Printing Adoption Would You Say Your Organization is In?
How Well Did Your Early 3D Printing Initiatives Meet Expectations?
What Did You Learn During Your Earliest 3D Printing Initiatives and How Have These Lessons Been Applied to Subsequent Iterations of the Project or New Initiatives?
How Do You Ensure Knowledge Transfer Across Your Organization?
What Cost-Reduction/ROI Benefits Have You Achieved from 3D Printing?
What Customer Benefits Have You Achieved from 3D Printing?
What Other Business Benefits Have You Achieved?
What Significant Changes are You Seeing in the 3D Printing Market Right Now?
How Do You Think 3D Printing Will Evolve in the Future and How Will This Impact Your Organization's Use of 3D Printing?
Can You Please Describe How You Currently Buy Your 3D Printing Hardware and Consumables?
Are There Products or Services That You Feel are Absent from the Market Currently or Difficult For You to Access?
What Would You Like to See Your 3D Printer Vendors Do in the Future to Retain and Grow Your Business?
Could You Briefly Tell Me What You See as Main Barriers to the Adoption of 3D Printing?
Which 3D Printer Technology and Manufacturer Do You Use (if Known)?
Service from 3D Printer Providers
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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