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Worldwide 3D Printer Forecast, 2018–2022: An Analysis

Worldwide 3D Printer Forecast, 2018–2022: An Analysis

This IDC study provides the worldwide 3D printer market forecast across major regions for 2018–2022. It also provides a summary of the worldwide 3D printing hardware forecast for 2018–2022. Each of the seven major 3D printing technologies are included and projected across the three major geographic regions."The global 3D printing market is very dynamic. The stakeholders in today's market need to continue to develop solutions and educate end-user markets about what is possible with 3D printing," said Tim Greene, research director in IDC's Hardcopy Solutions group. "The development of 3D printing technologies in key areas such as speed, materials properties, color, and post-processing requirement is expanding the utilization among early adopters and increasing the addressable market at the same time."

IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Focus on Expansion Within Early Adopters
Develop Application Curriculum
Develop Customization Business
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Speed Increases and Production Configurations
Plastics Companies Get Serious About 3D Printing
Finding Funding
End of the Line for Consumer Start-Ups
Significant Market Developments
Market Leaders Retrench: 3D Systems and Stratasys
Chinese Manufacturers Go Global and Upmarket
Metal Goes Mainstream
Plastics Companies Invest and Launch 3D Printing Materials Initiatives
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
3D Printing Technology Definitions
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