This IDC study examines the worldwide 3D printer market. It covers shipments and the revenue derived by those shipments through the year 2019."As an IDC Innovation Accelerator, the worldwide 3D printer market is primed and ready for impressive growth over the next few years. We see 3D printing as an essential tool for the digital transformation in the creation of all kinds of physical objects," says Keith Kmetz, program vice president of IDC's Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions research. "There are literally hundreds of companies around the world all vying for their place in the global 3D printer market opportunity."