Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The 3D Printer Manufacturing industry has surged forward over the past five years, driven by rapid technological developments, falling costs and new applications for 3D printing technology. 3D printers are increasingly being used in medical device and aircraft manufacturing. Over the next five years, industry demand and revenue are forecast to continue their upward trajectory as 3D printers explode in popularity and more customers, including an expanding at-home hobbyist market, join the 3D printing revolution.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
3D printing is considered a form of additive manufacturing, which involves taking a raw material and melting it into microscopic layers until it creates a three-dimensional (3D) object. It differs from subtractive manufacturing, which removes material from an object to achieve a desired shape. While the 3D printing industry is nearly three decades old, it has surged ahead in recent years. The industry has been driven by rapid technological developments, falling costs and new applications for 3D-printing technology.
Despite aggressive long-term growth rates, the industry suffered a brief decline during the period. This indicates that growth will not be consistent and steady for 3D printer makers, as downstream demand may shift or contract with little warning... purchase to read more