3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping Services in the US: Market Research Report

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3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping Services Market Research Report | Technology | Computer Services | Mar 2013

Breaking the mold: Developing technologies and a growing customer base will boost revenue

IBISWorld’s 3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping Services market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
3D Systems Corporation 3D Systems Corporation market share
Stratasys Inc. Stratasys Inc. market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

3D printing and rapid prototyping has evolved since its introduction in the late 1980s, especially in more recent years as technology advances and companies demand more of these services. Despite some hard times during the recession, the industry has largely recovered and seen positive average growth since 2007. As prices decline and a greater variety of materials is used, demand will likely expand. Profit margins are expected to expand, even in the face of increasing competition in this growing industry.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The 3D Print and Rapid Prototyping Services industry provides a wide variety of additive manufacturing technology services to cater to their broad range of consumer markets.

Selective laser sintering

Selective laser sintering (SLS) techniques use high power lasers to combine small particles of plastic, metal, ceramic or glass and form them into a three-dimensional shape. Before the lasers begin forming the desired product, a computer-aided design (CAD) file or scan data displays a three-dimensional digital portrayal of the part. The laser device scans the cross-section of the CAD file on the surface of a power bed, where material is heated below its melting point, and then begins layering material... purchase to read more


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What is the 3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping Services Industry?

Firms in this industry offer 3D printing and rapid prototyping, which is the automatic construction of physical objects using additive manufacturing technology. The competing technologies in the marketplace are differentiated by the way layers are built to create parts. Some melt or soften material to produce layers, while others lay liquid material thermosets that are cured. In the case of lamination systems, thin layers are cut to shape and then joined together.

Industry Products
Selective laser sintering (SLS)Fused deposition modeling (FDM)Stereolithography (SLA)
Industry Activities
3D printingRapid prototyping3D printing support services

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