Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping Services industry has grown quickly in recent years, driven by rapid technological developments, falling costs and new applications for 3D printing technology. In the coming years, industry demand and revenue are forecast to surge forward as 3D printing and rapid prototyping explodes in popularity and accessibility, especially in consumer markets.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
3D printing is 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, operators in the 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping services industry have witnessed a surge in demand for 3D printed products over the past few years. The industry has been driven by rapid technological developments, falling costs and new applications for 3D printing technology.
Despite the recession, the industry has continued to perform strongly over the five years to 2015... purchase to read more