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 | Oct 2015

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

IBISWorld’s 3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
3D Systems Inc. 3D Systems Inc. market share
Stratasys Stratasys market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping Services industry has moderate barriers to entry, with the most significant barrier relating to the capital expenses required to start a printing service company. A majority of printing companies’ initial startup costs is consumed by capital equipment, including the actual printers themselves. Many of the smaller firms must source their printing equipment from printer manufacturers. In addition, firms must also consider the continued expenses associated with printing materials. Key inputs like thermoplastics or nylon generally have fluctuating prices that can create significant variation in a company’s cost structure. Both startup costs and continued costs associated with this industry may deter firms from entering the market... purchase to read more


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

Companies in this industry offer 3D printing and rapid prototyping, which is the automatic construction of physical objects using additive manufacturing technology. Techniques include melting or softening material to produce layers, laying liquid material thermosets that are cured and cutting thin layers to shape that are then joined together. This industry does not include the sale of 3D printers and supplies.

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

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