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3D Printer Manufacturing: Market Research Report

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3D Printer Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS OD4428 | Feb 2017

New dimension: Revenue will rise as demand from aerospace and medical fields takes off

IBISWorld’s 3D Printer Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Demand for 3D printers will rise as a growing variety of industries adopt the technology
  • Traditional 2D printer manufacturers are starting to venture into the 3D market
  • Demand for mass customization will be one of the primary drivers for future growth
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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 Investment Chapter

The 3D Printer Manufacturing industry requires low to moderate level of capital investment in plants and equipment. In 2017, IBISWorld estimates that wages will account for 13.2% of industry revenue, while depreciation will represent 1.5% of revenue. For every dollar spent on wages, IBISWorld estimates that industry operators will invest $0.11 on capital. Despite the use of high-tech equipment to manufacture 3D printers, industry operators must rely on handcrafting for portions of production, causing relatively low production numbers. Fur.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the 3D Printer Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the 3D Printer Manufacturing Industry are

  • Undertaking research and development
  • Access to niche markets
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Private investment in industrial equipment and machinery and Demand from manufacturing in the 3D Printer Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the 3D Printer Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures 3D printers. 3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing technology where a three-dimensional object is created by laying down successive layers of material. 3D printers offer product developers the ability to print parts and assemblies made of several materials with different mechanical and physical properties in a single build process.

    Industry Products
    Primary production of 3D printersSecondary production including build materialsMaintenance and services
    Industry Activities
    3D printerBuild materials3D printer service and maintenance

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Private investment in industrial equipment and machinery
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Research and development expenditure
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Current Performance
  • Sources of revenue
  • Pricing trends
  • A growing industry
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Growth areas
  • A customized 3D future
  • International trade
  • Table: 3D Printer Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - 3D Printer Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Device Manufacturing
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Architects
  • Specialist Doctors
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing
  • Design, Editing & Rendering Software Publishing
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Primary production of 3D printers
  • Secondary production including build materials
  • Maintenance and services
  • Chart: 3D Printer Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumer product companies
  • Aerospace and Automotive
  • Healthcare
  • All Other
  • Architects
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the 3D Printer Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs 3D Printer Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the 3D Printer Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Stratasys Ltd.
    3D Systems Inc.
  • Table: Stratasys Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: 3D Systems Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the 3D Printer Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the 3D Printer Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Research & Development Expenditure (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A common thermoplastic used as a build material.
  • Composite
  • Engineered material that is made by combining two or more chemically different materials.
  • Stereolithography
  • An additive manufacturing technology that is used to produce models, prototypes, patterns and production parts.
  • Thermoplastic
  • A polymer that turns to liquid when heated and freezes to a glassy state when cooled.

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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The 3D Printer Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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