Overview

IBISWorld’s Procurement Research Reports cover thousands of indirect purchasing lines. Our data and analysis help you strategically engage and negotiate with suppliers and give you the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives. IBISWorld’s 3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping Services procurement research provides price trends and forecasts, supplier benchmarks and negotiation questions all intended to give your company leverage during the sourcing process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard
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3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping Services - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2017, the price of 3D printing and rapid prototyping services has been falling at an estimated average annual rate of 5.8%. The reduction in prices has primarily stemmed from technological innovation and intensifying competition in this market. Meanwhile, low price volatility has further benefited buyers by facilitating accurate budgeting for the services.Demand for 3D...

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3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping Services - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership (TCO) for 3D printing and rapid prototyping services is low because additional costs amount to less than 50.0% of the benchmark purchase price per year. A low total cost of ownership benefits buyers because it reflects the relative transparency of suppliers when they give price quotes.However, a key hidden cost of ownership involves content creation. If the buyer’s...

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of 3D printing and rapid prototyping services, also known as additive manufacturing. Vendors in this market use 3D printers to create three-dimensional solid objects from a digital model using successive layers of material, such as ceramic, polyamide, brass and stainless steel. These services are performed using various methods and technologies, including selective laser sintering, fused deposition modeling and stereolithography. The resulting 3D prints have various applications in the aerospace, architecture, dental, biomedical and automotive industries, among others. This report does not cover the procurement of 3D printers.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Regulation
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
  Imports
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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