3D Printing Services Market - Global Trends and Forecast 2015-2019

  • Published: Jul 2015
  • Pages: 70
  • SKU: IRTNTR6172

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This market forecast report identifies Stratasys, 3D Systems, Arcam, and ExOne as the leading players in the global 3D printing services market. A comprehensive analysis of the 3D printing services market share is also presented by end-user (Consumer Products, Automobile, Healthcare, and Aerospace and Defense), and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Market opportunity of 3D printing services

Initially utilized for product prototyping, 3D printing technology has come a long way to find application in many conventional manufacturing industries ranging from aerospace to consumer products. The demand for customization is increasing adoption of 3D printing services, and it is expected to help the 3D printing services market grow significantly at a CAGR of over 48% during the forecast period.

3D printing presents tremendous growth potential in markets that display individualized applications and complex architectures. The market is expected to benefit from the introduction of new production technologies and materials ranging from polymers to biological cells. Besides manufacturing, 3D printing is slated to play a key role in reducing the dependence of manufacturers on third party logistics (3PL) service providers. Through digital IP design licensing, 3D printing has fostered manufacturing at the local level by eliminating the risk of design thefts.

Market definition of 3D printing services

3D printing, also known as Additive manufacturing (AM), is the process of making 3D models, using digital data. It includes a layer by layer printing process using 3D printing materials. The process enables  the manufacture of customized products in bulk while eliminating extra costs and environmental impacts.

Within a short span, 3D printing technology has emerged as a manufacturing process that saves time while easily building complex structures. The most commonly used 3D printing technologies include, selective laser sintering, stereolithography, fused deposition modeling, electron beam melting, and laminated object manufacturing. Among these technologies, stereolithography currently holds the highest market share.

Leading vendors of the 3D printing services market

The leading players in 3D printing technology exhibit a broad portfolio of services and solutions and have a significant hold over this market. However, the market is also witnessing the entry of several new vendors who are keen to invest in the technology.

The top vendors in the market include: -

  • Stratasys
  • 3D Systems
  • Arcam
  • ExOne

Some other prominent vendors in the 3D printing services market include, 3T RPD, Autodesk, Dynamo3D, EOS, Envision TEC, Forecast 3D, Graphene 3D lab, Hoganas, Materialise, Optomec, Organovo Holdings, Ponoko, and Voxeljet.

Segmentation of the 3D printing services market by end-users

3D printing is likely to impact our day to day life through its growing utility in numerous customer segments. Some of the key end-use segments for 3D printing services are:-

  • Consumer Products
  • Automobile
  • Healthcare
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Others (Educational and Research, Government, Architectural)

Technavio research predicts the aerospace and healthcare segments to be among the fastest growing areas to watch out for in this market.

Market share by end-use:

Technavio provides market shares by end use segmentation.

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Segmentation of the 3D printing services market by geography

The Global 3D printing services market is segmented into: -

  • Americas
  • EMEA
  • APAC

In the recent past, the Americas have dominated this market in terms of the overall market share, followed by EMEA and APAC, respectively. However, APAC countries such as India and China are emerging as promising markets for 3D printing. Government initiatives in the APAC region are focused on promoting technological advancements in their manufacturing sectors.

For instance, the Chinese government has planned to put 3D printers in all 400,000 elementary education institutions. In an encouraging development, the Chinese company, WinSun, has also successfully printed a 5-story building apartment using 3D printing technology. 

Other section of the report includes an analysis of the following

  • Key drivers, challenges, and trends and their impact on the 3D printing services market
  • Five forces analysis of the 3D printing services market
  • SWOT analysis of the leading companies in the 3D printing services market
  • Application development of 3D technology in the health care sector
  • Market opportunity explored by the key vendors
  • Market share of leading vendors as compared to medium-sized companies and new entrants

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01. Executive Summary
02. List of Abbreviations
03. Scope of the Report
03.1 Market overview
03.2 Product and services offerings
04. Market Research Methodology
04.1 Market research process
04.2 Research methodology
05. Introduction
06. Market Landscape
06.1 Market overview
06.2 Market size and forecast
06.3 Five forces analysis
07. Overview of 3D Printing Market
08. Market Segmentation by End-user
08.1.1 Consumer Products
08.1.2 Automobile
08.1.3 Healthcare
08.1.4 Aerospace and Defense
09. Market Segmentation by Geography
09.1 Regions
09.1.1 Americas
09.1.2 EMEA
09.1.3 APAC
10. Buying Criteria
11. Market Growth Drivers
12. Drivers and their Impact
13. Market Challenges
14. Impact of Drivers and Challenges
15. Market Trends
16. Trends and their Impact
17. Vendor Landscape
17.1 Competitive scenario
17.2 Major key vendors
17.3 Other prominent vendors
17.3.1 3T RPD
17.3.2 Autodesk
17.3.3 Dynamo3D
17.3.4 EnvisionTEC
17.3.5 EOS
17.3.6 FORECAST 3D
17.3.7 Graphene 3D Lab
17.3.8 Hoganas
17.3.9 Materialise
17.3.10 Optomec
17.3.11 Organovo Holdings
17.3.12 Ponoko
17.3.13 Voxeljet
18. Key Vendor Analysis
18.1 3D Systems
18.1.1 Key Facts
18.1.2 Business Overview
18.1.3 Product Segmentation
18.1.4 Products Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013
18.1.5 Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
18.1.6 Business Strategy
18.1.7 Recent Developments
18.1.8 SWOT Analysis
18.2 Arcam
18.2.1 Key Facts
18.2.2 Business Overview
18.2.3 Business Segmentation
18.2.4 Market Segmentation by Revenue 2013
18.2.5 Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
18.2.6 Business Strategy
18.2.7 Recent Developments
18.2.8 SWOT Analysis
18.3 ExOne
18.3.1 Key Facts
18.3.2 Business Overview
18.3.3 Product Segmentation by Revenue 2013
18.3.4 Product Segmentation by Revenue 2012 and 2013
18.3.5 Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
18.3.6 Business Strategy
18.3.7 Recent Developments
18.3.8 SWOT Analysis
18.4 Stratasys
18.4.1 Key Facts
18.4.2 Business Overview
18.4.3 Business Segmentation by Revenue 2013
18.4.4 Geographical Segmentation by Revenue 2013
18.4.5 Business Strategy
18.4.6 Recent Developments
18.4.7 SWOT Analysis
19. Other Reports in this Series

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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