Global 3D Printing Market in Education: Research Report 2015-2019

  • Published: Sep 2015
  • Pages: 62
  • SKU: IRTNTR7032

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Market landscape of 3D printing in education

Global demand for 3D printing is projected to grow substantially at the rate of over 45% from 2014-2019. In 2014, the US was the leading country, with a share of over 40%, followed by Japan, Germany, and China. Leveraging its growing demand, the global 3D printing market in education is likely to touch revenues worth $2,321.65 million by 2019.

Over the next four years, innovations in manufacturing, construction, and healthcare industries are expected to open up employment opportunities with a detailed technical know-how of processes, equipment, and expertise. It is creating a conducive environment for the adoption of 3D printers to among science and technology students.

Market segmentation of 3D printing in education by component type

  • Printers
  • Services and materials

3D printers are a one-time purchase with long replacement cycle. As a result, the sales of printers is observed to be driven by the first-time buyers. This trend is prompting manufacturers to expand geographically exploring opportunities in the emerging nations.

Globally, the 3D printer market is slated to grow exponentially over the next four years. The market is influenced by dynamically a changing technological environment. There are multiple printers available in the market that encompasses individual processing techniques.

Leading regions fostering the adoption of 3D technology in education

  • North America
  • Europe
  • APAC
  • ROW

North America emerged as the largest consumer of 3D printing products and services market with a market size of more than $128.67 million in 2014. This can be attributed to the US government's pioneering initiatives such as TechHire, which is expected to draw large applications to fill new technical positions by around 300 employers including Google, Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America.

The education system in countries such as Germany and the UK are also considering scaling up investments in 3D printers. Asian countries such as China, South Korea are expected to follow this trend aggressively during the forecast period.

Top players in the 3D printing market in education

The top market vendors provide a complete guide to universities in developing 3D models through the correct usage of materials and technology. Apart from traditional services, vendors are also offering software and mobile applications for 3D printing, thereby increasing the possibility of accessing and printing 3D models using technologies such as Autodesk.

The top four players in the 3D printing market in education include: -

  • 3D Systems
  • Envision
  • ExOne
  • Stratasys

The other prominent vendors of the market include 3T RPD, Autodesk, EOS, Materialise, Optomec, and Voxeljet.

Key questions answered in the report

  • What are the key factors driving the 3D printing market in the education?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the 3D printing market in education market?
  • What are the various opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the 3D printing market in education?
  • Growth forecast for the key segments of the 3D printing market in education?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of North America, Europe, APAC, and ROW?
  • Key outcome of the market analysis of the leading countries in the 3D printing market in education?
  • Key outcome of the five forces analysis on the 3D printing market in education?

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PART 01: Executive summary
PART 02: Scope of  the report
 Market overview
 Top-vendor offerings
PART 03: Market research methodology
 Research methodology
 Economic indicators
PART 04: Introduction
 Key market highlights
PART 05: Market landscape
 Market overview
 Market size and forecast
PART 06: 3D printing in education
 Market size and forecast
 Five forces analysis
PART 07: Market segmentation by component
 Global 3D printing market in education by component
 Global 3D printing market in education by services and materials
 Global 3D printing market in education by printers
PART 08: Geographical segmentation
 Global 3D printing market in education by geographical segmentation
 3D printing market in education in North America
 3D printing market in education in Europe
 3D printing market in education in APAC
 3D printing market in education in ROW
PART 09: Market growth drivers
PART 10: Impact of drivers
PART 11: Market challenges
PART 12: Impact of drivers and challenges
PART 13: Market trends
PART 14: Vendor landscape
 Competitive scenario
 Market share analysis 2014
 Other prominent vendors
PART 15: Key vendor analysis
 3D Systems
PART 16: Other prominent vendors
PART 17: Appendix
 List of abbreviations
PART 18: Explore Technavio


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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