3D printing is commonly known as additive manufacturing and infers a process that creates a three-dimensional object in which layers of material are formed by computers to generate an object. Objects can be of any shape and can be created using digital model data from a 3D model or any other electronic data source such as additive manufacturing file. Technically, 3D printing refers a process that deposits a binder material onto a powder bed with inkjet printer heads sheet by sheet. On the basis of printer, the global desktop 3D printer market is segmented into desktop and industrial.
Commercially, 3D printing uses a mixture of several types of filaments, from chocolate and cement to regenerating a tissue. 3D printing is a much new concept than additive manufacturing which serves as a much quick alternative to older engineering methods such as sculpting and forging and is also a cost-effective process. In fact, the 3D printing field is much diverse and a rapidly expanding one.
A desktop 3D printer works on the similar lines and with lot of technological advancements taking place in the field of 3D printing, choosing a right 3D printer can be a difficult task. Technical specifications of each of these printers are to be looked for and then a right selection of 3D printer is to be made. Therefore, with the growing demand for accuracy and scalable business, the global desktop 3D printer market is anticipated to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period.
The key driving factors responsible for the growth of 3D printer market include advantages in 3D printing, government investments in 3D printing projects and sophistication in production of customized stuff. Additionally, availability of printers at reasonable prices coupled with technological developments propels the market growth.
On the basis of material form, the global desktop 3D printer market is segmented into powder, liquid and filament. On the basis of material, the global desktop 3D printer market is segmented into metal, plastics and ceramics. On the basis of process, the global desktop 3D printer market is segmented into material extrusion, material jetting, binder jetting, sheet lamination, vat photopolymerization, powder bed fusion and directed energy disposition.
On the basis of software, the global desktop 3D printer market is segmented into design, scan, inspect and printer software. On the basis of technology, the global desktop 3D printer market is segmented into stereo lithography (SLA), fuse deposition modeling (FDM), direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), selective laser sintering (SLS), inkjet printing, Polyjet printing (MJP), electron beam melting (EBM), direct light projection (DLP), laser metal deposition (LMD), direct light projection (DLP), Laminated object manufacturing (LOM).
On the basis of application, the global desktop 3D printer market is segmented into prototyping, tooling and functional parts. On the basis of service, the global desktop 3D printer market is segmented into custom design & manufacturing and after-sales. On the basis of vertical, the global desktop 3D printer market is segmented into automotive, aerospace, healthcare, consumer products, education, engineering, energy, printed electronics, jewelry, and food & culinary.
On the basis of geographic segmentation, the global 3D printing market spans North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa. North America dominates the global market during the forecast period owing to constant technological developments and financial support from government. APAC markets are anticipated to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period owing to favorable funding on R&D, extensive industrial base and government initiatives.The key players in the global 3D printing market includeVoxeljet,3D Systems Corporation, Stratesys Ltd, EOS GmbH, ExOne, Materialise NV, Arcam AB, SLM Solutions GmbH, Koninklijke DSM N.V., EnvisionTEC GmbH, Concept Laser GmbH, and Autodesk Inc.
This report focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with production, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer, covering
• 3D Systems
• MASS PORTAL
• Xi'an Unuodi Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd
By types, the market can be split into
• Type I
• Type II
• Type III
By Application, the market can be split into
• For Rapid Prototyping
• For Dental Applications
• For Model Making
• For Offices
By Regions, this report covers (we can add the regions/countries as you want)
• North America
• Southeast Asia
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