IDC Forecasts U.S. 3D-Printer Market to Grow at 14 Percent CAGR
International Data Corporation has released its latest market forecast for the U.S. 3D-printer market, U.S. 3D Printer Forecast, 2017–2021, which covers 3D-printer shipments and hardware revenue for the 2017–2021 forecast period.
The data is split by the following technologies: fused filament fabrication/fused deposition modeling (FDM/FFF), stereolithography (SLA), powder-bed fusion, select deposition lamination (SDL), binder jetting, and materials jetting. Data is also split by the following price bands: <$1,000, $1,000–2,499, $2,500–4,999, $5000–10,000, $10,000–24,999, $25,000–100,000, and $100,000+.
According to Tim Greene, research director with IDC’s Hardcopy Solutions Group: “Shipments in the U.S. 3D-printer market are expected to grow at a 14 percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate) over the forecast period, and within that number, the professional and production markets for 3D-printing systems are expected to grow more than twice as fast as the low-end/consumer market. Our forecast looks hard at some of the fundamentals that are propelling the 3D-printing market as well as some of the factors that we expect will drive change in the coming years.”
For more information on the report, visit IDC here.
- April 2017: Wohlers Report Shows ‘Vibrant New Business Activity in 3D Printing,’ but Softened Growth Worldwide
- February 2017: IDC: 3D Printing Will Hit ‘Mainstream’ in Asia-Pacific Region Next Year
- January 2017: Global 3D-Printer Market Expected to Total $13.2 Billion for 2016
- January 2017: Desktop 3D-Printer Market up 27 Percent, but Industrial/Professional Growth Lags
- November 2016: HP Now Taking Orders for its First 3D Printer, First Public Demo at formnext
- October 2016: Gartner: Worldwide Shipments of 3D Printers to Grow 108 Percent in 2016
- September 2016: G.E. Acquires Two 3D-Printer Companies for $1.4 Billion
- August 2016: IDC: 3D-Printing Market Global Revenues to Reach $35.4 Billion in 2020
- June 2016: IDC: U.S. 3D-Printer Shipments Up Nearly 20 Percent in 2015