3D printing growth: the most relevant studies to build your strategy
The 3d printing growth is on everyone minds these days. In general, 3D printing boasts an estimated annual growth of about 30%: with a market worth 4.1 billion, according to the Wohlers Report 2015, which is expected to reach 21.2 billion within the next 5 years. In practice, this will require increasingly larger and more sustainable investments in this technology, as with any manufacturing industry. This is something we touched on in our State of 3D Printing report, a study with more than 1,100 respondents published this past May, which described the state of the 3D printing market. In our study, over 68% of respondents said they would increase their spending, while 44% said they planned on increasing their spending by more than 50%.
No industry is immune to the rapid and profound impact of 3D printing has had on design methods and the manufacturing of objects. Fortunately, there are numerous studies to help you integrate 3D printing in to your strategy, obtain the best benefits and ensure your competitive edge. Here are some readings that we recommend.