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The State of 3D Printing 2019 is out! Each year, Sculpteo launches its annual survey to collect data about the additive manufacturing world. From beginners to experts, professionals from every sector answered this survey, making it the biggest study you will find about the additive manufacturing industry.
What will you find in this report? You will discover how 3D printing is being used by professionals, what are the main trends in the 3D printing industry, and the evolution of the market.
Get ready to discover the biggest study of the 3D printing industry for free.
What is the State of 3D Printing?
Who are our respondents?
The survey we launch each year is open to everyone. From beginners to experts, anyone using 3D printing can answer it and share their experience with this technology. More than 70% of respondents use 3D printing at least a few times each month, showing they are quite familiar with the technologies.
This year, we had over 1300 respondents, coming from 65 countries, and working in 20 different industries. Thanks to all the people responding to our survey, we are able to make a great overview of how 3D printing technology is really used today.
What kind of data has been collected?
Additive manufacturing is always evolving, and several new applications are found each year, thanks to this report, you will not miss anything. The State of 3D Printing helps you to keep track.
This survey is asking questions about 3D printing use for every sector. What are the main advantages people are seeing while using additive manufacturing, how is it becoming a real part of their business strategy, what are the most used 3D printing technologies and materials?
We also made a section for 3D printing experts, called Power Users about their specific use of this technology. Their use of 3D printing is significant, and have they invested at least $10k in the 3D printing last year. This section focuses on their views and uses of this technology.
You will also find interesting data about some sectors where additive manufacturing is more and more used: industrial goods, consumer goods, and high tech. We also made a little comparison: is there a real difference between 3D printing uses in North America and Europe? You will discover it the report.
Why is the State of 3D Printing so popular?
The State of 3D Printing is always well-received by the 3D printing community.
This report is also important for 3D printer manufacturers for example. It is a new way for them to understand users’ needs. It also highlights the trends of the additive manufacturing industry and helps to see what are the main evolutions one year to another.
If you are planning on implementing 3D printing to your company, this report can give you some clues on how to build a good business strategy using this technology.
What have we learned this year?
Here are little examples of what we learned in this 5th edition of the State of 3D Printing:
The first use of 3D printing for companies is prototyping, but we can see that a growing 51% of respondents apply 3D Printing technologies for production. This technology is actually more and more used for production purposes.
Implementing 3D printing in your business will offer you several advantages. 80% say 3D printing has had a significant improvement on their speed of innovation, and 63% believe 3D printing will have a significant role in a manufacturing and business context.
Do you want to know more about 3D printing users? Do you want to know about the most used materials and technology?
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Check out our previous editions of The State of 3D Printing!
- State of 3D Printing 2018
- State of 3D Printing 2017
- State of 3D Printing 2016
- State of 3D Printing 2015
If you have any questions about 3D printing, or about this study, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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