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The State of 3D Printing 2021 report is now available!

Posted By Lucie Gaget on Apr 21, 2021 | 0 comments

The State of 3D Printing 2021 is out! Each year, Sculpteo launches its annual survey to collect information and data about how 3D printing is used all over the world by professionals from every sector. For this 7th edition, more than 1900 3D printing users answered our survey, providing interesting insights and information about the role of additive manufacturing in their business.

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, the evolution of the market, and a section dedicated to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on 3D printing businesses.


You can download the complete State of 3D Printing 2021 report for free!


The State of 3D Printing 2021: Our biggest study


This year, more than 1900 individuals from 86 countries answered this survey, making it our biggest survey in seven years. The increasing number of respondents allows us to create an in-depth analysis of the additive manufacturing industry. We would like to thank all the 3D printing users who took the time to answer this survey, this study couldn’t have been this complete without your contribution.

But why is this survey so important for the 3D printing industry? Thanks to the State of 3D Printing, the actors of this industry can get a better understanding of users’ needs. 3D printing companies, developing services, materials, or machines, can refer to this report. It highlights the trends of the additive manufacturing industry and helps to see what are the main evolutions one year to another.


What will you find in this study?


The State of 3D Printing is a great overview of the additive manufacturing industry and is providing interesting insights into how professionals are using this manufacturing technology.  Which industry is making the most of this technology, what kind of companies are using additive manufacturing, and what are the roles of 3D printing users in these companies?

You will find what are the most used technologies and materials, for what applications they are used by professionals, as well as the main challenges remaining for 3D printing users. More importantly, you will see what are the advantages of 3D printing for the professionals who answered the survey. This might help you build or improve your own implementation of additive manufacturing into your strategy.

Here are some interesting insights from this 2021 report :

  • 41% of users cite mass customization as an advantage, up 9% over last year
  • 87% of business users believe this technology has made a great improvement for the speed of innovation
  • 30% of businesses noted an increase in 3D printing operations in 2020.


Download your State of 3D Printing 2021 for free for more valuable data about additive manufacturing.


3D printing experts share their views about the 3D printing industry!

In this report, 3D printing leaders brought their contribution to make this State of 3D Printing edition even more complete! Francois Minec (Managing Director, BASF Forward AM), Nora Toure (Founder, Women in 3D Printing), Ramon Pastor (VP & GM 3D Printing, HP), and Clement Moreau (CEO, Sculpteo) are sharing their analysis and views about the evolution of the additive manufacturing market.


Are you ready to discover our report and get inspired? If you have any questions about 3D printing, or about this study, don’t hesitate to contact us.


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