While a number of low-cost 3D printer manufacturers have doubled, tripled, or even quadrupled revenues in 2015, the most visible names such as MakerBot and 3D Systems struggled greatly.
In this report SmarTech provides the most thorough market analysis available of where the low-cost 3D printer market is headed. We believe that the keys to success in this complex segment of 3DP market are (1) understanding where low cost 3D printers can generate revenues and where they are merely being hyped, and (2) the formulation and execution of a well-defined product/market strategy. This report includes:
- Ten-year forecasts for low-cost printer hardware by printing technology, material shipments and revenue projections by category
- Market share estimates for more than a dozen of the top competitors in the low-cost printer market.
The market for personal 3D printers looks vastly different than it did only a year ago. Market leaders have quickly expanded equipment offerings to fill out the entire market in an attempt to be everything to everyone. This has allowed focused, smaller companies to challenge incumbent’s position by targeting niche markets in the personal printing space. Developing dedicated user bases and offering more direct customer service avenues will help a number of entrepreneurial personal printers equipment manufacturers capture large swaths of the market over the next decade.
The next generation of personal 3DP equipment will provide value that will open up large addressable markets. Meanwhile, new highly accurate personal SLA equipment opens up novel opportunities to serve existing customers, as well as new ones. The switch from to specialized 3DP equipment components promises a large boost of performance in the next 3-4 years.
this new report from SmarTech provides the first thorough market analysis of the personal 3D printer space. It offers an in-depth discussion of applications where we believe personal 3D printers can generate new business revenues and includes a ten-year (volume and value) forecasts of personal 3D printers with breakouts by application. Also included in this report are 10-year projections of software, 3D scanners and services used in the personal 3D printer sector.
The report also provides SmarTech’s assessment of the market shares of all the leading suppliers of personal 3D printers, along with a discussion of the strategies of the key firms influencing this market. Likely long-term financing trends for the 3D personal printing sector are also discussed.