SmarTech Additive Manufacturing Service Bureaus Research and Advisory Program

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The SmarTech Additive Manufacturing Service Bureaus Advisory Service provides intelligent market segmentation, quantification, opportunity forecasting, and insights around the “final frontier” of additive manufacturing -part production and related services.  SmarTech Publishing has once again engaged in an industry-first in its latest efforts to quantify additive manufacturing (AM) parts printing services and related opportunities for its advisory and market research services to the AM industry.

Part production services have been a vital part of the AM industry for decades, originally revolutionizing the rapid prototyping industry in the late 1980’s and 1990’s, and evolving into the core of a growing opportunity of digitally-enabled rapid manufacturing services. Utilization of 3D printing on demand as an outsourced partner, along with related competencies like 3D modeling and design for additive manufacturing, post processing, finishing, and complementary traditional manufacturing activities are all combining to create the next century’s digital manufacturing landscape. The world’s largest manufacturers are already working to employ similar practices internally, but outsourced “Service Bureaus” for additive and 3D printing are disrupting both product development and production by creating accessible, all-encompassing additive manufacturing services.

Subscribers to the SmarTech Additive Manufacturing Service Bureaus Advisory Service will receive a wealth of quantitative market data on additive manufacturing parts printing services worldwide, complimenting SmarTech’s offerings on opportunities in additive manufacturing and 3D printing hardware, materials, and software, to provide clients market intelligence on the entirety of the additive manufacturing value chain.

Market opportunity and forecast data includes:

Market sizing (revenues) for AM parts printing and directly related services split by:

  • Provider type
  • End user industry
  • Primary production material family
  • Geographic region
  • Specific areas of application within leading industries

Quantification of production volumes of outsourced 3D printed or additively manufactured components by

  • industry
  • primary production material
  • application group
  • region

Market segmentation by service provider type: 

Everybody knows that rapid prototyping service bureaus have been one of the primary drivers of the 3D printing industry for 30 years. But the classic rapid prototyping business model is evolving rapidly to keep pace with demand for true additive manufacturing solutions -not just one-off prototypes. As a result, new business models are emerging, all while existing traditional manufacturing organizations are rapidly integrating 3D printing production services into their existing manufacturing service offerings.

SmarTech Publishing understands the key differences in strategies and opportunity related to the different parties for parts production services, and as a result segments its market data and forecasts by provider type including: pureplay rapid prototyping/AM service bureaus, supplementary parts printing services offered by multifaceted 3DP hardware and material providers, existing contract manufacturing companies who are adding AM/3DP services to serve existing customer bases, and an emerging class of startup businesses which focus on providing advanced AM/3DP solutions aligned to specific end user industries.

Unmatched depth of data-backed insights

SmarTech has applied its advanced market forecasting techniques with its deep understanding of additive technologies and markets to allow subscribers the ability to delve deeply into the world of additive manufacturing service bureaus.  Service revenue opportunities are classified not only by industry, region, and provider type, but even to the application group level. See how technological advancements and end user adoption trends in aerospace are creating opportunities for outsourced parts printing services for everything from structural airframe components in aerospace, to investment casting patterns in automotive, to dental crowns and bridges in dentistry, and beyond.

Metals, polymers, composites and ceramics

Reporting modules are available for opportunities in printed metals, printed polymers and polymer composites, and technical ceramic materials.   SmarTech subscribers can receive entire quarterly advisory service packages and tracking data/forecasts for the entirety of the AM/3DP landscape across hardware, materials, and services.

Why SmarTech:

SmarTech is in its sixth year of providing industry analysis of the 3D printing/AM space. We are the only firm that provides regular in-depth forecasting and analysis focused entirely on 3DP/AM.  Our tier one analysts are renowned experts in the market and their expertise is sought out by leading companies around the world.

Team:

  • Scott Dunham: Vice President of Research 
  • Davide Sher: Senior Analyst, Europe
  • Lawrence Gasman: President

Partial List of Client Companies of SmarTech:

3D Systems, Aperam Alloys Imphy, ArcelorMittal, Autodesk, Bain & Co., BASF, Callaway Golf, Carpenter Powder Products, Coherent, Colfax Corporation, Daido Steel Co., Ltd., Divergent 3D, EOS, Ferriere Di Stabio, Fraunhofer IWU, GE, GfE Metal and Material, GKN, Grand River Ironsands, H.C. Starck, Heraeus Additive Manufacturing, Hoganas Group, HP, Hosokawa Alpine, Investcorp, ITRI, Jaykay Enterprises, Johnson Matthey, Kennetal, KIMS, KITECH, Krastsvetmet, Lincoln Electric, Lonmin, Microfabrica Inc., Molymet, Oerlikon, Osaka Titanium Technologies, Politecnico di Milano, Retech Systems, Sandvik, Schuler Pressen, Siemens, Sigma Powders, SLM Solutions NA, Stratasys, Swagelok, Swarovski, Technical Research Centre of Finland, VDM Metals International, XponentialWorks

For further details of the service contact:

Robert Nolan
t-804-938-0030

 

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