A fresh report investigating the 3D printing industry and its business potential could be a helpful signpost for start-ups and investors.
MarketResearchReports.Biz's Global 3D Printing Technology Growth and Markets report pinpoints where the so-called "real opportunities" are to be found in the burgeoning sector and readers will find an application-by-application assessment of the opportunities for 3D printing including comprehensive and granular 10-year forecasts of hardware, software and services.
The objective of the report, according to authors, is to provide "essential input to senior executives making marketing, business development and investment decisions in the rapidly-evolving 3D printing business". It also investigates where there are gaps in the market that could be filled by start-ups and how established rust-belt manufacturers are responding to the disruptive technology.
Moreover, the report contains detailed profiles of which companies in the 3D printing sector to watch with SmarTech's assessment of their strategies and business models.
Global 3D Printing Technology Growth and Markets provides a roadmap for 3D printing technology "that will be invaluable to product managers" and includes an extensive snapshot of the additive manufacturing industry it provides in terms of applications and end user sectors that have been proposed to date.
According to the authors, readers (and in particular decision-makers at 3D printing and 3D scanning companies) will be able to take advantage of gaining a better understanding of which applications represent true opportunities for them as opposed to those that are simply hype - separating the wheat from the chaff. The report highlights new sources of business revenue for these companies and provides guidance on the evolution of the market.
Additionally, the report states that CAD firms, service bureaux and software companies could benefit from the insights published by MarketResearchReports.Biz, as they seek new addressable markets in the 3D printing arena and explore how business models could be adapted and future-proofed over the next decade.
Finally, potential end users of 3D printing throughout the industry spectrum will have a wider understanding of the industry and where additive manufacturing is expected to grow the most and where the technology will prove most innovative and operate best.
This report comes just days after the latest 3D printing publication from IDTechEX, which released 3D Printing Materials 2014-2025: Status, Opportunities, Market Forecasts last week and predicted the 3D printing materials market will jump beyond $600 million (£374 million, €436 million) over the coming decade.