Hype Cycle for 3D Printing, 2014

Archived Published: 21 July 2014 ID: G00263487

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The market for enterprise and consumer 3D printers and 3D printing is rapidly expanding. Gartner's first Hype Cycle for 3D Printing illuminates the landscape with its opportunities and potential pitfalls.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • On the Rise
      • Intellectual Property Protection (3D Printing)
      • Macro 3D Printing
      • 3D Bioprinting Systems
      • Classroom 3D Printing
      • 3D Printing and Supply Chain
      • 3D Printing for Oil and Gas
      • Retail 3D Printing
      • Industrial 3D Printing
    • At the Peak
      • 3D Printing of Medical Devices
      • Consumer 3D Printing
      • 3D Printing in Manufacturing Operations
    • Climbing the Slope
      • 3D Print Creation Software
      • Enterprise 3D Printing
      • 3D Printing Service Bureaus
      • 3D Scanners
    • Entering the Plateau
      • 3D Printing for Prototyping
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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