Forecast: 3D Printers, Worldwide, 2016

Archived Published: 20 September 2016 ID: G00299715


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3D printer shipments will expand at a 98.5% compound annual growth rate through 2020, and total spending will grow at a 66.5% CAGR to $17.7 billion in 2020. Technology strategic planners need to understand the underlying reasons why shipment growth is slowing after the market's initial growth spurt.

Table of Contents

  • Forecast Data
  • Analysis
    • 3D Printer Market Size and Growth Rate
      • 3D Printer Shipments
      • 3D Printer End-User Spending
      • 3D Printer Average Selling Prices
      • 3D Printer Shipments by Price Band
      • 3D Printer Market Growth by Region
  • Assumptions
    • Supply Drivers
      • Finished-Piece Quality
      • Technology and Material Advances
    • Competitive Environment
    • Cost
    • Features and Functions
      • Production Capacity and Production Speed
      • Material Range
    • Funding and Government Initiatives
    • Evolving Business Models
    • Intellectual Property
    • Demand Drivers
      • Use Cases
      • Disposable Income/Affordability
      • Attractiveness and Relevance
      • Consumer Preferences and Customization
      • Consumer Demand
      • Enterprise Demand
    • Macro Drivers
      • Regulation and Legal
      • Technology Advances
    • Vertical-Industry Demand
  • Methodology
    • Market Definition
    • Market Sizing
    • Market Forecast
    • Market Model
      • Forecast Components
      • Influencing Factors
    • Connections
      • Funding/Government Initiatives > R&D > Technology and Material Advances > Features and Functions
      • Features and Functions > Attractiveness and Relevance > Use Cases > Enterprise Demand
      • Regulation > Vertical Industry > Enterprise Demand
      • Legal > Intellectual Property
    • Geographic Coverage
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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