Hype Cycle for 3D Printing, 2017

Archived Published: 12 July 2017 ID: G00314553

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A myriad of 3D printing technologies are rapidly evolving, creating new opportunities to disrupt business models in a variety of industries. This research explores the "hype" and hurdles and is a resource for CIOs and business leaders to create value via applying 3DP technologies.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off the Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • 3D Printing Workflow Software
      • 3DP of Consumable Personal Products
      • 4D Printing
      • Nanoscale 3DP
      • 3D Printed Wearables
      • 3D-Printed Drugs
      • 3D Bioprinted Organ Transplants
      • IP Protection in 3DP
      • Macro 3D Printing
      • Sheet Lamination
      • 3D Printing in Oil and Gas
    • At the Peak
      • Powder Bed Fusion
      • 3D Printing in Retail
      • Classroom 3D Printing
      • Directed Energy Deposition
      • 3D Printed Surgical Implants
      • 3D Printing in Supply Chain
      • 3D Bioprinting for Life Science R&D
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • 3D Printing of Medical Devices
      • 3D Bioprinted Human Tissue
      • Consumer 3D Printing
      • 3D Printing in Manufacturing Operations
      • 3DP in Aerospace and Defense
      • Stereolithography
      • 3DP Presurgery Anatomical Models
      • 3D Printed Tooling, Jigs and Fixtures
      • 3D Printed Electronics and Fabrication
    • Climbing the Slope
      • 3D Printing of Dental Devices
      • Binder Jetting
      • Material Jetting
      • 3DP in Automotive
      • Enterprise 3D Printing
      • Material Extrusion
      • 3D Scanners
      • 3D Print Creation Software
      • 3D Printing Service Bureaus
    • Entering the Plateau
      • 3D Printing for Prototyping
      • 3D Printing of Hearing Devices
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
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