Gartner Research

Market Trends: 3D Printing, Worldwide, 2013

Published: 31 October 2013

ID: G00255339

Analyst(s): Pete Basiliere


The 3D printer market has reached an inflection point, and shipments will surge by 95.4% annually through 2017. To tap into this huge market, providers need to start aligning themselves with the new technology, and be aware of its pitfalls as well as its potential.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • 3D Printing Will Be a $6 Billion Market by 2017
    • Increasingly Popular With Companies and Consumers
    • Market Influences Are Price, Innovation and Supply
  • Market Structure Trend
    • More Shipments in the Consumer Market, More Revenue in the Enterprise Market
  • Regional Trend
    • Developed Regions Growing Faster Than Emerging Ones
  • Technology Trend
    • Limitless Printing Possibilities

Contrarian View

  • A Word of Caution

Vendors to Watch


  • Defining 3DP

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