Gartner Research

New Industries 2030: FabMat in Developing Countries

Published: 05 June 2015

ID: G00276820

Analyst(s): Dale Kutnick , Pete Basiliere


FabMat is the concept of fabricating materials and products near where the items are consumed. In this research, CIOs and agency leaders learn how inexpensive-yet-versatile 3D printers, electronics and other tools will transform economies of developing countries and lifestyles of their populations.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Scenarios 2030
    • The FabMat Village 2030
    • FabMat Medical Care 2030
    • FabMat Housing 2030
    • FabMat War 2030
  • Value Proposition
  • Market Drivers
  • Market Inhibitors
    • Macroeconomic Factors
    • Availability and Cost of Materials to "Feed" 3D Printers
    • Availability and Cost of 3D Printers
  • FabMat Ecosystem
  • The Roadmap to FabMat, 2030
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Governmental Organizations
    • Overseas Manufacturers
  • Recommendations

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