Gartner Research

Innovation Insight for Material Extrusion 3D Printing

Published: 29 March 2017

ID: G00325174

Analyst(s): Pete Basiliere


Do not let consumer 3D printers mislead you. Today's material extrusion printers have the quality, productivity and material range necessary for product development and manufacturing. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must understand the printers' strengths and weaknesses.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
    • Build, Price and Material Ranges
  • Benefits and Uses
    • Adoption Rate
  • Risks
  • Material Extrusion Alternatives
  • Recommendations
  • Representative Providers

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