Market Study

The Current Status of Industrial 3D Printing

We made the reality check and asked 560 users from different industries. The evaluation of the results confirmed our theses, but also surprised us. We have summarized all results in a white paper for you.



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Hype on the one hand, critical voices on the other. Many nice use cases, but behind which ones is a real business model hidden? That was the starting point of our market research. A total of 560 participants from various sectors such as the automotive and supplier industry, mechanical engineering, automation technology and medical technology took part.

From management to development and production to sales - the entire buying center for additive manufacturing took part in the study. The available results are of great importance in this respect - almost 80 % of those surveyed are involved in at least one decision to purchase or commission a service provider.
This market research addresses the following questions, among others:
  • Where does additive manufacturing really stand today?
  • For what purposes and with what motivation is AM used?
  • In-house or outsourcing?
  • What added value does additive manufacturing offer for different applications?

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