Moving Polymer 3D Printing From Prototyping to Production Through Partnerships

October 09, 2019 | State of the Market Report

3D printing is a mature technology for use in prototyping and is also increasingly widely used for molds and tools. However, looking forward, 3D printing for manufacturing end-use parts at some scale will grow significantly in market share (and dramatically in absolute market size). Companies in many industries are considering how they can adopt 3D printing for production – for benefits including customizations, as well as for outright cost savings for certain part run sizes. Meanwhile, established companies in materials, manufacturing equipment, and software are looking at how they can participate, enabling and profiting from this growth, and how 3D printer companies form partnerships with these players will help determine the success of 3D printing for making end-use parts. This report examines the partnership landscape in polymer 3D printing as well as looking at how the industry structure will change as 3D printing becomes a true manufacturing technology.

Coverage Areas

  • Accelerating Materials Innovation
  • Digital Transformation
  • Materials Design and Manufacturing

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Executive summary
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Recommendations and outlook

Lead Analyst

Tugce Uslu, PDEng
Analyst

About Lux Research

Lux Research is a leading provider of tech-enabled research and advisory solutions, helping clients drive growth through technology innovation. A pioneer in the research industry, Lux uniquely combines technical expertise and business insights with a proprietary intelligence platform, using advanced analytics and data science to surface true leading indicators. With quality data derived from primary research, fact-based analysis, and opinions that challenge traditional thinking, Lux clients are empowered to make more informed decisions today to ensure future success.

Already a Lux Client?

Sign In

Interested in Learning More?

Contact us to learn the benefits of becoming a Lux member.

Or call us now

For North America (Boston Headquarters)
+1 (617) 502-5300

For EMEA (Amsterdam)
+31 20 280 7900

For APAC (Singapore)
+65 6592-6978