With the success of certain China vendors in exporting 3D printers manufactured in China to other countries and regions particularly North America, IDC is seeing a lot more new vendors venturing into 3D printer manufacturing since 2014. The growth rate in terms of revenue in China desktop 3D printer export market is expected to reach 88% in 2015. The growth of 3D printers export has indirectly created a strong interest in China to explore the usage of 3D printing locally, particularly in the Southern region of China. The focus of manufacturing such as lightings and consumer goods in Southern region of China has boosted the adoption on 3D printing as part of the manufacturing workflow.
"China manufacturers are aggressively penetrating markets outside China. Although China vendors are in the limelight in the global market considering the success of technology vendors such as Lenovo, Huawei, and majority of the China-branded large format printers' vendors, it is important for the 3D printer manufacturers to learn from past experiences when vendors penetrate other countries," says Wendy Mok, research manager, Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions, IDC China.
Wuxi Easyway Model Design & Manufacture Co., Ltd., Winbo Smart Tech Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Flashforge 3D Technology Co., Ltd., Wanhao Precision Casting Co., Ltd., Zhuhai CTC Electronic Co., Ltd., Beijing TierTime, Shenzhen Weistek Co., Ltd.