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Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printer Tracker

IDC's Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printer Tracker® is an essential business analysis and planning tool for 3D printer vendors seeking to improve their positions in this new and fast-growing market segment. This tracker provides a unique and comprehensive analysis of commercial 3D printer shipments by vendor, geography, sector, printing technology, and price band. Forecast details include units, value, ASV, and printing technology per geography.


Technology Coverage

This tracker provides total market size and vendor share for the following technology areas. Measurement for this tracker is in units and shipment value.

Core Coverage:

  • Market: Commercial 3D printer
  • Printing technology: Fused deposition modeling (FDM)/fused filament fabrication (FFF), laminated object manufacturing (LOM)/select deposition lamination (SDL), material jetting, sintering and melting, stereo lithography (SLA), and others
  • Price band: <$1,000, $1,000-2,499, $2,500-4,999, $5,000-9,999, $10,000-24,999, $25,000-49,999, $50,000-99,999, $100,000-249,999, $250,000-499,999, $500,000-999,999, and $1,000,000+
  • Industry Sector: Distribution and services, manufacturing and resources, other sectors, and public sector

Geographic Scope

  • Asia/Pacific excluding Japan and PRC: Australia, India, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Rest of Asia/Pacific
  • PRC
  • Canada
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Japan
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
  • United States
  • Western Europe: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom

Forecast Coverage

Forecasts for this tracker are updated semiannually and include five years of annual forecasts. Forecasts are available at the worldwide and regional levels. Examples of the forecasts included in this tracker are as follows:

  • Printing technology: Fused deposition modeling (FDM)/fused filament fabrication (FFF), laminated object manufacturing (LOM)/select deposition lamination (SDL), material jetting, sintering and melting, stereo lithography (SLA), and others
  • Price band: <$1,000, $1,000-2,499, $2,500-4,999, $5,000-9,999, $10,000-24,999, $25,000-49,999, $50,000-99,999, $100,000-249,999, $250,000-499,999, $500,000-999,999, and $1,000,000+

Deliverables

This tracker is delivered on a semiannual basis. Deliverables for this tracker are listed below. For a complete delivery schedule, please contact an IDC sales representative.

  • Historical data
  • Forecast data

IDC's Tracker Methodology

IDC's tracker data is developed using a rigorous methodology that includes well-planned and well-coordinated local, regional, and worldwide data cross-checks combined with a proprietary advanced data consolidation and analysis data platform managed by IDC's Worldwide Tracker organization. Data sources used in the process of determining IDC's tracker numbers include, but are not limited to:

  • In-country local vendor interviews
  • Distribution data feeds
  • Worldwide and regional vendor guidance
  • ODM data
  • In-country local channel partner discussions
  • Import records
  • Feedback from component suppliers
  • Vendor briefings and public financial reports

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Meet the Experts
Keith Kmetz

Program Vice President, Imaging, Printing & Document Solutions

Phuong Hang

Director, Worldwide Trackers

Tim Greene

Research Director, Hardcopy Solutions