This Market Perspective presents the latest developments in the 3D printing market in Africa, covering the past two years. It examines 3D technology's capabilities to address some of the continent's key challenges in areas such as healthcare, housing, and energy and its possible future role as a key enabler of economic development on the continent.
"Africa is on track to harness the benefits of 3D printing technology, which opens a wide array of opportunities. Over the past two years, adoption of 3D technology has expanded in sectors such as healthcare, housing, and energy. The latest deployments in 3D printing on the continent are evidence of Africa's transition to mainstream technology applications, which could lead to more sustainable economic growth." — Research Manager Samar El Sayed, IDC Middle East and Africa