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Oct 2017 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # US43152717

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide 3D Printing 2018 Predictions

Authors: Roberto Alunni, Pankaj Chawla, Silvia Cosso, Tim Greene, Evan Hardie, Mick Heys, Keith Kmetz, Kimberly Knickle, Zdenek Krouzel, Mun Chun Lim, Alan S. Louie, Ph.D., Tomoko Mitani, Wendy Mok, Max Pepper, Maggie Tan, Julio Vial

Abstract

This IDC study provides the top 10 predictions for the 3D printing market for 2018 with analysis that covers a four-year time period. The predictions are designed to provide organizational decision makers with a call-to-action plan with respect to their company's 3D printing infrastructure.

According to Keith Kmetz, program vice president, 3D Printing, "The onset of digital manufacturing means that 3D printing is positioned as a key enabler of this anticipated market development. Our predictions create a framework for IT and line-of-business executives to plan and execute 3D printing technology-related initiatives over the next three years."

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