3D Printing Adoption Begins
to Break the Mold

IDC defines 3D printers as those which enable the creation of objects and shapes made through material that is laid down successively upon itself from a digital model or file.

IDC’s 3D printing research analyzes the explosive market opportunity around 3D printing and provides insight on the potential disruption to traditional manufacturing.

  • Opportunity sizing for 3D printer hardware
  • The aftermarket opportunity of materials and services for 3D printers
  • Mainstream market adoption drivers and trends

Core Worldwide Products and Services

3D Printing

*Additional regional research available

IDC Predicts...

By 2020, more than 30% of companies using 3D printers will rely on 3D print management software to secure, monitor, and manage their 3D printers as they would other IT assets.

By 2021, revenue from 3D printers will be a $2.32 billion industry.

By 2022, 20% of manufacturers will incorporate robotics/3D printer hybrids on the production floor.