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News: US opportunity drives 3D printer market growth, says IDC

15-11-09 21:54

The US 3D print market remains white hot, fueled by the explosion of 3D print manufacturers from around the world who are setting their sites squarely on the US. According to IDC, the US is the world's largest market for 3D printers with hardware revenues expected to approach US$1.5 billion by 2019.

The increasing demand to reduce manufacturing cycle times and to reduce prototyping costs are major drivers of 3D printing. "The technologies that enable 3D printing continue to develop and expand in nearly every direction," said Tim Greene, research director, Hardcopy Solutions. "These technologies can help deliver larger, more accurate, and more solidly built models in a fraction of the time."

In terms of shipments, fused deposition modeling (FDM/FFF) is the largest technology within the 3D printing market, and there has been some explosive growth among suppliers of FDM/FFF printers. Additionally, the emergence of dual-extrusion printing, offered by an increasing number of suppliers, is gaining significant traction as this technology can effectively double the build speed.

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