3D printer shipments expanded 29% in 2016 while income developed by over 18% year over year in 2016, as indicated by IDC’s most recent Worldwide 3D Printer Shipment Tracker.
“The 3D printing market surge proceeds on an overall premise with more innovation and materials choices, which are driving greater interest in 3D printers and 3d printer filament plus more prominent usage of the hardware that has been introduced,” says Tim Greene, explore executive, Hardcopy Solutions at IDC. “We’re seeing energizing development in a portion of the key innovation sections, with FFF/FDM, SLA, and Powder-bed Fusion all developing at twofold digit rates year over year.”
The quickest developing innovation fragments were FFF/FDM and Stereolithography, which each developed shipments by almost 30% in 2016 versus 2015.
On the income side, powder-bed combination based 3D printers developed by about 40% from 2015 to 2016.
The most grounded development in 3D printer shipments originated from the Asia/Pacific district (barring Japan), Central and Eastern Europe, and the Middle East and Africa.
Shipments in Asia/Pacific surged in 2016 making it the biggest 3D printer area on the planet in 2016.
3D printer shipments in North America recuperated pleasantly in the second 50% of 2016, however were still down for the year.
Chinese producers like Flashforge, XYZ Printing, and Tiertime offering low-end FFF/FDM printers make up over 30% of shipments, however under 5% of overall equipment income.
Stratasys and 3D Systems make up a little more than 6% of overall shipments, however more than 30% of aggregate equipment income in 2016.