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1.1 Presentation and definition of the 3D printer market

A 3D printer is a machine that allows you to design real 3-dimensional objects from a file created using 3D design software. The objects created can be models s, the spare parts s, the scale models or prototypes . 3D printers can be industrial or clerical according to their use.

The production of parts via 3D printers requires

  • The production of printing materials in 3D (plastics, resins, metal dust),
  • The use of hardwares are the machines and 3D printers
  • The software (creative software)
  • And sometimes consulting services and activities in 3D printing

The 3D printers (or additive manufacturing) market includes the activities

  • from sale of machines and solutions 3D printing
  • from sale of printed products via specialised machines to customers wishing to produce product prototypes
  • of printing services

The global market for 3D printers is fast-growing in terms of the number of printers sold. Companies are investing heavily in the use of 3D printers. It is widely dominated by the United States .

The industrial printers s, while representing a small share of total sales, account for the largest share of majority of the revenue generated . The rest of the sales are for desktop 3D printers. The sector is relatively concentrated and organized around a few producers for the industrial and office printer segment

The French market is finally organized around large multi-activity groups and 3D printing specialists . The market is growing rapidly, driven in part by numerous Very dynamic SMEs However, the sector is still struggling to build itself and the demand is predominantly foreign, and serves the sector in particular car , aeronautics , space and medical .

The potential of additive manufacturing was fully realized during the pandemic This is particularly true when it has been necessary to accelerate the development and production of certain products. This momentum is likely to increase the reliability of additive manufacturing in the coming years, particularly through technological advances and improved availability of materials at production scale






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The 3D printer market - France

Publicado en 18/11/2021 by Habib Belaid - Université de Montpellier - Institut Européen des Membranes

Very good

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The 3D printer market - France

Publicado en 03/11/2021 by Anthony Barbet - Prysmeo

It's quite clear and not too busy on each page

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The 3D printer market - France

Publicado en 03/11/2021 by Celine Parascan - Solvay

there are two or three typos in the text - P17 in the graph, it is 3D systems (and not 4D), - P24, I don't understand the scale, % compared to what? - P25, I don't understand the volume calculation? it corresponds to the final volume of the part? which material? considering the quantity of plastic materials available, it's a bit too light - p43, the manager of Materialise is Fried Vancraen - p46 and following, I didn't understand the link with the calculation of the notoriety of names and brands to be transparent

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The 3D printer market - France

Publicado en 03/11/2021 by Pro Stl - Pro-STL

Quite an interesting study on the market, a little light on the use cases maybe It would also be good to make examples of profitability or ROI calculations to show companies that it is useful and not that expensive.

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Hello, Yes indeed, that's a good point. This is not what we are proposing today, but we are taking this into account for the future development of our market studies. It is still difficult for us to go into the details of financial ratios or cost structures, but we take note of your comments. We hope that the study will have been useful to you in spite of everything. :)

The 3D printer market - France

Publicado en 03/11/2021 by Thomas Brossier

The study is good. However, it remains very general. A correlation with different points of view would be interesting.

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