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Author: David Mercer


Publication Date: Feb 06 2014


Pages: 44


Report Type: Report, Word



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Report Summary:

3D printing was one of the stars of the recent CES in Las Vegas. Alongside a series of panel debates a significant number of 3D printing companies occupied a dedicated zone in the South Hall, most of which seemed to be pretty busy for the four days of the event. 3D printing is not a new technology but the question on everyone’s minds at CES was whether this was the beginning of a new mass market in consumer electronics. This report gives Strategy Analytics’ perspectives on this question after in-depth discussions with many of the key players in this emerging industry. It examines the key obstacles to success and presents scenarios for market development over the next 15 years, including projections for revenues, sales and household ownership. This report is published in conjunction with detailed spreadsheet models presented in “Home 3D Printers: Global Forecast Scenarios”.

Table of Contents

    1 Executive Summary
    2 Background and Status
      2.1 Background
      2.2 Market Status
    3 Key Players in Consumer 3D Printers
      3.1 Stratasys/MakerBot
      3.2 3D Systems
      3.3 XYZ Printing
      3.4 AIO Robotics
      3.5 RoBo 3D
      3.6 DWS Lab
      3.7 Afinia
    4 Market Assessment and Outlook
      4.1 Strategies of Early Entrants
        4.1.1 Pricing
        4.1.2 Materials
        4.1.3 Design processes
        4.1.4 Colour
      4.2 Obstacles to consumer market development
        4.2.1 Pricing
        4.2.2 Rights issues - VCR revisited
        4.2.3 User experience and applications
        4.2.4 Regulations and Safety
        4.2.5 Patent and standards wars
      4.3 Next steps in the competitive environment
      4.4 Sizing the Consumer Market
      4.5 Developing Scenarios for Consumer 3D Printing Demand
        4.5.1 Optimistic
        4.5.2 Pessimistic
        4.5.3 Core/Realistic
      4.6 Next Steps in Assessing Consumer Market Potential
      4.7 Wider societal and industrial impact
    5 Market Development Scenarios
    6 Conclusions and Outlook
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    Exhibits
      Stratasys MakerBot Customer Survey: Use of MakerBot
      MakerBot's Replicator Mini
      3D Systems' Cube 3
      XYZ Printing's da Vinci 3D Printer
      AIO's Zeus 3D printer
      Robo 3D
      DWS Lab's XFAB
      Afinia's 3D Printer
      Consumer 3D Printers: 2014 Pricing and Launch Roadmap
      RoBo 3D's ABS Heatbed Warnings
      Consumer 3D Printing: Market Phase Roadmap 2015-2030
      Optimistic Market Development Scenario: Global
      Pessimistic Market Development Scenario: Global
      Core/Realistic Market Development Scenario: Global
      Household Penetration Development Scenarios: US
      Household Penetration Development Scenarios: W. Europe

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