Additive Manufacturing: Annual Review of Opportunities and Findings 2015

Published: November 2015
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Additive manufacturing continued its rapid expansion in 2015, with key adopting industries investing significantly in research and development projects, hardware, and expertise. This activity has continued to advance solutions and applications for various print technologies for prototyping, tooling, and most importantly final part manufacturing. In this report, SmarTech provides exclusive and never before possible access to key market data and analysis featured across five key industries adopting 3D printing including aerospace, automotive, medical, dental, and jewelry.

For those stakeholders with a broad, global market interest in 3D printing technology and applications, this report provides both major driving adoption trends and findings in each industry segment of 3D printing, as well as a wealth of in-depth market forecast data as modeled by SmarTech's industry leading methodologies and market models for 3D printing technology.

Market data included in this report features 10 year forecasts of revenues for various 3D printing technologies, materials, printing services, software, as well as printer shipments by each print technology category across five major adopting industries.

Printer manufacturers, providers of print solutions and services, and potential print technology and component developers will find this unprecedented access to a wide variety of SmarTech market data and review of key annual findings critical to planning future initiatives in the 3D printing industry for 2016 and beyond.

Additive Manufacturing: Annual Review of Opportunities and Findings 2015

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Analyzing the Complete 3D Printing Industry and Associated Opportunities
1.1 About this Report
1.1.1    Considerations for Cross-Industry Hardware Data Analysis
1.1.2 Considerations for Cross-Industry 3D Printing Service Revenue Data Analysis
1.1.3 Market Segments Utilizing 3D Printing Not Included in This Study
1.2 Creating a Total Market Opportunity Picture
1.3 Global 3D Printing Technology Report Cards
1.4 Review of 2015 3D Printing Market Megatrends
1.4.1 Move Towards Manufacturing Continues to Shift Value Proposition for 3D Printing
1.4.2 3D Printers as a Strategic Investment With Less Quantifiable Value
1.4.3 Competitive Forces Will Finally Begin to Move the Needle for Evolution in Established 3D Print Technologies in 2016
1.4.4 Excess Hardware Capacity Threats – Real or Not?

Chapter Two: Review of 3D Printing in Aerospace 2015
2.1 Major Trends in Commercial and General Aviation Related to 3D Printing
2.1.1 Commercial Aviation Industry Trends Influencing 3DP Adoption and Opportunities
2.2 Current State of AM in Commercial Aerospace
2.2.1 CAD Tool Optimization for Additive Manufacturing of Aerospace Components
2.2.2 Interrelationship Between Space and Defense Markets and Commercial Markets Creating Mutual Benefit for 3D Printing Adoption
2.2.3 Moving Beyond Airplanes
2.3 Opportunities for Aerospace 3D Printing in Non-Commercial Markets
2.3.1 Market Factors in Space and Defense Influencing 3D Print Adoption
2.4 Extracting Value from Additive Manufacturing in Non-Commercial Applications
2.4.1 Additive Manufacturing Value in Space Vehicles
2.4.2 Additive Manufacturing Value in Large Satellites
2.4.3 Additive Manufacturing Value in Small Satellites
2.4.4 Additive Manufacturing Benefits in Space Applications
2.4.5 Additive Manufacturing Value in Military Aircraft
2.4.6 Additive Manufacturing Value in Missile Systems and UAVs
2.5 Review of Market Forecast Data for 3D Printing in Aerospace

Chapter Three: Review of 3D Printing in Automotive 2015
3.1 SmarTech Markets Automotive 3D Printing Adoption Model
3.2 Importance of 3D Printed Prototypes in Automotive Production Cycles
3.3 Advancing Use of 3D Printing in the Automotive Industry
3.3.1 Considerations for Manufacture of End Use Parts in Commercial Automobile Markets
3.4 Review of Market Forecast Data for 3D Printing in Automotive

Chapter Four: Review of 3D Printing in Medical and Dental Markets 2015
4.1 Introduction to Medical 3D Printing Markets
4.2 Understanding Key Users of Printed Medical Parts
4.3 The Power of 3D Print Enabled Technologies in Medical Applications
4.3.1 The Role of Medical Imaging In 3D Printed Medical Applications
4.3.2 The Importance and Opportunity for Software in 3D Printed Medical Applications
4.4 Review of Findings in Key Medical 3D Printing Application Areas
4.4.1 Medical Modeling
4.4.2 Orthopedic and Other Implants
4.4.3 Prosthetics and Related Components
4.4.4 Surgical Tools and Guides
4.5 Introduction to 3D Printing in Dental Markets
4.6 Trends in Traditional Dentistry Affecting the Future of 3D Printed Dentistry
4.7 Importance of Geographic Factors in Development of 3D Printing Dental Markets
4.8 Review of Market Forecast Data for 3D Printing in Medical and Dental

Chapter Five: Review of 3D Printing in Jewelry 2015
5.1 Next Generation of 3D Printing in Jewelry: Direct Fabrication Via Powder Bed Fusion
5.2 Low Cost Printers to Significantly Effect Jewelry 3D Printing Market
5.3 Review of Review of Market Forecast Data for 3D Printing in Jewelry

Published By: SmarTech Markets Publishing
Product Code: SmarTech Markets Publishing20

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