Additive Manufacturing (AM) platforms will produce more than US$360 billion worth of parts and end products each year and nearly US$2 trillion in sum by the end of the next decade. During this time, there will be a new set of technologies in the market that significantly broaden the overall scope of applications where AM can compete, and ultimately win.
The Additive Manufacturing Platform Ranking competitive assessment covers 10 major vendors of the technology – 3D Systems, Carbon, Desktop Metal, Digital Alloys, EOS, ExOne, GE Additive, HP, Renishaw, and Stratasys – using ABI Research’s proven, unbiased innovation/implementation criteria framework. Vendors were analyzed based on a combination of AM technology process, material science, software, process and application adaptability, GTM, revenue and bookings, availability, customer references, partnerships, cost, and channel strategy. Each vendor was then ranked as a Leader, Follower, or Laggard.
To qualify as an additive manufacturing platform vendor, the company had to have a production additive manufacturing solution on the market, be targeting production AM as its main opportunity, or be working with promising metal alloy AM technologies and techniques that could, in ABI Research’s view, prove a strong fit for the production AM market.