Additive Manufacturing (AM) has been around for more than 30 years, but only recently have multi-disciplinary advances in material sciences (multi-metal), metrology (in-situ monitoring), and design (generative engineering) started to converge on the technology’s use in structural and mission-critical commercial applications. These advances, the passing of a patent cliff and an ever-increasing desire to cater to the eye of the customer make AM more relevant today than ever. Production AM is on the cusp of scale.
This Market Data builds on the ABI Research report, “Additive Manufacturing in Industrial Applications,” as well as the understanding that AM will compete and, ultimately, win in a broader circle of applications than most are ready to accept. It provides a forecast of additive manufacturing platform shipments by platform type and technology as well as additive manufacturing product value (the portion of output manufactured using additive technologies and processes) by country and by industry. It also provides manufacturing market share by vendor, with additional context for how and where newer entrants (Carbon, HP, Desktop Metal, Digital Alloys, GE Additive) fit in relation to the incumbents (3D Systems, Stratasys, EOS).