The global market for three-dimensional printing will grow from nearly $3.7 billion in 2016 to more than $10.4 billion by 2021, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.2% for the period of 2016-2021. Global Markets for 3D Printing, Report Highlight, BCC Research


Enterprise Ireland clients can access a wide range of market research reports analysing the 3D Printing market at the Market Research Centre. Below is a list of just some of the reports available;


BCC Research

  • Advanced Materials for 3D Printing: Technologies and Global Markets
  • Global Markets for 3D Printing
  • 3D Metal Printing: Dark Art or Modern Blacksmith
  • 3D Printed Technical Ceramics: Technologies and Global Markets



  • 3D Printing Edges into Home and Garden
  • 3D Printing in Eyewear Exploring Frames
  • The Disruptive Potential of 3D Printing in Toys and Games


Frost & Sullivan

  • 2018 Top Technologies in Advanced Manufacturing and Automation
  • Technology innovations in 3D Printing, Robotics, and Additives for Drag Reduction in Pipes – Advanced Manufacturing Technology TechVision Opportunity Engine.
  • Materials for 3D printing
  • 3D Printing Medical Devices
  • Innovations in 3D Printing and Construction Robots
  • 3D Printing in the Motorcycle Industry
  • Innovations in 3D Printing Materials
  • Global 3D Printing for Military/Aerospace Applications Forecast 2024
  • Global 3D Printing in Automotive Transportation Forecast 2024
  • 3D Printing Systems in Healthcare, Forecast to 2020
  • 3D Printing of Low-cost Prosthetics



  • Disruptive Technology as an Enabler of the Circular Economy: What Potential does 3D Printing Hold? Spring2018, Vol. 60 Issue 3
  • 3D Printing – Next Frontier for Manufacturing, Popular Plastics and Packaging, Mar2017 Vol 62, Issue 3
  • 3D Printing: The Future of Manufacturing and Maintenance, By Harvey, Abby L. Power, May 2017 Vol 161, Issue 5



  • Cool Vendors in 3D Printing 2017
  • Predicts 2018: 3DPrinting and Additive Manufacturing
  • Prepare for the Inevitable: Resilience Enabled by 3D Printing
  • The IT Impact of 3D Printing on Business Models
  • Hype Cycle for 3D Printing, 2017
  • 3D Printing Opportunities and Uses Primer for 2017


IBISWorld (US Market)

  • 3D Printer Manufacturing
  • 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping Services


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