The forecast for sales of 3D printing products and services worldwide is $7.3 billion in 2016, while in 2018 it will be $12.7 billion, and in 2020 the market is expected to reach $21.2 billion, according to Wohlers Report.

Sorting through the hype to understand what 3D printing means for your business can be tough.

This report gives you a firm grasp on where 3D printing technology is headed, which markets are taking off and why.

Table of Contents:

I.   Introduction
3D Printer market at inflection point
The new tool gets newer
Current use or future plans for 3D printing

II.  Defining 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing

III. Technologies that Add
The significant technologies
Raw media in 3D printing/additive manufacturing
Material makers
Hardware plays
Hardware companies
Software and IP plays
Intellectual property libraries proliferate

IV. Which Industries are Printing What?

V.  Financing
The explosion after 2009

VI. Concerns and Hurdles
Securing proprietary data
Green doubts
Sluggish throughpu

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