3D Printers: United States

This report forecasts US three-dimensional (3D) printing product demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2017. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of 3D printers, materials, and software and other products. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: medical and dental, automotive, consumer products, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided at five-year intervals for 2002, 2007, and 2012; the various segments are reported for 2007 and 2012. An Industry Overview section defines products and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on global demand, technology, and regulatory factors.

A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading suppliers competing to serve the US market. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 24-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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