World 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing)

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Rapid gains in 3D printer demand will be driven by professional uses such as prototyping, and by the manufacture of direct production parts and finished goods.

World demand to rise 21% annually through 2017

World demand for 3D printers and related materials and software is projected to rise 21 percent per year to $5.0 billion in 2017. While professional uses such as prototyping will continue to account for the majority of demand, the more rapid growth will be seen in production and consumer applications. 3D printers will increasingly be used to manufacture direct production parts and finished goods in a wide variety of applications. In the consumer segment, projected price drops in desktop 3D printers will motivate purchases by hobbyists and do-it-yourselfers.

Plastics to remain most common printing material

Robust growth will be seen in demand for printing materials, as the rapidly expanding installed base of 3D printers fuels related materials consumption. Plastics such as acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS), polylactic acid (PLA), and nylon were the first types of materials used in 3D printing, and remain the simplest to work with. Plastics will continue to account for the majority of materials demand, but faster growth is projected for metals, based on their greater strength and resistance, as well as rapid gains in markets such as aerospace. Demand for software and other 3D printing products such as 3D scanners will grow in line with the overall average, supported by the ongoing need for technological updates and upgrades.

Medical, dental market to be among fastest growing

Some of the fastest growth will be seen in the medical and dental market, with especially good opportunities expected in dental applications such as braces, prostheses, crowns, bridges, dental aligners, and models for dental restoration procedures. Other significant markets for 3D printing products include consumer products (e.g., jewelry, toys, fashion clothing, consumer electronics), automotive, and aerospace. For instance, in 2013 General Electric announced plans to use 3D printers to produce fuel nozzles for its next-generation jet engine. These nozzles are expected to be lighter and stronger than those produced using conventional production techniques.

US to remain top market

The US will remain by far the largest national 3D printing market in the world, accounting for 42 percent of global sales in 2017. In developed areas such as the US and Western Europe, 3D printing market value will be supported by the growing presence of metal-based 3D printers for the production of finished parts, as such systems are significantly more expensive than plastics-based 3D printing systems. Rapid gains are expected in China, where most applications center on design, sample testing, or prototyping.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $2 billion world 3D printing industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by product (professional, production, consumer), material (e.g., plastics, metals), market (e.g., consumer products, automotive, medical and dental, aerospace), world region, and for 14 countries.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 40 industry players, including Stratasys, 3D Systems and EOS.

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  1. World 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing)

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $285.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | WORLD 3D PRINTING DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 World Economic Environment

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        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

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        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Demographic Overview

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        1. 3.3.1 World Population

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          1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

        2. 3.3.2 World Urbanization Patterns

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          1. Table | WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

      4. 3.4 World Per Capita Gross Domestic Product

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        1. Table | WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (2011 dollars)

      5. 3.5 World Personal Consumption Expenditure Trends

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        1. Table | WORLD PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

      6. 3.6 World Industrial Outlook

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        1. 3.6.1 Industrial Output Trends

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          1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

        2. 3.6.2 Gross Fixed Investment Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD GROSS FIXED INVESTMENT BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)

      7. 3.7 World Health Care Trends

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        1. Table | WORLD HEALTH CARE EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion dollars)

      8. 3.8 World Motor Vehicle Production

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        1. Table | WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION BY REGION (thousand units)

      9. 3.9 Pricing Trends

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        1. 3.9.1 3D Printers

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        2. 3.9.2 Materials

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        3. 3.9.3 Software

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      10. 3.10 Technology Overview

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        1. 3.10.1 Binder Jetting

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        2. 3.10.2 Material Jetting

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        3. 3.10.3 Powder Bed Fusion

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        4. 3.10.4 Directed Energy Deposition

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        5. 3.10.5 Material Extrusion

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        6. 3.10.6 Vat Photopolymerization

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        7. 3.10.7 Sheet Lamination

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      11. 3.11 Regulatory Considerations

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    4. 4 OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 3D Printer Installed Base by Region

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        1. Table | WORLD 3D PRINTER INSTALLED BASE BY REGION (units)

        2. Table | WORLD 3D PRINTER INSTALLED BASE BY REGION, 2012 (64,300 units)

      2. 4.2 3D Printing Demand by Region

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        1. Table | WORLD 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

        2. Table | WORLD 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY REGION, 2012 ($2.0 billion)

      3. 4.3 3D Printing Demand by Product

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        1. Table | WORLD 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        2. Table | WORLD 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2012 ($2.0 billion)

        3. 4.3.1 3D Printers

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          1. Table | WORLD 3D PRINTER DEMAND BY REGION & APPLICATION (million dollars)

        4. 4.3.2 Materials

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          1. Table | WORLD 3D PRINTING MATERIALS DEMAND BY REGION & TYPE (million dollars)

        5. 4.3.3 Software & Other

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          1. Table | WORLD 3D PRINTING SOFTWARE & OTHER DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

      4. 4.4 3D Printing Demand by Market

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        1. Table | WORLD 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

        2. Table | WORLD 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY MARKET, 2012 ($2.0 billion)

        3. 4.4.1 Consumer Products

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          1. Table | WORLD CONSUMER PRODUCT MARKET FOR 3D PRINTING BY REGION (million dollars)

        4. 4.4.2 Automotive

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          1. Table | WORLD AUTOMOTIVE MARKET FOR 3D PRINTING BY REGION (million dollars)

        5. 4.4.3 Medical & Dental

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          1. Table | WORLD MEDICAL & DENTAL MARKET FOR 3D PRINTING BY REGION (million dollars)

        6. 4.4.4 Other

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          1. Table | WORLD OTHER MARKETS FOR 3D PRINTING BY REGION & MARKET (million dollars)

      5. 4.5 World Production Overview

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    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

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      1. 5.1 North America: Market Environment

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      2. 5.2 North America: 3D Printing Demand

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        2. Table | NORTH AMERICA: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012 ($900 million)

      3. 5.3 United States: Market Environment

        $544.00

        1. Table | UNITED STATES: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 5.3.1 United States: 3D Printing Demand

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          1. Table | UNITED STATES: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 5.3.2 United States: Suppliers

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      4. 5.4 Canada: Market Environment

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        1. Table | CANADA: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 5.4.1 Canada: 3D Printing Demand

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          1. Table | CANADA: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million US dollars)

        3. 5.4.2 Canada: Suppliers

          $83.00

      5. 5.5 Mexico: Market Environment

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        1. Table | MEXICO: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 5.5.1 Mexico: 3D Printing Demand

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          1. Table | MEXICO: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 5.5.2 Mexico: Suppliers

          $82.00

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

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      1. 6.1 Western Europe: Market Environment

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: 3D Printing Demand

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        2. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012 ($495 million)

      3. 6.3 France: Market Environment

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        1. Table | FRANCE: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 6.3.1 France: 3D Printing Demand

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          1. Table | FRANCE: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 6.3.2 France: Suppliers

          $82.00

      4. 6.4 Germany: Market Environment

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        1. Table | GERMANY: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 6.4.1 Germany: 3D Printing Demand

          $120.00

          1. Table | GERMANY: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 6.4.2 Germany: Suppliers

          $175.00

      5. 6.5 Italy: Market Environment

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        1. Table | ITALY: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 6.5.1 Italy: 3D Printing Demand

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          1. Table | ITALY: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 6.5.2 Italy: Suppliers

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      6. 6.6 Spain: Market Environment

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        1. Table | SPAIN: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 6.6.1 Spain: 3D Printing Demand

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          1. Table | SPAIN: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 6.6.2 Spain: Suppliers

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      7. 6.7 United Kingdom: Market Environment

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        1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 6.7.1 United Kingdom: 3D Printing Demand

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          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 6.7.2 United Kingdom: Suppliers

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      8. 6.8 Other Western Europe: Market Environment

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        1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 6.8.1 Other Western Europe: 3D Printing Demand

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          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 6.8.2 Other Western Europe: Suppliers

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    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

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      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: Market Environment

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: 3D Printing Demand

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        2. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012 ($445 million)

      3. 7.3 Australia: Market Environment

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        1. Table | AUSTRALIA: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 7.3.1 Australia: 3D Printing Demand

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          1. Table | AUSTRALIA: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million US dollars)

        3. 7.3.2 Australia: Suppliers

          $82.00

      4. 7.4 China: Market Environment

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        1. Table | CHINA: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 7.4.1 China: 3D Printing Demand

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          1. Table | CHINA: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 7.4.2 China: Suppliers

          $160.00

      5. 7.5 India: Market Environment

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        1. Table | INDIA: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 7.5.1 India: 3D Printing Demand

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          1. Table | INDIA: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 7.5.2 India: Suppliers

          $82.00

      6. 7.6 Japan: Market Environment

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        1. Table | JAPAN: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 7.6.1 Japan: 3D Printing Demand

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          1. Table | JAPAN: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 7.6.2 Japan: Suppliers

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      7. 7.7 South Korea: Market Environment

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        1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 7.7.1 South Korea: 3D Printing Demand

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          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 7.7.2 South Korea: Suppliers

          $82.00

      8. 7.8 Taiwan: Market Environment

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        1. Table | TAIWAN: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 7.8.1 Taiwan: 3D Printing Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | TAIWAN: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million US dollars)

        3. 7.8.2 Taiwan: Suppliers

          $82.00

      9. 7.9 Other Asia/Pacific: Market Environment

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        1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 7.9.1 Other Asia/Pacific: 3D Printing Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 7.9.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Suppliers

          $82.00

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

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      1. 8.1 Central & South America: Market Environment

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        1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 8.1.1 Central & South America: 3D Printing Demand

          $85.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Suppliers

          $82.00

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe: Market Environment

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        1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: 3D Printing Demand

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          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Suppliers

          $82.00

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast: Market Environment

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        1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT

        2. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: 3D Printing Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)

        3. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Suppliers

          $82.00

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 9.1 General

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        1. Table | WORLD 3D PRINTING SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)

      2. 9.2 Market Share

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        1. Table | WORLD 3D PRINTING MARKET SHARE, 2012 ($2.0 billion)

      3. 9.3 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 9.4 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      5. 9.5 Research & Development

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      6. 9.6 Marketing & Distribution

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      7. 9.7 Public & Private Funding

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      8. 9.8 Printing Services

        $82.00

      9. 9.9 Company Profiles

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        1. 9.9.1 Aleph Objects Incorporated

          $85.00

        2. 9.9.2 Arcam AB

          $131.00

        3. 9.9.3 Asiga

          $82.00

        4. 9.9.4 Aspect Incorporated

          $82.00

        5. 9.9.5 Autodesk Incorporated

          $134.00

        6. 9.9.6 BeAM

          $82.00

        7. 9.9.7 Beijing Long Yuan Automated Fabrication System Company Limited

          $82.00

        8. 9.9.8 Beijing TierTime Technology Company Limited

          $87.00

        9. 9.9.9 Carima Company Limited

          $82.00

        10. 9.9.10 Dassault Systèmes SA

          $136.00

        11. 9.9.11 DWS srl

          $103.00

        12. 9.9.12 EnvisionTEC GmbH

          $143.00

        13. 9.9.13 EOS GmbH

          $133.00

        14. 9.9.14 Evonik Industries AG

          $114.00

        15. 9.9.15 ExOne Company

          $117.00

        16. 9.9.16 Fruth Innovative Technologien GmbH

          $94.00

        17. 9.9.17 InssTek Incorporated

          $82.00

        18. 9.9.18 Keyence Corporation

          $90.00

        19. 9.9.19 Leapfrog BV

          $82.00

        20. 9.9.20 Materialise NV

          $116.00

        21. 9.9.21 Matsuura Machinery Corporation

          $87.00

        22. 9.9.22 Mcor Technologies Limited

          $84.00

        23. 9.9.23 Nabtesco Corporation

          $82.00

        24. 9.9.24 Nanjing Zijin-Lead Electronics Company Limited

          $82.00

        25. 9.9.25 Phillips Service Industries Incorporated

          $97.00

        26. 9.9.26 ReaLizer GmbH

          $82.00

        27. 9.9.27 Renishaw plc

          $178.00

        28. 9.9.28 RepRap Professional Limited

          $82.00

        29. 9.9.29 Shaanxi Hengtong Intelligent Machine Company Limited

          $82.00

        30. 9.9.30 Shanghai Union Technology Company Limited

          $82.00

        31. 9.9.31 SLM Solutions GmbH

          $82.00

        32. 9.9.32 SpaceClaim Corporation

          $82.00

        33. 9.9.33 Stratasys Limited

          $294.00

        34. 9.9.34 3D Systems Corporation

          $568.00

        35. 9.9.35 3Geometry Manufacturing Systems Private Limited

          $82.00

        36. 9.9.36 3Shape A/S

          $123.00

        37. 9.9.37 Trumpsystem Precision Machinery Company Limited

          $82.00

        38. 9.9.38 Ultimaker BV

          $82.00

        39. 9.9.39 voxeljet AG

          $108.00

        40. 9.9.40 Wuhan Binhu Mechanical & Electrical Company Limited

          $82.00

      10. 9.10 Additional Companies

        $350.00

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