State Of The 3D Printing Industry Survey 2019 AM Service Providers

Market Trends, Expert Insights and Industry Perspectives

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The 3D printing service provider business is booming. With the industrialisation of 3D printing, service bureaus are unlocking new revenue streams, building up expertise and attracting more customers. 

In such a dynamic landscape, it can be challenging to identify new opportunities opening up to service providers. 

AMFG’s ​AM Service Provider Report 2019 offers detailed insights into the current state of the 3D printing service bureau market. We have profiled 50+ service providers, conducted interviews with industry experts and undertaken extensive research efforts all to extract key data to provide you with an in-depth market outlook. 

Download this report to learn what the current AM service bureau market looks like, its challenges and opportunities and what a service bureau can do to secure its competitive advantage. 

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What's inside?

  • A breakdown of the industry-wide survey results, including revenues, the most popular technologies, applications and industries served,
  • Exclusive interviews with SmarTech Analysis' Vice President of Research and three leading service providers,
  • Industry perspectives on the challenges of the AM service bureau market and the outlook for the next 12 months.
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Key findings

  • The majority of respondents (40%) selected FFF/FDM as providing the most amount of revenue for their business. SLS and metal 3D printing came a joint second at 23%,
  • The results show an almost even split between revenues from rapid prototyping and small series manufacturing, signalling the growing confidence in the technology for production applications,
  • "Lack of 3D printing knowledge" is cited as the biggest challenge facing 3D printing service providers followed by increasing competition and the difficulties in balancing pricing and operational costs.,
  • In spite of the challenges, the majority of respondents indicated a positive outlook for the service bureau business for the year ahead.
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