3D Printing Service ProvidersTrends 2023

SmarTech Publishing issues first report on metal AM service bureaus

The report forecasts revenues from metal AM service bureaus to reach over $13 billion by 2027

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SmarTech Publishing, the premiere market research firm for the additive manufacturing industry, has released the first forecast report covering metal 3D printing service bureaus. The report, entitled “Metal 3D Printing Services: Service Revenues, Printer Purchases, and Materials Consumption – 2018 To 2027,” forecasts that revenues from metal AM service bureaus will reach over $13 billion by 2027.

Giving a brief overview of the report, SmarTech Publishing says it has analyzed the various opportunities and value propositions for metal AM services from a range of perspectives, including from that of the service bureaus as well as from the printer manufacturers, materials producers and the end user community. The end users addressed in the report are aerospace, automotive, oil & gas, medical and dental.

The report is also fairly broad in scope in that it takes into account a range of different service bureaus, such as those owned by 3D printer manufacturers, independent operators and firms that offer access to 3D printer networks. Some of the leading firms analyzed in the report include 3D Systems, Materialise, Sculpteo, Stratasys, Protolabs, GE Additive, Oerlikon, Renishaw, Siemens Material Solutions, Sintavia, HP, Burloak, and more.

In the report, one will also find detailed profiles addressing the future goals and strategies of these leading metal AM services.

Smartech metal service bureaus

As with SmarTech’s other reports on the AM industry, a key segment of the report is dedicated to providing granular ten-year forecasts about the metal AM service market. These forecasts cover the number of parts printed by services (including prototypes, tools and final parts), service provider revenues by end user type, printers purchased by service bureaus and metals consumed by the services.

SmarTech Publishing states: “This report provides ten-year forecasts of service provider revenues, broken out by type of service provider; along with the projections of printers, processes and the types of metals used by service providers of different types. In addition, we analyze the future goals and strategies of leading firms—including printer makers—who make metal 3DP services a major part of their business activities.”

The full metal additive manufacturing services report can be accessed via SmarTech’s website with a user license. Earlier this month, SmarTech Publishing released a report on metal 3D printing patents—also the first of its kind.

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Tess Boissonneault

Tess Boissonneault is a Montreal-based content writer and editor with five years of experience covering the additive manufacturing world. She has a particular interest in amplifying the voices of women working within the industry and is an avid follower of the ever-evolving AM sector. Tess holds a master's degree in Media Studies from the University of Amsterdam.

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