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SmarTech introduces Additive Manufacturing Service Bureaus Advisory Program

The program offers intelligent market segmentation, quantification, opportunity forecasting and insights of AM part production services

SmarTech Publishing, a leader in additive manufacturing market research and forecasts, has launched its Additive Manufacturing Service Bureaus Advisory Program. The new program offers a range of insights into part production services—what it calls the “final frontier” of AM. More precisely, the program offers intelligent market segmentation, quantification, opportunity forecasting and other insights obtained through extensive research and cooperation with the AM part services market.

SmarTech Service Bureaus Advisory Program

According to SmarTech, its Additive Manufacturing Service Bureaus Research and Advisory Program is the first in the industry to quantify AM parts printing and related services. The market research firm is aiming to offer its subscribers in depth quantitative market data on AM parts printing services around the globe to complement and round out its existing industry offerings for the AM hardware, materials and software segments. Ultimately, SmarTech’s goal is to “provide clients with market intelligence on the entirety of the additive manufacturing value chain.”

The market opportunity and forecast data in the newly launched program include market sizing (or revenues) for AM parts printing and related services, categorized by provider type, end user industry, primary production material family, geographic region and specific application areas; and quantification of production volumes of outsourced 3D printed components split by industry, primary production material, application group and region.

The company writes: “SmarTech has applied its advanced market forecasting techniques with its deep understanding of additive technologies and markets to allow subscribers the ability to delve deeply into the world of additive manufacturing service bureaus. Service revenue opportunities are classified not only by industry, region, and provider type, but even to the application group level. See how technological advancements and end user adoption trends in aerospace are creating opportunities for outsourced parts printing services for everything from structural airframe components in aerospace, to investment casting patterns in automotive, to dental crowns and bridges in dentistry, and beyond.”

Additionally, reporting modules for the new AM Service Bureaus Advisory Program are available for various market opportunities including 3D printed metals, polymers, polymer composites and technical ceramics. SmarTech subscribers are entitled to receive full quarterly advisory services packages as well as tracking data and forecasts for the whole additive manufacturing landscape (hardware, materials and services).

Last month, SmarTech issued its first report detailing the metal 3D printing service bureau market.


Tess Boissonneault

Tess Boissonneault moved from her home of Montreal, Canada to the Netherlands in 2014 to pursue a master’s degree in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. It was during her time in Amsterdam that she became acquainted with 3D printing technology and began writing for a local additive manufacturing news platform. Now based in France, Tess has over two and a half years experience writing, editing and publishing additive manufacturing content with a particular interest in women working within the industry. She is an avid follower of the ever-evolving AM industry.

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