3D printing market M&A analysis for 2010-2016

PUNE, India, June 22, 2016

The 3D printing market has witnessed tremendous growth in M&A activities in terms of the number of deals announced between 2010 and 2016 due to large tech companies showing interest in the 3D printing technology through various acquisitions, substantial growth of startup companies and need to increase scale.

Complete report on 3D printing market M&A, investments and patents across 177 pages, profiling 59 companies and supported with 16 tables and 66 figures is now available here.


The 3D printing market is expected to reach USD 30.19 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 28.5% between 2016 and 2022.3D printing is used to develop prototypes and end products in industries such as  automotive, medical, aerospace, defense, dental, biomedical, jewelry, art, architecture, fashion designing, and interior designing among others. Along with these, electronics, robotics, spacecraft, construction, organ transplantations, food, and other industries have also started adopting the 3D printing technology. The market is growing rapidly, and it is now focusing on the production of end parts with the development of technologies and metal powdered materials.


The driving factors behind the increase in M&A activities include the need to increase scale, substantial growth of startup companies, intense competition, and the need for companies to improve their technology, product, and services portfolio. The large tech companies have shown interest in the 3D printing technology through various acquisitions. Significant opportunities exist for the 3D printing market in the Asia-Pacific region. The market has been experiencing advancements in printers and printing technologies, improvements in materials used, and developments in skilled workforce.


The major players in the 3D printing market include 3D Systems Corporation (U.S.), Stratasys Ltd. (U.S.& Israel), the ExOneCompany(U.S.), Voxeljet AG (Germany), ArcamGroup (Sweden), SLM Solutions Group AG (Germany), EOS GmbH (Germany), EnvisionTEC GmbH (Germany), Materialise NV (Belgium), Sciaky Inc. (U.S.), Concept Laser GmbH (Germany), Autodesk, Inc. (U.S.), Hoganas AB (Sweden), Renishaw PLC (U.K.). Order a copy of Outlook of Mergers & Acquisitions, Investments, and Patents in the 3D Printing Market (2010-2016) research report.

In the process of determining and verifying, the market size for several segments and sub segments gathered through secondary research, extensive primary interviews were conducted with key people. In Tier 1 (25%), Tier 2 (45%) and Tier 3 (30%) companies were contacted for primary interviews. The interviews were conducted with various key people such as C-level Executives (35%), Director Level (40%) and others (25%) from various key organizations operating in the global 3D printing market. The primary interviews were conducted worldwide covering regions such as North America (45%), Europe (35%), Asia-Pacific (15%), and RoW (5%).

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