Econolyst, a global additive manufacturing & 3D printing consultancy and research firm based in the UK, has launched what will now be an annual survey — the Big 3D Printing Survey. With the aim of drilling down into the industry, specifically users of 3D printers and 3D printing services and what motivates them, the goal is to understand how the market is growing — something I think we can all agree has been happening pretty fast over the last two years. It looks set to continue. As such, an annual survey of this nature is going to produce some valuable data, and Econolyst invites you to take part. It will take about 10 minutes of you time (not even, I just did it) and as a thank you for that time you have the option to be entered into a prize draw for $150 vouchers for either Shapeways’ 3D printing service or Faberdashery’s quality 3D printing filament.
The survey is targeting people who use 3D printing — that’s to say people who use 3D printers hands on at home, work or school, as well as people who use online 3D printing services to produce products or parts for them. Themes include what you use 3D printing for and what tools you use to do it.
Results from last year’s survey generated some really interesting results as depicted in the infographic. This year Econolyst is hoping to broaden the scope of respondents, and I can’t think of more qualified hands to place this data in from across the industry. But they need you to do it.
You can take the survey by following this link, and it will be open until 23:59 (GMT) on 6th April 2014.