AMR Reports that 3D-Print Polymer Segment Is ‘Buoyed by New Entrants’

Published by , January 20, 2017 10:37 am

(PlasticsToday)  Additive Manufacturing Research (AMR), a firm that offers monthly insights into aspects of the additive manufacturing industry, notes in its latest polymer bulletin that this segment of the 3D printing market has had more challenges over the past two years than ever. In this sector, AMR is seeing not just new competition but also the development of entirely new print processes.
AMR points to several companies that have significant potential to shape the 3D-printable polymer market. For example, AMR analysts comment that they are seeing a continued decline in hardware sales from both Stratasys and 3D Systems. “But we are also seeing the 3D printing of polymers continue to be buoyed by new entrants,” AMR said. As a result, AMR is projecting that “we will see the 3D print polymer segment returning to historically established levels of around 20% CAGR through 2020.

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