According to the latest market research done by CONTEXT-based research group for the year of 2017, Massachusetts-based 3D printer maker Stratasys remains the market leader in the Industrial/Professional segment for shipped Polymer 3D printers.
During the first three quarters of 2017, research showed that the Industrial/Professional segment witnessed global unit growth as compared to 2016. The segment was also on track to post year-on-year growth in unit volume for the first time in 3 years, having grown by 2% through the first 3 quarters.
Q3 2017 was particularly encouraging for the Industrial/Professional segment with 22% more printers shipped than in this period the year before. Polymer printers continued with their dominance of the market, as they accounted for 84% of Industrial/Professional machines shipped in Q3 2017, while metal printers accounted for 11%.
With Stratasys holding their own in a strong 3D printer market amidst strong competition from old and new printer makers and technologies, it shows that the market still has much room to grow in terms of penetration.
So how do Stratasys keep coming in first? Here are some reasons:
• User-friendly development
• Cost-effective if a part needs to be reprinted because of the lower per-unit-cost
• Reasonably priced industrial printers
• Highly accurate
• Controlled by print environment/manufacturing process
• Predictable and repeatable which is critical for development purpose
• Easy-to-use and powerful software
• Proven applications
Last but not least, the trend at the moment might be metal 3D printers, but is it a need or a want in terms of adopting it for your business requirements?
As we move forward in 2018, Stratasys is working on making their novel polymer solutions more accessible with their H2000 Infinite Build System. The H2000 flips FDM 3D printing on its side to create strong, custom parts and tooling of unlimited lengths with repeatable mechanical properties, and make it more appealing for mass market production.
Visit our Stratasys Plastic 3D Printers product page to see the range that we carry. You can also contact us for a consultation via our contact form, firstname.lastname@example.org, or +65 6631 8555 for any enquiries.