Amount Spent on 3D Printing

Amount Spent on 3D Printing

Proof Point

Sculpteo survey respondents who spent more than $50,000 on 3D printing grew from 4% in 2016 to 7% 2017, while low spenders of $1,000 and below shrank from 66% to 60%

Amount Spent on 3D Printing

2016 – 2017 (percentage of global respondents)

Note: Data based on Sculpteo’s 2017 State of Printing report that surveyed nearly 1,000 respondents from additive manufacturing industry in 62 countries

Proof Point Findings

  • 3D Printing – Process of creating physical objects from computer-generated three-dimensional models
  • Growth in High-Cost Investments – Percentage of Sculpteo survey respondents spending more than $50,000 on 3D printing almost doubled, from 4% in 2016 to 7% in 2017
  • Drop in Low-Cost Spending – 60% of respondents spent less than $1,000 on 3D printing in 2017, down from 66% in 2016
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include increasing awareness of 3D printing benefits (e.g. customization, convenience, and efficiency improvements), rapidly-advancing 3D printing technologies, discovery of new filaments, decreasing device and material costs, and improving 3D printing expertise



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Date Last Updated

April 11, 2018

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