Current and Future 3D Printing Adoption by Industry

Current and Future 3D Printing Adoption by Industry

Proof Point

Majority of companies in automotive and aerospace, plastics, mechanical and plant engineering, electronics, and pharmaceutical and medical have or plan to adopt 3D printing technologies

Current and Future 3D Printing Adoption by Industry

2016 (percentage of respondents)

Note: Data based on Ernst & Young’s 2016 3D Printing Global Survey covering 900 companies from 12 countries and nine industries

Proof Point Findings

  • 3D Printing – Use of additive techniques to create physical objects from digital models
  • Current Adoption – Plastics (38%), automotive and aerospace (29%), mechanical and engineering (29%) top three industries with highest 3D printing adoption
  • Future Applications – Automotive and aerospace (49%) leading industry with most planned 3D printing adoption, followed by plastics (45%), mechanical and engineering (44%), and electronics (43%)
  • 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 compatible materials or inks, lower device and material cost, and improving 3D printing applications expertise





Date Last Updated

August 18, 2017

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