Top 3D Printing Priorities

Top 3D Printing Priorities

Proof Point

Product development, customization, and flexible production considered top priorities for additive manufacturing industry in 2017 and 2022, according to Sculpteo survey

Top 3D Printing Priorities

2017 – 2022F (percentage of 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
  • Product Development – Accelerating product development top priority for 3D printing initiatives in 2017 and 2022, according to Sculpteo survey, with potential for co-creation (8-9%) also identified
  • Customization – Offering customized products and limited series (15-16%) another priority for additive manufacturing industry for 2017 and 2022
  • Flexible Production – A few respondents also highlighted importance of production flexibility (13-14%) and improvement in spare parts management (4-6%)
  • 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


Market Disruption


Information Technology


Date Last Updated

November 17, 2017

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