Investment Opportunities for 3D Printing in Europe (2016-2020)

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No matter which country you live in Europe, investment in 3D technology within one’s one country will improve the economy by bringing manufacturing back home. This will decrease costs associated with manufacturing, which will propel growth in many other related facets of the economy. The improvement and investment in 3D technology will have the potential to increase the value of any other stock that is held in a business/organization that requires manufacturing of a product, which is a huge portion of the economy.

Investing in 3D printing this year has been about as fun as drinking battery acid despite the unabated promises of it being the next industrial revolution. Everything from pills to houses can be made with 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, in which a machine produces a three-dimensional product by adding successive layers of material.

But shares of the two largest, publicly-traded 3D-printing companies on the stock market — Stratasys (SSYS) and 3D Systems (DDD) — crashed 64% and 58% this year, respectively. 3D Systems shares fell to a four-year low after having skyrocketed more than 600% over three years at their peak in 2014. Stratasys cratered 77% from its 2014 peak after having blasted 1000% between 2012 and 2014.

Europe is a major hub for 3D printing technology. The highest demand in Europe comes from small and medium sized businesses that are in need of high speed, reliable and low-cost prototypes. With the ability to deliver customized products and manufactured solutions at lower cost, 3D printing technology will completely disrupt traditional manufacturing in many industries. Initiatives and spending by government, the ability to offer customized products by 3D printing, increased efficiency, and improved products are leading this technology in Europe. 3D printing applications in healthcare are expected to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecasted period (2016-2020).

However, that doesn’t mean that there are no road bumps for 3D printing on the horizon. While desktop 3D printer sales are still growing, the end of the year did see them start to get a little soft. Although it is likely that this softening is just a natural slowdown as the market starts to redistribute itself. But still, with both 3D Systems and Stratasys both facing ever shrinking stock prices and resorting to major layoffs, this may not be the best time to invest in 3D printer manufacturers until it is clearer who will be the major players in the industry next year. With both HP Inc. and Canon moving into the 3D printer markets, it seems that things on the desktop and consumer levels will be in a state of flux for a while.

What the report offers

  1. Market Definition of Investment Opportunities for 3D Printing in Europe along with identification of crucial drivers and limitations for the market.
  2. Identification of features liable for altering the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities and identification of key companies which can influence the market.
  3. Extensively studied competitive landscape section with profiles of Emerging companies along with their financials, strategic initiatives and market shares. 
  4. Identification and analysis of the Macro and Micro factors that affect the Investment Opportunities for 3D printing in Europe.
  5. A comprehensive list of emerging market players along with the analysis of their present strategic interests and important financial information.

1. Overview

            1.1 Report Account

            1.2 Research Methodology

            1.3 Market Description

            1.4 Regions Covered

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Summary

            3.1 Existing Market Scenario

            3.2 Dynamics Driving the Market

                        3.2.1 Initiatives and Expenditure By Government

                        3.2.2 Capability to Offer Customized Products

                        3.2.3 Increased Competence and Enhanced Product

            3.3 Factors Confining the Market

                        3.3.1 High Early Cost of Creating a Rapid Prototype

                        3.3.2 Lack of Standardized Equipment

                        3.3.3 Class of The Material

            3.4 Present Opportunities in the Market

                        3.4.1 Predisposition of Growth Towards Healthcare

                        3.4.2 Important Patents Outmodedness

            3.5 Technology Picture

            3.6 Porter's Five Forces

                        3.6.1 Bargaining Power of Sellers

                        3.6.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

                        3.6.3 Threat of New Competitors

                        3.6.4 Threat of Additional Products and Services

                        3.6.5 Competitive Rivalry within the Industry

4. 3D Printing Market Breakdown By Technology

            4.1 Stereolithography

            4.2 Inkjetted Photopolymers

            4.3 Electron Beam Melting

            4.4 Fused Deposition Modeling

            4.5 Laser Beam Melting

            4.6 Binder Jetting Technology

            4.7 Others

5. 3D Printing Market Breakdown By Material

            5.1 Metals

            5.2 Polymers

            5.3 Ceramics

            5.4 Others

6. 3D Printing Market Breakdown By Application

            6.1 Manufacturing

            6.2 Healthcare

            6.3 Aerospace

            6.4 Government and Defense

            6.5 Industrial

            6.6 Others

7. Developing Countries for 3D Printing In Europe

8. Netherland

            8.1 Introduction

            8.2 Emergent Companies in Netherland

                        8.2.1 Leapfrog

                        8.2.2 3D Hubs

9. France

            9.1 Introduction

            9.2 Evolving Companies in France

                        9.2.1 Sculpteo

                        9.2.2 Zeepro

10. Germany

            10.1 Introduction

            10.2 Emergent Companies in Germany

                        10.2.1 Stilnest

                        10.2.2 BigRep

11. Market Landscape

            11.1 Market Trends

            11.2 Market Predictions

            11.3 New Product Development and Inventions

            11.4 Mergers and Acquisitions



  • Report In PDF:

  • 112 pages

  • 20 figures

  • 16 tables



  • Report In PDF:

  • 112 pages

  • 20 figures

  • 16 tables



  • Report In PDF:

  • 112 pages

  • 20 figures

  • 16 tables