3D Printing and How It’s Shaping Business

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3d Printing and How It’s Shaping Business

This infographic details the ins and outs of 3D printing and its effect on the business world.

Due to factors such as the technology becoming more user friendly and a decrease in the price of acquisition, 3D printing is making a splash in many industries such as medicine, automotive and electronics. Currently, the largest revenue generator in the industry is consumer electronics, followed closely by the automotive industry. Also, the largest end user customer base is located in the USA, with a whopping 38% market share.

Advantages of 3D printing include: the convenience of designing and producing goods in house, on your own schedule; reduced need to store inventory, as it can be made just in time for use; cost reduction of manufacturing without the added expense of creating molds, and much more.

Moving forward, investors must consider the high barriers to entry, vertical acquisitions and potential demand growth from the manufacturing and software industries.

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  • Darklamp

    As always, a beautiful graphic. I am happy you captured, what I feel is the most important aspect of 3D printing, which is materials. This is why plastics (polymers) are so much more important than ever before. For me, the fossil fuel industry should re-tool and get out of the combustion business and into the material business.

    One thing I was not to clear about was the magnitude visualized by the Revenue donut graph. I get the percentages, the surface area of the donut, but not the changing thickness of the donut. Please explain.

  • visualcapitalist

    Thanks for the comment Darklamp! It looks to me like it is just corresponding to the weight of the % along with the surface area. I don’t think it has a meaning above and beyond that – just also emphasizing the same thing.

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