Sales of 3D printers increased by 34% in 2014

Makerbot_Thing-O-MaticCanalys has released a new study that presents a summary of sales of printers 3D for the year 2014. Figures gleaned by the research firm show sales rising sharply on the year.
Worldwide, it sold 133,000 printers in 2014, a figure up 68% from 2013. In value, the printer 3D, their supplies and associated services, market has now reached 3.3 billion (+ 34%). The market accelerates, particularly fired by new buyers.

3D printing market accelerated in the 4th quarter 2014

3D-Printing-Worldwide-Market-2013-2014-CanalysThe 3D printer market has experienced an excellent 4th quarter 2014. Over the last three months of the year, it sold 41,000 3D printers for a turnover of 1 billion dollars according to figures provided by Canalys. Analysts believe that the market is now boosted by the arrived user who buy their first 3D printer.

3D printer µDelta from German eMotion-Tech, a 3D less than € 500 printer.

3D printer µDelta from German eMotion-Tech, a 3D less than € 500 printer.

Logically, these are 3D printers less $ 10,000 representing the bulk of the market. 3/4 sales would be realized on these models ‘entry-level’ when compared to the hundreds of thousands of dollars of industrial printers. Kickstarter projects play an important role in the development of the market. Among the manufacturers who draw their own in number of units sold, analysts cite MakerBot, Ultimaker and the rise of Chinese builders, XYZPrinting in mind.
The America plate represents 42% of the market versus 31% for the Europe/EMEA and 27% for Asia/Pacific.

Translation : Bing Translator

Source : “3D printing market surpasses US$3.3 billion worldwide in 2014”, Canalys press release, April 2, 2015

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