Additive Manufacturing – Defining New Frontiers in Digital Manufacturing

29 Mar 2018
by H. Karthik, Chirajeet Sengupta, Ronak Doshi, Prashray Kala, Mayank Maria

Traditional manufacturing is witnessing the fourth industrial revolution, commonly referred to as Industry 4.0, with the advent of technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), cognitive computing, and big data analytics. Additive manufacturing (commonly known as 3D printing) is another significant theme that is poised to disrupt the manufacturing industry. Even though the technology has existed for over three decades, the market is beginning to mature only now, with enterprises steadily expanding their outlay and domain knowledge in this space. The ecosystem of players focused on additive manufacturing across software, hardware, materials, and services is also growing in tandem, in order to enable enterprise adoption of additive manufacturing. While this poses direct competition to the traditional engineering services players, it also provides them with opportunities to accelerate their own capabilities and domain knowledge by collaborating with the ecosystem players.

In this research, Everest Group assesses additive manufacturing in terms of its key enterprise benefits, emerging applications, industry maturity & use cases, and growth potential. It also includes recommendations for both enterprises and service providers to leverage additive manufacturing in order to accelerate growth.

Scope of this report

  • Services: Additive manufacturing
  • Geography: Global


The research covers the following topics:

  • Definition and key benefits of additive manufacturing
  • Industry use cases and adoption priorities for additive manufacturing
  • Changing dynamics of additive manufacturing applications
  • Additive manufacturing growth forecast up to 2020
  • Key additive manufacturing ecosystem players
  • Implications of additive manufacturing for engineering enterprises and service providers


Engineering Services


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