PLAYERS 4
TECHNOLOGY BRIEFING 5
Definition 5
The eight different types of 3D printing technology 5
The science behind 3D printing 10
The technology of materials 11
4D printing 12
The cost of 3D printing 13
TRENDS 14
Technology trends 14
Regulatory trends 16
Macroeconomic trends 18
INDUSTRY ANALYSIS 19
Market size and growth forecasts 21
Competitive analysis 22
Mergers and acquisitions 24
Timeline 26
VALUE CHAIN 27
Hardware 27
Materials 28
Software 29
Services 30
HOW 3D PRINTING IS DISRUPTING INDUSTRIES 32
Manufacturing 32
Automotive 33
Aerospace 34
Consumer goods 35
Healthcare 36
Construction 37
Jewelry 37
Food 39
Toys 39
Power 40
COMPANIES 42
Public companies 42
Private companies 50
Power companies 54
WHO’S WHO IN 3D PRINTING 55
Classification by value chain segment 55
Classification by 3D printing technology 56
GLOSSARY 57
APPENDIX: OUR THEMATIC RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 60

Companies Mentioned
- Siemens, General Electric Co
- Rosatom
- Westinghouse