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3D Printing Trends Q1/2018

TRENDS Q4 / 2017

3D HUBS

Introduction Q1 in the 3D Printing Industry is starting 2018 with a great deal of optimism after a successful 2017 of unprecedented innovation. This quarter we’ve added the first CNC data to the report showing the most popular materials and finishes currently being used in the industry. After the introduction of the 3D Hubs waiting list for suppliers, numbers in printer model and printer manufacturer distribution have slowed so they’ve been removed for this quarter. For those still interested you can find that data on the 3D Hubs blog. 3D Hubs 3D Printing Trends is a quarterly update using data from 6,000 active international service providers, who create more than 200,000 3D printed parts each quarter. It’s the only industry report based on hard numbers and the most extensive overview of the latest trends in 3D printing.

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Industrial

Highest Rated industrial Printers

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Most Used Industrial Printers

3

Desktop

4

Highest Rated Desktop 3D Printers

Most Used Desktop Printers

5

Tech & Materials

6

Most Used Technologies

Most Used Materials

7

FDM Color Distribution

8

Geography

9

CNC



Top Print Cities Top Print Countries

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Most Used Materials

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Most Used Finishes

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TRENDS Q4 / 2017

3D HUBS

Industrial Highest Rated Industrial Printers Insights Another quarter and another perfect Print Quality Rating for the iSLA-650 Pro in at #1, showing why engineers love to use industrial SLA. The Formiga P100 also had an exemplary quarter scoring 5.00 as the highest SLS rated machine in the list and joint top. The newer EOS machine, the Formiga P 110 rounds off the podium with a respectable 4.87 at #3 climbing up from #5 since Q4’s report. SLS machines continue to dominate the Top 10 for Print Quality with 60% of machines listed using this technology. The sPro 230 has made a surprise entrance ranking #4, the older 3D systems machine continues to be a workhorse producing end-use parts.

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Printer Model

Technology

Printer Quality Rating

1

iSLA-650 Pro

SLA

5.00

2

Formiga P 100

SLS

5.00

3

Formiga P 110

SLS

4.87

4

sPro 230

SLS

4.81

5

EOSINT P 760

SLS

4.78

6

sPro 60

SLS

4.77

7

Objet Connex500

PolyJet

4.75

8

HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200

MJF

4.75

9

EOS P 396

SLS

4.56

10

Objet30 Prime

PolyJet

4.44

These are the top 10 rated industrial printers out of 200 printer models listed on 3D Hubs, based on print quality ratings from customer review data. Only printers with more than 30 reviews in the quarter are included in these statistics.

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TRENDS Q4 / 2017

3D HUBS

Industrial Most Used Industrial Printers Insights The Most Used Industrial Printers for Q1 continues the trend set in Q4 with SLS again making up 70% of the list. HP’s Jet Fusion 3D 4200 continues its rise to the top, creating over 2,437 parts with the Formiga P 110 in #2 with a substantial gap of nearly 1,000 parts in it. The speed and price points of HP’s new machine makes it an attractive proposition for engineers. It was a busier few month