Uses of 3D printing 2015-2018

The statistic shows level of use for various applications of 3D printing, between 2015 and 2018. According to this latest survey, conducted in 2018, 41 percent professionals who use 3D printing said they did so to create proofs of concept.

Leading uses of 3D printing between 2015 and 2018

2015Professionals from 2016201620172018
Proof of concept30%41%29%23%41%
Marketing sample12%16%12%10%18%
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Release date

May 2018



Survey time period


Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Participants were asked to declare "the purposes of their 3D prints". Multiple responses were possible.

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