Demand for metal 3D printing: top three industries worldwide 2016

The statistic shows the top three industries that are demanding metal 3D printing worldwide, as of 2016, and the type of metal they wish to work with. As of April 2016, the automotive and aerospace industries had the highest demand for standard or high-performance alloys as the material for 3D printing.

Top three industries' demand for metal 3D printing, as of April 2016

Standard or high-performance alloysTool steel
Mechanical and plant engineering41%33%
Automotive and aerospace44%26%
Electronics43%23%
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Source

Release date

July 2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

April 2016

Number of respondents

900 companies

Method of interview

Online survey

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