Stratasys Direct Manufacturing together with a third party research firm set out to understand how professionals are integrating 3D printing into their business. Respondents answered the following questions:
• How does your company use 3D printing?
• What is the landscape of 3D printing/additive manufacturing today?
• How has it changed over the past 30 years?
• How does your company plan on using 3D printing in the future?
Stratasys Direct Manufacturing had 1,295 industry professionals respond, including engineers, designers, CEOs, and buyers from the consumer, medical, aerospace, transportation, defense, energy, and automation sectors. They provided a wealth of knowledge, revealing how they rely on 3D printing today, and their plans for the future.
More than 40% have integrated 3D printed parts into their manufacturing processes and/or production parts. Other data are shown in this graphic.