The 3D printing market is maturing rapidly, as attention and influence shifts from the companies that manufacture these amazing devices to a broad range of industries where the technology is finding distribution and practical applications. That’s one key finding from the new Appinions Industry Influence Study, displayed below. The report lists the ‘Ten Most Influential Companies’ including Autodesk (ADSK), Amazon (AMZN), Home Depot (HD), GE (GE), and Makerbot (recently acquired by Stratasys), as well as the ‘Ten Most Influential Executives’ in the 3D printing market.
The momentum that 3D printing is enjoying is highlighted by the diversity of industries that earned spots in the report, which includes firms and executives from retail, traditional manufacturing, automotive, aviation, finance, construction, and electronics. Pure-play 3D startups like Formlabs, CreoPop, Shapeways, and Sculpteo remain an active part of the conversation as well.
Retail made a particularly strong showing, led by Amazon’s recent introduction of a 3D printed items marketplace, which propelled the retailer to the #2 spot among companies. Amazon’s Marketplace Sales Director Petra Schindler-Carter ranked as the #1 most influential executive. Staples SVP Damien Leigh ranked as the #2 executive for his role in brining ‘3D print on demand’ to their stores.
For current data on this marketplace, visit our Real-Time Influence Index page for 3D Printing.
The information on this page is produced by identifying relevant opinions from within over 200 million documents from news, blogs, forums, and social media over the past 90 days.
These results are based on a topic query that looks for opinions that include the following keywords:
- 3D Printing, 3D Printers, and variants
- Additive manufacturing
- 3D Printer manufacturers (brand names)
These results are based on the following topic query:
(|3 D Printing| OR |3D Printing| OR |3 D Printer| OR |3D Printer| OR |3 D Printers| OR |3D Printers| OR |3D Print| OR |3D Printed| OR 3DPrinting OR |3D Printing| OR |3 D Printing| OR “Additive manufacturing” OR “three dimensional printing” OR stratasys OR Makerbot OR “3D Systems” OR |Shapeways| OR |ExOne| OR |MakerLibre| OR |Mcor| OR |Farmbot| OR |Sketchfab| OR |New Matter| OR |Reprap| OR |Formlabs| OR |Cambrian Genomics|OR |Pinshape| OR |MadeSolin| OR |SOLS Systems| OR |Matter.io| OR |Imagine That 3D| OR |Peecho| OR |Dreamforge| OR |MatterFab| OR |MakieLab| OR |MXD3D| OR |Secured3D| OR |FabAllThings|OR |Seene| OR |Lynx Laboratories| OR |Twindom| OR |PrintToPeer| OR |Solidoodle| OR |3D Hubs| OR |Shapify| )
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Influence Study - Released: September 2014
Real-Time Influence Update
The chart below shows the most recent influence scores and opinion volume for this topic. For more current information, visit the 3D Printing Influence Index.
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