According to a new market research report on "Outlook of Mergers & Acquisitions, Investments, and Patents in the 3D Printing Market (2010–2016)", the market has experienced significant changes in terms of M&A deals, investments, and patent publications.
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The growing investments in the 3D printing market would help nurture the technologies to be part of the next industrial manufacturing revolution
The major investments in the 3D printing market have helped these technologies to be a part of the next industrial manufacturing technologies. These technologies have found various applications in the field of automotive, aerospace, healthcare, and industrial manufacturing, among others. The urge for newer and advanced technologies has helped investments grow at a high pace. In 2015, the largest investment received was by Carbon 3D which raised USD 100.0 million in the series C round of funding to enter into the production of 3D printing from the prototyping phase.
Patent filings have been a crucial part of the growth in the 3D printing market
The increasing preference for filing of patents in the 3D printing market has helped increase the R&D in this market. Companies have been eager to file patents related to 3D printing technologies. The U.S. has been the leading country in patent filings. Japan and China were the major nations in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of patent filings owing to the established electronics market and increasing adoption of 3D printing technologies. However, the expiry of major patents in SLS and SLA technologies spurred the growth of new entrants in the market.
The increased acquisitions in the 3D printing space would help enhance the portfolio of the acquirer companies
There was a significant increase in the number of acquisitions undertaken by major 3D printing companies, 3D Systems Corporation (U.S.) and Stratasys Ltd. (U.S.). These companies have targeted almost all the companies in the 3D printing value chain from startups and established players developing new technologies to material manufacturers, hardware manufacturers, software developers, and service providers. 3D Systems, one of the major players in the 3D printing market, acquired about 48 companies since 2010, while Stratasys Ltd. (U.S.) acquired 10 companies during the same period.
The scope of the report covers detailed information regarding M&A, investments, and patents published in the 3D printing market from 2010 to the first quarter of 2016. A brief analysis of the key players has been done to provide insights into their mergers & acquisitions, patent filings, and private equity investments associated with the 3D printing market.
The major players in the market include 3D Systems Corporation (U.S.), Stratasys Ltd. (U.S. & Israel), the ExOne Company(U.S.), Voxeljet AG (Germany), Arcam Group (Sweden), SLM Solutions Group AG (Germany), EOS GmbH (Germany), EnvisionTEC GmbH (Germany), Materialise NV (Belgium), Sciaky Inc. (U.S.), Concept Laser GmbH (Germany), Autodesk, Inc. (U.S.), Hoganas AB (Sweden), Renishaw PLC (U.K.).
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