New Market Forecast Shows 3D Printing Industry's Future is Bright, But Major Obstacles Remain
Carlsbad, CA, May 08, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- New book reveals bright future for 3D printing but words of caution for investors.
3D Printing: A Guide for Investors by Stan Schatt guides potential investors through the maze that is the current 3D printing industry.
3D Printing: A Guide for Investors provides a guide to current technology, most likely market growth scenarios, a market forecast extending through 2018 and covering applications, printers, services, and materials, and an analysis of current vendors and their products.
According to Dr. Stan Schatt, Principal at Schatt Research, the total worldwide 3D printing market including printers, services, and material is likely to produce $3.3 billion in revenue in 2014. The 3D printing industry is still in its infancy after almost thirty years, but a number of factors are pushing the market closer to greater consumer acceptance of the technology. Schatt points out that while there still is no “killer application” for the home, several new features as well as falling prices and increased media coverage are moving the market beyond just hobbyists. He compares the current state of this industry to the personal computer market in the early 1980s. While there is great opportunity for investors, there also are considerable risks since the 3D printing industry is likely to experience the same kind of vendor fallout the PC industry experienced.
This book explains why it is difficult to find unbiased information about the 3D printing industry and why certain materials are poised for substantial growth as are certain companies specializing in services. It also examines some key legal and ethical issues that could derail industry growth.
Normally Schatt Research would publish this study as a report and price it accordingly, but it has decided to explore a new way for investors to purchase market research without paying thousands of dollars. Accordingly, 3D Printing: A Guide for Investors is available exclusively as an Amazon Kindle book for $9.99.
About the Author
Stan Schatt has over twenty years’ experience as a Research Director and Vice President at several of world’s leading market research companies including Forrester Research, Giga Information Group, Current Analysis, ABI Research, InfoCorp, and Computer Intelligence. He is the author of over thirty books on a wide range of subjects and has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, the Financial Times, Business Week, the New York Times, and Money Magazine. He has appeared on CNBC to discuss investment opportunities and new technology.
Stan Schatt PhD, MBA