3D Printing Service Platform: Patent, Business Opportunity, and Brand Strength Analysis

2016-12-29
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Published : Dec-2016
No. of Pages : 36

Since the technical barrier is relatively high for consumers to produce 3D printable files on their own, a 3D printing service platform has been developed to provide 3D printable files and contract manufacturing service which have lured an array of players in the 3D printing industry including hardware manufacturers, agents and distributors, software developers, and IT service providers. Furthermore, online retailers are also investing into the development and operation of 3D printing service platforms. This report provides an overview of a 3D printing service platform technologies and thorough patent data mining results that reflect major vendors’ patent deployment status and technology readiness; examines the strategic planning and challenges of leading 3D printing companies such as Shapeways, MakerBot, and Autodesk. Also included are the insights about market opportunities of the 3D printing service platform for newcomers.

List of Topics

  • Overview of 3Dprinting service platform, including consignment manufacturing, consignment drawing, consignment sales, online matchmaking, and 3D figure customization
  • Analysis of 290 patents by technology field and sector using the data mining technique; also included are the detailed profile of top 20 assignees and their relative R&D intensity ranking
  • Trend analysis of the global 3D printing service platform industry by country, by field, by sector
  • Analysis of 3D printing service platform development of major players, including Shapeways, MakerBot, and Autodesk
  • Detailed analysis of 3D printing service platform patent/assignee matrix, with 30 key patented technology being sorted into nine categories, and includes major assignees’ patent portfolio for image analysis.

Companies covered

3D HUBS, 3D Printlife, 3M, Adobe, Amazon, Amazon, Autodesk, Bank of America, Canon, Casio, Chi Robert Chih-Jen, Druckmaschinen AG, eBay, EOS Gmbh (Electro Optical Systems), Ermilov Sergey, Eyesmatch, Foxconn, Fujifilm, Google, Healthcare Financial Solutions, LLC, Heidelberger, Hong Fu Jin, Hot Pop Factory, i.materialise, IBM, Imaginestics, Interactive Memories, Konica Minolta, Laboratory USA, MakerBot, Nikolayevich, Nintendo, Philips Electronics, Phonak, Pita4 Mobile, Rappaport Matthew B, Ricoh Company, Roland DG, Sculpteo, Shapeways, Simpleware, Stratasys, The Invention Science Fund, Xerox, XYZ Printing 1

Filed in: Information Technology
Publisher : Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute, MIC
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