3D Hubs has released their quarterly Trend Report on the 3D Printing Industry for Q3 2016. It is currently based on data of 3D Hubs’ network of over 7,300 online 3D printing services in more than 150 countries.
Besides taking a look at the highest rated 3D printers, the Q3 report also gives insights on the distribution of spending in the industry as a special feature. It gives details on the average order value per industry as well as the average order by company size. 3D Hubs outlines that the top 10 industries account for more than half of enterprises spending on 3D printing services, including the industrial design sector, architecture and the sensors & instruments industry among the top 3.
With an average order value of $495 the sensors & instruments industry spent the most per order, followed by electronics manufacturing and architecture. The average order values is about the same for smaller companies and significantly increases for companies that have more than 10,000 employees.
The Original Prusa i3 MK2 leads the highest rated desktop 3D printers in Q3 2016, with over 200 reviews and a rating o 4.85 out of 5 stars. The BCN3D Sigma, that had been on top of the list for several months, now ranks second followed by the Ultimaker 2+ Extended.
Click here to view the full report for Q3 2016, including categories Top Print Cities, Printer Model Distribution, Printer Manufacturer Distribution and Popular Printers by Region.
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