Most used 3D printing technologies 2017-2018

The statistic shows the most used 3D printing technologies in 2017 and 2018. As of 2018, 46 percent of respondents said their most used 3D printing technology was fused deposition modeling (FDM).

Most used 3D printing technologies in 2017 and 2018

20172018
Fused deposition modeling (FDM)36%46%
Selective laser sintering (SLS)33%38%
Stereolithography (SLA)25%33%
Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) / Selective laser meting (SLM)8%21%
Polyjet13%15%
MultiJetFusion13%12%
Digital light processing (DLP)7%10%
Binder Jetting4%10%
Electron beam melting (EBM)2%6%
CLIP / CDLP4%4%
Selective deposition lamination (SDL)2%2%
Laminated object manufacturing (LOM)-2%
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Source

Release date

July 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2017 and 2018

Number of respondents

>1,000

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Owner/CEO; engineers

Method of interview

Online survey

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