The 3D printing market is constantly growing and it’s estimated to become a 3 billion market by 2018. This implicates the existence of more and more companies within the field of 3D printing. Therefore, business website Venture Scanner started to become interested in the financial side of this technique and created an overview of 3D printing companies. The lists covers as much as as 159 companies within the 3D printing ecosystem.
It’s definitely a very useful list for investors, as it shows exactly which companies are the greatest with the biggest fundings as well as it gives a proper insight in the so-called “bubbling under”. For some companies this list even points out who the exact investors are. The list of companies is subcategorized in companies within the field of 3D scanning, 3D printing applications, 3D printing materials, 3D printing services, 3D printing marketplaces, 3D printer manufacturers, 3D printing CAD software and 3D printing communities.
The top 3-biggest companies in this list? Dutch-funded company Shapeways (funding of 48,5 million dollars), followed by Organovo (funding of 22,86 million dollars) and MakerBot (funding of 10 million dollars). The top 3 will probably not be a big surprise, but did you know that less known companies such as Pirate3d (3,36 million), The 3D Doodler (2,3 million) and Structures Polymers (1,2 million) are also becoming major players in the market of 3D printing? All in all, this list gives a great insight in the financial side of 3D printing. You can read the complete list by Venture Scanner’s Nathan SooHoo via this link.
Credits image: Shapeways on Tumblr.