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IDC forecasts worldwide spending on 3D printing to be nearly $12 billion in 2018

The International Data Corporation (IDC) has updated its Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide forecasting market-wide spending on additive manufacturing throughout 2018.

IDC’s international team of analysts looked at key markets across 9 regions including Europe, Asia/Pacific and the U.S.

In the trifecta of 3D printing, hardware will constitute $6.9 billion, materials $6.7 billion, and software will experience a slower growth than the rest of the market.

Chart showing top spends by application as forecasted by IDC. Image via IDC

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