3D Printing Software Market: Introduction
- 3D printing utilizes computer-aided design (CAD) to generate three-dimensional devices through a layering method. It denotes additive manufacturing, such as 3D printing, that includes layering materials, such as composites, plastics, or bio-materials to create objects that vary in size, shape, rigidity, and color.
- The 3D printing software is of two categories: one prepares the designed file for printing (plating and slicing software), the other is design software for generating the 3D object that you command to print.
- 3D printing software uses a precise and mathematical model known as NURB, it enables the user to manipulate points, surfaces, meshes, curves, and solids in all sorts of ways
- 3D printing software creates subdivision modelling tools with considerable flexibility, and it enables the user to create precision meshes and freeform organic models using the software. The software also has the 3D modelling tools that lets the user create complex 3D designs.
3D Printing Software Market: Dynamics
3D Printing Software Market: Key Drivers
- The 3D printing software creates high-performing product designs and production systems layouts, and it helps to extend product capabilities and prevent product failures
- The 3D printing software generates high-quality design by setting up manufacturing and material constraints easily. The software helps the designer to control geometry constrained 2D objects for the base to create 3D models easily.
- 3D printing software helps the user to monitor all the 3D printing jobs from a single user interface, and it helps to leverage adjustment tools to scale the 3D model rapidly
- 3D printing software provides cloud storage to save designs and 3D Models, and it delivers an in-built and easy-to-use user interface to complete a wide range of tasks
- A rise in rate of adoption and increasing demand for 3D printing software across various sectors is projected to boost the 3D printing software market
Impact of COVID-19 on the 3D Printing Software Market
- Increasing cases of COVID-19 across the globe are causing an economic slowdown, during this pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all supply chains in the ecosystem, and it has also restricted several businesses across various industry verticals such as jewelry, consumer electronics, automotive, etc. Hence, COVID-19 has a negative impact on the 3D printing software market.
North America to Hold Major Share of the 3D Printing Software Market
- In terms of region, the global 3D printing software market can be divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America
- North America dominated the global 3D printing software market with a prominent share primarily because of developed economies, such as the U.S. and Canada. Moreover, increasing investment for 3D printing startups and new technology innovation and government support are main factors driving the 3D printing software market in North America.
- The global 3D printing software market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace during the estimated period. Developing countries in the region such as India, China, and Japan are mostly focused on the adoption of new technologies are investment in the 3D printing software market.
Key Players Operating in the Global 3D Printing Software Market
Trimble, Inc. provides technology solutions that enable field mobile workers and professionals to transform or enhance the work process worldwide. The company operates through four segments: geospatial, utilities, resources, and building infrastructure. The company offers various software such as building information modeling software, 3D conceptual design, and modeling software. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, U.S.
- Foundry Visionmongers Limited
Foundry Visionmongers, Ltd. was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in London U.K. The company is the developer of visual effects (VFX) and computer graphic software. The company portfolio enables users to create visuals across a range of mediums comprising TV games, film, CAD design, and architecture animations for the design, visualization, and entertainment industries.
Other key players operating in the global 3D printing software market include FREECADS, Autodesks, Inc., Ultimaker BV, PTC, Relativity Space, Inc., nTopology, Inc., Proto Labs, Ltd., Desktop Metal, Xometry, and Gowforge, Inc.
3D Printing Software Market: Research Scope
3D Printing Software Market, by Offerings
- Other Material
- Designing Software
- Data Preparation Software
- Simulation Software
- Machine Control Software
3D Printing Software Market, by Technology
- Digital Light Processing (DLP)
- Electron Beam Melting (EBM)
- Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
- Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
- Polyjet / Multijet Printing (MJP)
- Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
- Stereolithography (SLA)
3D Printing Software Market, by Process
- VAT Photopolymerization
- Material Extrusion
- Binder Jetting
- Material Jetting
- Powder Bed Fusion
- Other Process
3D Printing Software Market, by Application
- Functional Part Manufacturing
3D Printing Software Market, by End-users
- Consumer Products
- Food & Culinary
- Aerospace & Defense
- Architecture & Construction
3D Printing Software Market, by Region
- North America
- Rest of North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East & Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
- South America
- Rest of South America
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