rich mccomas3D Printing Industry Trends

Rich McComas is a Senior Editor and Research Director at Cellular 3D, an experienced journalist and opinion leader who has written, researched and covered the consumer and professional medical device industry for more than 20 years.  Rich heads up all healthcare market and technology research projects at Cellular 3D, personally overseeing a number of dental and medical initiatives.  Rich believes that 3D printing can help make a variety of medical devices more accessible to patients and practitioners throughout the world.

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A new report from our friends at Jon Peddie research indicates that after four years of limited growth, the CAD business is growing again hitting $8 billion dollars in sales in 2014.  Jon Peddie Research estimates the CAD software market to be an $8 billion market with 5.15 million annual users. We expect the market to grow to $8.7 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 4%.

In JPR’s market share breakdown, Autodesk leads the pack at 29%. The rest of the pie is divided by Dassault Systemes (22%), Siemens PLM Software (11%), and PTC (9%).

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