The 3D printing market continues to advance with new price/performance levels achieved on an ongoing basis. The result of this market evolution is that new applications satisfied by 3D printing are either recently available or expected to be available in the near future. The end result is that 3D printing is part of a technology ecosystem that is fueling substantial digital transformation (DX) activity.
An overarching theme of IDC’s predictions for the imaging, printing, and document solutions market is that transformation is inevitable. While this market is massive and serves a mission-critical function within businesses of all sizes and geographies, the ongoing market transition demonstrates the need for buyers to rethink their traditional approach to print procurement as it relates to the organizational vision for business information, regardless of paper or digital format.