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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

3D Printers
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for 3D Printers?

What is the average price of 3D Printers?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase 3D Printers. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of 3D Printers been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase 3D Printers yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing 3D Printers?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for 3D Printers with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

ProcurementIQ estimates there are about 160 suppliers of 3D printers in the US market. The top four vendors of 3D printers account for between 30.0% and 50.0% of market revenue, indicating a moderate level of market share concentration. Historically, significant up-front R&D costs have limited operators from entering the market.... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Service & Maintenance

Do you offer maintenance and repair services? Geographically, where will the client’s technical support or account manager be based?

How quickly can your technicians arrive on-site if technical support or repair is required?

What is the anticipated useful life of your printer?

Do you have a buyback program? If so, what are the terms of the program?


How long have you provided 3D printers to your longest-tenured client?

What sets your product apart from your competitors’?

How do your R&D expenses compare to those of your competitors?

Do you offer any value-added products or services that your competitors do not?

Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak? What measures are you taking to handle changing demand?


Do you allow the usage of a clients’ own shipping, transportation or delivery method?

What are your packaging and transportation procedures? How does this limit the risk of damaging the equipment? Does it have an impact on lead times?

Do you have low inventory or supply issues with the printers we are ordering? How will this affect shipping times?

How would my location impact the lead time on services and repairs?

How diversified is your supplier base for inputs? Do you source from multiple suppliers in different global regions?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

If one exists, buyers should specify their budget for the 3D printers and other requested products.

Buyers should specify their preferred terms for invoicing and payment.

Buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report for assistance in creating a budget.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should evaluate suppliers based on their inventory, delivery times and financial and supply chain stability.

Buyers should ensure that the provider's products meet their specifications.

Buyers should ensure that devices are compatible with their existing stock of consumables (e.g. resins or metals), if applicable.

Buyers should request references from current and former clients.

For detailed selection criteria requirements, buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should outline the length and terms of the contract and cancellation policy, if applicable.

Buyers should outline when proposals must be submitted.

Buyers should communicate to prospective suppliers when bid awards will be posted.

Buyers should include the date by which the devices must be delivered.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

Supply chain risk in the 3D printer market is moderate. Manufacturers of 3D printers rely on a variety of inputs from plastic pipe and parts manufacturers, nonferrous metal foundry product manufacturers and software publishers. Upstream vendors of parts and raw material inputs introduce moderate risk to the supply chain, primarily... Subscribe to learn more.