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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for 3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping Services?

What is the average price of 3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase 3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping Services. 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 Printing & Rapid Prototyping Services 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 Printing & Rapid Prototyping Services 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 Printing & Rapid Prototyping Services?

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 Printing & Rapid Prototyping Services 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 ?

According to ProcurementIQ estimates, there are 133 suppliers of 3D printing and rapid prototyping services in the United States. The market is moderately fragmented because the 3D printing market is relatively new and continuously attracting new entrants. Currently, the top four vendors account for between 30.0% and 50.0% of revenue.... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?


How do you ensure the accuracy of your service? What systems/tools/software do you have in place to minimize the number of errors that occur?

How do you balance quick turnaround times with maintaining maximum possible accuracy?

What proportion of revenue do you dedicate to research and development?

Is there a formal system or process for changing a work spec? Can you tell me about this system and/or process?

What kind of warranties do you provide?

Value-Added Services

What value-added services do you provide? How will including value-added services impact pricing?

Do you offer discounts for bundled services, and if so, what are the terms?

What other services do you provide in-house that you think may be of use to my business specifically?

How do you maintain your operational efficiency when offering more than just your core services?


How often do you experience problems with the timeliness of transactions?

What checks and balances are in place to assure that work is done on time without sacrificing quality?

How long does it normally take to correct errors?

What is your process for working on multiple projects concurrently?

What is your on-time completion rate for projects such as this one?

Can I track the progress of my order?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should specify the total budget for the service.

Buyers should state their payment expectations.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should ask for a list of references from current and former clients.

Buyers should evaluate the vendor's reputation in the market.

Buyers should evaluate the vendor's privacy policies and security procedures.

Buyers should reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report for key criteria to consider when evaluating providers.

Project Schedule

Buyers need to indicate the date when proposals are due.

Buyers need to specify whether this is a one-time project or an ongoing service.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The supply chain risk for 3D printing and rapid prototyping services is moderate. Key top tier inputs include materials such as plastics, resin, nonferrous metal products and 3D printers, whereas second-tier vendors supply inorganic and organic chemicals, aluminum and various electronic components used to manufacture 3D printing equipment. Providers of... Subscribe to learn more.