ABI Research’s new ranking of top 10 major vendors of AM technologies
Stratasys and Desktop Metal stand out from the crowd; Carbon and Digital Alloys are to watch
ABI Research provides strategic guidance on compelling transformative technologies, which reshape workforces, identify holes in a market, create new business models and drive new revenue streams. The organization has implemented an Additive Manufacturing Platform Ranking the top vendors of the industry.
Acknowledged as one of the top 10 major vendors of the AM technology, Stratasys scored highest in the overall category of implementation and topped four of the twelve ranking criteria announced by ABI Research.
The manufacturer of industrial 3D printers is closely followed by 3D Systems, Desktop Metal, and GE Additive in overall rankings. Newcomer Desktop Metal took the overall top spot in innovation.
The latter company, that has recently reached new heights with KDT $160 Million funding, seems to be the surprise frontrunner among companies to more recently enter the AM arena, edging out incumbents like GE Additive and EOS on the powder-bed side and dusting ExOne and HP in terms of performance on binder jetting. “Desktop Metal was the technology category leader but could be challenged in the long run if GE Additive and others can cultivate a credible metal binder jetting solution. Others to watch are Carbon, which recently launched its L1 production system, and Digital Alloys, which has a savvy GTM strategy that aligns well with the strength of its Joule Printing technology,” said Ryan Martin, Principal Analyst at ABI Research.
Stratasys scored highest in implementation, followed by 3D Systems, EOS, Desktop Metal, and GE Additive. “Stratasys, 3D Systems, and EOS are the market incumbents – all have been involved in AM since their inception. 3D Systems went neck-and-neck with Stratasys in all categories, expect partnerships, where it was edged out by Stratasys due to Stratasys’ investment in Desktop Metal, collaboration with companies like Siemens, and work with its own global manufacturing network, which companies like UPS use to automatically invoke AM rather than traditional manufacturing processes based on order volume requests,” explained Martin.
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