3D Printing Service Platform: Patent, Business Opportunity, and Brand Strength Analysis

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  • Report
  • 36 pages
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
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Since the technical barrier is relatively high for consumers to produce 3D printable files on their own, a 3D printing service platform has been developed to provide 3D printable files and contract manufacturing service which have lured an array of players in the 3D printing industry including hardware manufacturers, agents and distributors, software developers, and IT service providers. Furthermore, online retailers are also investing into the development and operation of 3D printing service platforms. This report provides an overview of a 3D printing service platform technologies and thorough patent data mining results that reflect major vendors' patent deployment status and technology readiness; examines the strategic planning and challenges of leading 3D printing companies such as Shapeways, MakerBot, and Autodesk. Also included are the insights about market opportunities of the 3D printing service platform for newcomers.

List of Topics

  • Overview of 3D printing service platform, including consignment manufacturing, consignment drawing, consignment sales, online matchmaking, and 3D figure customization
  • Analysis of 290 patents by technology field and sector using the data mining technique; also included are the detailed profile of top 20 assignees and their relative R&D intensity ranking
  • Trend analysis of the global 3D printing service platform industry by country, by field, by sector
  • Analysis of 3D printing service platform development of major players, including Shapeways, MakerBot, and Autodesk
  • Detailed analysis of 3D printing service platform patent/assignee matrix, with 30 key patented technology being sorted into nine categories, and includes major assignees' patent portfolio for image analysis
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1.Overview of 3D printing service platform Development
1.1 3D Printing Service Platform
1.1.1 Consignment Manufacturing
1.1.2 Consignment Drawing
1.1.3 Consignment Sales
1.1.4 Online Matchmaking
1.1.5 3D Figure Customization

2. Patent Mining
2.1 Patent Search
2.1.1 Selecting a Patent Database
2.1.2 Identifying Search Keywords
2.1.3 Data Selection
2.1.4 Data Analysis

3. Trends Analysis
3.1 Data Mining
3.1.1 Analysis of Trends by Country
3.1.2 Analysis of Trends by Sector and Field
3.1.3 Analysis of Trends by Key Technology Field
3.2 Key Patent Analysis
3.2.1 Connected Platform Bridging Consumers and 3D Printing Service Providers
3.3 R&D Readiness Analysis
3.3.1 Relative R&D Intensity

4. Patent Portfolio Analysis
4.1 International Assignees
4.2 Development of Major Companies
4.2.1 3D Systems
4.2.2 Stratasys
4.2.3 Autodesk
4.2.4 Shapeways
4.2.5 eBay
4.2.6 Amazon

5. Conclusion
Appendix
Glossary of Terms
List of Companies

List of Tables
Table 1: 3D Printing Marketplace Patent Distribution Share by Technology Field
Table 2: R&D Intensity of Top 20 3D Printing Service Platform Patent Assignees
Table 3: 3D Printing Service Platform Patent/International Assignee Matrix Analysis
Table 4: 3D Printing Service Platform Patent/International Assignee Matrix Analysis: Subclasses of Data Pocessing

List of Figures
Figure 1: Shapeways 3D Printing Marketplace
Figure 2: 3D printing service platform Patent Distribution Share by Country
Figure 3: 3D Printing Service Platform Patent Distribution Share by Sector
Figure 4: 3D Printing Service Platform Patent Distribution Share by Field
Figure 5: 3D Printing Service Platform Patent Distribution Share by Classes and Subclasses
Figure 6: 3D Printing Service Platform Connecting Participants with 3D Printing Service Providers
Figure 7: Illustration of 3D Printed Products from 3D Printing Service Providers

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