This report aims to take a fresh look at different approaches emerging in the vendor landscape for open platforms for 3D printing services and highlight success factors, patterns, and insights into the market. The idea is to give platform providers, service providers, and service consumers an overview of the vendor landscape in this field, and advise on what makes sense from our perspective and what doesn’t.



Management Summary


Vendor Landscape

  • 3D Hubs (Protolabs)
  • Xometry
  • Siemens Additive Manufacturing Network
  • Dassault Systèmes
  • Fictiv
  • Initiatives by 3D printing hardware and software vendors

Final Thoughts

PAC’s Recommendations