Netherlands key data

The Netherlands

World rank: 10th

Placing 10th in this year's 3D Printing Sentiment Index, The Netherlands is a small market, but with strong adoption and positive sentiment.

Netherlands applications and materials
Perceived benefits in The Netherlands

Ranked 10th on the Index, adoption rates are in line with the global average and awareness is actually one of the highest.

As with the previous Index, it is a little behind in terms of its adoption of production tooling applications. However, in many other respects it is no more or less advanced than the typical picture.

In many ways the Dutch market is fairly advanced, but it must be considered that with a population less than one third the size of a European market like Italy, its long-term potential will be limited by its size. One source estimated the total value of the Dutch market at €45 million in 2015, a time when many other countries were significantly larger.¹

The lack of a great number of large industrial manufacturers (more abundantly present in markets like Germany) was identified at the time as a potentially constraining factor on long-term growth. However, another source estimated the market at €100 million by 2017 which was predicted to rise by 20% in a year.²


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