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Major Vendors Patent Deployment in the 3D Printer Market

Published By :

Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute

Published Date : Oct 2013

Category :

3D

No. of Pages : 25 Pages

3D printing technology is expected to exert a great impact on the manufacturing industry, as stated by US President Barack Obama in his State of the Union Address on 12 February 2013. This report profiles important utility patents held by three major vendors currently in the 3D printer industry, namely 3D Systems, Stratasys, and Z Corporation, and highlights their technology deployment as well as potential influence over the industry.
Table of Contents

1. Patent Search 
1.1 Selection of Patent Database 
1.2 Keywords 
1.3 Data Screening 
1.4 Data Analysis 

2. Patent Applications Analysis 
2.1 3D Systems 
2.1.1 Matrix Analysis 
2.1.2 Patent Application by Sector and Field 
2.1.3 Patent Application by Technology 
2.2 Stratasys 
2.2.1 Matrix Analysis 
2.2.2 Patent Application by Sector and Field 
2.2.3 Patent Application by Technology 
2.3 Z Corporation 
2.3.1 Matrix Analysis 
2.3.2 Patent Application by Sector and Field 
2.3.3 Patent Application by Technology 

3. Conclusion 
3.1 3D Printer Based on Mechanical Engineering, Integrating Material Technology, Computing, and Optics 
3.2 Major Vendors Focus on Shaping Process & Device and Data Processing Technologies 
3.3 Patents with High Originality but Still Low in Generality Indices Merit Further Observation 

Appendix 
Glossary of Terms 
List of Companies

List of Table


Table 1  Major Vendors\' 3D Printer Patent Applications 
Table 2  Matrix Analysis of 3D Systems Patent Applications 
Table 3  Specific Technologies of 3D Systems Patent Applications 
Table 4  Matrix Analysis of Stratasys Patent Applications 
Table 5  Specific Technologies of Stratasys Patent Applications 
Table 6  Matrix Analysis of Z Corporation Patent Applications 
Table 7  Specific Technologies of Z Corporation Patent Application

List of Chart

Figure 1  3D Printer Patent Search Flow and Strategies 
Figure 2  Major Vendors\' 3D Printers and Product Examples 
Figure 3  Scatter Plot of 3D Systems Patent Applications 
Figure 4  3D Systems Patent Applicaiton by Sector and Field 
Figure 5  3D Systems Patent Application by Technology 
Figure 6  Scatter Plot of Stratasys Patent Applications 
Figure 7  Stratasys Patent Application by Sector and Field 
Figure 8  Stratasys Patent Application by Technology 
Figure 9  Scatter Plot of Z Corporation Patent Applications 
Figure 10  Z Corporation Patent Application by Sector and Field 
Figure 11  Z Corporation Patent Application by Technology 
Figure 12  Major Vendors\' Patent Application by Sector and Field 
Figure 13  Major Vendors\' Patent Application by Technology 
Figure 14  Scatter Plot of Major Vendors\' Patent Applications 

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