System sales revenue by industry 2021
Dominating industries in AM
In 2021, the medical industry was again the system suppliers’ prime customer. After about xx % of the total system sales revenue share generated in 2020, they bought machines with a value of EUR xx million in 2021 which accounts for xx %. Overall, a slight decrease in total sales. During the starting of the pandemic in 2020, many systems were acquired to overcome supply chain issues to satisfy need for health care – a one-off effect. An example is the initial lack of nasal swaps for testing kits that was overcome on short notice by printing the parts. Once the conventional manufacturing chains were able to satisfy the demand, the need for printing these parts stopped.