3D Printing

Discover the power of the 3D printing industry and stay ahead of the competition by addressing crucial challenges and exploring new opportunities and industry trends in this rapidly evolving landscape.

Shaping the future of design and innovation through 3D solutions

The 3D printing industry is experiencing a surge in adoption and innovation, driven by advancements in hardware, software, and materials science. This rapidly evolving tech is reshaping industries such as manufacturing, architecture, entertainment, healthcare, and many others by enabling the creation of complex, detailed, and functional objects through 3D printing, scanning, and rendering. While the industry faces challenges such as intellectual property rights, regulatory compliance, and material limitations, ongoing developments in multi-material printing, bioprinting, and 3D design software are fostering new opportunities for investment and disruption. Waveup excels in revealing untapped opportunities in burgeoning and fast-growing sectors, including 3D printing, by harnessing market insights to enable our clients to develop and execute proven growth strategies. Our services are grounded in thorough industry analysis, offering all-encompassing assistance in planning and carrying out growth initiatives – from raising capital to identifying M&A opportunities and devising market entry strategies. No matter if you’re in search of industry knowledge or looking for personalized support, we are at your service to help you confidently navigate the ever-evolving 3D tech market.

The 3D printing market is poised for rapid expansion and is expected to grow 4x in the next 7 years.


Of companies anticipate their use of 3D printing to at least double within the next 3 to 5 years.

Fueled by advancements in hardware, growing 3D software, and enhanced prototyping

51% of engineering and manufacturing firms use 3D printing for prototypes and test components.


Global expenditure on 3D printing software is set to triple from its 2017 levels, reaching a projected $20 billion by 2025.


3D printed concrete can cut labor costs by up to 80%, and save up to 70% in production time.


In the last 3 years, 3D printing startups attracted over $6B in funding

With most of the funds being allocated to:

  • Medical and Healthcare
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Automotive
  • Construction

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The challenges of 3D printing startups

As the 3D printing sector continually evolves, startups face unique hurdles while aiming to thrive amidst competition and ever-changing consumer preferences while securing funds to drive growth.

Evaluating business effectiveness

Steering a business in a blossoming industry can often be a challenging endeavor. Given the scarcity of well-established yardsticks and the unclear nature of relevant metrics, tracking a company’s performance and conveying it to investors can be a complex and time-intensive task.

Telling a compelling story

In the ever-evolving landscape of fundraising, mastering the art of constructing a compelling business narrative tailored to new investment realities is crucial. This entails focusing more on capital efficiency, making sure your GTM strategy is focused on partner and community motion vs. paid channels, etc.

Fostering growth

Despite the abundance of tested go-to-market strategies and growth frameworks at their disposal, companies frequently grapple with discerning the optimal strategy and addressing the two principal queries – when is the right time to scale and what should be the pace of that expansion?

How we can help

Fundraising advisory

From diligent business analysis to storytelling and financial forecasts, we’re helping founders crystallize and structure key business fundamentals and translate them into a compelling 3D printing pitch deck.

Due diligence and portfolio support

Evaluating potential investments, conducting thorough due diligence, and supporting portfolio companies on their new fundraising rounds.

Established companies
Growth hacking

Discovering market opportunities and developing execution strategies to build actionable and scalable blueprints for growth.


Unlocking your next stage of growth

Waveup is a leading global advisory empowering companies to fuel growth, attract investments, and secure strategic partnerships.

We turn data into business insights that drive results, helping companies excel in the competitive B2C and B2B spaces across 50+ verticals, discovering and catalizing opportunities for growth.

Our investment consulting services for 3D printing startups

Market intelligence

Fundraising support

Pitch decks

Financial models

Investor research

Growth consulting

Go-to-market strategies

Marketing/sales materials

Design support

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