3D Printing Content Trends Report - December 2016
3D Printing Content Trends Report #1
"What were 3D printer owners printing last Christmas?"
Welcome to the first edition of the 3D Printing Content Trends Report!
Based on global data for December 2016 from MyMiniFactory, this new trends report is the authority to answer the question "What are people 3D printing on their desktop 3D printers?". Consumer desktop 3D printing is nothing without content and MyMiniFactory was the host of some 19,901 published objects as of 31st December 2016.
This monthly report will give insight into 3D printable object consumption for the past month: the verticals, the categories, the top designers, geographical markets, etc. in the quest to help 3D printer manufacturers, 3D design software publishers, 3D designers and other 3D printing industry observers, analysts and commentators better understand the demand for 3D printable files. We welcome feedback, ideas for new data publication and comments about this initiative: don't hesitate to contact us.
Most Popular Categories
The below chart breaks down the most popular object categories by number of downloads. For December, Toys & Games was the clear winner - with people 3D printing presents for the Christmas period being one reason for this. Toys & Games in general make a lot of sense for desktop 3D printing (through materials, costs and the value of creativity), and as such we see a large amount of activity for this category.
Below are the top downloaded designers or profiles for December 2016. These are designers whose objects were particularly popular for the month of December. Scan the World tops the list due once again to the popularity 3D printable artwork and objects of cultural significance - as well as the massive scale of the Scan the World collection. Many designers on this list form part of the MyMiniFactory Studios Program and contribute content exclusively to MyMiniFactory which is a contributing factor regarding the overall popularity.
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Countries by Popularity
This map outlines downloads by country. Hover over each country to see the percentage of total downloads that came from that location. USA topped the list with 30.7% - a clear leader in the market in terms of individual countries. Europe totalled 32.8%.
The top 3 countries by downloads were: USA, United Kingdom and France.