3D Printing Content Trends Report - February 2017
3D Printing Content Trends Report #3
This is the third edition of the 3D Printing Content Trends Report (here are links to the previous reports for December 2016 and January 2017).
Based on global data from MyMiniFactory for February 2017, this 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 23,839 published objects as of 28th February 2017.
This monthly report will give insights 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
Average daily download numbers increased by 8% for the month of February. We have broken down below the most popular object categories by number of downloads. For February, Toys & Games was again the leading category - the same as for the last two monthly reports. Props & Cosplay remains in second place this month: the cosplay community seems to have integrated 3D printing in their process to bring their fantasy costumes to life. Scan the World moves back up to the 3rd most popular category, in front of Fan Art, which saw a lot of activity with the Monster Hunter Design Challenge.
Below are the top downloaded designers or profiles for February 2017 - designers whose objects were particularly popular for the month. Scan the World tops the list, as with the last 2 months, due once again to the popularity of 3D printable artwork and objects of cultural significance - as well as the massive scale of the Scan the World collection. Again we see many designers on this list from the MyMiniFactory Studios Program - the fact that they share their work exclusively to MyMiniFactory means an increase in download numbers. These numbers then translate into revenue for these designers. This month we can notice a big rise of a designer who went from the 44th place last month to the 3rd place (!): Devin Montes.
|1 (=)||Scan The World||12,491|
|2 (=)||Kirby Downey||4,637|
|5 (-2)||Jill Cope||2,982|
|7 (+2)||Michal Fanta||2,560|
|8 (+2)||Louvre Museum||1,802|
|9 (-2)||British Museum||1,684|
|10 (+7)||Walter Hsiao||1,625|
Countries by Popularity
The map below indicates Download percentages by country. Hover over each country to see the percentage of total downloads that came from that location. USA topped the list with 33.91% - a slight increase over last month and a clear leader in the market in terms of individual countries.
The top 3 countries by downloads were: USA (33.91%), United Kingdom (6.07%) and Germany (5.6%).