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Pete Basiliere
Research Vice President
12 years at Gartner
18 years IT Industry

Mr. Basiliere provides research-based insights on 3D printing and digital printing hardware, software and materials. Mr. Basiliere's Maverick research coined the term Generation AI, people born after 2010 who will not know a world without application intelligence in their lives. Read Full Bio

3D Print, the iPhone and You

by Pete Basiliere  |  May 16, 2019

Every one of us has a mobile phone or tablet. And the fact that you do is the reason that manufacturing is undergoing a radical transformation. A radical transformation enabled by information technology. Your mobile phone or tablet was produced in the tens if not hundreds of thousands of units. Each one has the same […]

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Can 3D Printer Manufacturers Adapt to the Changing Marketplace?

by Pete Basiliere  |  April 17, 2019

Gartner L2 research finds that marketing leaders at B2B manufacturing firms must focus on using digital to attract and move customers to the point of sale. The findings are especially relevant for 3D printer manufacturers who rely on face-to-face sales calls with engineers and designers. Among the Gartner L2 research findings are: Shifting customer buying behavior […]

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No Resistance to Change with Joule Printing

by Pete Basiliere  |  March 29, 2019

5 years and $18m in funding later, Digital Alloys will be shipping parts made with its “Joule Printing” devices this year. Located in the shadow of Desktop Metal (just 0.3 miles away as the crow flies) and its $438m funding, Digital Alloys seeks to upend the metal 3D printing market. Digital Alloys’ investors include Boeing, […]

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3D Printer Manufacturers Triple in Two Years

by Pete Basiliere  |  March 8, 2019

Incredible as it may seem, more than 180 enterprise-class 3D printer manufacturers are in business worldwide. Of course, they are not distributed evenly. My recent “Market Guide to 3D Printer Manufacturers” found the number of tech providers has grown 300% since late 2016. Significant growth startup opportunities remain, with few enterprise-class 3D printer providers from […]

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Can 3D Printing Achieve Material Growth?

by Pete Basiliere  |  January 22, 2019

3D printing’s progress has been driven by the combination of hardware and software advances, improved throughput and quality, skilled workers and progressive buyers. And don’t forget materials. For every improvement in 3D printing there are people — generally ill-informed people, some who hold the purse strings at businesses worldwide — who find something else to […]

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3D Printing Accelerates, 4D Printing Gets Started

by Pete Basiliere  |  January 3, 2019

As manufacturing industries, healthcare providers and supply chains accelerate their practical uses of 3D printing, 4D printing is entering the market. Gartner’s predictions for 2019 highlight technologies and trends to consider as you plan future manufacturing processes and products. Our annual predictions for the 3D printing industry was published in mid-December. My colleagues Ivar Berntz, […]

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Manufacturing Industry Scenarios 2023: Leading Through Innovation

by Pete Basiliere  |  October 22, 2018

Extraordinary technological, market and societal challenges confront the manufacturing industry. Yet it is not always clear what an individual trend means to the business. Against this backdrop, Gartner’s global multidisciplinary team created manufacturing scenarios that consider the factors influencing manufacturers across industries with our new special report series: Manufacturing Industry Scenarios 2023: Leading Through Innovation […]

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Are You Ready for the next STEP in 3D Printing?

by Pete Basiliere  |  September 21, 2018

The newest 3D printing technology gets a boost — LEGO and Stanley Black & Decker are on board. Will STEP be worth the wait? Looking back five years, when the hype around 3D printing was extraordinary and unwarranted, driving the stock prices of the few publicly traded companies sky high, enabling them to buy up […]

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Resilience Enabled by 3D Printing

by Pete Basiliere  |  June 19, 2018

No one talks about it, no one offers it. What happens when disaster strikes and you cannot get replacement machinery or hardware? Why aren’t 3D print service bureaus offering recovery services? Many manufacturing operations in the Gulf Coast of the United States and the Fukishima region of Japan found their machinery damaged or destroyed by […]

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The Impact of 3D Printing on Business Models

by Pete Basiliere  |  May 25, 2018

3D printing’s impact ranges from incremental capability and finance improvements to radically new customer value propositions. Astute managers and technology planners use business models to assess the impacts and prepare their organization for the threats and opportunities brought on by 3D printing. Gartner predicts that by 2021, 40% of manufacturing enterprises will establish 3D printing […]

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