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Pete Basiliere
Research Vice President
10 years at Gartner
16 years IT Industry

Mr. Basiliere provides research-based insights on 3D printing, digital printing systems and software applications, customer communications management (CCM), strategic document outsourcing (SDO) and automated document factory (ADF) best practices, go-to-market strategies, and technology trends. Read Full Bio

What Is Not Adding Up?

by Pete Basiliere  |  November 15, 2016

Formnext, the European trade fair for the 3DP industry, bustled with attendees today, giving pause to the market’s doomsayers. As you may recall, Gartner’s forecast of the enterprise 3D printer (3DP) market remains strong with a 57.4% CAGR for shipments through 2020. And, yes, publicly-held 3DP manufacturers have faced headwinds of late. Yet the number […]

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Doing What Was Once Unfathomable

by Pete Basiliere  |  October 20, 2016

Located in a vibrant, evolving, innovative Silicon Valley neighborhood, FATHOM is a little known company that you need to know about. On the surface, FATHOM provides 3D printing equipment and manufacturing services to major tech companies in the Valley and beyond. Its history is impressive enough: Founded in 2008 as a distributor of Objet 3D […]

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Enterprise 3D Printer Shipments to Grow 57.4% CAGR through 2020

by Pete Basiliere  |  October 13, 2016

Gartner forecasts that worldwide shipments of enterprise and consumer 3D printers will reach 455,772 units in 2016, more than doubling the 219,168 units shipped in 2015. Looking further out, we forecast the total enterprise and consumer 3D printer worldwide shipments will expand at a 98.5% compound annual growth rate through 2020, and total spending will […]

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What’s Missing? 3D Print Workflow Software

by Pete Basiliere  |  October 2, 2016

Workflow software is a critical missing link for fully exploiting 3D printers in manufacturing, service bureau, government and education organizations. 3D printing demand is accelerating but the lack of workflow software inhibits more rapid market development, especially for industrial scale applications. Managing a 3D print workflow was not an issue when organizations had one 3D […]

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Beyond the Cube: Stratasys’ Infinite-Build Envelope and Robotic Composite 3D Printer

by Pete Basiliere  |  August 25, 2016

With its new technology Stratasys is about to turn 3D printing on its head . . . almost . . . Historically, 3D printers have been constrained in many ways: material range, speed, quality and the print size. Efforts were made, and continue to be made, to expand the materials, increase throughput and achieve higher and […]

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ActivArmor — A Niche Provider with a Global Opportunity

by Pete Basiliere  |  August 4, 2016

Diana Hall is transforming the way your next cast or splint is made. Know anyone with a broken bone or carpal tunnel syndrome? We have all had broken bones at some point, or have a family member who did. Remember how itchy and heavy and cumbersome the plaster cast was? And good luck trying to […]

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Hype Cycle for 3D Printing, 2016: From the Trigger to the Mainstream (almost)

by Pete Basiliere  |  July 27, 2016

The market for enterprise and consumer 3D printers continues to expand with an explosion in the number of new vendors, services, products and uses. Gartner’s Hype Cycle for 3D Printing, 2016 provides an overview of the 3D printing landscape and puts it into technology, industry and process context for you. My colleague Mike Shanler and […]

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To Buy or Not to Buy, That Is the Question

by Pete Basiliere  |  July 11, 2016

Aye, there is the Brexit rub. Is it best to invest in 3D printing now? Will you have outrageous fortune or a sea of troubles? (My apologies to Wm. Shakespeare, whose soliloquy in Hamlet I still remember from high school.) On 23 June 2016, the U.K. voted in a referendum to leave the European Union […]

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3D Printing Takes On the Paper Printing Industry

by Pete Basiliere  |  June 15, 2016

3D printer manufacturers traveled to Gutenberg’s home country to exhibit at “drupa,” the biggest printing tradeshow worldwide, demonstrating unexpected opportunities to thousands of attendees from around the world. Drupa is a quadrennial event that fills 17 halls at the Messe in Dusseldorf with all kinds of digital and analog printing equipment and software. 3D printers […]

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HP’s New Jet Fusion 3D Printers Change the Conversation

by Pete Basiliere  |  May 18, 2016

The largest new vendor to enter the 3D printer market, does HP have what you need? HP announced on 17 May the first 3D printers that it has designed and manufactured, within the time frame promised eighteen months ago. The Jet Fusion 3D 3200 and 4200 systems will begin shipping in October. No stranger to the 3D […]

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