UPDATED: 3/29/2012

With the additive manufacturing market expanding ever more toward mainstream manufacturing viability, there is an increasing call for a centralized source of information about major players in the industry. To answer this call, IndustryWeek has compiled a list of some of the most prominent global producers of 3D printing machines and materials to act as a starting point for manufacturers interested in learning more about this technology and exploring some of the possibilities it presents.

As the additive manufacturing market grows, so will this guide. Our goal is to develop a comprehensive list of 3D printing suppliers and resources to provide thorough insights and market information across the industry. Until then, IW will provide continued coverage of additive manufacturing trends, news, and analysis as it takes off in the world market.

For further reading on 3D printing, please see:
"3D Printing Giants Stratasys and Objet Announce Merger Plans"
"Additive Manufacturing Goes Mainstream"
"3 Impacts 3D Printing Will Have on Manufacturing"
"GE Brings Additive Manufacturing to Aerospace"