The new Online Manufacturing Trends for Q4-2018 has been released, you can check it out here. This post gives a quick preview of the data that can be found in the report.

The summer months are a low season for students, but engineering and design professionals are as busy as ever. This is reflected clearly in the data of the Q4 Trends report.

The table below gives an overview of the Top 25 Most Used Desktop 3D printers, ranked by the total number of parts produced last quarter.

In this edition of the Trend report, the Most Used 3D Printing Colors category was not included, to create space for other charts. We understand that this information is still interesting for some so we've decided to publish it here.

Top 25 Most Used Desktop 3D Printers

# printer_name technology parts_printed
1 Formlabs Form 2 SLA/DLP 14142
2 Prusa Research Original Prusa i3 MK3 FDM 13961
3 Prusa Research Original Prusa i3 MK2 FDM 12674
4 FlashForge Creator Pro FDM 10873
5 Ultimaker 3 Extended FDM 7187
6 Ultimaker S5 FDM 6969
7 Prusa Research Original Prusa i3 MK2S FDM 6546
8 Zortrax M200 FDM 5904
9 Folger Tech FT-5 FDM 5549
10 Ultimaker 2 FDM 4524
11 Raise3D N2 FDM 4007
12 Creality CR-10 FDM 3620
13 Makergear M2 FDM 3019
14 Ultimaker 2+ FDM 3006
15 PowerSpec 3D Pro FDM 2912
16 Tronxy X5S FDM 2833
17 Mark Two FDM 2704
18 Raise3D N2 Plus FDM 2339
19 Monoprice Maker Select Plus FDM 2153
20 Fusion3 F400-S FDM 2130
21 Wanhao Duplicator 6 FDM 2096
22 Ultimaker 2+ Extended FDM 1870
23 Lulzbot Taz 5 FDM 1811
24 RoBo 3D R1 FDM 1662
25 Printrbot Simple Metal FDM 1611

Most Used 3D Printing Colors

# Color Ratio
1 black 46%
2 white 20%
3 gray 5%
4 red 4%
5 translucent 3%
6 blue 3%
7 orange 2%
8 silver 2%
9 green 2%
10 other 13%

Follow the link to find more industry data in the Online Manufacturing Trends, including:

  • The highest rated industrial & desktop 3D printers based on customer reviews
  • The most popular 3D printing processes & materials
  • The most used CNC materials & finishes in the industry
  • The cities & countries with the most active 3D printing & CNC machining customers