Successful Examples of 3D Printing Technology-based Start-up Enterprises

3D 프린팅 기술 기반 창업 성공 사례

  • Shim, Jin-Hyung (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Polytechnic University) ;
  • Yun, Won Soo (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Polytechnic University) ;
  • Ko, Tae Jo (School of Mechanical Engineering, Yeungnam University)
  • 심진형 (한국산업기술대학교 기계공학과) ;
  • 윤원수 (한국산업기술대학교 기계공학과) ;
  • 고태조 (영남대학교 기계공학부)
  • Received : 2016.01.06
  • Accepted : 2016.03.18
  • Published : 2016.04.30


The process of three-dimensional (3D) printing (also known as "rapid prototyping" and "additive manufacturing") uses computer-created digital models to produce 3D objects with a desired shape by stacking materials through a layer-by-layer process. The industrial potential and feasibility of 3D printing technology were recently highlighted in President Obama's State of the Union address in 2013. Since his speech, worldwide investment in and attention toward 3D printing technology have increased explosively. In addition, a number of 3D printing technology-based start-up companies have been established and evaluated as emerging enterprises making successful business models. In this paper, successful start-up companies (domestic and overseas) based on 3D printing technology will be reviewed.


Supported by : 중소기업청


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