Allied Market Research’s report, 3D Printing Market in Emerging Economies (China, India, UAE, Brazil, South Africa) 2013 - 2020 says that additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping processes adopted by the leading manufacturing companies could propel the growth of the 3D printing technologies. 

Amongst the emerging markets, India and China are the most opportunistic regions for the development of 3D printing and market leaders are looking to capitalize on the prevailing opportunities in these countries. Mergers and acquisitions among top global players and local players of emerging regions would further accelerate the growth and adoption of the technology. The acquisition of Brazilian domestic company Robotech by 3D Systems is a notable example that confirms this trend.