This study has as main objective to analyse the 3D printing adoption perspectives in a short, medium and long term in the Portuguese industry. It was also studied the main purposes given to the 3D printed parts, the main sectors where this technology is or may be applied, the main reasons that potentiate the technology adoption and the main adoption barriers. The data was collected through surveys from 600 organizations, where were obtained 44 valid surveys. The perception of the existence of this technology is high, 97% of the respondents acknowledge the same, the adoption rate still is low, only 19% already use it The main purpose given to the obtained parts and the main reason that potentiates his adoption is prototyping and the sectors that already use this technology are research & development and rubber manufacturers. The main adoption barrier is the low capacity of available printers.