World 3D Printing Material Market - Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014 - 2022

  • ID: 3773318
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 167 pages
  • Allied Analytics LLP
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3D printing is a machine-based process in which three-dimensional solid objects are made via a computer containing blueprints or digital files of the object. This is a revolutionary method that utilizes inkjet technology to save time and money by eliminating the need to design, print, and assemble different parts. 3D printing materials are used to manufacture solid objects. These materials are of different types such as plastics, metal, ceramics, and other materials. They are used by designers, engineers, architects, surgeons, and other professionals to make representative models for clients and students. As per Allied Market Research, the global demand for 3D printing materials was valued at $578 million in 2015 and is expected to grow with a CAGR of 18.3% during the forecast period to reach $1,871 million in 2022.

Currently, North America is the largest market for 3D printing materials in terms of demand, followed by Asia-Pacific and Europe. In Asia-Pacific, Japan is the largest market whereas in Europe, Germany holds the largest share. In the coming years Asia-Pacific is expected to grow rapidly due to developments in emerging countries such as China, India, Korea, and others. The 3D printing materials market is expected to register substantial growth in the near future due to rapidly growing industries such as aerospace and defense, healthcare, and automotive. Metal materials are expected to dominate the market in terms of growth rate during the forecast period. However, high cost associated with the techniques and materials is expected to restrict the market growth.

The report segments the 3D printing materials by type, form, end-user industry, and geography. On the basis of type, it is divided into polymers, metals, ceramics, and others. According to form, it is diversified into powder, filament, and liquid. On account of end-user industry, the 3D printing material market is distributed into automotive, consumer products, healthcare, aerospace and defense, industrial, personal/prosumer, education and research, and others. Geographically, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East & Africa).

Recent development in the 3D printing material market include release of Ultimaker CPE, Ultimaker PC, Ultimaker Nylon, and Ultimaker TPU 95A (3D printing materials) by Ultimaker, a Netherlands-headquartered company in September, 2016. Similarly, at the same time, Nexeo Solutions, a U.S. based company, launched Nexeo3D, a german language based ecommerce website to mark its entry into 3D printing material market.

KEY MARKET BENEFITS

This report provides an extensive analysis of the current and emerging market trends and dynamics in the global 3D printing material market.
In-depth analysis is conducted by constructing market estimations for key market segments between 2014 and 2022.
Geographically, the 3D printing material market is analyzed based on various regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. It also includes country analysis of major countries in each geographic region.
This study evaluates competitive landscape and value chain to interpret the competitive environment across various geographies.
Comprehensive analysis of factors that drive and restrict the growth of the global 3D printing material market is provided.
Exhaustive analysis of the global 3D printing material market by type predicts the major material used currently along with the ones that would gain prominence in the future.
Extensive analysis of the market is conducted by following key product positioning and monitoring the top competitors within the framework.

KEY MARKET SEGMENT:

The 3D Printing Materials Market is segmented as below:

By Material

Polymers
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
PLA (Polylactic Acid)
Photopolymers
Nylon
Others
Metal
Steel
Titanium
Aluminium
Others
Ceramics
Silica Sand
Glass
Gypsum
Others
Dendrimers
Laywood
Paper
Others

By Form

Powder
Filament
Liquid

By End-User Industries

Consumer Products
Industrial
Aerospace & Defense
Automotive
Healthcare
Education & Research
Personal/prosumer
Others

By Geography

North America
U.S.
Canada
Mexico
Europe
UK
Germany
France
Italy
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
Japan
Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
LAMEA
Brazil
South Africa
Rest of LAMEA

Key Players profiled

3D Systems Corp.
Arcam AB
The Arkema Group
Royal DSM N.V.
Exone GmbH
Stratasys Ltd.
CRP Group
Envisiontec GmbH
EOS GmbH
LPW Technology Ltd.

Other major players in the industry includes

Advanc3d Materials
Advanced Powders and Coatings
Cookson Precious Metals
Exceltec
Formlabs
Toner Plastic
TLC Korea
Taulman 3D
Maker Juice
Legor Group

*Profiles of these players are not included. The same will be included on request
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CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION
1.1. KEY MARKET BENEFITS
1.2. KEY MARKET SEGMENTS
1.3. Research methodology
1.3.1. Secondary research
1.3.2. Primary research
1.3.3. Analyst tools and models

CHAPTER 2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2.1. Market snapshot
2.2. CXO perspective

CHAPTER 3. MARKET OVERVIEW
3.1. Market definition and scope
3.2. Key findings
3.2.1. Top investment pockets
3.2.2. Top winning strategies
3.3. Value chain analysis
3.4. Porters five forces analysis
3.4.1. Bargaining power of suppliers
3.4.2. Bargaining power of buyers
3.4.3. Threat of substitutes
3.4.4. Competitive rivalry
3.4.5. Threat of new entrants
3.5. Market dynamics
3.5.1. Drivers
3.5.1.1. Modernized manufacturing and new material introduction will foster industrial growth
3.5.1.2. Growing penetration of bio-based materials
3.5.1.3. Extensive Acknowledgement of 3D printing Technology
3.5.1.4. Resource efficiency of 3D printing
3.5.1.5. Capability to reduce animal poaching by creating replicas of animal products
3.5.2. Restraints
3.5.2.1. High cost of materials
3.5.2.2. Health concerns from exposure to toxic substances used in printing
3.5.3. Opportunities
3.5.3.1. The ExOne process
3.5.3.2. Significant growth opportunities in various end-user industries
3.5.3.2.1. AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE INDUSTRY
3.5.3.2.2. CONSUMER PRODUCTS
3.5.3.2.3. AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
3.5.3.2.4. HEALTHCARE
3.5.3.2.5. ENERGY SECTOR
3.5.3.3. Energy and GHG emission reduction
3.5.3.4. 3D printing promotes entrepreneurship
3.6. Regulatory Framework: 3D Printing Material Market
3.6.1. North America
3.6.2. Middle East
3.7. Emerging trends in 3D Printing materials Market
3.8. Key Incidents that Shaped 3D Printing Materials Market
3.8.1. Expiration of Stratasys Patent in 2009 (US patent 5121329)
3.8.2. Expiration of 3D Systems Patent in 2014 (US patent 5597589)

CHAPTER 4. WORLD 3D PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET, BY TYPE
4.1. Introduction
4.1.1. Market size and forecast
4.2. Polymers
4.2.1. Key market trends
4.2.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
4.2.3. Market size and forecast
4.2.4. Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
4.2.5. Polylactic Acid (PLA)
4.2.6. Photopolymers
4.2.7. Nylon
4.2.8. Others
4.3. METALs
4.3.1. Key market trends
4.3.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
4.3.3. Market size and forecast
4.3.4. Steel
4.3.5. Titanium
4.3.6. Aluminium
4.3.7. Others
4.4. Ceramic
4.4.1. Key market trends
4.4.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
4.4.3. Market size and forecast
4.4.4. Silica Sand
4.4.5. Glass
4.4.6. Gypsum
4.4.7. Others
4.5. Others
4.5.1. Key market trends
4.5.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
4.5.3. Market size and forecast
4.5.4. Laywood
4.5.5. Paper
4.5.6. Others

CHAPTER 5. WORLD 3D PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET, BY FORM
5.1. Introduction
5.1.1. Market size and forecast
5.2. Powder
5.2.1. Market size and forecast
5.3. Filament
5.3.1. Market size and forecast
5.4. Liquid
5.4.1. Market size and forecast

CHAPTER 6. WORLD 3D PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET, BY END USER
6.1. Introduction
6.1.1. Market size and forecast
6.2. Consumer Products
6.2.1. Market size and forecast
6.3. Industrial
6.3.1. Market size and forecast
6.4. Aerospace and Defense
6.4.1. Market size and forecast
6.5. Automotive
6.5.1. Market size and forecast
6.6. Healthcare
6.6.1. Market size and forecast
6.7. Education and Research
6.7.1. Market size and forecast
6.8. Personal/ Prosumer
6.8.1. Market size and forecast
6.9. Others
6.9.1. Market size and forecast

CHAPTER 7. WORLD 3D PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY
7.1. Introduction
7.1.1. Market size and forecast
7.2. North America
7.2.1. Key market trends
7.2.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
7.2.3. Market size and forecast
7.2.4. U.S.
7.2.5. Canada
7.2.6. Mexico
7.3. Europe
7.3.1. Key market trends
7.3.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
7.3.3. Market size and forecast
7.3.4. UK
7.3.5. Germany
7.3.6. France
7.3.7. Italy
7.3.8. Rest of Europe
7.4. Asia-Pacific
7.4.1. Key market trends
7.4.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
7.4.3. Market size and forecast
7.4.4. China
7.4.5. Japan
7.4.6. Korea
7.4.7. Rest of Asia-Pacific
7.5. LAMEA
7.5.1. Key market trends
7.5.2. Key growth factors and opportunities
7.5.3. Market size and forecast
7.5.4. Brazil
7.5.5. South Africa
7.5.6. Rest of LAMEA

CHAPTER 8. COMPANY PROFILE
8.1. 3D Systems, Inc.
8.1.1. Company overview
8.1.2. Company Snapshot
8.1.3. Operating Business Segments
8.1.4. Business Performance
8.1.5. Key Strategic Moves and Developments
8.2. Arcam AB
8.2.1. Company overview
8.2.2. Company Snapshot
8.2.3. Operating Business Segments
8.2.4. Business Performance
8.2.5. Key Strategic Moves and Developments
8.3. CRP TECHNOLOGY S.r.l.
8.3.1. Company overview
8.3.2. Company Snapshot
8.3.3. Operating Business Segments
8.3.4. Key Strategic Moves and Developments
8.4. ENVISIONTEC, INC.
8.4.1. Company overview
8.4.2. Company Snapshot
8.4.3. Operating Business Segments
8.4.4. Key Strategic Moves and Developments
8.5. EOS GmbH-Electro Optical Systems
8.5.1. Company overview
8.5.2. Company Snapshot
8.5.3. Operating Business Segments
8.5.4. Key Strategic Moves and Developments
8.6. ExOne GmbH
8.6.1. Company overview
8.6.2. Company Snapshot
8.6.3. Operating Business Segments
8.6.4. Business Performance
8.6.5. Key Strategic Moves and Developments
8.7. LPW Technology Ltd
8.7.1. Company overview
8.7.2. Company Snapshot
8.7.3. Operating Business Segments
8.7.4. Key Strategic Moves and Developments
8.8. Royal DSM N.V.
8.8.1. Company overview
8.8.2. Company Snapshot
8.8.3. Operating Business Segments
8.8.4. Business Performance
8.8.5. Key Strategic Moves and Developments
8.9. Stratasys Ltd.
8.9.1. Company overview
8.9.2. Company Snapshot
8.9.3. Operating Business Segments
8.9.4. Business Performance
8.9.5. Key Strategic Moves and Developments
8.10. THE ARKEMA GROUP
8.10.1. Company Overview
8.10.2. Company Snapshot
8.10.3. Operating Business Segments
8.10.4. Business Performance
8.10.5. Key Strategic Moves and Developments
*Other players in the value chain include
Advanc3d Materials
Advanced Powders and Coatings
Cookson Precious Metals
Exceltec
Formlabs
Toner Plastic
TLC Korea
Taulman 3D
Maker Juice
Legor Group
*Profiles of these players are not included. The same will be included on request

List of Tables
Table 1. Expired Patents Of 3D Printing Industry, 2013-2015
Table 2. Expiration Date Of Key 3D Printing Patents, 2016-2018
Table 3. 3D Printing: Technology Vs. Materials
Table 4. 3D Printing Material Market, By Type, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 5. 3D Printing Material Market, By Type, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 6. Properties Of Thermoplastic Filament USed In 3D Printing
Table 7. World Polymers Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, Revenue, By Region, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 8. World Polymers Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, Volume, By Region, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 9. Technical Specification Of Abs
Table 10. World Abs Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/ Tons)
Table 11. Technical Specification Of Pla
Table 12. World Pla Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/ Tons)
Table 13. World Photopolymers Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/ Tons)
Table 14. Technical Specification Of Nylon
Table 15. World Nylon Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/ Tons)
Table 16. World Others Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/ Tons)
Table 17. World Metals Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, Revenue, By Region, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 18. World Metals Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, Volume, By Region, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 19. World Steel Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/ Tons)
Table 20. World Titanium Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/ Tons)
Table 21. World Aluminium Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/ Tons)
Table 22. World Others Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/ Tons)
Table 23. World Ceramic Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, Revenue, By Region, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 24. World Ceramic Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, Volume, By Region, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 25. World Silica Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/ Tons)
Table 26. World Glass Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/ Tons)
Table 27. World Gypsum Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/ Tons)
Table 28. World Others Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/ Tons)
Table 29. World Other Materials Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, Revenue, By Region, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 30. World Other Materials In 3D Printing Material Market, Volume, By Region, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 31. World Laywood Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/ Tons)
Table 32. World Glass Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/ Tons)
Table 33. World Others Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/ Tons)
Table 34. 3D Printing Material Market, By Form, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 35. 3D Printing Material Market, By Form, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 36. World Polymers Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, Revenue, By Region, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 37. World Polymers Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, Volume, By Region, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 38. World Metals Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, Revenue, By Region, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 39. World Metals Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, Volume, By Region, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 40. World Ceramic Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, Revenue, By Region, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 41. World Ceramic Demand In 3D Printing Material Market, Volume, By Region, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 42. 3D Printing Material Market, By End USer, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 43. 3D Printing Material Market, By End USer, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 44. 3D Printing Material Market In Consumer Products Industry, By Geography, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 45. 3D Printing Material Market In Consumer Product Industry, By Geography, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 46. 3D Printing Material In Industrial Sector, By Geography, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 47. 3D Printing Material Market In Industrial Sector, By Geography, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 48. 3D Printing Material Market In Aerospace And Defense Industry, By Geography, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 49. 3D Printing Material Market In Aerospace And Defense Industry, By Geography, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 50. 3D Printing Material Market In Automotive Indusrty, By Geography, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 51. 3D Printing Material Market In Automotive Industry, By Geography, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 52. 3D Printing Material Market In Healthcare Industry, By Geography, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 53. 3D Printing Material Market In Healthcare Industry, By Geography, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 54. 3D Printing Material Market In Education And Research Industry, By Geography, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 55. 3D Printing Material Market In Education And Research Market, By Geography, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 56. 3D Printing Material Market In Personal/Prosumer Market, By Geography, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 57. 3D Printing Material Market In Personal/Prosumer Market, By Geography, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 58. 3D Printing Material Market In Other Market, By Geography, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 59. 3D Printing Material Market In Other Market, By Geography, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 60. 3D Printing Material Market, By Geography, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 61. 3D Printing Material Market By Geography, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 62. North America: 3D Printing Material Market By Type, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 63. North America: 3D Printing Material Market, By Type, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 64. North America: 3D Printing Material Market By Form, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 65. North America: 3D Printing Material Market, By Form, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 66. North America: 3D Printing Material Market, By End USer, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 67. North America: 3D Printing Material Market, By End USer, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 68. Europe: 3D Printing Material Market, By Type, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 69. Europe: 3D Printing Material Market, By Type, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 70. Europe: 3D Printing Material Market, By Form, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 71. Europe: 3D Printing Material Market, By Form, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 72. Europe: 3D Printing Material Market, By End USer, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 73. Europe: 3D Printing Material Market, By End USer, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 74. Asia-Pacific: 3D Printing Material Market, By Type, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 75. Asia-Pacific: 3D Printing Material Market, By Type, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 76. Asia-Pacific: 3D Printing Material Market, By Form, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 77. Asia-Pacific: 3D Printing Material Market, By Form, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 78. Asia-Pacific: 3D Printing Material Market, By End USer, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 79. Asia-Pacific: 3D Printing Material Market, By End USer, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 80. Lamea: 3D Printing Material Market, By Type, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 81. Lamea: 3D Printing Material Market, By Type, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 82. Lamea: 3D Printing Material Market, By Form, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 83. Lamea: 3D Printing Material Market, By Form, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 84. Lamea: 3D Printing Material Market, By End USer, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Table 85. Lamea: 3D Printing Material Market, By End USer, 20142022 (Tons)
Table 86. 3D Systems - Company Snapshot
Table 87. 3D Systems- Operating Segments
Table 88. Arcam - Company Snapshot
Table 89. Arcam- Operating Segments
Table 90. Crp Technology - Company Snapshot
Table 91. Envisiontec - Company Snapshot
Table 92. Envisiontec- Operating Segments
Table 93. Eos Gmbh - Company Snapshot
Table 94. Eos Gmbh- Operating Segments
Table 95. Exone - Company Snapshot
Table 96. Exone- Operating Segments
Table 97. Lpw Technology - Company Snapshot
Table 98. Lpw Technology- Operating Segments
Table 99. Royal Dsm - Company Snapshot
Table 100. Royal Dsm- Operating Segments
Table 101. Stratasys - Company Snapshot
Table 102. Stratasys- Operating Segments
Table 103. Arkema - Company Snapshot
Table 104. Arkema - Operating Segments

List of Figures
Figure 1. 3D Printing Material Market: Market Segmentation
Figure 2. Global 3D Printing Material Market Size, 20142022 ($Thousand)
Figure 3. Global 3D Printing Material Market Revenue Share, By Type, 2015 (%)
Figure 4. Global 3D Printing Material Market, Revenue Share, By Form, 2015 (%)
Figure 5. Global 3D Printing Material Market, Revenue Share, By End USer, 2015 (%)
Figure 6. Global 3D Printing Material Market, Revenue Share, By Form, 2015 (%)
Figure 7. Top Investment Pockets, By Type Of Material
Figure 8. Top Investment Pockets, By End USer
Figure 9. Top Winning Strategies, 20102016 (%)
Figure 10. Winning Strategies, By Company, 20102016
Figure 11. Value Chain Analysis Of World 3D Printing Materials Market
Figure 12. Porters Five Forces Analysis
Figure 13. Top Factors Impacting World 3D Printing Materials Market, 2015 Vs. 2022
Figure 14. World 3D Printing Materials Market, Major Driving Factors
Figure 15. World 3D Printing Materials Market, Restraints
Figure 16. World 3D Printing Materials Market, Opportunities
Figure 17. Global Aircraft Deliveries, 20122016 (Units)
Figure 18. Global Defense Industry: 2010-2015 ($Million)
Figure 19. Global Consumer Electronics Market, By Region, 2012-2015 ($Billion)
Figure 20. Global Automotive Sales, 2005-2015, (Million Units)
Figure 21. Global Healthcare Expenditure, 2009-2015 ($Trillion)
Figure 22. Global New Investment In Renewable Energy, 2004-2015 ($Billion)
Figure 23. Emerging Trends In 3D Printing Materials Market
Figure 24. Factors Affecting Material Selection For Different 3D Printing Technology
Figure 25. U.S.: 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/Tons)
Figure 26. Canada: 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/Tons)
Figure 27. Mexico: 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/Tons)
Figure 28. UK: 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/Tons)
Figure 29. Germany: 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/Tons)
Figure 30. France: 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/Tons)
Figure 31. Italy: 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/Tons)
Figure 32. Rest Of Europe: 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/Tons)
Figure 33. China: 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/Tons)
Figure 34. Japan: 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/Tons)
Figure 35. Korea: 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/Tons)
Figure 36. Rest Of Asia-Pacific: 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/Tons)
Figure 37. Brazil: 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/Tons)
Figure 38. South Africa: 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/Tons)
Figure 39. Rest Of Lamea: 3D Printing Material Market, 20142022 ($Thousand/Tons)
Figure 40. 3D Systems: Revenue, 2013-2015 ($Million)
Figure 41. 3D Systems: Revenue, By Business Segments, 2015 (%)
Figure 42. 3D Systems: Revenue, By Geography, 2015 (%)
Figure 43. Arcam: Revenue, 2014-2015 ($Million)
Figure 44. Arcam: Revenue, By Business Segments, 2015 (%)
Figure 45. Arcam: Revenue, By Geography, 2015 (%)
Figure 46. Exone: Revenue Analysis, $ Million (2014-2015)
Figure 47. Exone: Revenue, By Business Segments, 2015 (%)
Figure 48. Exone: Revenue, By Geography, 2015 (%)
Figure 49. Royal Dsm: Revenue Analysis, $ Million (2014-2015)
Figure 50. Royal Dsm: Revenue, By Business Segments, 2015 (%)
Figure 51. Royal Dsm: Revenue, By Geography, 2015 (%)
Figure 52. Stratasys: Revenue, 2013-2015 ($Million)
Figure 53. Stratasys: Revenue, By Business Segments, 2015 (%)
Figure 54. Stratasys: Revenue, By Geography, 2015 (%)
Figure 55. Arkema: Revenue, 2014 -2015 ($Million)
Figure 56. Arkema: Revenue, By Business Segments, 2015 (%)
Figure 57. Arkema: Revenue, By Geography, 2015 (%)
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3D Printing Materials Market Report, forecasts that the global market is expected to garner $1,871 million by 2022, registering a CAGR of 18.3% during the period 2016-2022. Polymers segment is expected to remain the highest revenue-generating segment throughout the forecast period. U.S. held the leading position in the global market in 2015, and is expected to maintain its lead throughout the study period.

The demand for 3D printing materials has witnessed tremendous growth, driven by the growth in sales of 3D printers (especially desktop printers), increased penetration in automotive, consumer products, aerospace and defense, healthcare, industrial sector, and others. 3D printing material market is in its development stage. All the industry players are investing immensely to find new commercial avenues for their product segments via strategic partnership and collaborations. Some of the major factors that drive the demand for 3D printing material includes expiration of key patents for 3D printers, availability of cheaper 3D printers, ease in prototype development, core and mold manufacturing, along with reduced complexities in manufacturing products or parts. However, factors such as toxicity to human beings and flora and fauna coupled with high cost of materials are expected to hamper the market growth during the forecast period. Growth in research and development, increasing industry collaboration, and increase in number of end-user industry will provide significant opportunities to the industry players across the value chain.

In 2015, Polymers was the largest material segment in the global 3D printing materials market. However, metals segment is expected to witness highest CAGR of 24.4% during the forecast period owing to growing penetration in industries such as aerospace and defense, healthcare, industrial sector, and others. Growth in investment towards research and development, towards material innovation and development of low cost printers is expected to fuel the demand phase of the 3D printing materials market

In 2015, automotive was the leading end-user segment with around one-fifth revenue share followed by healthcare and industrial sector. In automotive industry 3D printing material is primarily used for prototype development along with core and mold manufacturing.

Key Findings of the 3D Printing Materials Market

Aerospace & defense market revenues are expected to witness highest CAGR of 19.6% during the forecast period.

Automotive and consumer product end-user segments together accounted for 40% of the global market in 2015

Polymers and metals segments together accounted for more than 90% market share in 2015.

Automotive is the largest end user segment with around one-fifth market share in 2015.

U.S. was the largest market in terms of demand for 3D printing materials in 2015.

Powder form materials are expected to grow at a high CAGR of 19.7% during the forecast period

In 2015, North America accounted for almost half of the global demand for 3D printing material and is expected to maintain its lead position throughout the forecast period. Asia-Pacific is projected to be the fastest growing region, with a CAGR of 19.1% during the forecast period owing to the economic and industrial developments happening in the emerging economies.

Major players in the industry are investing significantly on research and development to launch new materials for commercial applications at low cost. Key companies profiled in this report include 3D Systems Corp., Arcam AB, Arkema S.A., Royal DSM N.V., Exone GmbH, Stratasys Ltd., CRP Group, Envisiontec GmbH, EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems, and LPW Technology Ltd.
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