3D printing industry visualizes a world where 3D printer will be used in every home. 3D printing is rapidly evolving, and with increasing technological advancement and wide range of 3D printing materials, it is gradually becoming more pervasive, thus, changing the face of the manufacturing industries. The global 3D printing materials market is estimated to witness growth at a CAGR of 17.6% over the period of 2016 to 2022. This growth is expected due to increasing demand of 3D printing materials from the manufacturing industries, increasing consumer application and increasing opportunities for 3D printers in the clothing, electronics and food sector.
The 3D printing materials market comprises of the materials such as plastics, photopolymers, metals and metal alloys, ceramics among others and technologies such as Materials Extrusion (FDM/FFF), Light Polymerized (SLA, DLP, PJP) and Powder Bed Fusion (DMLS, SLS, SLM, EBM) among others.
The U.S. generated the maximum amount of revenue in the year 2015 in the global 3D printing materials market among all the countries; whereas, Japan and China have the maximum potential to grow in the forecast period. If the industry has the prospects of growing with the same pace, it will cross $1.52 billion in total market by the end of forecast period 2022.
The report is a compilation of different segments of Global 3D printing materials market including market breakdown by 3DP materials, forms, technologies, applications and different geographical areas. The revenue generated from 3D printing materials in the market has been tracked to calculate the market size. Under this section, the materials by form (filaments, powder and liquid) and the materials by industrial vertical and its application areas which are shaping the market have also been explained.
While highlighting the key driving and restraining forces for this market, the report also provides a detailed explanation of the materials and technologies used in 3D printing and application areas of this market. It also analyzes the key players involved in the industry.
The report answers the following questions about the Global 3D printing materials market:
- What are the dominant materials and technologies used in 3D printing materials market?
- What are the materials used for 3D printing?
- What are the forms of materials used for 3D printing?
- What are the technologies used for 3D printing?
- What are the different application areas of 3D printing materials market?
- Which are the most sought-after materials and technologies in 3D printing?
- What is the revenue generated by different segments such as 3DP materials, forms, technologies, applications and geographies of 3D printing materials market?
- What are the different factors driving the market in the forecast period?
- What are the major factors challenging the growth of 3D printing materials market?
- What kind of new strategies are being adopted by existing market players to make a mark in the industry?
- Which region will lead the Global 3D printing materials market by the end of forecast period?
The report puts special emphasis on the market share and size of the 3D printing materials market, owing to the changing paradigms in the industry. The most often used strategy for gaining a better hold on to the market has been through product launches, followed by Partnerships. Moreover, the company profile section includes highlights of significant information about the key companies involved along with their financial positions and SWOT analysis.
1 Report Scope & Methodology
1.1 Scope of the Report
1.1.1 Market Definition
1.1.2 Report Coverage
184.108.40.206 Market Classification
220.127.116.11.1 Market Segmentation by Components
18.104.22.168.2 Market Segmentation by Geography
1.1.3 Assumptions & Limitations
1.2 BIS Research Methodology
1.2.1 Research Parameters
1.2.2 Research Design
22.214.171.124 Primary Research
126.96.36.199 Secondary Research
2 Market Dynamics
2.2 Market Drivers
2.2.1 Advancement in 3D Printing Materials and Technologies
2.2.2 Evolving 3D Printing Material Manufacturers and Suppliers
2.2.3 Government Initiatives and Rising Investments for R&D:
2.2.4 Expiration of Key Patents
2.3 Market Restraints
2.3.1 Quality of 3D Printing Materials
2.3.2 Cost and Compatibility of 3DP Materials
2.3.3 Lack of Awareness About Technology
2.3.4 Lesser Usage of 3DP Technology at Consumer Level
2.4 Market Opportunities
2.4.1 3D Printing in Mainstream Manufacturing
2.4.2 Evolving Start-ups and their Partnerships with Key Players in the Market
2.4.3 Production of low-cost 3D Printing Materials
3 Competitive Insights
3.2 Market Share Analysis
3.3 Key Strategies & Developments in Global 3D Printing Materials Market
3.3.1 Mergers and Acquisitions
3.3.2 Product Launches and Developments
3.3.3 Partnerships, Joint Ventures, and Collaborations
3.3.4 Business Expansions
4 3D Printing Materials Market, by Type
4.2.2 Gold and Silver
4.2.3 Others (Cobalt, Aluminium, Nickel)
4.3 Metal and Metal Alloys
4.3.1 Aluminium and Aluminium Alloys
4.3.2 Cobalt Chrome Alloys
4.3.3 Copper and its Alloys
4.3.4 Nickel and its Alloys
4.3.5 Stainless Steel
4.3.6 Tungsten and its Alloys
4.7.5 Paper and wax
5 3D Printing Materials Market, by Form
5.2.1 Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
5.2.2 Polylactic Acid (PLA)
5.2.3 Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA)
5.2.4 Polycarbonate (PC)
5.2.6 High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
5.2.7 Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol-Modified (PETG)
6 3D Printing Materials Market, by Technology
6.2 Metal based 3D Printing Technology
6.2.1 Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
6.2.2 Electron Beam Melting (EBM)
6.2.3 Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS)
6.2.4 Selective Laser Melting (SLM)
6.2.5 Direct Metal Deposition (DMD)
6.2.6 Binder Jetting
6.3 Non-metal based 3D Printing Technology
6.3.1 Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
6.3.2 Stereolithography (SLA)
6.3.3 PolyJet Printing (PJP)
6.3.4 MultiJet Printing (MJP)
6.3.5 ColorJet Printing (CJP)
6.3.6 Digital Light Processing (DLP)
6.3.7 Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
188.8.131.52 Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM)
184.108.40.206 Vacuum Casting
220.127.116.11 Lithography based Ceramic Manufacturing (LCM)
18.104.22.168 Aerosol Jet
7 3D Printing Materials Market, by Application
7.2 Consumer Industry
7.3 Automotive Industry
7.4 Aerospace and Defense Industry
7.4.2 Engine and Engine Parts
7.4.3 Repair Application
7.5 Healthcare Industry
7.5.1 Implants and Prosthetics
7.5.3 Tissue Engineering
7.5.4 Research Initiatives
7.6 Fashion and Aesthetics Market
7.7 Other Applications
8 3D Printing Materials Market, by Geography
8.1.1 Market Statistics
8.2 North America
8.2.1 Market Statistics
8.2.2 The U.S.
22.214.171.124 Research and Development
8.3.1 Market Statistics
8.3.3 United Kingdom
8.4 Asia-Pacific (APAC)
8.4.1 Market Statistics
8.4.4 South Korea
8.5 Rest of the World (RoW)
8.5.1 Market Statistics
9 Company Profile
9.1.1 Geographic Revenue Mix of the Top 5 Players in the Market
9.2 Stratasys Ltd.
126.96.36.199 Overall Financials
188.8.131.52 Segment Revenue Mix
184.108.40.206 Geographic Revenue Mix
9.2.3 SWOT Analysis
220.127.116.11 Overall Financials
18.104.22.168 Segment Revenue Mix
22.214.171.124 Geographic Revenue Mix
9.3.3 SWOT Analysis
9.4 Arcam AB
126.96.36.199 Overall Financials
188.8.131.52 Geographic Revenue Mix
9.4.3 SWOT Analysis
184.108.40.206 Overall Financials
220.127.116.11 Segment Revenue Mix
18.104.22.168 Geographic Revenue Mix
9.5.3 SWOT Analysis
9.6 Sandvik AB
22.214.171.124 Overall Financials
126.96.36.199 Segment Revenue Mix
188.8.131.52 Geographic Revenue Mix
9.6.3 SWOT Analysis
9.7 Hoganas AB
184.108.40.206 Overall Financials
9.8 DSM N.V.
220.127.116.11 Overall Financials
18.104.22.168 Segment Revenue Mix
22.214.171.124 Geographic Revenue Mix, 2014-2015
9.9 SLM Solutions GmbH
126.96.36.199 Overall Financials
188.8.131.52 Segment Revenue Mix
184.108.40.206 Geographic Revenue Mix
220.127.116.11 Overall Financials
9.11 Shenzhen eSUN Industrial Co., Ltd
9.12 EOS GmbH
9.15 LPW Technology Ltd.
9.16 Mcor Technologies Ltd.
List of Tables
Table 2.1 R&D Investment of Key Players in the Market
Table 3.1 Key Mergers and Acquisitions
Table 3.2 Key Product Launches and Developments
Table 3.3 Key Partnerships and Collaborations (2013-Present)
Table 3.4 Key Business Expansion Activities
Table 3.5 Key Events in the Global 3D Printing Materials Market
Table 4.1 3DP Materials Market Size, by Type, 2015-202
Table 4.2 3DP Materials Market Size, by Region, 2016-202
Table 4.3 3DP Materials – Application and Competitiveness Snapshot
Table 4.4 3DP Metals and Metal Alloys Market Size, by Region, 2015 To 202
Table 4.5 Aluminium ALSI10mg: Specification Snapshot
Table 4.6 Cobalt-Chromium Alloy: Specification Snapshot
Table 4.7 Copper Alloy – Specification Snapshot
Table 4.8 Nickel Alloy In718: Specification Snapshot
Table 4.9 Stainless Steel: Specification Snapshot
Table 4.10 3DP Plastics Market Size, by Region, 2015-202
Table 4.11 Plastics – Applications, Technologies and Competitiveness Snapshot
Table 4.12 3DP Photopolymers Market Size, by Region, 2015 to 2022
Table 4.13 Photopolymers – Types of Materials, Technologies, Applications and Manufacturers
Table 4.14 3DP Ceramics Market Size, by Region, 2015 to 2022
Table 4.15 Ceramics – Technologies, Application and Companies
Table 4.16 Other 3DP Materials Market Size, by Region, 2015 to 2022
Table 4.17 Other Materials-Technologies, Application and Companies
Table 4.18 Bendlay-Technologies, Application and Companies
Table 4.19 Paper and Wax-Technologies, Applications and Companies
Table 5.1 3D Printing Materials Market Size, by Form, 2015-2022 ($ Million)
Table 5.2 Required Properties of ABS 3DP filaments for 3D printing
Table 5.3 PLA – Properties and Application
Table 5.4 PVA – Properties and Application
Table 5.5 Polycarbonate – Properties and Application
Table 5.6 Nylon – Properties and Application
Table 5.7 HIPS – Properties and Application
Table 5.8 PETG – Properties and Applications
Table 6.1 3D Printing Materials Market Size, by Technology, 2015 – 2022
Table 6.2 3DP Metallic Materials Market Size, by Technology, 2016-2022($ Million)
Table 6.3 Competitive Analysis of DMLS Technology and Applications
Table 6.4 Advantages & Disadvantages of EBM
Table 6.5 Competitive Analysis of DMLS Technology and Applications
Table 6.6 Advantages Associated with Optomec’s LENS Technology
Table 6.7 Advantages and Disadvantages of SLM
Table 6.8 Applications of DMD Technology
Table 6.9 Advantages & Disadvantages of Direct Metal Deposition
Table 6.10 Advantages and Disadvantages of Binder Jetting
Table 6.11 3DP Non-metallic Materials Market Size, by Technology, 2015 – 2022
Table 6.12 Materials used in FDM 3D Printing Technology, Applications, and Manufacturers
Table 6.13 Key Developments taken by Companies – FDM Technology
Table 6.14 Photopolymers used in SLA 3DP Technology, Applications, and Manufacturers
Table 6.15 Key Developments taken by Companies – SLA Technology
Table 6.16 Application – SLS Technology
Table 6.17 Major Application and Uses – LOM Technology
3D printing has come a long way from the initial production of simple plastic prototypes to produce fully functional components, including implants & prosthetics, complex mechanisms, batteries, robot, clothing and food. 3D printing technology is on the path of rapid development with increasing advancements, wide range of 3DP materials and high speed of manufacturing. The global 3D printing materials market is estimated to reach $1.52 billion by 2022 at a CAGR of 17.6% through the forecast period. A rapid growth in 3D printing industry and growing demand of 3D printing technology from end-use industries such as automotive, aerospace & defense, healthcare and consumer sector are some of the reasons responsible for the growth of this market.However, the market consists of certain constraints such as lack of awareness, high cost and compatibility of 3D printing materials, and lack of channel partner assistance which are hampering its overall growth.
The global 3D printing materials market has been tracked along the lines of its materials, forms, technologies, application areas, and geography. Herein, the revenue generated from the 3D printing materials, technologies and forms is tracked in order to calculate the market size. The revenue generated from various 3D printing materials namely – plastics, photopolymers, metals & metal alloys, ceramics among others, have been analyzed.The plastics materials in 3D printing materials market holds more than 51% of the market, photopolymers and ceramics, though significant, hold lesser share. Revenue generated for various forms of 3DP materials namely – filament, powder and liquid have been analyzed. 3D printing Filaments is dominating the market and growing at a CAGR of 16.0% from 2016 to 2022.
The report has been further classified into various 3D printing technology namely – Material Extrusion (FDM/FFF), Light polymerized (SLA, DLP, PJP) and Powder bed Fusion (DMLS, EBM, SLS, SLM), in which Material Extrusion holds the largest share and Powder bed Fusion is expected to grow extensively. The revenue generated from various application area namely – automotive, aerospace & defense, healthcare, fashion & aesthetics and consumer sector among others, have been analyzed.
This report covers the global 3D printing materials market, and consequently provides the revenue of the key regions – North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Rest of the World (RoW). North America is the largest contributor in the overall revenue generation in 3D printing materials market, followed by the European region, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.9%, from 2016 to 2022. While the APAC region is expected to capture the larger market share at a high growth rate by 2022 because of lager consumer base, growing R&D investments and government funding towards 3D printing.
Some of the key market players in the industry are: Stratasys, Ltd., 3D Systems, Arcam AB, Sandvik AB, Hoganas AB, DSM N.V., Arkema and Shenzhen Esun Industrial Co. Ltd. These companies are aiming for more product launches, partnerships and mergers & acquisitions to expand their operations and to establish themselves in the market.
- Arcam AB
- DSM N.V.
- EOS GmbH
- Hoganas AB
- LPW Technology Ltd.
- Mcor Technologies Ltd.
- SLM Solutions GmbH
- Sandvik AB
- Shenzhen eSUN Industrial Co., Ltd
- Stratasys Ltd.