World 3D Printing: Additive Manufacturing

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World 3D Printing: Additive Manufacturing

World demand to rise over 20% annually through 2017

World demand for 3D printing is projected to rise more than 20 percent per year to $5 billion in 2017. While professional uses such as design and prototyping will continue to account for the majority of demand, the most rapid growth will be seen in production and consumer applications. 3D printers will increasingly be utilized to manufacture direct production parts and finished goods in a wide variety of applications. In the consumer segment, projected price drops in desktop 3D printers (helped by upcoming expiration of patents) will motivate purchases by hobbyists and doit- yourselfers for personal at-home use. Gains will also be driven by growing awareness and interest in 3D printing technologies. Furthermore, as 3D printing speeds and material quality improves, greater adoption of additive production technologies is expected.

Plastics to remain top material, metals to grow fastest

Above-average growth will be seen in demand for printing materials, as the rapidly expanding installed base of 3D printers fuels related materials consumption. Plastics such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polylactic acid (PLA), and nylon were the first types of materials used in 3D printing, and remain the simplest to work with. Plastics will continue to account for the majority of materials demand, but faster growth is projected for metals, based on their greater strength and resistance, as well as rapid gains in markets such as aerospace. Global demand for software and other 3D printing products such as 3D scanners will grow in line with the overall average, supported by ongoing needs for technological updates and upgrades.

Good opportunities in medical & dental market

Some of the fastest growth will be seen in the medical and dental market, with especially good opportunities expected in dental applications such as braces, prostheses, crowns, bridges, dental aligners, and models for dental restoration procedures. Other leading markets for 3D printing products include consumer products (e.g., jewelry, toys, fashion, consumer electronics), automotive, and aerospace, with the latter expected to see above-average growth. For instance, in 2013 General Electric announced plans to use 3D printers to produce fuel nozzles for its next-generation jet engine. These nozzles are expected to be lighter and stronger than those produced using conventional production techniques.

US to continue as largest 3D printing market

The US will remain by far the largest national 3D printing market in the world, accounting for 42 percent of global sales in 2017. In developed areas such as the US and Western Europe, 3D printing market value will be supported by the growing presence of metal-based 3D printers for the production of finished parts, as such systems are significantly more expensive than plastics-based 3D printing systems. Rapid gains are expected in China, where most applications (especially in large markets such as consumer products manufacturing) center around design, sample testing, or prototyping. Demand in China will also benefit from significant government funding in academic institutions, science and research centers, as well as manufacturing companies.

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INTRODUCTION
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
General
World Economic Environment
Recent Historical Trends
World Economic Outlook
World Demographic Overview
World Population
World Urbanization Patterns
World Per Capita Gross Domestic Product
World Personal Consumption Expenditure Trends
World Industrial Outlook
Industrial Output Trends
Gross Fixed Investment Outlook
World Health Care Trends
World Motor Vehicle Production
Pricing Trends
3D Printers
Materials
Software
Technology Overview
Binder Jetting
Material Jetting
Powder Bed Fusion
Directed Energy Deposition
Material Extrusion
Vat Photopolymerization
Sheet Lamination
Regulatory Considerations
III. OVERVIEW
3D Printer Installed Base by Region
3D Printing Demand by Region
3D Printing Demand by Product
3D Printers
Professional
Production
Consumer
Materials
Plastics
Metals
Other
Software & Other
3D Printing Demand by Market
Consumer Products
Automotive
Medical & Dental
Other
Aerospace
All Other
World Production Overview
IV. NORTH AMERICA
Market Environment
3D Printing Demand
United States
Canada
Mexico
V. WESTERN EUROPE
Market Environment
3D Printing Demand
France
Germany
Italy
Spain
United Kingdom
Other Western Europe
VI. ASIA/PACIFIC
Market Environment
3D Printing Demand
Australia
China
India
Japan
South Korea
Taiwan
Other Asia/Pacific
VII. OTHER REGIONS
Central & South America
3D Printing Demand
Suppliers
Eastern Europe
3D Printing Demand
Suppliers
Africa/Mideast
3D Printing Demand
Suppliers
VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Market Share
Acquisitions & Divestitures
Cooperative Agreements
Research & Development
Marketing & Distribution
Public & Private Funding
Printing Services
Company Profiles
Aleph Objects Incorporated
Arcam AB
Asiga
Aspect Incorporated
Autodesk Incorporated
BeAM
Beijing Long Yuan Automated Fabrication System Company Limited
Beijing TierTime Technology Company Limited
Carima Company Limited
CMET, see Nabtesco
Dassault Systèmes SA
Delta Micro Factory, see Beijing TierTime Technology
Digital Wax Systems, see DWS
DWS srl
EnvisionTEC GmbH
EOS GmbH
Evonik Industries AG
ExOne Company
Figulo, see 3D Systems
Fruth Innovative Technologien GmbH
Geomagic, see 3D Systems
InssTek Incorporated
Keyence Corporation
Leapfrog BV
MakerBot Industries, see Stratasys
Materialise NV
Matsuura Machinery Corporation
Mcor Technologies Limited
Nabtesco Corporation
Nanjing Zijin-Lead Electronics Company Limited
netfabb, see Fruth Innovative Technologien
Objet Japan, see Stratasys
Phenix Systems, see 3D Systems
Phillips Service Industries Incorporated
Rapidform, see 3D Systems
ReaLizer GmbH
Renishaw plc
RepRap Professional Limited
Sciaky, see Phillips Service Industries
Shaanxi Hengtong Intelligent Machine Company Limited
Shanghai Union Technology Company Limited
Sintermask, see Fruth Innovative Technologien
SLM Solutions GmbH
Solidscape, see Stratasys
SpaceClaim Corporation
Stratasys Limited
The Sugar Lab, see 3D Systems
3D Systems Corporation
3Geometry Manufacturing Systems Private Limited
3Shape A/S
Trumpsystem Precision Machinery Company Limited
Ultimaker BV
voxeljet AG
Wuhan Binhu Mechanical & Electrical Company Limited
Additional Companies
LIST OF TABLES
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region
2 World Population by Region
3 World Urban Population by Region
4 World Per Capita Gross Domestic Product by Region
5 World Personal Consumption Expenditures by Region
6 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region
7 World Gross Fixed Investment by Region
8 World Health Care Expenditures by Region
9 World Motor Vehicle Production by Region
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 World 3D Printer Installed Base by Region
2 World 3D Printing Demand by Region
3 World 3D Printing Demand by Product
4 World 3D Printer Demand by Region & Application
5 World 3D Printing Materials Demand by Region & Type
6 World 3D Printing Software & Other Demand by Region
7 World 3D Printing Demand by Market
8 World Consumer Product Market for 3D Printing by Region
9 World Automotive Market for 3D Printing by Region
10 World Medical & Dental Market for 3D Printing by Region
11 World Other Markets for 3D Printing by Region & Market
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: 3D Printing Market Environment
2 North America: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
3 United States: 3D Printing Market Environment
4 United States: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
5 Canada: 3D Printing Market Environment
6 Canada: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
7 Mexico: 3D Printing Market Environment
8 Mexico: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: 3D Printing Market Environment
2 Western Europe: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
3 France: 3D Printing Market Environment
4 France: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
5 Germany: 3D Printing Market Environment
6 Germany: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
7 Italy: 3D Printing Market Environment
8 Italy: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
9 Spain: 3D Printing Market Environment
10 Spain: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
11 United Kingdom: 3D Printing Market Environment
12 United Kingdom: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
13 Other Western Europe: 3D Printing Market Environment
14 Other Western Europe: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: 3D Printing Market Environment
2 Asia/Pacific: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
3 Australia: 3D Printing Market Environment
4 Australia: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
5 China: 3D Printing Market Environment
6 China: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
7 India: 3D Printing Market Environment
8 India: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
9 Japan: 3D Printing Market Environment
10 Japan: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
11 South Korea: 3D Printing Market Environment
12 South Korea: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
13 Taiwan: 3D Printing Market Environment
14 Taiwan: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
15 Other Asia/Pacific: 3D Printing Market Environment
16 Other Asia/Pacific: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS
1 Central & South America: 3D Printing Market Environment
2 Central & South America: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
3 Eastern Europe: 3D Printing Market Environment
4 Eastern Europe: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
5 Africa/Mideast: 3D Printing Market Environment
6 Africa/Mideast: 3D Printing Demand by Product & Market
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World 3D Printing Sales by Company, 2012
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements
LIST OF CHARTS
SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 World 3D Printer Installed Base by Region, 2012
2 World 3D Printing Demand by Region, 2012
3 World 3D Printing Demand by Product, 2012
4 World 3D Printing Demand by Market, 2012
SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: 3D Printing Demand by Country, 2012
SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: 3D Printing Demand by Country, 2012
SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: 3D Printing Demand by Country, 2012
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World 3D Printing Market Share, 2012
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