Global Markets for Spark Plasma Sintering and Other Advanced Sintering Technologies

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  • Region: Global
  • 156 Pages
  • BCC Research
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This Report Provides an Updated Review of Spark Plasma Sintering and Other Types of Advanced Sintering Technologies Giving a Description of Basic Equipment Configurations

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Report Scope:

This report provides an updated review of spark plasma sintering and other types of advanced sintering technologies giving a description of basic equipment configurations. It also identifies current and emerging applications for these technologies.

This research delineates the current market status for AST systems, defines trends and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The market is analyzed based on the following segments: equipment type, application, and region. In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest process developments, are discussed.

More specifically, the market analysis for this report is divided into five sections.

In the first section, an introduction to the topic and a historical review of spark plasma sintering and other advanced sintering technologies are provided, including an outline of recent events. In this section, a brief introduction to the numerous applications of these technologies is also offered.

The second section provides a technological review of spark plasma sintering and other advances in sintering technologies. This section offers a current description of various systems; typical materials processed by these apparatuses; technological trends in sintering technologies; and new and emerging applications. This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments since 2015, including examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for, as well as highlighting the most active research organizations operating in this field.

The third section entails a global market analysis of AST systems. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (equipment type, application and region), with actual data referring to the years 2015 and 2016 and estimates for 2017. Dollar figures refer only to equipment sales at the manufacturing level and do not include related services and maintenance activities.

The analysis of current revenues is followed by a detailed presentation of market growth trends, based on industry growth, and industry and regional trends. The third section concludes by providing projected revenues for AST systems within each segment, together with forecast compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for the period of 2017 through 2022.

In the fourth section of the study, which covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading suppliers and developers of AST equipment, together with a description of their products. The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these firms and an evaluation of other key industry players. Detailed company profiles of the top players are also provided.

The fifth and final section includes an analysis of recently issued U.S. and international patents, with a summary of patents related to advanced sintering technologies, materials, equipment and applications. A patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, material type, process type and application.

Report Includes:

  • 32 data tables and 12 additional tables
  • An overview of the global market for spark plasma sintering (SPS) and other advanced sintering technologies
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015, 2016, 2017, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2022
  • Discussion of the current and emerging requirements posed by advancements within the ceramics industry
  • Coverage of milestones in the history of spark plasma sintering and other advanced sintering technologies
  • Descriptions of the geographical distribution of manufacturers
  • Detailed company profiles of top industry players in the market, including ALD Vacuum Technologies, EOS, FCT Systeme, Gasbarre Products, Linn High Therm, PVA Tepla Group, and Simuwu

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3D Systems
  • ECM Technologies
  • Farsoon Technologies
  • Formlabs
  • Koyo Thermo Systems
  • Matsuura Machinery
  • MORE

1 Introduction

  • Study Goals and Objectives
  • Reasons for Doing This Study
  • Intended Audience
  • Scope of Report
  • Methodology and Information Sources
  • Market Breakdown
  • Analyst's Credentials
  • Related Reports

2 Summary and Highlights

3 Market and Technology Background

  • Sintering Technologies
  • The Sintering Industry
  • Milestones in the History of Spark Plasma Sintering and Other Advanced Sintering Technologies
  • Applications of Advanced Sintering Technologies

4 Technology

  • Introduction
  • Advanced Sintering Processes for Monolithic Products
  • Spark Plasma Sintering
  • Flash Sintering
  • Vacuum Sintering
  • Microwave Sintering
  • Advanced Sintering Processes for Additive Manufacturing and Coatings
  • Laser Sintering
  • Infrared Sintering
  • Photonic Sintering
  • Latest Technological Developments, 2015 to Present
  • Rapid Fabrication of Porous Biomaterials by Microwave Sintering
  • Vacuum Sintering of Rare Earth-based Transparent Ceramics
  • Photonic Sintering of Nanocrystal Films for Solar Cells
  • Rapid Manufacturing of Porous Metal Prostheses
  • Combined Field-Assisted Sintering and High-temperature/High-Pressure Sintering for Fabrication of Polycrystalline Diamond
  • Highly Dense Ceramic Matrix Composites by Spark Plasma Sintering
  • Garnets for Lithium Secondary Batteries by Spark Plasma Sintering
  • Other Relevant R&D Activities

5 Global Markets

  • Analysis Outline
  • Global Market Summary
  • Current Market Status
  • Market by Equipment Type
  • Market by Application
  • Market by Region
  • Market Growth Trends
  • Industry Growth
  • Industry Trends
  • Regional Trends
  • Market Forecast
  • Market by Equipment Type
  • Market by Application
  • Market by Region

6 Global Industry Structure

  • Leading Providers of Advanced Sintering Systems
  • Other Industry Players
  • Company Profiles
  • 3D Systems
  • ALD Vacuum Technologies
  • ECM Technologies
  • EOS
  • Farsoon Technologies
  • FCT Systeme
  • Formlabs
  • Fuji Electronic Industrial
  • Gasbarre Products
  • Koyo Thermo Systems
  • Linn High Therm
  • Matsuura Machinery
  • PVA Tepla Group
  • Seco Warwick
  • Simuwu

7 Patent Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Summary of Recently Awarded Patents
  • General Trends
  • Trends by Country and Region
  • Trends by Assignee
  • Trends by Patent Category
  • Trends by Material Type
  • Trends by Process Type
  • Trends by Application

List of Tables
Summary Table: Global Market for AST Equipment, by Type, Through 2022
Table 1: Spark Plasma Sintering and Other Advanced Sintering Technologies
Table 2: Global Market for Sintering Equipment, by Region, Through 2022
Table 3: Technological Milestones for Spark Plasma Sintering and Other Advanced Sintering Technologies
Table 4: End Use of Products Manufactured by Advanced Sintering Technologies
Table 5: Typical Materials Processed by Spark Plasma Sintering
Table 6: Other Relevant R&D Activities
Table 7: Global Market for AST Equipment, by Category, Through 2022
Table 8: Global Market for AST Equipment, by Type, Through 2017
Table 9: Global Market for AST Equipment, by Application, Through 2017
Table 10: Global Market for AST Equipment, by Region, Through 2017
Table 11: Global Market for Wear and Corrosion Resistant Parts, by Type, Through 2022
Table 12: Global Market for Wear and Corrosion Resistant Parts, by Material, Through 2022
Table 13: Global Market for High Performance Alloys, by Type, Through 2022
Table 14: Global Market for Prosthetic Devices, by Type, Through 2022
Table 15: Global Market for Implantable Devices, by Region, Through 2022
Table 16: Global Market for Implantable Devices, by Type, Through 2022
Table 17: Global Market for Lasers, by Type, Through 2022
Table 18: Global Market for Light-emitting Diodes, by Type, Through 2022
Table 19: Global Market for Transparent Ceramics, by Application, Through 2022
Table 20: Global Market for Thick Film Electronic Devices, by Type, Through 2022
Table 21: Global Market for the Aerospace Industry, by Region, Through 2022
Table 22: Global Market for Ceramic Matrix Composites, by Application, Through 2022
Table 23: Global Market for Automotive Materials, by Type, Through 2022
Table 24: Global Market for Automotive Composites, by Material, Through 2022
Table 25: Global Market for Fuel Cells, by Type, Through 2022
Table 26: Global Market for Batteries, by Type, Through 2022
Table 27: Global Market for Photovoltaic Modules, by Type, Through 2022
Table 28: Global Market for Body and Vehicular Armor, by Type, Through 2022
Table 29: Global Market for Body and Vehicular Armor, by Region, Through 2022
Table 30: Global Market for Body and Vehicular Armor, by Material, Through 2022
Table 31: Global Market for 3D Printing, by Material, Through 2022
Table 32: The Nanotechnology Industry, 2017
Table 33: Global Market for Nanotechnology, by Type, Through 2022
Table 34: Global Market for AST Equipment, by Type, Through 2022
Table 35: Global Market for AST Equipment, by Application, Through 2022
Table 36: Global Market for AST Equipment, by Region, Through 2022
Table 37: Leading Suppliers of Advanced Sintering Systems, 2017
Table 38: Leading Suppliers by Product Type, 2017
Table 39: Leading Suppliers by Product and Region, 2017
Table 40: Other Industry Players
Table 41: Advanced Sintering Technologies-Worldwide Patents, 2017
Table 42: Global Patent Trend for Advanced Sintering Technologies, Through 2017
Table 43: Assignees of Global Patents related to Advanced Sintering Technologies, 2017

List of Figures
Summary Figure: Global Market for AST Equipment, by Type, 2015-2022
Figure 1: Types of Sintering Processes
Figure 2: Global Market Shares of Sintering Equipment, by Type, 2022
Figure 3: Advanced Field-Assisted Sintering Technologies: Worldwide Patent Applications and Patents Issued, 1990-2016
Figure 4: Advanced Vacuum-assisted Sintering Technologies: Worldwide Patent Applications and Patents Issued, 1990-2016
Figure 5: Advanced Electromagnetic Radiation-assisted Sintering Technologies: Worldwide Patent Applications and Patent Issued, 1990-2016
Figure 6: Basic Configuration of a Spark Plasma Sintering System
Figure 7: Basic Configuration of a Flash Sintering System
Figure 8: Flame-Assisted Flash Sintering System
Figure 9: Flash Spark Plasma Sintering System
Figure 10: Vacuum Sintering System
Figure 11: Microwave Sintering System
Figure 12: Selective Laser Sintering
Figure 13: Global Market for AST Equipment, by Category, 2015-2022
Figure 14: Global Market Shares of AST Equipment, by Type, 2017
Figure 15: Global Market Shares of AST Equipment, by Application, 2017
Figure 16: Global Market Shares of AST Equipment, by Region, 2017
Figure 17: Global Market Shares of Wear and Corrosion Resistant Parts, by Type, 2022
Figure 18: Global Market Shares of Wear and Corrosion Resistant Parts, by Material, 2022
Figure 19: Global Market Shares of High Performance Alloys, by Material, 2022
Figure 20: Global Market Shares of Implantable Devices, by Region, 2022
Figure 21: Global Market Shares of Implantable Devices, by Type, 2022
Figure 22: Global Market Shares of Lasers, by Type, 2022
Figure 23: Global Market Shares of Light-emitting Diodes, by Type, 2022
Figure 24: Global Market Shares of Transparent Ceramics, by Application, 2022
Figure 25: Global Market Shares of Thick Film Electronic Devices, by Type, 2022
Figure 26: Global Market Shares of the Aerospace Industry, by Type, 2022
Figure 27: Global Market Shares of Ceramic Matrix Composites, by Application, 2022
Figure 28: Global Market Shares of Automotive Materials, by Type, 2022
Figure 29: Global Market Shares of Automotive Composites, by Material, 2022
Figure 30: Global Market Shares of Fuel Cells, by Type, 2022
Figure 31: Global Market Shares of Batteries, by Type, 2022
Figure 32: Global Market Shares of Photovoltaic Modules, by Type, 2022
Figure 33: Global Market Shares of Body and Vehicular Armor, by Region, 2022
Figure 34: Global Market Shares of Body and Vehicular Armor, by Material, 2022
Figure 35: Global Market Shares of 3D Printing, by Material, 2022
Figure 36: Global Market Shares of Nanotechnology, by Type, 2022
Figure 37: Global Market Shares of AST Equipment, by Type, 2022
Figure 38: Global Market Shares of AST Equipment, by Application, 2022
Figure 39: Global Market Shares of AST Equipment, by Region, 2022
Figure 40: Leading Suppliers by Product and Region, 2017
Figure 41: Global Patent Trend for Advanced Sintering Technologies, 2014-2017
Figure 42: Global Patent Shares of Advanced Sintering Technologies, by Region, 2017
Figure 43: Global Patent Shares of Advanced Sintering Technologies, by Country, 2017
Figure 44: Global Patents Shares of Advanced Sintering Technologies, by Organization Type, 2017
Figure 45: Global Patent Shares of Advanced Sintering Technologies, by Patent Category, 2017
Figure 46: Global Patent Shares of Advanced Sintering Technologies, by Material Type, 2017
Figure 47: Global Patent Shares of Advanced Sintering Technology, by Process Type, 2017
Figure 48: Global Patent Shares of Advanced Sintering Technologies, by Application, 2017

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3D Systems
  • ECM Technologies
  • Farsoon Technologies
  • Formlabs
  • Koyo Thermo Systems
  • Matsuura Machinery
  • MORE

Summary:

Spark plasma sintering, and other advanced sintering technologies track their origins to the early 1900s, but in recent years they have been gaining strong and rapidly increasing interest for fabrication of highperformance materials with unique properties that cannot be produced by other methods. These materials can be atypical not only in terms of composition, but also as far as microstructure and/or configuration.

This research has identified three main categories of advanced sintering technologies (AST): current assisted, which includes spark plasma sintering; vacuum-assisted; and electromagnetic radiation assisted. Although these advanced sintering technologies have theoretically countless applications, they are primarily used in six sectors: aerospace, automotive, electronics/optoelectronics, energy, mechanical/metallurgical and medical.

Electromagnetic radiation-assisted sintering (e.g., selective laser sintering and microwave sintering) currently account for the largest share of the market. Within this segment, selective laser sintering systems for coatingsand 3D printing represent the most popular type.

The next-largest category is vacuum-assisted sintering, while the current-assisted sintering segment, which is primarily comprised of spark plasma sintering systems. Demand for AST systems is projected to continue to grow at a healthy pace during the next five years, due to a variety of factors, including the following:

  • Increasing popularity of 3D printed devices.
  • Higher penetration in different sectors, particularly medical, electronics, optoelectronics and energy.
  • Need for sintering processes that allow for fast firing, high-throughput and more automation.
  • Rapidly rising levels of related R&D activities.

Although sales volume of AST equipment is expected to be characterized by good growth, revenues will expand at a slower pace due to ongoing price pressure.

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  • 3D Systems
  • ALD Vacuum Technologies
  • ECM Technologies
  • EOS
  • Farsoon Technologies
  • FCT Systeme
  • Formlabs
  • Fuji Electronic Industrial
  • Gasbarre Products
  • Koyo Thermo Systems
  • Linn High Therm
  • Matsuura Machinery
  • PVA Tepla Group
  • Seco Warwick
  • Simuwu
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