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3D-Printed Footwear 2019-2029, an Analysis of the Market Potential of 3D Printing in the Footwear Industry

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  • SmarTech Markets Publishing LLC
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Overall Demand of AM Materials in the Footwear Industry is Expected to Reach 3.7 Thousand Metric Tonnes by 2029

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3D Systems
  • Aetrex ECCO
  • Crocs
  • New Balance
  • Prodways
  • Stratasys
  • MORE

After eyewear, the next highly relevant consumer product that is expected to begin to reap the benefits of additive manufacturing for production and mass customizations is footwear. The researcher now presents the first ever in depth-analysis of additive manufacturing in the footwear segment. In this report, the researcher forecasts the 3D printed footwear industry to grow into an overall $5.9 billion revenue opportunity, making footwear arguably the single most relevant consumer vertical for 3D printing and representing 1.5% of overall global footwear revenues by 2029.

The footwear segment stands to benefit from AM’s potential in mass customization and product personalization as much as other consumer product segments seen as key for AM adoption such as eyewear. This report analyzes the key trends and stakeholders that are driving the footwear automation and mass customization revolution as well as the elements that are limiting AM adoption.

Key firms in this segment include 3ntr, 3D Systems, 3DTi, adidas, Carbon, Crocs, EOS, Brooks Running, Anta, Aetrex ECCO, Feetz, Kings 3D, New Balance, Nike, OESH Shoes, Phits, Prodways, RESA, Scientifeet, SOLS Systems, Stratasys, Superfeet, Under Armour, Union Tech, Voxel8, Wiivv, Zoles and several more.

Leveraging its knowledge of 3D printing processes and unique database of global AM materials and hardware sales, the researcher's analysis explores the key applications for AM in the 3D printed footwear industry, including both current and upcoming relevant case studies, as well as ongoing and future developments. One primary objective of this report is to highlight the most relevant business opportunities that lie ahead for companies that are invested in the AM industry, including materials, hardware and service providers.

Another primary objective is to provide footwear industry stakeholders with an accurate description of all currently existing AM technologies, materials and services (including 3D capturing and online customization software). The report will explain how footwear market operators can benefit from AM by acquiring a powerful competitive advantage, both in terms of traditional manufacturing (through faster and more cost effective prototyping and mold-making) and through a more automated and customized production, through implementation of direct digital and additive manufacturing processes.

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3D Systems
  • Aetrex ECCO
  • Crocs
  • New Balance
  • Prodways
  • Stratasys
  • MORE

Chapter One: Footwear as the Largest Consumer End-use Segment for AM
1.1 The Global Footwear Industry and Trends
1.1.1 The Global Footwear Market Landscape: Ready, Set, Go
1.1.2 Defining Footwear
1.1.3 Trends in the Footwear Sector
1.1.3.1 Mass Customized Orthopedic Insoles and Sandals
1.1.3.2 Mass Produced Midsoles
1.1.3.3 Limited Editions
1.1.3.4 Designer and Luxury Products
1.1.3.5 Mass Produced Uppers
1.1.3.6 Fast Prototyping and Molding
1.2 Key Drivers for Adoption of 3D Printing in the Footwear Industry
1.3 Factors Limiting Adoption of AM in Footwear Manufacturing
1.4 The AM Market for Footwear vs. All 3D Printable Consumer Products
1.4.1 AM Hardware for Footwear Production
1.4.2 AM Materials for Footwear Production
1.5 Technologies and Materials for 3D-printed Footwear
1.5.1 Technologies and Materials for Insoles and Midsoles Production
1.5.2 Footwear Customization Hardware and Software
1.5.3 Printed Uppers Technologies and Materials
1.6 Global Trends in 3D-printed Footwear
1.7 Ten-year Global Market Outlook for 3D-printed Footwear
1.7.1 Ten-year Forecast for AM-industry Specific Revenue Segments Involved with Footwear Production
1.8 Methodology
1.9 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Two: AM Hardware and Materials for Footwear Production Workflow
2.1 Footwear 3D Printing Hardware
2.1.1 Vat Photopolymerization in Footwear Manufacturing
2.1.1.1 Types of Photopolymerization Hardware Sold in Footwear
2.1.1.2 Typical Use of Photopolymerization Hardware in Footwear Prototyping and Molding
2.1.2 Powder Bed Fusion in Footwear Manufacturing
2.1.2.1 Types of PBF Hardware Units Sold in Footwear
2.1.2.2 Typical Use of PBF Hardware Sold in Footwear
2.1.3 Material Extrusion in Footwear Manufacturing
2.1.3.1 Types of Material Extrusion Hardware Sold in Footwear
2.1.3.2 Typical Use of Material Extrusion Hardware Sold in Footwear
2.1.3.3 Types of Material Jetting Hardware Sold in Footwear
2.1.3.4 Typical Use of Material Jetting Hardware Sold in Footwear
2.2 Materials for Footwear 3D Printing
2.2.1 Ten-year Forecast for All AM Materials in the Footwear Industry
2.2.2 Photopolymers in Footwear, from Prototypes and Molds to Final Parts
2.2.3 AM Powders in Footwear Production
2.2.4 Filaments and Other Extrusion Materials for Footwear
2.2.5 Jet Photopolymer to Drive Footwear Creativity
2.3 Key Points from This Chapter

Chapter Three: 3D Printing Services and Technologies for Mass Customization of Footwear
3.1 The Rise of 3D Printing Service Providers in the Footwear Industry
3.1.1 Relevant Cases for Outsourcing 3D Printing Services in the Footwear Industry
3.2 3D Data Capturing Technologies and Processes for Footwear Mass Customization
3.2.1 Foot Data 3D Capturing Hardware and Software
3.2.1.1 RSscan
3.2.1.2 Fitstation
3.2.1.3 AlbertOS
3.2.1.4 Other Custom Foot 3D Scanners
3.2.2 Taking a Step Online
3.2.3 Ten-year Forecast of Revenues from Mass Customization Hardware and Software
3.3 Key Points from This Chapter

Chapter Four: Additive Manufacturing Applications in Footwear Production
4.1 Footwear 3D Printing Workflows
4.1.1 Footwear Mass Customization
4.2 3D Printing Applications for Footwear
4.2.1 Ten-year Forecast of All Printed Parts in the End-to-end Footwear Production Cycle
4.3 3D-printed Prototypes in Footwear
4.4 3D-printed Tools (Molds, Patterns and Lasts for Indirect Production) in Footwear
4.5 3D Printing for Footwear Final Parts and End-use Products
4.6 Types of 3D-printed Footwear Final Parts and Products
4.7 Key Points from This Chapter

Appendix 1: Geographic Distribution of the Footwear AM Market Opportunity
About the Analyst
Acronyms and Abbreviations Used In this Report

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1-1: The Global Footwear Market Vs the Global Footwear 3D Printing Market ($US Billions)
Exhibit 1-2: Five-Year Growth Comparison of Footwear Market ($US Billions) 2018–2023–2029
Exhibit 1-3: Global Footwear Market vs. Footwear 3D Printing YoY Growth Rate Comparison
Exhibit 1-4: AM Hardware Revenues in the Footwear Segment vs. All Consumer Businesses
Exhibit 1-5: AM Materials Revenues in the Footwear Segment vs. All Consumer Businesses
Exhibit 1-6: Distribution of the Global Footwear Market by Geographic Macro Area
Exhibit 1-7: Footwear AM Market Revenues ($USM) by Geographic Macro Area 2018-2029
Exhibit 1-8: Total Revenues Associated with AM in Footwear Production ($USM) 2018-2029
Exhibit 1-9: AM Segment Revenues CAGR in the Footwear Industry 2018-2029
Exhibit 1-10: AM-industry Specific Revenues ($USM) Associated with Footwear Production 2018-2029
Exhibit 1-11: AM Services vs. AM Applications Trend Comparison 2018–2029 ($ Millions)
Exhibit 1-12: AM-Industry-Specific Segment CAGR 2018-2029
Exhibit 2-1: Forecast of AM Hardware Units Demand in Footwear by Technology
Exhibit 2-2: Expected AM Hardware Average Price ($US) in Footwear by Technology
Exhibit 2-3: Forecast of AM Hardware Revenues in Footwear ($USM) by Technology
Exhibit 2-4: Photopolymerization Systems for Footwear
Exhibit 2-5: Forecasted Demand of Photopolymerization Hardware Systems (Units) by Type 2018–2029
Exhibit 2-6: Expected Demand of Photopolymerization Hardware Units in Footwear
Exhibit 2-7: Key Production-Grade PBF Systems for Footwear Production
Exhibit 2-8: Forecasted Demand of PBF Hardware Systems by Type
Exhibit 2-9: Expected Demand of PBF Hardware Units in Footwear by Applications Segment 2018-2029
Exhibit 2-10: Forecasted Demand of Material Extrusion Hardware System Units by Type
Exhibit 2-11: Expected Demand of Material Extrusion Hardware (Units) in Footwear by Application Segment 2018-2029
Exhibit 2-12: Material Jetting Systems Used in Footwear Prototyping
Exhibit 2-13: Forecasted Demand of Material Jetting Hardware System Units by Type
Exhibit 2-14: Expected Demand of Material Jetting Hardware Units in Footwear by Applications Segment 2018-2029
Exhibit 2-15: Expected AM Materials Demand in the Footwear Industry (Metric Tonnes) by AM Technology 2018–2029
Exhibit 2-16: Expected Average AM Materials Prices for Footwear Industry by AM Technology ($US) 2018-2029
Exhibit 2-17: Forecasted AM Materials Revenues in the Footwear Industry ($USM) 2018-2029
Exhibit 2-18: Forecast of Vat Photopolymer Revenues ($USM) in Footwear by Application (2018–2029)
Exhibit 2-19: Expected Demand (Tonnes) of Vat Photopolymers by Material Type 2018–2029
Exhibit 2-20: Forecast of AM Powder Revenues ($USM) in Footwear by Application 2018-2029
Exhibit 2-21: Expected AM Powders Demand (Metric Tonnes) in Footwear by Material Type 2018-2029
Exhibit 2-22: Forecast of Extrusion Materials Revenues ($USM) in Footwear by AM Application 2018-2029
Exhibit 2-23: Expected Demand of Extrusion Materials (Metric Tonnes) in Footwear by AM Application 2018-2029
Exhibit 2-24: Forecast of Jet Photopolymer Materials Revenues ($USM) in Footwear by AM Application 2018-2029
Exhibit 2-25: Jet Photopolymer Material Demand (Metric Tonnes) in Footwear 2018-2029
Exhibit 3-1: Revenues from AM Service Bureaus ($USM) in Footwear 2018-2029
Exhibit 3-2: Application Subsegment CAGR for AM Services in Footwear
Exhibit 3-3: Comparison of AM Services Revenues in Footwear vs. All Footwear 3D-printed Parts ($USM)2018-2029
Exhibit 3-4: Types of Foot 3D Capturing Devices
Exhibit 3-5: Mass Customization Hardware and Software Sales ($USM) in the Footwear Industry
Exhibit 4-1: Typical End-to-end Workflow for Mass Customized Footwear
Exhibit 4-2: Footwear Manufacturers Using 3D Printing
Exhibit 4-3: Revenues Forecast for All 3D-printed Parts in Footwear Production ($USM) 2018-2029
Exhibit 4-4: Growth Trends for All 3D-printed Parts in Footwear Production ($M)
Exhibit 4-5: CAGR for All 3D-printed Parts in Footwear Production
Exhibit 4-6: Forecasted Revenues ($USM) from Footwear Prototypes 2018-2029
Exhibit 4-7: Forecasted Revenues ($USM) from Footwear Tools (Molds, Patterns, Lasts) 2018-2029
Exhibit 4-8a: Forecasted Revenues ($USM) from 3D-printed Footwear Final Parts and Products 2018–2029 by Part Type
Exhibit 4-8b: Forecasted Revenues ($USM) from 3D-printed Footwear Final Parts and Products 2018–2029 by Technology
Exhibit 4-9: Expected CAGR for Each End-use Footwear Part Type 2018-2029
Exhibit 4-10: Forecast of Revenues from Footwear Midsoles ($USM) by AM Technology (2018–2029)
Exhibit 4-11: Forecast of Revenues from Footwear Insoles ($USM) by AM Technology (2018–2029)
Exhibit 4-12: Forecast of Revenues from Footwear Uppers ($USM) by AM Technology (2018–2029)
Exhibit A-1: Geographic Distribution of AM Hardware Revenues ($USM) in the Global Footwear Market 2018-2029
Exhibit A-2: Geographic Distribution of AM Material Revenues ($USM) in the Global Footwear Market 2018-2029
Exhibit A-3: Geographic Distribution of 3D-printed Prototype Revenues ($USM) in the Global Footwear Market 2018-2029
Exhibit A-4: Geographic Distribution of 3D-printed Tool Revenues ($USM) in the Global Footwear Market 2018-2029
Exhibit A-5: Geographic Distribution of 3D-printed Final Parts Revenues ($USM) in the Global Footwear Market 2018-2029

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3D Systems
  • Aetrex ECCO
  • Crocs
  • New Balance
  • Prodways
  • Stratasys
  • MORE

The use of additive manufacturing (AM) and revenues connected to 3D printed footwear products are projected to generate over $6.5 billion (USD) in yearly global revenues by 2029, growing at a 19.5% CAGR. The report also goes on to forecast that that by 2023 over $1 billion (USD) will be generated by 3D printed footwear parts alone, including additively manufactured insoles, midsoles and uppers.

About the Report:

The footwear segment stands to benefit tremendously from AM’s potential in mass customization and product personalization. This report analyzes the key trends and stakeholders that are driving the footwear automation and mass customization revolution as well as the elements that are limiting AM adoption.

Key firms in this segment include 3ntr, 3D Systems, 3DTi, adidas, Carbon, Crocs, EOS, Brooks Running, Anta, Aetrex ECCO, Feetz, Kings 3D, New Balance, Nike, OESH Shoes, Phits, Prodways, RESA, Scientifeet, SOLS Systems, Stratasys, Superfeet, Under Armour, Union Tech, Voxel8, Wiivv, Zoles and several more.

Leveraging its knowledge of 3D printing processes and unique database of global AM materials and hardware sales, this analysis explores the key applications for AM in the footwear industry, including both current and upcoming relevant case studies, as well as ongoing and future developments. The report highlights the most relevant business opportunities that lie ahead for companies that are invested in the AM industry, including materials, hardware and service providers.

Footwear industry stakeholders can benefit from accurate descriptions of all currently existing AM technologies, materials and services (including 3D capturing and online customization software). The report explains how footwear market operators can benefit from AM by acquiring a powerful competitive advantage, both in terms of traditional manufacturing (through faster and more cost effective prototyping and mold-making) and through more automated and customized production.

From the Report:

• The researcher expects that footwear 3D printing related revenues currently represent roughly 0.3% of global footwear market revenues. This value – which is inclusive of AM hardware, AM software, prototyping and tooling as well as end-use products related revenues – is expected to grow to about 1.5% of overall global footwear revenues by 2029.

• Prototyping via 3D printing is a relatively consolidated practice in the footwear industry and it is expected to continue to expand as the sector continues its transition toward digital additive manufacturing for final parts production. The key benefits of implementing 3D printing in production are similar to those observed in most consumer (and non-consumer) products.

• The 3D printed footwear segment is expected to become the largest 3D printed consumer product segment – along with housewares. This is the only segment today where cases of mass production through AM processes have proven to be viable solutions and cost-effective solutions. The researcher expects that this trend will continue to increase as the cost of materials decreases and the speed and productivity of AM technologies increases.

• The most relevant family of AM hardware technologies used in footwear mass production today is photopolymerization, intended as both traditional (SLA/DLP), and “layerless”, such as Carbon’s digital light synthesis. Powder bed fusion, intended both as SLS (laser based) but also thermal PBF technologies such as HP’s multijet fusion and - the researcher expects - voxeljet HSS (high speed sintering) are also highly relevant for mass customization applications.

• Overall demand of AM materials in the footwear industry is expected to reach 3.7 thousand metric tonnes by 2029. AM Powders are expected to experience the most demand by the end of the forecast period, representing 1.8 million tonnes, roughly 50% of total material demand.

• While most current footwear industry AM needs are outsourced to either dedicated or generalist prototyping and production services, the researcher expects that over time the majority of AM usage in the footwear industry will take place in-house. This means that footwear is a key long-term opportunity for hardware manufacturers but also a key short and medium terms opportunity for AM service bureaus.

• Much of the footwear industry’s prototyping and mold-making services are carried out in Asia, where most of the footwear mass manufacturing takes place.

• Adoption of additive manufacturing in the footwear industry is highly dependent on the greater availability of 3D data capturing technologies that can seamlessly acquire user biometric and geometric information.

• Final parts are already a very significant business opportunity in footwear 3D printing, representing 34% of all revenues associated with 3D-printed footwear parts and growing to 54%.

• Midsoles 3D printing is expected to be the most significant revenue opportunity, generating as much as $1.5 billion by the end of the forecast period and growing at a 24% CAGR.

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  • 3D Systems
  • 3DTi
  • 3ntr
  • adidas
  • Aetrex ECCO
  • Anta
  • Brooks Running
  • Carbon
  • Crocs
  • EOS
  • Feetz
  • Kings 3D
  • New Balance
  • Nike
  • OESH Shoes
  • Phits
  • Prodways
  • RESA
  • SOLS Systems
  • Scientifeet
  • Stratasys
  • Superfeet
  • Under Armour
  • Union Tech
  • Voxel8
  • Wiivv
  • Zoles
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