Electronics & Semiconductors


3D Printing Technology & Materials Market: Segment Analysis, Trends, Opportunities, Competitive Intensity, and Forecasts 2016-2022

Report Code : IE06043
Published: October 2018

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  • 3D Printing or Additive Manufacturing is one of the fastest emerging technologies globally, growing at a CAGR of xx% from 2016 to 2022. The 3D Printing market was valued at USD xx Billion in 2015.


  • Increasing government support and funding for 3D Printing technology is driving the market considerably from the last two years. Hundreds of companies around the globe are investing hefty amounts in R&D activities for 3D printing, resulting in rapid innovation and printer price decline.

  • Personal or desktop 3D printer’s market is growing rapidly in consumer applications. The 3D Printing technology has untapped potential in industrial or commercial applications, therefore in the coming five to seven years, the market for industrial 3D printers is expected to develop significantly.


  • Among the few restraining factors of 3D printing technology; high production and raw material costs, excess production times, and challenges faced in mass production, are decisive for the market.


  • 3D printing materials market is growing exceptionally well from the last two to three years. Market for metal materials is expected to grow rapidly between 2016 and 2022, due to the growing demand in consumer, aerospace & defence, automotive, and healthcare applications.


  • Polymer materials occupied more than half of the market among all the 3D printing materials in 2015. Photopolymers are widely used materials in polymer segment; however, thermoplastics are projected to register high growth in the polymer segment.
  • Rapidly growing industrial application of 3D printing technology is estimated to drive the demand for metal materials (Steel, Aluminum, Titanium, Silver, and Gold among others) in the coming years.
  • 3D printing industry is witnessing a gradual rise in ceramics materials (Glass, Silica, and Quartz among others) in various 3D printing applications such as microelectronics, biomedical, and consumer applications among others.


  • Filament and powder are the most commonly used material forms for 3D printing, conquering more than 80% of the market.


  • 3D printing technology is used in various industry applications such as automotive, aerospace & defense, healthcare, architecture, construction, consumer products, education, engineering, energy, printed electronics, jewelry, and food applications among others. Consumer products, automotive, and healthcare applications held more than 55% market share in 2015 in the global 3D printing market.


  • North America and European region accounted for more than 70% of the total 3D printing market. Asia Pacific region is projected to portray highest growth from 2016 to 2022. US, Germany, China, Korea, UK, France, Italy, and many developing countries have significant shares in the global 3D printing market. Increasing government support and positive investment outlook is attracting many new companies in this market. From 2014, there is noteworthy growth in 3D printing companies offering printers, materials, and repairs & maintenance services. In the coming five years hundreds of new companies are projected to enter in this billion dollar market.


  • This report sights many major and innovative companies present in the market like, 3D Systems Corporation, Alcoa, Arcam AB, Arkema S.A., Autodesk Inc., Concept Laser GmbH, CRP Group, EnvisionTEC GmbH, EOS GmbH, Evonik,     ExOne, Farsoon, General Electric, Höganäs, Koninklijke DSM N.V., LPW Technology Ltd., Materialise NV, Minebea Group, Nano Dimension, Nidec Corporation, Nippon Pulse Motor Co. Ltd.,  Renishaw, Rhodia, Ricoh, Royal DSM N.V., Sandvik Coromant, SANYO DENKI CO. LTD., Sentrol, SLM Solutions GmbH, Solvay, Stratesys Ltd., Stryker, and Voxeljet AG, among many others. Out of which in-depth profiling of more than 10 major market participants is done (it includes business summary, key financials, business diversification, market competence, expansion strategies, and SWOT analysis* depending upon data availability).

•3D Printing Technology: Market Essence
•Market Impression
–Revenue Drivers for 3D Printing Technology Market
•Globally increasing government support and R&D activities for 3D Printing technology
•Technological advantage over traditional manufacturing is fuelling the growth of the market
–Restraints for 3D Printing Technology Market
•High production and material costs and comparatively excess production times
•Challenges in mass production
–Opportunities for 3D Printing Technology Market
•Value Chain & Supply Chain Analysis
–How 3D Printing technology will change the value & supply chains of the businesses in future?
–Material Suppliers
–Component Manufacturers
–System Integrators
–Final Product Provider
•Organic And Inorganic Strategies By Market Players
–Organic Strategies, 2012-2015
–Inorganic Strategies, 2012-2015
–Analyst Insights
•Market Attractiveness: Porter’s Five Forces Market Analysis
•Bargaining Power Of Suppliers
–Number Of Suppliers
–Switching Costs
–Forward Integration
–Product Differentiation
•Intensity Of Competition
–Number Of Competitors
–Product Differentiation
–Switching Costs
–Rate Of Industry Growth
•Threat Of New Entrants
–Entry Barriers
–Capital Requirement
–Technology Knowhow
•Threat 0f Substitutes
–Availability Of Substitutes
–Switching Costs
•Bargaining Power Of Buyers
–Number Of Buyers
–Switching Costs
–Availability Of Substitutes
–Product Differentiation
–Price Sensitivity
•3D Printing Technology Market Size, Forecast, And Trends 2016-2022
•3D Printing Technology Patent Scenario
•3D Printing Technology Market Breakdown, By Printer Type
•Analyst Insights
•3D Printing Technology Market Breakdown, Regional Analysis
–North America
•Rest Of The Europe
•South Korea
•Rest Of The Asia-Pacific
–Analyst Insights
•3D Printing Technology Market Breakdown, By Component
•Stepper Motors
–Companies offering stepper motors
–Companies offering sensors
•Electronics (Drivers, Controllers, Mother Board, and Power Supply)
–Companies offering electronic components
–Software Solutions (Design, Inspection, Scanning, and Printing Software Solutions)
•Companies offering software
–Service Market
–Analyst Insights
•3D Printing Technology Market Breakdown, By Printing Technology
–Fuse Deposition Modelling
–Selective Laser Sintering
–Direct Metal Laser Sintering
–Polyjet Printing
–Inkjet Printing
–Electron Beam Melting
–Laser Metal Deposition
–Direct Light Projection
–Laminated Object Manufacturing
•3D Printing Technology Market Breakdown, By Materials
–Analyst Insights
•3D Printing Technology Market Breakdown, By Materials Type
–Analyst Insights
•3D Printing Technology Market Breakdown, By Industry Application
–Aerospace & Defense
–Architecture & construction
–Consumer products
–Printed Electronics
–Food & culinary
–Analyst Insights
•Market Participant Profiles
–3D Systems Corporation (U.S.)
– Arkema S.A.
– Autodesk Inc. (U.S.)
– Concept Laser GmbH (GmbH)
– CRP Group
– EnvisionTEC GmbH (Germany)
– EOS GmbH (Germany)
– ExOne (U.S.)
– General Electric (Arcam AB+ SLM Solutions GmBH)
– Koninklijke DSM N.V. (Netherlands)
– LPW Technology Ltd.
– Materialise NV (Netherlands)
– Royal DSM N.V.
– Stratesys Ltd. (U.S.)
– Voxeljet AG (Germany)

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