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3D Printing Materials Market by Plastics (ABS, PLA, Nylon & Others), by Metals (Steel, Titanium, Gold & Others), by Ceramics (Silica, Glass & Others), by Others (Laywood & Others), by Forms & by End-User Industries - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: December 2013
Report Code: AD 2175

 

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The method to print an object layer by layer to create a three-dimensional object from a digital file with the use of a material is called 3D printing and the material used is called 3D printing material. The material used plays the key role in any 3D printing technology as 3D printed objects have the ability to be used practically. With the latest technologies and innovative materials, 3D printing technology has become a global revolution. This revolutionary market has the ability to manufacture objects that are used in industrial, commercial, medical, and several other industries. The type of materials can be classified into plastics, metals, ceramics, and others. Each material has its individual access in various industries with respective features and applications.

Plastics are in high demand, especially ABS and PLA. Plastics are the major 3D printing materials, as they are durable and flexible materials that are available in the market with a wide range of colors. With the invention of home 3D printers that uses plastic filaments to 3D print any object, the demand for these materials has grown aggressively and is expected to continue in the next five years. 3D printing, with their ability to manufacture any three dimensional object with a simple design and setup equipment brought about an awareness among people to design and manufacture their own products, instead of depending on online purchases, where the choice is limited and the customer has to compromise with the available designs. Metals are the strongest materials available in the market, but are extremely expensive. Metals include steel, titanium, aluminum, copper, silver, gold, nickel, cobalt, etc. Metal 3D printing is a costly method as the metal printers use laser methods to manufacture any objects. Hence, metal materials are limited to high-end applications. Ceramics and Others are affordable materials that will garner a high demand in future.

The demand for these materials is influenced by the growing awareness of the ability to manufacture objects with the use of 3D printing technology where a simple CAD design and 3D printer are necessary. 3D printing materials are printer specific and are available universally. There are wide ranges of materials that can print plastic toys to metal guns, dental crowns to human heart, automotive parts to satellite parts, car to aero jets, and so on. The 3DP materials can be in the form of filaments, powders, and liquids, based on the end-user interest. Generally, plastics come in the form of filaments and metals come in the form of powders. Metal powders too costly and are used in high-end applications, whereas plastics are available in different prices that range from low to high and are mostly used in consumer 3D printing. Currently, 3DP materials are mainly concentrated in North America, APAC, and Europe. The APAC and North American markets are expected to grow at a higher rate in future.

The 3D printing materials market is moderately fragmented, where 3D Systems Inc. (U.S.), Stratasys Ltd. (U.S.); Arcam AB (Sweden); and ExOne Gmbh (Germany) captured about 75.0% of the market share in production and supply. The companies in this market need to compete with each other with respect to prices and a wide product range with an advanced technology in order to meet the market requirements.

The report analyzes the 3D printing materials market in various applications and covers the market demand with respective regions. The report also provides a market overview for the 3D printing material market.

By Types:

  1. Plastics
  2. Metals
  3. Ceramics
  4. Others

By Applications:

  1. Consumer & Industrial
  2. Aerospace & Defense
  3. Automotive
  4. Medical & Dental
  5. Education
  6. Others

By Forms:

  1. Filament
  2. Powder
  3. Liquid

By Regions:

  1. North America
  2. Asia-Pacific
  3. Europe
  4. ROW

This report also includes the leading manufacturers profiles such as 3D systems Inc. (U.S.), Stratasys Ltd. (U.S.), Arcam AB (Sweden), ExOne Gmbh (Germany), Materialise NV (Belgium), EOS Gmbh Electro Optical Systems (Germany), and others.

Table Of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 15)
   1.1 Key Take-Aways
   1.2 Report Description
   1.3 Stakeholders
   1.4 Research Methodology
       1.4.1 Market Size
       1.4.2 Major Secondary Sources Used
       1.4.3 Key Data Points Taken From Secondary Sources
       1.4.4 Key Data Points Taken From Primary Sources
       1.4.5 Assumptions
   1.5 Key Questions Answered

2 Executive Summary (Page No. - 22)

3 Premium Insights (Page No. - 25)
   3.1 3DP Materials Market Segments
   3.2 3DP Materials Market Dynamics
   3.3 3DP Materials Application Market
   3.4 3DP Materials Outlook

4 Market Overview (Page No. - 34)
   4.1 Introduction
   4.2 Market Dynamics
       4.2.1 Drivers
             4.2.1.1 Adoption of 3D Printing in Home Printing
             4.2.1.2 Mass Customization
             4.2.1.3 Adoption of 3D Printing Into New Applications
             4.2.1.4 Financial Support From Governments
       4.2.2 Restraint
             4.2.2.1 High Material Costs
       4.2.3 Opportunities
             4.2.3.1 3D Printing in Electronics
             4.2.3.2 Positive Growth By Mergers & Acquisitions
   4.3 Winning Imperative
       4.3.1 Advancements in 3D Printing Technology &Materials
   4.4 Burning Issues
       4.4.1 Porters Five Forces Analysis
             4.4.1.1 Suppliers Power
             4.4.1.2 Threat of New Entrants
             4.4.1.3 Threat of Substitutes
             4.4.1.4 Buyers Power
             4.4.1.5 Degree of Competition

5 3D Printing Materials Market, By Type (Page No. - 47)
   5.1 Introduction
   5.2 Plastics
   5.3 Metals
   5.4 Ceramics
   5.5 Others

6 3D Printing Materials Market, By Form (Page No. - 63)
   6.1 Introduction
   6.2 Filament
   6.3 Powder
   6.4 Liquid

7 3D Printing Materials Market, By Application (Page No. - 67)
   7.1 Introduction
   7.2 Consumer & Industrial
   7.3 Aerospace & Defense
   7.4 Automotive
   7.5 Medical & Dental
   7.6 Education
   7.7 Others

8 3D Printing Materials Market, By Geography (Page No. - 92)
   8.1 Introduction
   8.2 North America
   8.3 Asia-Pacific
   8.4 Europe
   8.5 ROW

9 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 133)
   9.1 Introduction
   9.2 New Product Launch: Most Preferred Growth Strategy
   9.3 North America: The Region With The Maximum Developments
   9.4 Maximum Developements in 2013
   9.5 3D Systems, Stratasys, Oxford Performance Materials & Exone Gmbh: Active Participants

10 Company Profiles (Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments) (Page No. - 139)
   10.1 3D Systems Inc.
   10.2 Arcam AB
   10.3 Arkema
   10.4 CRP Group
   10.5 DSM Desotech Inc.
   10.6 Envisiontec Gmbh
   10.7 EOS Gmbh Electro Optical Systems
   10.8 Exone Gmbh
   10.9 Hoganas Ab
   10.10 LPW Technology Ltd.
   10.11 Materialise Nv
   10.12 Oxford Performance Materials
   10.13 Stratasys Ltd.
   10.14 Voxeljet AG

*Details Might Not be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

Appendix (Page No. - 183)
 Recent Developments


List Of Tables (87 Tables)

Table 1 3D Printing Materials Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 2 3D Printing Materials Market Value, By Geography, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 3 Comparison of 3D Printing Materials
Table 4 Plastic Consumption & Value, 2011-2018
Table 5 Plastic Material Consumption, By Type, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 6 Plastic Material Value, By Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 7 Metal Material Consumption & Value, 2011-2018
Table 8 Metal Material Consumption, By Type, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 9 Metal Material Value, By Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 10 Ceramic Material Consumption & Value, 2011-2018
Table 11 Ceramic Material Consumption By Type, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 12 Ceramic Material Value, By Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 13 Other Material Consumption & Value, 2011-2018
Table 14 Other Material Consumption By Type, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 15 Other Material Value, By Type, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 16 Filaments Consumption & Value, 2011-2018
Table 17 Powder Consumption & Value, 2011-2018
Table 18 Liquid Consumption & Value, 2011-2018
Table 19 3DP Materials: Industries & Their Applications
Table 20 Consumer & Industrial: 3DP Materials Market Consumption & Value, 2011-2018
Table 21 Consumer & Industrial: 3DP Materials Market Consumption (Tons), By Region, 2011-2018
Table 22 Consumer & Industrial: 3DP Materials Market Value, By Region, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 23 Aerospace & Defense: 3D Printing Materials Market Consumption & Value, 2011-2018
Table 24 Aerospace & Defense: 3DP Materials Market Consumption, By Region, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 25 Aerospace & Defense: 3DP Materials Market Value, By Region, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 26 Automotive: 3D Printing Materials Market Consumption & Value, 2011-2018
Table 27 Automotive: 3DP Materials Market Consumption, By Region, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 28 Automotive: 3DP Materials Market Value, By Region, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 29 M&D: 3DP Materials Market Consumption & Value, 2011-2018
Table 30 M&D: 3DP Materials Market Consumption, By Region, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 31 M&D: 3DP Materials Market Value, By Region, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 32 Education: 3D Printing Materials Market Consumption & Value, 2011-2018
Table 33 Education: 3DP Materials Market Consumption, By Region, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 34 Education: 3DP Materials Market Value, By Region, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 35 Others: 3DP Materials Market Consumption & Value, 2011-2018
Table 36 Others: 3D Printing Materials Market Consumption, By Region, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 37 Others: 3DP Materials Market Value, By Region, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 38 North America: 3DP Plastic Materials Market Consumption, By Type of Plastic, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 39 North America: 3DP Plastic Materials Market Value, By Type of Plastic, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 40 North America: 3DP Metal Materials Market Consumption, By Type of Metal, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 41 North America: 3DP Metal Materials Market Value, By Type of Metal, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 42 North America: 3DP Ceramic Materials Market Consumption, By Type of Ceramic, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 43 North America: 3DP Ceramic Materials Market Value, By Type of Ceramic, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 44 North America: 3DP Other Materials Market Consumption, By Type of Material, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 45 North America: 3DP Other Materials Market Value, By Type of Material, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 46 Asia-Pacific: 3DP Plastic Materials Market Consumption, By Type of Plastic, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 47 Asia-Pacific: 3DP Plastic Materials Market Value, By Type of Plastic, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 48 Asia-Pacific: 3DP Metal Materials Market Consumption, By Type of Metal, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 49 Asia-Pacific: 3DP Metal Materials Market Value, By Type of Metal, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 50 Asia-Pacific: 3DP Ceramic Materials Market Consumption, By Type of Ceramic, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 51 Asia-Pacific: 3DP Ceramic Materials Market Value, By Type of Ceramic, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 52 Asia-Pacific: 3DP Other Materials Market Consumption, By Type of Material, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 53 Asia-Pacific: 3DP Other Materials Market Value, By Type of Material, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 54 Europe: 3DP Plastic Materials Market Consumption, By Type of Plastic, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 55 Europe: 3DP Plastic Materials Market Value, By Type of Plastic, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 56 Europe: 3DP Metal Materials Market Consumption, By Type of Metal, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 57 Europe: 3DP Metal Materials Market Value, By Type of Metal, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 58 Europe: 3DP Ceramic Materials Market Consumption, By Type of Ceramic, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 59 Europe: 3DP Ceramic Materials Market Value, By Type of Ceramic, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 60 Europe: 3DP Other Materials Market Consumption, By Type of Material, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 61 Europe: 3DP Other Materials Market Value, By Type of Material, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 62 ROW: 3DP Plastic Materials Market Consumption, By Type of Plastic, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 63 ROW: 3DP Plastic Materials Market Value, By Type of Plastic, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 64 ROW: 3DP Metal Materials Market Consumption, By Type of Metal, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 65 ROW: 3DP Metal Materials Market Value, By Type of Metal, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 66 ROW: 3DP Ceramic Materials Market Consumption, By Type of Ceramic, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 67 ROW: 3DP Ceramic Materials Market Value, By Type of Ceramic, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 68 ROW: 3DP Other Materials Market Consumption, By Type of Material, 2011-2018 (Tons)
Table 69 ROW: 3DP Other Materials Market Value, By Type of Material, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 70 3D Systems: Products & Their Applications
Table 71 Arcam: Products & Their Applications
Table 72 CRP: Products & Their Applications
Table 73 DSM: Products & Their Applications
Table 74 Envision: Products & Applications
Table 75 EOS: Products & Their Applications
Table 76 Exone: Products & Their Applications
Table 77 Hoganas: Products & Their Applications
Table 78 LPW: Products & Their Applications
Table 79 Materialise: Products & Their Applications
Table 80 Opm: Products & Their Applications
Table 81 Stratasys: Products & Their Applications
Table 82 Voxeljet: Products & Applications
Table 83 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2010–2013
Table 84 New Product Launch, 2010–2013
Table 85 Agreements & Collaboration, 2010-2013
Table 86 Expansions, 2010-2013
Table 87 Others, 2012-2013


List Of Figures (23 Figures)

Figure 1 3DP Materials: Market Segments, By Application, Type, Forms, & Geography
Figure 2 3D Printing Materials Market Share, By Segmentation, 2012
Figure 3 3DP Materials: Market Dynamics
Figure 4 Drivers Vs Restraints
Figure 5 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 6 3DP Materials Market Value & Cagr, By Application, 2013–2018
Figure 7 3D Printing Materials Market Value, By Region, 2013–2018
Figure 8 3DP Materials Market Cagr Matrix, By Region, 2013–2018
Figure 9 3DP Materials: & Regional Overview
Figure 10 Impact Analysis of 3D Prinitng in Various Applications
Figure 11 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 12 3DP Materials, Consumption & Value, By Material Type, 2012 & 2018
Figure 13 3DP Materials Market Share Value, By Application, 2012
Figure 14 3D Printing Materials Market Value, By Geography, 2012
Figure 15 North America: 3DP Material Market Share, By Type, By Consumption & Value, 2012
Figure 16 Asia-Pacific: 3DP Material Market Share, By Type, By Consumption & Value, 2012
Figure 17 Europe: 3D Printing Material Market Share, By Type, By Consumption & Value, 2012
Figure 18 ROW: 3DP Material Market Share, By Type, By Consumption & Value, 2012
Figure 19 Major Growth Strategies in The 3D Printing Materials Market, 2010–2013
Figure 20 3D Printing Materials Market Growth Strategies, By Geography, 2010–2013
Figure 21 Developments in 3D Printng Materials Market, 2010–2013
Figure 22 3D Printing Materials Market Activities Timeline, 2010–2013
Figure 23 3D Printing Materials Market, Growth Stratagies, By Company, 2010–2013

3D printing materials are primarily used as raw materials to manufacture any object with the use of a 3D printer. The choice of a 3DP material is quite technical and depends on the 3D printer being used to print objects. 3DP materials exhibit high sensitivity, stability, flexibility, durability, and high strength properties. These properties can be enhanced with an addition of different technologies within the same product to enlarge the characteristics from material to material, or among materials within the same group. These 3DP materials make manufacturing highly familiar and economical. The ability to manufacture a complex design in a short span with low setup costs makes 3D printing efficient in several applications. There are three types of 3DP materials on a major scale, namely, plastics, metals, and ceramics.

The 3DP materials market is driven by the consumer, aerospace, defense, medical and automotive industries and a range of applications, which increases the R&D efforts to make 3DP materials highly resourceful, along with the huge demand from the electronics and bio-medical industry that finds 3DP materials useful in a myriad of applications. Other applications such as food education also help increase the growth of the 3DP materials market. Growing advancements and technological inventions in 3DP materials would be quite effective in future. 3D printing materials have been well perceived in various dominant end-user markets in the last few decades and are expected to be used for to print electronics in the near future.

Globally, the North American region dominated the 3DP materials market revenue in 2012. U.S., Japan, China, U.K., and Germany are the major countries with a huge demand for 3DP materials. Asia-Pacific’s 3DP materials market for end-use applications is expected to grow at a CAGR of 27.6% from 2013 to 2018, which is far higher than that of North America.

3DP Materials Market Share, By Geography, 2012

3DP Materials Market

Source: MarketsandMarkets Analysis

Market players concentrate on expanding their geographical reach. Other development strategies adopted by market players are new products launch, agreements & collaborations, and mergers & acquisitions.

The 3D printing materials market is contemplating on executing high research activities to create new materials to minimize costs and environmental hazards. One of the major problems is the price range that makes choosing the material very difficult and hard, so as to derive optimal cost effectiveness.

The report analyzes the market on the basis of material types, penetration of each material in each major region, and every end-user market. It also covers the market behavior of leading producers, key developments, and strategies implemented to sustain and succeed in the market.

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