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3D Printing Automotive Market by Technology (SLA, SLS, FDM, EBM, LOM, 3DIP), Materials (Metals, Polymers), Application (Prototyping & Tooling, R&D, Manufacturing), and by Region - Global Trends and Forecast to 2020

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: September 2015
Report Code: AT 3742

 

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3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is the process of producing three dimensional objects from a digital file using a printing machine. This process involves laying down successive layers of material until the entire object is built. 3D printing is being adopted across industries such as automotive, defense, and aerospace. The increasing adoption of 3D printing is attributed to its various advantages, which include innovative designing, high adaptability levels, less time to market, and the ability to manufacture parts without expensive tooling.

Factors that drive the 3D printing in automotive market are innovation in new printing materials for 3D printing, the development of new technologies, low cost of development, and expiration of key patents. However, regulatory hurdles in different countries, lack of availability and standardization of materials, process control standards, and limited awareness about the technology could hamper market growth.

The penetration of 3D printing is highest in North America as compared to other regions. Europe and Asia-pacific are in the early stages of adopting 3D printing technology. However, Europe is projected to lead the market, in terms of value, in the future, followed by Asia-Pacific, North America, and the rest of the world. The expiration of key patents has prompted manufacturers to enter the 3D printer market. The decline in the prices of 3D printers could also lead to a sudden spike in demand from the consumer segment.

The 3D printing automotive market is estimated to be USD 482.27 Million in 2015, and is projected to reach USD 1.56 Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 26.58%. The primary application of 3D printers in automotive is for prototyping and tooling. Using 3D printing for prototyping reduce the turnaround time for making a prototype. Previously, manufacturers would outsource the prototyping process, which results in additional costs and increased their turnaround time. OEMs can now print a prototype overnight and at one fourth of the cost using 3D printing. Polymers are the most preferred 3D print materials because of their flexibility and strength. Metals are expected to be adopted as 3D print material in the future, as components that need to withstand high temperature and pressure can be manufactured using 3D printers with metals as print material. However, 3DP cannot be used for mass manufacturing, owing to the size constraint, and a 3D printer will not be able to print more than one object at a time.

In this report, the 3D printing automotive market is segmented on the basis of technology, material, application, and region. The technology segment comprises stereolithography (SLA), laser sintering, electron beam melting (EBM), fused disposition modeling (FDM), laminated object manufacturing (LOM), three dimensional inkjet printing (3IDP), and other technologies. The material segment comprises polymers, metals/alloys, and others (glass, ceramics, wood, and composites). The application segment includes prototyping and tooling, R&D and innovation, manufacturing complex components, and others (customization, personalization, and aftermarket).

This report classifies and defines the 3D printing automotive market in terms of volume and value. It provides a comprehensive analysis and insights (both, qualitative and quantitative) into the 3D printing market for automotive. It highlights potential growth opportunities in coming years and reviews the market drivers, restraints, growth indicators, challenges, market dynamics, competitive landscape, and other key aspects with respect to the 3D printing automotive market.

The competitive landscape section of the report analyzes the key growth strategies adopted by several major players as well as start-ups in the global 3D printing market. These players include 3D Systems (U.S.), Stratasys (U.S.), Optomec (U.S.), ExOne (U.S.), and Arcam (Sweden).

Scope of the Report

  • By Technology
    • Stereolithography (SLA)
    • Laser Sintering
    • Electron Beam Melting (EBM)
    • Fused Disposition Modeling (FDM)
    • Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM)
    • Three Dimensional Inkjet printing (3IDP)
  • By Material
    • Metal/Metal-Alloy
    • Polymer
  • By Application
    • Prototyping and Tooling
    • R&D and Innovation
    • Manufacturing Complex Products
  • By 3D printer market
    • Region
    • Automotive
  • By Region
    • Asia-Oceania
    • Europe
    • North America
    • RoW
  • Available Customization
    • Analysis of OEM spending on 3DP
    • 3D Printer sales, By Technology

3D Printing Market for Automotive Applications

3D Printing Market for Automotive Applications

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 16)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Markets Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
    1.4 Markets Covered
           1.4.1 Years Considered in the Report
    1.5 Currency
    1.6 Limitation
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 19)
    2.1 Research Data
    2.2 Secondary Data
           2.2.1 Key Secondary Sources
           2.2.2 Key Data From Secondary Sources
    2.3 Primary Data
           2.3.1 Sampling Techniques & Data Collection Methods
           2.3.2 Primary Participants
    2.4 Market Estimation
           2.4.1 Top-Down Approach
           2.4.2 Data Triangulation

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 25)
    3.1 Evolution of 3D Printing

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 33)
    4.1 Attractive Market Opportunities in 3D Printing Automotive Market   
    4.2 Stereo Lithography (SLA) Technology Projected to Dominate the Market Among Other Technologies From 2015 to 2020 (USD Million)
    4.3 Prototyping & Tooling Application to Dominate  the 3D Automotive Printing Market in Terms of Value
    4.4 Europe & Asia-Pacific Regions to Be the Fastest-Growing Markets in Terms of Value for 3D Printing in Automotive
    4.5 Polymers Will Continue to Be the Most Preferred Material for 3D Printing Because of Its Lightweight (2020)
    4.6 Asia-Pacific Regions is Projected to Grow at the Highest CAGR in Terms of 3D Printer Sales for Automotive
    4.7 Product Mapping
    4.8 Customer Mapping

5 Overview of 3D Printer Market (Page No. - 41)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Overview of Global 3D Printer Sales
    5.3 Automotive 3D Printer Market

6 Current & Future Application of 3D Printing in Automotive (Page No. - 46)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Impact of 3D Printing on Automotive
    6.3 Application of 3D Printing in Automotive: Current  & Future
           6.3.1 Current Components
                    6.3.1.1 Exterior/Exterior Trim
                    6.3.1.2 Fluid Handling
                    6.3.1.3 Manufacturing Process
                    6.3.1.4 Exhaust/Emissions
           6.3.2 Future Components
                    6.3.2.1 Frame, Body, & Doors
                    6.3.2.2 Electronics
                    6.3.2.3 Wheels, Tires, & Suspensions
                    6.3.2.4 Oem Components
                    6.3.2.5 Interior & Seating
                    6.3.2.6 Engine Components

7 Market Overview (Page No. - 51)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Market Segmentation
           7.2.1 By Technology
           7.2.2 By Material
           7.2.3 By Application
           7.2.4 By Region
    7.3 Market Dynamics
           7.3.1 Drivers
                    7.3.1.1 Reduction in Costs & Time of Rapid Prototyping
                    7.3.1.2 Government Investments in 3D Printing-Related R&D Projects
           7.3.2 Restraints
                    7.3.2.1 Limited Availability, High Cost, & Standardization Issues of 3D Printing Materials
                    7.3.2.2 Lack of Standardized Process Control
           7.3.3 Opportunities
                    7.3.3.1 Untapped Markets for 3D Printing Applications
           7.3.4 Challenges
                    7.3.4.1 Limitations in Prototyping, Printing Speed, & Material Composition
    7.4 Burning Issue
           7.4.1 Manufacturers vs Intellectual Property Rights  & Copyright Issues
    7.5 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           7.5.1 Threat of New Entrants
           7.5.2 Threat of Substitutes
           7.5.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           7.5.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           7.5.5 Intensity of Rivalry
    7.6 Value Chain Analysis
    7.7 Expiration of Key Patents
    7.8 3D Printing & Global Supply Chain

8 3D Printing Market for Automotive, By Application (Page No. - 63)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Prototyping & Tooling
    8.3 Research, Development & Innovation
    8.4 Manufacturing Complex Components
    8.5 Other Applications

9 Global 3D Printing Market for Automotive, By Technology (Page No. - 69)
    9.1 Introduction
           9.1.1 Stereolithography
           9.1.2 Selective Laser Sintering
                    9.1.2.1 Selective Laser Melting
                    9.1.2.2 Direct Metal Laser Sintering
           9.1.3 Electron Beam Melting (EBM)
           9.1.4 Fused Disposition Modeling
           9.1.5 Laminated Object Manufacturing
           9.1.6 Three Dimensional Inject Printing
           9.1.7 Others
                    9.1.7.1 Digital Light Processing
                    9.1.7.2 Multiphase Jet Solidification (MJS)

10 3D Printing Market for Automotive, By Material (Page No. - 81)
     10.1 Introduction
             10.1.1 Metals
             10.1.2 Polymer
             10.1.3 Others

11 3D Printing Market for Automotive, By Region (Page No. - 88)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 Asia-Pacific
             11.2.1 Pest Analysis
                        11.2.1.1 Political Factors
                        11.2.1.2 Economic Factors
                        11.2.1.3 Social Factors
                        11.2.1.4 Technological Factors
     11.3 Europe
             11.3.1 Pest Analysis
                        11.3.1.1 Political Factors
                        11.3.1.2 Economic Factors
                        11.3.1.3 Social Factors
                        11.3.1.4 Technological Factors
     11.4 North America
             11.4.1 Pest Analysis
                        11.4.1.1 Political Factors
                        11.4.1.2 Economic Factors
                        11.4.1.3 Social Factors
                        11.4.1.4 Technological Factors
     11.5 RoW
             11.5.1 Pest Analysis
                        11.5.1.1 Political Factors
                        11.5.1.2 Economic Factors
                        11.5.1.3 Social Factors
                        11.5.1.4 Technological Factors
     11.6 Asia-Pacific: 3D Printing Auttomotive Market,  By Country
             11.6.1 Introduction
             11.6.2 Japan
             11.6.3 China
             11.6.4 India
             11.6.5 South Korea
     11.7 Europe: 3D Printing Auttomotive Market, By Country
             11.7.1 Introduction
             11.7.2 Germany
             11.7.3 U.K.
             11.7.4 Italy
             11.7.5 France
             11.7.6 Spain
     11.8 North America: 3D Printing Auttomotive Market,  By Country
             11.8.1 Introduction
             11.8.2 U.S.
             11.8.3 Canada
             11.8.4 Mexico
     11.9 RoW: 3D Printing Auttomotive Market, By Country
             11.9.1 Introduction
             11.9.2 Brazil
             11.9.3 Russia
             11.9.4 Others

12 3D Printing for Automotive Applications : Case Studies (Page No. - 125)
     12.1 Case Study 1: Bayerische Motor Works
     12.2 Case Study 2: Koenigsegg
     12.3 Case Study 3: Jaguar Land Rover

13 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 128)
     13.1 Introduction
     13.2 Market Share Analysis, 3D Printing Market
     13.3 Competitive Situation and Trends
     13.4 New Product Launches
     13.5 Expansions
     13.6 Mergers & Acquisitions
     13.7 Agreements/Joint Ventures/Partnerships
     13.8 Buying Criteria
             13.8.1 Product Related Criteria:
             13.8.2 Other Buying Criteria:

14 Company Profiles (Page No. - 135)
(Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments)*
     14.1 Introduction
     14.2 3D Systems Corporation
     14.3 Autodesk
     14.4 Arcam AB
     14.5 Stratasys Inc.
     14.6 Voxeljet AG
     14.7 Exone
     14.8 Hoganas AB
     14.9 Optomec Inc.
     14.10 Local Motors
     14.11 Ponoko Ltd

*Details on Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

15 Appendix (Page No. - 160)
     15.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     15.2 Discussion Guide
     15.3 Introducing Rt: Real Time Market Intelligence
     15.4 Available Customizations
             15.4.1 3D Printing for Aerospace Industry
             15.4.2 3D Printer Sales, By Technology
             15.4.3 Analysis of Oem Spending on 3D Printing Technology
     15.5 Related Reports


List of Tables (71 Tables)

Table 1 Customer Mapping
Table 2 Global: 3D Printer Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (‘000 Units)
Table 3 Global: 3D Printer Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Billion)
Table 4 Automotive: 3D Printer Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (‘000 Units)
Table 5 Automotive: 3D Printer Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Billion)
Table 6 Global: 3D Printing Auttomotive Market, By Application, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 7 Prototyping & Tooling: 3D Printing Auttomotive Market Size, By Components, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 8 Research, Development, & Innovation: 3D Printing Auttomotive Market Size, By Components, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 9 Manufacturing Complex Components: 3D Printing Auttomotive Market Size, By Components, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 10 Other Applications: 3D Printing Auttomotive Market Size, By Components, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 11 Global: 3D Printing Auttomotive Market Size, By Technology, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 12 Stereolithography: 3D Printing Auttomotive Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 13 Laser Sintering: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 14 EBM: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 15 FDM: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 16 LOM: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 17 3DIP: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 18 Other Technologies: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 19 Global: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material, 2013–2020 (‘000 Kgs)
Table 20 Global: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 21 Metals: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Region, 2013–2020 (‘000 Kgs)
Table 22 Metals: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 23 Polymer: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Region, 2013–2020 (‘000 Kgs)
Table 24 Polymer: 3D Printing Market Value for Automotive, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 25 Others: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Region, 2013–2020 (‘000 Kgs)
Table 26 Others: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Region, 2013–2020(USD Million)
Table 27 Global: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Region, 2015–2020 ('000 Kg)
Table 28 Global: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Region 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Table 29 Asia-Pacific: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Country 2015–2020 ('000 Kgs)
Table 30 Asia-Pacific: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Country 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Table 31 Japan: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 ('000 Kgs)
Table 32 Japan: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Table 33 China: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 ('000 Kgs)
Table 34 China: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Table 35 India: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 ('000 Kgs)
Table 36 India: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Table 37 South Korea: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 ('000 Kgs)
Table 38 South Korea: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Table 39 Europe: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Country 2015–2020 ('000 Kgs)
Table 40 Europe: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Country 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Table 41 Germany: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 ('000 Kgs)
Table 42 Germany: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Table 43 U.K.: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 ('000 Kgs)
Table 44 U.K.: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Table 45 Italy: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 ('000 Kgs)
Table 46 Italy: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Table 47 France: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 ('000 Kgs)
Table 48 France: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Table 49 Spain: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 ('000 Kgs)
Table 50 Spain: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Table 51 North America: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Country 2015–2020 ('000 Kgs)
Table 52 North America: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Country 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Table 53 U.S.: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 ('000 Kgs)
Table 54 U.S.: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Table 55 Canada: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 ('000 Kgs)
Table 56 Canada: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Table 57 Mexico: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 ('000 Kgs)
Table 58 Mexico: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Table 59 RoW: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Country 2015–2020 ('000 Kgs)
Table 60 RoW: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Country 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Table 61 Brazil: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 ('000 Kgs)
Table 62 Brazil: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Table 63 Russia: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 ('000 Kgs)
Table 64 Russia: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Table 65 Others: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 ('000 Kgs)
Table 66 Others: 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Material 2015–2020 (USD Million)
Table 67 Koenigsegg: Difference in Cost & Time After Using 3D Printer
Table 68 New Product Launches, 2013–2015
Table 69 Expansions, 2014–2015
Table 70 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2014–2015
Table 71 Agreements/Joint Ventures /Partnerships, 2015


List of Figures (71 Figures)

Figure 1 Research Design
Figure 2 Research Methodology Model
Figure 3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation, & Region
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Europe 3D Printing Market for Automotive Holds the Largest Market Share in Terms of Volume, 2020
Figure 7 North American 3D Printing Market for Automotive in Terms of Value to Dominate During the Forecast Period
Figure 8 Polymers as A 3D Printing Material is Estimated to Dominate the Market in Terms of Volume, During the Forecast Period
Figure 9 SLA Technology is Projected to Hold the Highest Share Among Other Technologies, 2020
Figure 10 Prototyping & Tooling Application to Lead the 3D Automotive Printing During the Forecast Period
Figure 11 North America Projected to Generate Most Sales By Value, 2015–2020
Figure 12 Europen Market is Projected to Have the Highest Share of 3D Printers in Terms of Volume for Automotive By 2020
Figure 13 History of 3D Printing, 1980–2013
Figure 14 Attractive Market Opportunities in 3D Printing Market for Automotive
Figure 15 Stereo Lithography (SLA) Technology Projected to Dominate the Market From 2015 to 2020 (USD Million)
Figure 16 Prototyping & Tooling Application to Dominate the 3D Automotive Printing Market in Terms of Value ( (2015 & 2020)
Figure 17 Europe & Asia-Pacific Regions to Be the Fastest-Growing Markets in Terms of Value for 3D Printing in Automotive
Figure 18 Polymers as A 3D Print Material to Dominate the Market During By 2020
Figure 19 Global 3D Printer Sales Expected to Be the Highest in Terms of Value in Asia-Pacific By 2020
Figure 20 Asia-Pacific Regions is Projected to at the Fastest CAGR in Terms of 3D Printer Sales for Automotive
Figure 21 Overview of Global 3D Printer Sales (2013–2020) (‘000 Units)
Figure 22 North American Market is Projected to Generate the Highest Revenue in 3D Printer Sales
Figure 23 Most Number of 3D Printers are Projected to Be Sold in the European Automotive Sector
Figure 24 3D Printing: Automotive
Figure 25 3D Printing Application in Automotive : Now & Beyond
Figure 26 3D Printing for Automotive: Market Dynamics
Figure 27 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis: 3D Printing Market
Figure 28 3D Printing Market: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 29 3D Printing Market Size for Automotive, By Application
Figure 30 Prototyping & Tooling Application: Interior Components Projected to Grow at A Higher CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 31 Strereolithograpgy Technology Projected to Dominate the Market By Value During the Forecast Period
Figure 32 Stereolithography: Advantages vs Disadvantages
Figure 33 Selective Laser Sintering : Advantages vs Disadvantages
Figure 34 Electron Beam Melting: Advantages vs Disadvantages
Figure 35 Fused Disposition Modeling: Advantages vs Disadvantages
Figure 36 Market for Fused Disposition Modeling Technology : APAC Projected to Grow at the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 37 Laminated Object Manufacturing: Advantages vs Disadvantages
Figure 38 Three Dimensional Inject Printing: Advantages vs Disadvantages
Figure 39 3D Printing Material Market Segmentation
Figure 40 Market for Metals as 3D Printing Material is Projected to Have A Promising Growth Rate (2015–2020)
Figure 41 3D Printing Market for Automotive in Asia-Pacific Region: Snapshot
Figure 42 Significant Growth Rate Projected in the Japanese & Chinese Automotive 3D Printing Markets (2015-2020)
Figure 43 Polymers as 3D Print Material is Estimated to Dominate the Market in Japan During the Forecast Period, (2015-2020)
Figure 44 Polymers as 3D Print Material are Estimated to Dominate in Terms of Value, in the Chinese 3D Printing Market for Automotive (2015-2020)
Figure 45 Polymers as 3D Print Material for Automotive is Estimated to Dominate in Terms of Value in India (2015-2020)
Figure 46 Polymers as 3D Print Material to Dominate the South Korean Market (2015-2020)
Figure 47 3D Printing Market for Automotive in European Region: Snapshot
Figure 48 Germany to Lead the European Automotive 3D Printing Market By Value (2015-2020)
Figure 49 Polymers as 3D Print Material Projected to Dominate the German 3D Printing Market for Automotive (2015-2020)
Figure 50 Polymer as 3D Printmaterial in Terms of Value is Estimated to Dominate the U.K. Market (2015-2020)
Figure 51 Polymer Market as 3D Printmaterial in Terms of Value is Estimated to Dominate in France (2015-2020)
Figure 52 3D Printing Market for Automotive in North American Region: Snapshot
Figure 53 U.S. to Continue Leading in the North American 3D Printing Market for Automotive (2015-2020)
Figure 54 Polymers as 3D Print Material for Automtive is Estimated to Dominate the U.S During the Forecast Period
Figure 55 Polymers is Estimated to Dominate the 3D Print Material Market in Canada During the Forecast Period
Figure 56 Metals as 3D Print Material Expected to Grow in the Mexican Automotive 3D Printing Market
Figure 57 Polymers to Dominate the 3D Print Material Market in Brazil
Figure 58 High Growth for Polymer in Brazil (2015-2020)
Figure 59 Metal as 3D Print Material for Automotive to Drive the 3D Printing Industry in Russia (2015–2020)
Figure 60 Distribution Agreements as A Key Growth Strategy Over the Last Three Years
Figure 61 3D Printing Market Share, 2015
Figure 62 Market Evaluation Framework: Agreements Have Integrated the 3D Printing Market From 2012-2015
Figure 63 Battle for Market Share: Distribution Agreements Was the Key Strategy
Figure 64 Region-Wise Revenue Mix of Five Major Players
Figure 65 3D Systems Corporation : Company Snapshot
Figure 66 Autodesk: Company Snapshot
Figure 67 Arcam AB: Business Overview
Figure 68 Stratasys Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 69 Voxeljet AG. : Business Overview
Figure 70 Exone: Company Snapshot
Figure 71 Hoganas AB: Company Snapshot

The global 3D printing automotive market by value, is projected to grow at a CAGR of 26.58% from 2015 to 2020. The key factors that drive the market for 3D printing in automotive are the declining cost of 3D printers, expiration of key patents, new & innovative material and technologies, and the reduction of time and cost in product development. However, a lack of standardization of process control and print materials could limit the growth of the 3D printing market in the automotive industry.

The North American market for 3D printing (3DP) is projected to register steady growth, primarily due to early adoption of 3DP technology. The Asia-Pacific and European markets are in the early stages of adopting 3DP, and are projected to grow at a relatively higher rate than the North American market. The lag in Asia-Pacific and Europe is attributed to lack of awareness about 3DP and reluctance to adapt to new technology.

Polymers are the most widely used 3DP material; however, metals are projected to have the highest growth rate from 2015 to 2020, as components that require high resistance to temperature and pressure can be manufactured using 3D printers with metals/metal-alloys as 3DP material.

The sales for 3D printers by volume, are projected to grow at a CAGR of 36.03% (2015–2020). This increase is attributed to the growing demand from the consumer and industrial segments. Users ranging from home hobbyists to engineers can create or modify a product design on a computer and print it out using a 3D printer rather than on paper. The 3DP process can be performed at a service bureau, which would lower the cost of entry and allow products to be produced at or near their point of use. 3DP is rapidly gaining popularity, as it enables anyone with a computer to create or customize a product design and produce it without a factory or knowledge of complex production processes.

This report segments the 3D printing automotive market by technology [stereolithography (SLA), laser sintering, electron beam melting (EBM), fused disposition modeling (FDM), laminated object manufacturing (LOM), three dimensional inkjet printing (3IDP), and other technologies], by material [polymers, metals/alloys, and others (glass, ceramics, wood, composites)], by application [prototyping and tooling, R&D and innovation, manufacturing complex components and others (customization, personalization, aftermarket)] and by 3D printer market.

The 3D printing automotive market is dominated by a few major players, such as 3D Systems (U.S.), Stratasys (U.S.), Optomec (U.S.), ExOne (U.S.), and Arcam (Sweden) among others. The key strategies adopted by these market players are mergers & acquisitions, new product development, and expansion.

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