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3D Printing Materials Market by Type (Plastics, Metals, Ceramics, and Others), Form (Filament, Powder and Liquid), Application, and by Region - Global Forecasts to 2021

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Publishing Date: April 2016
Report Code: CH 2921

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The technology of printing a 3D object from a digital file using materials such as plastic, metal, and ceramics is called 3D printing, and the materials used are called 3D printing materials. With the latest technologies and innovative materials, 3D printing has become a revolution. The 3D printing materials market is estimated to grow from USD 530.1 Million in 2016 to USD 1,409.5 Million by 2021, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.60% from 2016 to 2021. The report aims at estimating the market size and future growth potential of the 3D printing materials market across different segments such as application, materials type, form, and region.  The base year considered for the study is 2015 and the market size is forecast from 2016 to 2021. Growing demand for 3D printing technology from end-use industries such as aerospace & defense and medical & dental is increasing the demand for 3D printing materials. 3D printing materials offers various advantages during 3D printing such as good surface finish, good resolution, and excellent resolution. The available forms of 3D printing materials can be classified into three types: filament, powder, and liquid. These forms are not specific to one application and are completely based on customer’s requirement. General plastic materials are available in filament forms in 3D printing processes. The plastic materials that are available in filament forms include acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polylactic acid (PLA), nylon, photopolymers, polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), polycarbonate (PC), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), and other thermoplastics.

The research methodology used to estimate and forecast the 3D printing materials market begins with capturing data of the key company revenues and raw material costs through secondary research. The product offerings are also taken into consideration to determine the market segmentation. The bottom-up approach was employed to arrive at the overall market size of 3D printing materials from the revenue of the key players in the market. After arriving at the overall market size, the total market was split into several segments and sub segments, which are then verified through primary research by conducting extensive interviews with key people such as CEOs, VPs, directors, and executives. This data triangulation and market breakdown procedures were employed to complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics for all segments and sub segments.

The breakdown of profiles of primary discussion participants is depicted in the below figure:

3D Printing Materials Market

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The 3D printing materials market comprises of prominent manufacturers such as 3D Systems Corporation (U.S.), Arcam AB (Sweden), Arkema S.A. (France), Royal DSM N.V. (Netherlands), Stratasys Ltd. (U.S.), and so on. The application industries of 3D printing materials majorly include aerospace & defense, medical 7 dental, automotive, consumer goods, and among others.

Target audience

  • 3D printing materials manufacturers
  • Raw material suppliers
  • Distributors & suppliers
  • Industry associations

“The study answers several questions for the stakeholders, primarily which market segments to focus in next two to five years for prioritizing the efforts and investments.”

Scope of the Report

The research report segments the 3D printing materials market into the following submarkets:

By Material Type:

  • Plastics
  • Metals
  • Ceramics
  • Others

By Form:

  • Filament
  • Powder
  • Liquid

By Application:

  • Aerospace & defense
  • Medical & dental
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Goods
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)

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Product Analysis

  • Product matrix which gives a detailed comparison of product portfolio of each company

Geographic Analysis

  • Further breakdown of the North American 3D printing materials market
  • Further breakdown of the European 3D printing materials market
  • Further breakdown of the Asia-Pacific 3D printing materials market
  • Further breakdown of the RoW 3D printing materials market

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 14)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Scope of the Study
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered in the Report
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 17)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primaries
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions
    2.5 Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 25)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 30)
    4.1 3D Printing Materials Market (Value) By 2021
    4.2 3D Printing Materials Market, By Application
    4.3 3D Printing Materials Market, By Application
    4.4 U.S. and Germany Account for Major Share of 3D Printing Materials Market
    4.5 Life Cycle Analysis, By Region, 2015
    4.6 3D Printing Materials Market, By Form

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 35)
    5.1 Market Dynamics
           5.1.1 Drivers
                    5.1.1.1 Increasing Use of 3D Printing in Aerospace and Automotive Applications
                    5.1.1.2 Mass Customization
                    5.1.1.3 Adoption of 3D Printing for New Applications
                    5.1.1.4 Financial Support From Government
           5.1.2 Restraints
                    5.1.2.1 High Material Costs
           5.1.3 Opportunities
                    5.1.3.1 Adoption of 3D Printing Technology in Home Printing
           5.1.4 Challenges
                    5.1.4.1 Production of Low-Cost 3D Printing Materials

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 43)
    6.1 Value-Chain Analysis
    6.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.2.1 Threat 0f New Entrants
           6.2.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.2.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.2.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.2.5 Intensity of Rivalry

7 3D Printing Materials Market, By Type (Page No. - 48)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Plastics
    7.3 Metals
    7.4 Ceramics
    7.5 Other Materials

8 3D Printing Materials Market, By Form (Page No. - 61)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Powder
    8.3 Filament
    8.4 Liquid

9 3D Printing Materials Market, By Application (Page No. - 67)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Aerospace & Defense
    9.3 Medical & Dental
    9.4 Automotive
    9.5 Consumer Goods
    9.6 Other Applications

10 Regional Analysis (Page No. - 79)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 North America
     10.3 Europe
     10.4 Asia-Pacific
     10.5 RoW

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 97)
     11.1 Overview
     11.2 New Product Developments/Launches and Agreements, Partnerships, Joint Ventures, and Contracts: the Most Popular Growth Strategies
     11.3 Maximum Developments in 2013 and 2014
     11.4 Competitive Benchmarking and Landscape
              11.4.1 Expansions
              11.4.2 Mergers & Acquisitions
              11.4.3 New Product Developments/Launches
              11.4.4 Partnership, Joint Ventures, and Agreements

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 104)
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
     12.1 3D Systems Corp.
     12.2 Arcam AB
     12.3 Arkema S.A.
     12.4 Royal DSM N.V.
     12.5 Exone GmbH
     12.6 Stratasys Ltd.
     12.7 CRP Group
     12.8 Envisiontec GmbH
     12.9 EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
     12.10 LPW Technology Ltd.

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

13 Appendix (Page No. - 132)
     13.1 Excerpts From Industry Experts
              13.1.1 Other Developments
     13.2 Discussion Guide
     13.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     13.4 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     13.5 Available Customizations
     13.6 Related Reports


List of Tables (73 Tables)

Table 1 3D Printing Material Market Size, By Resin Type, 2014–2021
Table 2 3D Printing Material Market Size, By Plastic Materials, 2014–2021
Table 3 3D Printing Material Market, By Material Type
Table 4 3D Printing Material Market, By Form
Table 5  By Market, By Application
Table 6  By Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Ton)
Table 7  By Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 8 3D Printing Plastic Materials Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Ton)
Table 9 3D Printing Plastic Material Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 10 3D Printing Plastic Material Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Ton)
Table 11 3D Printing Plastic Materials Market Size, By Type,2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 12 3D Printing Metal Material Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Ton)
Table 13 3D Printing Metal Materials Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 14 3D Printing Metal Material Market Size, By Type, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 15 3D Printing Metal Materials Market Size, By Type,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 16 3D Printing Ceramic Material Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 17 3D Printing Ceramic Material Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million )
Table 18 3D Printing Ceramic Materials Market Size, By Type, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 19 3D Printing Ceramic Material Market Size, By Type, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 20 Other 3D Printing Materials Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 21 Other By Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 22 Other By Market Size, By Type, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 23 Other By Market Size, By Type,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 24 3D Printing Materials Market Size, By Form, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 25 3D Printing Material Market Size, By Form, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 26 3D Printing Powder Material Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (Ton )
Table 27 3D Printing Powder Material Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 28 3D Printing Filament Materials Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (Ton )
Table 29 3D Printing Filament Material Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million )
Table 30 3D Printing Liquid Material Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (Ton )
Table 31 3D Printing Liquid Materials Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million )
Table 32 3D Printing Materials Market Size, By Application, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 33 3D Printing Material Market Size, By Application,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 34 3D Printing Materials Market Size in Aerospace & Defense, By Region, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 35 By Size in Aerospace & Defense, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 36 3D Printing Material Market Size in Medical & Dental, By Region, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 37 By Market Size in Medical & Dental, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 38 By Market Size in Automotive, By Region, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 39 By Market Size in Automotive, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million )
Table 40 By Market Size in Consumer Goods, By Region, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 41 By Market Size in Consumer Goods, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 42 By Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 43 By Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 44 3D Printing Materials Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 45 3D Printing Materials Market Size, By Region, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 46 North America: By Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 47 North America: By Market Size, By Country,2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 48 North America: By Market Size, By Type of Plastic, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 49 North America: By Market Size, By Type of Plastic, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 50 North America: By Market Size, By Type of Metal, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 51 North America: By Market Size, By Type of Metal, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 52 Europe: By Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 53 Europe: By Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 54 Europe: By Market Size, By Type of Plastic, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 55 Europe: By Market Size, By Type of Plastic, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 56 Europe: By Market Size, By Type of Metal, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 57 Europe: By Market Size, By Type of Metal, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 58 Asia-Pacific: By Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 59 Asia-Pacific: By Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 60 Asia-Pacific: By Market Size, By Type of Plastic, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 61 Asia-Pacific: By Market Size, By Type of Plastic, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 62 Asia-Pacific: By Market Size, By Type of Metal, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 63 Asia-Pacific: By Market Size, By Type of Metal, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 64 RoW: By Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 65 RoW: By Market Size, By Country, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 66 RoW: By Market Size, By Type of Plastic,2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 67 RoW: By Market Size, By Type of Plastic, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 68 RoW: By Market Size, By Type of Metal,2014-2021 (Ton)
Table 69 RoW: By Market Size, By Type of Metal, 2014-2021 (USD Million)
Table 70 Expansions, 2010–2015
Table 71 Merger & Acquisitions 2010–2015
Table 72 New Product Launches/Developments, 2010–2015
Table 73 Partnership, Contracts, Agreements & Joint Ventures, 2010–2015
 
 
List of Figures (44 Figures)
 
Figure 1 3D Printing Materials: Market Segmentation
Figure 2 3D Printing Materials Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation, and Region
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 5 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 6 Data Triangulation: 3D Printing Materials Market
Figure 7 Application Snapshot: Aerospace & Defense and Medical & Dental to Drive the Global 3D Printing Material Market (Ton)
Figure 8 3D Printing Materials Market, By Country, 2015
Figure 9 3D Printing Material Market Share, By Volume, 2015
Figure 10 Aerospace & Defense Application is Expected to Drive the Global Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 11 Aerospace & Defense to Be the Major Application for Market, By Value, 2014–2021
Figure 12 North America Dominates Market, By Application
Figure 13 U.S. is Expected to Drive the Market in North America
Figure 14 North America is Expected Experience Exponential Growth During the Forecast Period
Figure 15 Powder Form is Projected to Grow at the Highest Rate
Figure 16 Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges in 3D Printing Materials Market
Figure 17 Value-Chain Analysis
Figure 18 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis of 3D Printing Materials Market
Figure 19 Metal Materials to Lead the 3D Printing Material Market, 2016 vs. 2021
Figure 20 Nylon is Expected to Outpace Other Plastic Materials in 3D Printing Materials Market, 2016 vs. 2021
Figure 21 Asia-Pacific to Witness the Highest CAGR in 3D Printing Metal Material Market, 2016 vs. 2021
Figure 22 Silica to Register Highest Market Size in 3D Printing Materials Market, 2016 vs 2021
Figure 23 Filament Form to Register Fastest-Growth in 3D Printing Materials Market, 2016 vs. 2021
Figure 24 Aerospace & Defense Application to Lead the 3D Printing Materials Market, 2016 vs. 2021
Figure 25 North America is Expected to Drive the Market in Aerospace & Defense Application, 2016 vs. 2021
Figure 26 Asia-Pacific is Expected to Witness the Highest Growth Rate in the Market in Automotive Application, 2016 vs. 2021
Figure 27 China and South Korea to Drive the Market, By Region, 2016-2021
Figure 28 U.S. Dominated the North American Market In2015
Figure 29 Germany is Estimated to Drive the Market Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 30 Companies Adopted New Product Developments/Launches and Partnerships as the Key Growth Strategies During 2010–2015
Figure 31 Major Growth Strategies in 3D Printing Materials Market, 2010–2015
Figure 32 Developments in 3D Printing Materials Market, 2010–2015
Figure 33 3D Systems Corp.: Company Snapshot
Figure 34 3D Systems Corp.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 35 Arcam AB: Company Snapshot
Figure 36 Arcam AB: SWOT Analysis
Figure 37 Arkema S.A.: Company Snapshot
Figure 38 Arkema S.A.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 39 Royal DSM N.V.: Company Snapshot
Figure 40 Royal DSM N.V.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 41 Exone GmbH: Company Snapshot
Figure 42 Exone GmbH: SWOT Analysis
Figure 43 Stratasys Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 44 Stratasys Ltd.: SWOT Analysis

The global 3D printing materials market is projected to grow from USD 530.1 Million in 2016 to USD 1,409.5 Million by 2021, at a CAGR of 21.60% during the same period. The high growth of the market is due to the adoption of 3D printing technology in the U.S., Germany, and developing countries such as South Korea, Brazil, and China. The growing aerospace & defense, medical & dental, and automotive industries in these countries are driving the 3D printing materials market.

The major applications of 3D printing materials are aerospace & defense, medical & dental, automotive, and consumer goods. Other applications include fashion, electronics, art & sculpture, jewelry, food, and architecture. Aerospace & defense is estimated to be the fastest-growing application of the 3D printing materials market during the forecast period. Titanium-based 3D printing materials offer high strength and stiffness, resulting in greater demand in the medical and aerospace & defense applications. The 3D printing technology has a wide range of applications in the consumer goods industry that is expected to drive the market. In the 3D printing industry, mass customization is one of the latest developments that enable the designing of materials made by using either plastics or metals for various applications. Jewelers, watchmakers, and gadget manufacturers generally operate in regions where the technology is used extensively.

Since the evolution of 3D printing technology, new 3D printing materials are continuously added. With the growing technology and demand, the availability of materials in different forms from various suppliers is increasing rapidly. Powder is the major form used in the 3D printing technology that accounts for the largest share of the market. Powder forms are of two types, namely, metals and special alloys that are expensive as compared to other materials. Steel, titanium, silver, gold, aluminum, copper, bronze, silica sand, and a few other materials are available in the powder form. All the metal powders are specially graded materials that can withstand high temperatures and they are generally used in 3D printing for the aerospace & defense industry.

Currently, North America is the largest consumer of 3D printing materials. The U.S., Germany, and China are the major 3D printing materials markets. The North American region is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Brazil is expected to drive the market in the RoW region. The growth of aerospace & defense industry and focus toward harnessing the benefits of 3D printing technology has led to growth of 3D printing materials market.

3D Printing Materials Market

3D printing eases the manufacturing process of different objects; however, it is expensive owing to high material costs that act as a major restraint for growth of the market. 3D Systems Corporations (U.S.) and Arcam AB (Sweden) are the few leading players of the 3D printing materials market. 3D Systems Corporation provides 3D printing materials to various industries to grow its business. It creates and maintains its market value by making new products with unique features that enable market differentiation. As a part of its growth strategy, the company mainly focused on new product development and acquisition.

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