3D Printing Materials Market

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

Report Code: CH 2921 Apr, 2016, by marketsandmarkets.com

[142 Pages Report] The 3D printing materials market was valued at USD 437.8 million in 2015 and is projected to reach USD 1,409.5 million by 2021, at a CAGR of 21.6% during the forecast period. In this study, 2015 has been considered as the base year, while the forecast period is from 2016 to 2021.

Market Dynamics

Drivers

  • Increasing use of 3D printing in aeropsce and automotive applications
  • Mass customization
  • Adoptiion of 3D printing for new applications
  • Financial support from government

Opportunities

  • Adoption of 3D printing technology in home printing

Challenges

  • Production of low-cost 3D printing materials

Increasing use of 3D printing in aerospace and automotive applications

3D printing technology is rapidly gaining momentum in the aerospace & defense industry. The aerospace industry is estimated to be one of the early adapters of this technology. The technology aids designers in developing superior-quality parts without facing restrictions, such as production feasibility, cost, or complexity. 3D printing materials, including metals, are used in manufacturing many aircraft parts, such as wings, jigs, and engine parts. The automotive industry in North America and Europe is estimated to develop a new car using 3D printing technology. This industry is adopting the technology to produce automotive parts in a short time span. The technology has helped the industry in manufacturing complex and lightweight structures cost-effectively.

Objectives of the Study:

  • To define, describe, and forecast the 3D printing materials market on the basis of type, form, application and region
  • To provide detailed information about the key factors influencing the growth of the market (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges)
  • To strategically analyze micromarkets1 with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and contribution to the total market
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders and provide a competitive landscape for market leaders
  • To strategically profile key players and comprehensively analyze their market shares and core competencies2

Note1: Micromarkets are the subsegments of the 3D printing materials materials market included in the report

Note2: Core competencies of companies are determined in terms of their key developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies adopted by them to sustain in the market

In this report 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.

3D Printing Materials Market

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The 3D printing materials market comprises 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.

Major Market Developments

  • In October 2015, 3D Systems Corp. entered into a partnership with the U.S. Army to jointly develop 3D printing materials and technology. The partnership helped the company cater the increasing demand for 3D printing prototype in various applications, such as defense, automotive, medical, among others.
  • In December 2015, Arcam AB expanded its aerospace and medical 3D printing solutions to the U.S. market. The expansion helped the company expand its 3D printing business in the booming U.S. market. The expansion of 3D printing solution invariably increased the demand for 3D printing materials.
  • In November 2015, Royal DSM N.V. introduced a new 3D printing material, Somos Element. The new product development helped the company meet part requirements of end user industries, such as emery, automotive, and aerospace.

Key Target Audience:

  • 3D Printing Materials Manufacturers
  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Distributors & Suppliers
  • Industry Associations

Scope of the Report

This 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)

Each region has been further segmented into key countries in that region.

Critical questions which the report answers

  • What are the upcoming trends for 3D printing materials market in developing nations?
  • Which are the key players in the market and how intense is the competition?

Available Customizations:

With the given market data, MarketsandMarkets offers customizations as per the company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

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

The 3D printing materials market is estimated at USD 437.8 million in 2015 and is projected to reach USD 1,409.5 million by 2021, at a CAGR of 21.6% from 2016 to 2021. The global 3D printing materials market witnessed a strong growth in the past few years considering the adoption of 3D printing technology, in the U.S., Germany, and developing countries such as the 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, consumer goods, and among others. Other applications include fashion, electronics, art & sculpture, jewelry, food, and architecture. Aerospace & defense is estimated to be the fastest-growing application for 3D printing materials market during the forecast period. Titanium based 3D printing materials offers high strength and stiffness resulting in greater demand in medical and aerospace & defense applications.

High cost of 3D printing materials has been a major concern for the market players. Many applications of 3D printing materials are facing restrictions owing to their high cost. Developing low-cost technologies for manufacturing 3D printing materials is a major challenge for researchers and key manufacturers. 3D printing materials are introduced only in high-end and luxury cars owing to their high cost. Having said that, decrease in production cost may promote mass adoption of 3D printing technology in various applications, such as automotive and aerospace & defense, in future.

3D Printing Materials Market

North America is the largest consumer of 3D printing materials. The U.S., Germany, and China are the major markets for 3D printing materials. The North American region is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Brazil is expected to drive the 3D printing materials 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 by application is segmented into aerospace & defense, medical & dental, automotive, consumer goods, and among others.

Aerospace & Defense

3D printing in the aerospace & defense industry is not new, but with the latest technological advancements and invention of new materials in 3D printing have made it a major application. It has been used in the aerospace & defense industry for several years. Metal powders such as titanium, nickel, stainless steel, aluminum, and others are used in aerospace & defense application, as the materials need to withstand extreme conditions. 3D printing with metals is extremely expensive, but the cost is expected to decline in the coming years due to the growing demand from end-use applications.

Medical & dental

Medical & dental is one of the major applications that use 3D printing technology. Several medical products such as surgical equipment, prosthetics & implants, and tissue engineering products are manufactured through 3D printing technology. Apart from this, 3D printing is also used for technologies in the field of medicine such as orthopedic, dental, and cranio-maxillofacial. The key drivers of the market are new and improved technologies, financial support from governments, and rapid product development at low costs. One of the emerging applications for 3D printing powders in medical & dental segment is printing of medicines and pills.

Automotive

The automotive industry is one of the earliest adapters of 3D printers and will be ready to print a complete car in the near future. Along with manufacturing spare parts in the automotive industry, 3D printers are also used to manufacture and replace damaged parts of the car. With the introduction of 3D printing technology, the future of making cars is set to change. 3D printing helps in continuous factory production for individual automotive parts.

Consumer goods

Consumer 3D printing, especially home 3D printers is the main reason for the sudden rise in the demand for 3D printing in the recent years. Leading players such as Makerbot, RepRap, and Cubify introduced home 3D printers at low costs wherein anyone could purchase a printer and print their required objects or goods. Generally, plastic materials, especially ABS and PLA are the major consumer choices available at costs that range from USD 150.0 to USD 250.0 per kilo.

Critical questions the report answers:

  • What are the upcoming hot bets for 3D printing materials market?
  • How market dynamics is with regards to development of new applications of 3D printing materials materials?

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3D Systems Corporations (U.S.) and Arcam AB (Sweden) are the few leading players in 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 for the 3D printing material business, it is mainly focused on new product development and acquisition.

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 Material 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 Material 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 Material 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 Material 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 Material 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 Material 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


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