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3D Printing Metal Market by Form (Powder and Filament), by Type (Titanium, Nickel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Others), by Application (Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Medical & Dental, Others), and by Region - Global Forecast to 2020

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Publishing Date: March 2016
Report Code: CH 4171

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The 3D printing metal market is projected to reach USD 156.2 Million by 2014, at a CAGR of 31.5% from 2015 to 2020. Among end users, Aerospace & Defense is projected to lead the 3D Printing Metal market during the forecast period. Among types, titanium, nickel, stainless steel, aluminum are projected to dominate the 3D printing metal market between 2015 and 2020. Asia Pacific 3D printing metal market is projected to grow the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

The objectives of this study are:

  • To define, describe, and forecast the 3D printing metal market based on form, type, end user, and region
  • To analyze the opportunities in the 3D printing metal market for the stakeholders and draw a competitive landscape for market leaders
  • To forecast size of the 3D printing metal market, in terms of value and volume with respect to four regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, RoW, along with their key countries   
  • To strategically profile the key players operating in the 3D Printing metal market and comprehensively analyze their core competencies
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, mergers & acquisitions, new product launches, and research & development (R&D) activities in the 3D printing metal market

Years considered for the study are:

  • Base Year – 2014
  • Estimated Year – 2015
  • Projected Year – 2020
  • Forecast Period – 2015 to 2020

For company profiles, 2014 has been considered as the base year. In cases, wherein information was unavailable for the base year, the years prior to it have been considered.

Research Methodology

This study aims to estimate the size of the 3D printing metal market for 2015 and projects the demand for 3D printing metals till 2020. It also provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the 3D printing metal market. Various secondary sources that include directories, industry journals, and various associations have been used to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of the 3D printing metal market. Primary sources such as experts from related industries and suppliers have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess prospects of the 3D printing metal market. The breakdown of profiles of primaries has been shown in the figure below:

3D Printing Metals Market

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The value chain of the 3D printing metal market includes raw material suppliers and service providers. The leading players operating in the 3D printing metal market includes 3D Systems Corporation (U.S.), Arcam AB (Sweden), EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems (Germany), Voxeljet AG (Germany), GKN Plc (U.K.), Sandvik AB (Sweden), Carpenter Technology Corporation (U.S.), Renishaw Plc (U.K.), Hoganas AB (Sweden), LPW Technology (U.K.), and Optomec Inc. (U.S.), among others.

Key Target Audience

  • 3D printing metals Manufacturers, Dealers, and Suppliers
  • Government Bodies
  • End Users
  • Companies Engaged in 3D Printing Metal R&D Activities
  • Defense and Military
  • Industrial Associations
  • Investment Banks
  • Consulting Companies/Consultants in Chemical and Material Sectors

Scope of the Report: This research report categorizes the 3D printing metal market based on form, type, end user, and region. The report forecasts revenue and analyzes trends in each of these submarkets.

Based on Form

  • Powder
  • Filament

Based on Type

  • Titanium
  • Nickel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Others

Based on End User

  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive
  • Medical & Dental
  • Others

Based on Region

  • Asia-Pacific
  • North America
  • Europe
  • RoW

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 15)
    1.1 Objectives of The Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for The Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 19)
    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 & Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions
           2.4.1 Growth Scenario

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 26)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 30)
    4.1 Significant Opportunities for 3D Printing Metal Market
    4.2 3D Printing Metals Market Growth: By Regions
    4.3 3D Printing Metal Market in Asia-Pacific
    4.4 3D Printing Metals Market Attractiveness
    4.5 3D Printing Metal Market Growth, By End-User Industry
    4.6 3D Printing Metals Market: Developing vs Developed Nations
    4.7 Fastest-Growing Market: By End-User Industry
    4.8 Life Cycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 36)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 3D Printing Metals Market, By Form
           5.2.2 3D Printing Metal Market, By Type
           5.2.3 3D Printing Metal Market, By End User
           5.2.4 3D Printing Metal Market, By Region
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Expiry of Patents for Selective Laser Sintering
                    5.3.1.2 Mass Customization
                    5.3.1.3 Adoption of 3D Printing in New Applications
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 High Cost of 3D Printers and Materials
                    5.3.2.2 Lack of High Grade Raw Materials
                    5.3.2.3 Processing Difficulties for Powder Manufacturers
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Increasing Adoption of Metal 3D Printing in Aerospace & Defense
                    5.3.3.2 Positive Growth By Mergers & Acquisitions

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 42)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
                    6.3.1.1 Highly Technology Sensitive Market
                    6.3.1.2 Highly Capital Intensive Market
           6.3.2 Threat of Substitutes
                    6.3.2.1 Limited Number of Substitutes
                    6.3.2.2 Patent Centric Market
           6.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
                    6.3.3.1 Availability of Large Number of Metal Alloy Suppliers
           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
                    6.3.4.1 Technology Specific Market
                    6.3.4.2 Market Dominated By Few Prominent Players
           6.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
                    6.3.5.1 Expiry of Patents for Selective Laser Sintering

7 3D Printing Metal Market, By End User (Page No. - 46)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Market Size & Projection
    7.3 Aerospace & Defense
    7.4 Automotive
    7.5 Medical & Dental
    7.6 Others

8 3D Printing Metals Market, By Form (Page No. - 58)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Market Size & Projection

9 3D Printing Metal Market, By Type (Page No. - 62)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Titanium
    9.3 Nickel
    9.4 Stainless Steel
    9.5 Aluminum
    9.6 Others

10 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region (Page No. - 77)
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 North America
     10.3 Europe
     10.4 Asia-Pacific
     10.5 Rest of The World

11 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 115)
     11.1 Introduction
             11.1.1 New Product Launch: The Most Popular Growth Strategy
     11.2 Maximum Developments in 2015
     11.3 Competitive Situation & Trends
     11.4 New Product Launches
     11.5 Mergers & Acquisitions
     11.6 Partnerships, Agreements & Collaborations
     11.7 Expansions

12 Company Profiles (Page No. - 123)
     12.1 Introduction
     12.2 3D Systems Corporation
             12.2.1 Overview
             12.2.2 Products & Services
             12.2.3 Recent Developments
             12.2.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.2.5 MnM View
     12.3 Renishaw PLC
             12.3.1 Overview
             12.3.2 Products & Services
             12.3.3 Recent Developments
             12.3.4 Renishaw PLC: SWOT Analysis
             12.3.5 MnM View
     12.4 Arcam AB
             12.4.1 Overview
             12.4.2 Products & Services
             12.4.3 Recent Developments
             12.4.4 MnM View
     12.5 Hoganas AB
             12.5.1 Overview
             12.5.2 Products & Services
             12.5.3 Recent Developments
             12.5.4 MnM View
     12.6 Voxeljet AG
             12.6.1 Overview
             12.6.2 Products & Services
             12.6.3 Recent Developments
             12.6.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.6.5 MnM View
     12.7 Carpenter Technology Corporation
             12.7.1 Overview
             12.7.2 Products & Services
             12.7.3 Recent Developments
             12.7.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.7.5 MnM View
     12.8 GKN PLC
             12.8.1 Overview
             12.8.2 Products & Services
             12.8.3 Recent Development
             12.8.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.8.5 MnM View
     12.9 Sandvik AB
             12.9.1 Overview
             12.9.2 Products & Services
             12.9.3 Recent Developments
             12.9.4 Sandvik AB: SWOT Analysis
             12.9.5 MnM View
     12.10 PLW Technology Ltd.
             12.10.1 Overview
             12.10.2 Products & Services
             12.10.3 Recent Developments
             12.10.4 MnM View
     12.11 Optomec Inc.
             12.11.1 Overview
             12.11.2 Products & Services
             12.11.3 Recent Development
             12.11.4 MnM View
     12.12 Eos GmbH Electro Optical Systems
             12.12.1 Overview
             12.12.2 Products & Services
             12.12.3 Recent Developments
             12.12.4 Eos GmbH Electro Optical Systems: SWOT Analysis
             12.12.5 MnM View

13 Appendix (Page No. - 151)
     13.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     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 (104 Tables)

Table 1 Scenario 1: Global 3D Printing Metals Market, By End User, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 2 Scenario 1: Global By 3D Printing Metals Market, By End User, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 3 Scenario 2: Global By  3D Printing Metal Market, By End User, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 4 Scenario 2: Global By 3D Printing Metal Market, By End User, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 5 Scenario 1: Aerospace & Defense 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 6 Scenario 1: Aerospace & Defense By 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 7 Scenario 2: Aerospace & Defense By 3D Printing Metal Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 8 Scenario 2: Aerospace & Defense By 3D Printing Metal Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 9 Scenario 1: Automotive 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 10 Scenario 1: Automotive By 3D Printing Metal Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 11 Scenario 2: Automotive By 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 12 Scenario 2: Automotive By Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 13 Scenario 1: Medical & Dental 3D Printing Metal Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 14 Scenario 1: Medical & Dental By 3D Printing Metal Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 15 Scenario 2: Medical & Dental By 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 16 Scenario 2: Medical & Dental By Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 17 Scenario 1: Others 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 18 Scenario 1: Others By 3D Printing Metal Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 19 Scenario 2: Others By 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 20 Scenario 2: Others By 3D Printing Metal Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 21 Scenario 1: Global By 3D Printing Metal Market, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 22 Scenario 1: Global By Market, By Form, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 23 Scenario 2: Global By Market, By Form, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 24 Scenario 2: Global By 3D Printing Metals Market, By Form, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 25 Scenario 1: Global By Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 26 Scenario 1: Global By 3D Printing Metal Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 27 Scenario 2: Global By Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 28 Scenario 2: Global By 3D Printing Metals Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 29 Scenario 1 : Titanium 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 30 Scenario 1 : Titanium By Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 31 Scenario 2: Titanium By 3D Printing Metal Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 32 Scenario 2: Titanium By Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 33 Scenario 1: Nickel 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 34 Scenario 1: Nickel By Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 35 Scenario 2: Nickel By 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 36 Scenario 2: Nickel By Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 37 Scenario 1: Stainless Steel 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 38 Scenario 1: Stainless Steel By Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 39 Scenario 2: Stainless Steel By 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 40 Scenario 2: Stainless Steel By Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 41 Scenario 1: Aluminum 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 42 Scenario 1: Aluminum By Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 43 Scenario 2: Aluminum By 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 44 Scenario 2: Aluminum By Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 45 Scenario 1: Others 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 46 Scenario 1 : Others By Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 47 Scenario 2: Others By Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 48 Scenario 2: Others By 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 49 Scenario 1: Global By Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 50 Scenario 1: Global By 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 51 Scenario 2: Global By Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 52 Scenario 2: Global By 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 53 Scenario 1: North America 3D Printing Metals Market, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 54 Scenario 1: North America By Market, By Country, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 55 Scenario 2: North America 3D Printing Metals Market, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 56 Scenario 2: North America By Market, By Country, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 57 Scenario 1: North America By 3D Printing Metal Market, By End User, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 58 Scenario 1: North America By Market, By End User, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 59 Scenario 2: North America By 3D Printing Metal Market, By End User, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 60 Scenario 2: North America By Market, By End User, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 61 Scenario 1: North America By 3D Printing Metals Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 62 Scenario 1: North America By Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 63 Scenario 2: North America By 3D Printing Metal Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 64 Scenario 2: North America By Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 65 Scenario 1: Europe 3D Printing Metals Market, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 66 Scenario 1: Europe By Market, By Country, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 67 Scenario 2: Europe By 3D Printing Metal Market, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 68 Scenario 2: Europe By Market, By Country, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 69 Scenario 1: Europe By 3D Printing Metals Market, By End User, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 70 Scenario 1: Europe By Market, By End User, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 71 Scenario 2: Europe By 3D Printing Metal Market, By End User, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 72 Scenario 2: Europe By Market, By End User, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 73 Scenario 1: Europe By 3D Printing Metals Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 74 Scenario 1: Europe By Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 75 Scenario 2: Europe By 3D Printing Metal Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 76 Scenario 2: Europe By Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 77 Scenario 1: Asia-Pacific 3D Printing Metals Market, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 78 Scenario 1: Asia-Pacific By Market, By Country, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 79 Scenario 2: Asia-Pacific By 3D Printing Metals Market, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 80 Scenario 2: Asia-Pacific By Market, By Country, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 81 Scenario 1: Asia-Pacific By 3D Printing Metal Market, By End User, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 82 Scenario 1: Asia-Pacific By Market, By End User, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 83 Scenario 2: Asia-Pacific By 3D Printing Metals Market, By End User, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 84 Scenario 2: Asia-Pacific By Market, By End User, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 85 Scenario 1: Asia-Pacific By Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 86 Scenario 1: Asia-Pacific By 3D Printing Metal Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 87 Scenario 2: Asia-Pacific By Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 88 Scenario 2: Asia-Pacific By 3D Printing Metal Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 89 Scenario 1: Rest of The World 3D Printing Metals Market, By Country, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 90 Scenario 1: Rest of The World By 3D Printing Metal Market, By Country, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 91 Scenario 2: Rest of The World By Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 92 Scenario 2: Rest of The World By 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 93 Scenario 1: Rest of The World By Market, By End User, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 94 Scenario 1: Rest of The World By 3D Printing Metal Market, By End User, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 95 Scenario 2: Rest of The World By Market, By End User, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 96 Scenario 2: Rest of The World By 3D Printing Metals Market, By End User, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 97 Scenario 1: Rest of The World By Market, By Type,  2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 98 Scenario 1: Rest of The World By 3D Printing Metal Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 99 Scenario 2: Rest of The World By Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 100 Scenario 2: Rest of The World By 3D Printing Metal Market, By Type, 2013–2020 (Tons)
Table 101 New Product Launches & New Product Development, 2010-2016
Table 102 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2011-2014
Table 103 Partnerships, Agreements & Collaborations, 2011-2014
Table 104 Expansions, 2011-2016


List of Figures (45 Figures)

Figure 1 3D Printing Metals: Market Segmentation
Figure 2 3D Printing Metals Market: Research Methodology
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 3D Printing Metals Market: Data Triangulation
Figure 6 3D Printing Metals Market, By Type Snapshot (2015 vs 2020)
Figure 7 3D Printing Metals Market: End User Snapshot (2015 vs 2020)
Figure 8 Asia-Pacific and North America to Register Higher CAGR Between 2015-2020
Figure 9 High Growth in The 3D Printing Metals Market Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 10 Asia-Pacific is Expected to Be The Key Market for 3D Printing Metals Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 11 Japan Accounted for The Largest Share in The Asia-Pacific Region in 2015
Figure 12 Growth From End-User Industry in Asia-Pacific Region to Boost The Demand for 3D Printing Metals Between 2015-2020
Figure 13 Aerospace & Defense to Contribute The Maximum to The Growth of 3D Printing Metals Market in 2015
Figure 14 China to Emerge as A Lucrative Market Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 15 3D Printing Metals has High Growth Potential in Aerospace & Defense Industry
Figure 16 Asia-Pacific to Experience High Growth During The Forecast Period for 3D Printing Metals Market
Figure 17 Overview of The Factors Governing The Global 3D Printing Metals Market
Figure 18 Value Chain Analysis for 3D Printing Metals: Manufacturers Account for A Major Value Addition in This Industry
Figure 19 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 20 Aerospace & Defense Segment is Projected to Dominate The 3D Printing Metals Market in Both The Scenarios
Figure 21 Powder Segment is Projected to Dominate The 3D Printing Metals Market in Both The Scenarios
Figure 22 Stainless Steel: The Fastest Growing Segment for 3D Printing Metals Market, During The Forecast Period
Figure 23 China is Estimated to Be The Fastest Growing Market During The Forecast Period
Figure 24 North America 3D Printing Metals Market Snapshot – The U.S. and Canada to Be The Growth Engines
Figure 25 Europe 3D Printing Metals Market Snapshot – The U.K. and Germany to Be The Growth Engines
Figure 26 Asia-Pacific 3D Printing Metals Market Snapshot – China and Japan to Be The Growth Engines
Figure 27 Rest of The World 3D Printing Metals Market Snapshot – Latin America to Be The Growth Engine
Figure 28 New Product Launch: Most Preferred Strategy By Key Companies Over The Last Five Years
Figure 29 Developments in 3D Printing Metals Market, 2012-2016
Figure 30 Regional Revenue Mix of Top Five Market Players
Figure 31 3D Systems Corporation: Business Overview
Figure 32 3D Systems Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 33 Renishaw PLC: Business Overview
Figure 34 Arcam AB: Business Overview
Figure 35 Arcam AB: SWOT Analysis
Figure 36 Voxeljet AG: Business Overview
Figure 37 Voxeljet AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 38 Carpenter Technology Corporation: Business Overview
Figure 39 Carpenter Technology Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 40 Hoganas AB: Business Overview
Figure 41 GKN PLC: SWOT Analysis
Figure 42 Sandvik AB: Business Overview
Figure 43 SWOT Analysis
Figure 44 Marketsandmarkets Knowledge Store Snapshot
Figure 45 Marketsandmarkets Knowledge Store: Chemicals & Materials Industry Snapshot

The global 3D printing metal market was valued at USD 156.2 Million in 2014, and is expected to reach USD 776.8 Million, growing at a CAGR of 31.5% between 2015 and 2020. Increasing use of 3D metal printing as a mainstream production process in the industries such as aerospace & defense and medical & dental is driving the growth of 3D printing metal market.

The most widely used metals for 3D printing include titanium alloys, nickel, inconel, stainless steel, aluminum, cobalt chrome, copper, silver, gold, and others. Ti-6Al-4V, a titanium alloy, is mainly used for manufacturing of engine parts and airframes. It offers excellent corrosion resistance and high strength required for heavy engineering applications. Titanium alloys are mainly used in aerospace industries due to their light weight and excellent resistance to heat. Titanium is a bio-compatible material and is widely used in medical implants. Apart from titanium, stainless steel is also one of the most preferred materials for 3D metal printing end-user industries. It is bio-compatible and offers extravagant outstanding properties. Most widely used forms of stainless steel are 17-4PH and Stainless Steel 316L.

Aerospace & defense is the fastest-growing segment in the 3D printing metal market. The demand for applications such as critical engineering and fabrication applications in aerospace & defense industry is increasing and hence the segment is growing. The demand for metal powders is going to rise significantly as manufacturing companies which previously used 3D printing for prototyping are now using this for mainstream manufacturing activities. In addition to this, metal 3D printer manufacturers are developing new printers with larger print box which can print larger components and structures used in engineering applications. Other than the aerospace & defense industry, 3D printing metals are also used in the automobile industry for printing critical engine parts. This segment is witnessing higher growth from the Asia-Pacific region due to large number of automotive manufacturers present in the region.

3D Printing Metals Market

North America accounts for the largest share of the 3D printing metal market. On the other hand, Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The increasing use of metal 3D printing in the automotive industry in countries such as Japan, China, and South Korea is driving the growth of 3D printing metal market in this region.

However, the cost of metal 3D Printers is presently very high, which makes it difficult for the small scale industries to adopt metal 3D printing as a mainstream manufacturing process. Apart from this, the process also requires high purity metals, which makes it a costly process.

3D Systems Corporation, being the top player in the 3D printing metal market, aims to maintain its position against current and future sources of competition through acquisitions, agreements, and partnerships. As a part of this strategy, the company has started to acquire companies, entered in new agreements, and launched new products so as to expand its presence in the 3D printing market. The company also launches new products to gain more revenue and to avoid the loss of demand for its products.

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