3D Concrete Printing Market By Product (Walls, Floors & Roofs, Lintels), By Concrete (Ready-Mix, Precast, High-Density, Shotcrete), By End-User (Domestic, Industrial, Architectural) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2016 -2023

A 3D-concrete printer refers to a robotic system used for fabricating various building components such as walls, roofs, and lintels. The 3D printer deposits concrete precisely under the operators' command. The process is completed by laying down successive layers of concrete until the whole object is fabricated. 3D concrete printers can fabricate objects that are difficult or impossible to manufacture through conventional construction processes. Thus, these printers can help achieve faster, safer, and more environmentally friendly construction buildings.

The most significant factor fueling the market growth is the high precision and efficiency of the 3D printing process over traditional construction methods. The overall process is based on a digital model, and hence various complex designs can be implemented in the construction applications. The 3D concrete printing market is also driven by the superior advantages it offers, in terms of raw materials and cost, over traditional construction processes. Using 3D printing in construction can greatly reduce material waste, thereby reducing the overall project cost.

Although the initial cost of 3D concrete printers is high, using these printers can make the overall construction process more cost-effective. These printers are estimated to be largely used in countries with a labor shortage (making them costlier). However, a major factor hampering the market's growth is the reluctance of construction companies to switch from traditional practices to 3D concrete printing. Additionally, 3D concrete printing requires skilled labor, which concerns construction companies. This may significantly affect the market's growth.

The report titled "Global 3D Concrete Printing Market: Growth, Share, Opportunities, and Competitive Analysis, 2016–2023" offers strategic insights into the global 3D concrete printing market along with the market size and estimates for the duration of 2014–2023. The said research study covers an in-depth analysis of multiple market segments based on applications, end-users, and a cross-sectional study across different geographies. The study covers the comparative analysis of different segments for 2015 and 2023. The report also provides a prolific view Of market dynamics, such as market drivers, restraints, and opportunities.

To help strategic decision-makers, the report also includes competitive profiling of the leading players in the 3D concrete printer market, their SCOT (Strengths, Challenges, Opportunities, and Weaknesses) analysis, market positioning, and key developments. Some of the major players profiled in the report are Dus Architects, Foster + Partners, Winsun Global, Skanska, and others.

Other in-depth analysis provided in the report includes:

  • Current and future market trends to justify the forthcoming attractive markets within the 3D concrete printing industry
  • Market fuelers, market impediments, and their impact on market growth
  • in-depth competitive environment analysis
  • Trailing 2-year market size data (2014–2015)
  • SRC (Segment, Region, Country) Analysis

Overall, the research study provides the following:

  • A holistic view of the global 3D concrete printing market.
  • Offering market size and estimates for the period from 2016 to 2023.
  • Keeping in mind the factors mentioned above.

The global 3D concrete printing market is segmented, based on the product fabricated, into the following categories:

  • Walls
  • Floors & Roofs
  • Lintels
  • Others

 3D-printed concrete is used for various construction components such as walls, roofs, floors, and lintels. As of 2015, the market was led by the segment of the wall, which accounted for more than forty percent of the market share. Using 3D printing technology for walls enables reduced raw material wastage and is hence cost-effective. In addition, 3D printing helps in the faster fabrication of walls, thereby accelerating the overall project speed. Therefore, the segment is expected to remain the most important in the market over the next few years.

The lintels segment is projected to witness significant growth during the forecast period. This is because lintels form the most important parts of any construction structure. 3D concrete printers make it possible to fabricate faster and safer lintels for the construction sector. Also, using 3D printing for lintels enables speedy and safe construction. Further, the floors and roofs segment is estimated to register substantial growth during the forecast period.

Based on end-users, the 3D concrete printing market is segmented into the following categories:

  • Domestic
  • Industrial
  • Architectural
  • Others

 As of 2015, the global 3D printing market for concrete was dominated by the domestic construction segment. The segment comprises residential and commercial construction structures built using 3D concrete printers. By far, 3D concrete printers are popular, mainly in the residential sector. The most significant factor fueling market growth across these sectors is the superior advantages of 3D concrete printers over traditional construction processes.

3D concrete printers reduce material loss and help complete the construction process faster. In countries such as China and Singapore, 3D concrete printers are popular for building houses. Thus, with the rising adoption across the residential and commercial sectors, the domestic segment may remain dominant throughout the forecast period. During the forecast period, the industrial and architectural segments are expected to grow quickly.

The global 3D concrete printing market has been segmented based on geography as per the following regions and countries:

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • rest of North America
  •  Europe
  • U.K.
  • Germany
  • CIS
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  •  Japan
  • China
  • South Asia
  • Australasia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
  • GCC countries
  • North Africa
  • South Africa
  • rest of MEA
  • Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • rest of Latin America

 As of 2015, the global 3D concrete printing market dominated the North American region. As of 2014, more than a third of all the money made worldwide comes from the North American segment. The region is majorly backed by the U.S., which has a strong penetration of 3D concrete printers. North America is followed by Europe, primarily governed by Western European countries such as the U.K. and Germany.

The Asia Pacific region is projected to register the highest growth in the coming years. The market growth here is mainly supported by China, South Korea, and Southeast Asian countries with a strong adoption rate of 3D printing technology. China leads the overall 3D concrete printing market in Asia Pacific. Further, the Middle East and Africa region are estimated to witness strong growth in the coming years. The growth is primarily expected from the GCC countries segment.

 Frequently Asked Question:

The market for 3D Concrete Printing Market is expected to reach USD$ 23.6 Mn in 2023.

The3D Concrete Printing Market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at 14.6%.

The report is forecasted from 2016 -2023.

The base year of this report is 2015.

DUS Architects, Fosters + Partner, Win Sun Global, Skanska AB. are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Jul 2016
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