3D Printing Materials Market By Material (Plastic, Metallic, Ceramic & Other), Application (Electronics & Consumer Products, Healthcare, Automotive, Industrial, Aerospace, Construction, Defense & Other), End-User (Commercial, Personal) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2016 - 2023

With the rising advancement in 3D printing technology, the adoption of 3D printers is expected to increase substantially across different sectors. Additionally, the high precision, speed, and convenience of manufacturing offered by 3D printing have already led to a strong penetration of 3D printers across electronics, automotive, and other industrial applications. This has led to a strong demand for high-performance 3D printing materials that offer higher flexibility, durability, and stability. With various untapped applications of 3D printing coming up, market players are increasingly focusing on developing high-performance, application-specific materials. Currently, plastics, metals, and ceramics are most popularly used for making objects using 3D printing technology.

The most significant factor fueling the market growth is the rapidly growing penetration of 3D printing technology across different applications. 3D printing has found crucial application across segments such as healthcare and aerospace. These applications require high-precision products along with high-performance materials. As a result, companies operating in the market are now increasing their focus on the development of their own materials so as to provide an entire product suite.

Considering the strong potential of 3D printing, various global tech giants are heavily investing in the technology through the acquisition of other players in the market. Subsequently, the 3D printing materials market is estimated to register exponential growth worldwide in the coming years. Nevertheless, a major factor hindering the market growth is the high initial cost, especially in the case of the individual user. The software tools required for operating 3D printing are also costly, which makes the overall manufacturing process more expensive. In addition, 3D printing requires skilled labor, which becomes a challenge for industry growth. This may ultimately hamper the market's growth for materials.

The report titled "Global 3D Printing Materials Market: Growth, Share, Opportunities, and Competitive Analysis, 2016–2023" offers strategic insights into the global 3D printing materials industry along with the market size (in revenue and volume) and estimates for the duration of 2014–2023. The research study in question includes an in-depth examination of multiple market segments based on materials, applications and a cross-sectional study across various geographies. The study covers the comparative analysis of different segments for the years 2015 and 2023. The report also provides a prolific view of market dynamics, such as market drivers, restraints, and opportunities.

In order to help strategic decision-makers, the report also includes competitive profiling of the leading 3D printer material vendors, their SCOT (Strengths, Challenges, Opportunities, and Weaknesses) analysis, market positioning, and key developments. Some of the major players profiled in the report are 3D Systems, Inc., Stratasys Ltd., Materialise NV, Shapeways B.V., Arcam AB, Solidscape, Inc., Optomec, Inc., 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 printing and materials 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 a holistic view of the global 3D printing materials market, offering market size and estimates for the period from 2016 to 2023, keeping in mind the above-mentioned factors.

The global 3D printing materials market is segmented, based on the type of material, into the following categories:

  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Ceramics
  • Others

As per the above categorization, the 3D printing materials market comprises a large number of materials, including polyamide, titanium, paintable resin, silver, gold, aluminide, stainless steel, and bronze. In terms of volume and revenue, the plastics segment accounted for the largest share in 2014. The demand is largely governed by electronics and other industrial applications.

With further growth in the sectors, the segment is expected to maintain its market dominance, expanding at the fastest rate during the forecast period. The ceramics segment is estimated to register the slowest growth since the material is rapidly being replaced with metallic and plastic materials in different applications.

Frequently Asked Question:

The market for 3D Printing Materials Market is expected to reach USD$ 630 Mn in 2023.

The 3D Printing Materials Market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at 18.2%.

The report is forecasted from 2016 -2023.

The base year of this report is 2015.

B3D Systems, Inc., Stratasys Ltd., Materialise NV, Shapeways B.V., Arcam AB, Solidscape, Inc., Optomec, Inc. are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Jun 2016
Category:  Advanced Materials
Report ID:   57916
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
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