The Automotive & Defense industry is expected to spur the market growth of the global 3D printing materials market in the forthcoming years, says RationalStat | RationalStat

The market report - Global 3D Printing Materials Market assesses the 3D printing materials market globally based on the basis of material type, form, and country/region. A comprehensive report provides a detailed historical and future market size with market trend analysis. RationalStat provides market share analysis, production capabilities, price points, a 3D printing market overview, the future of 3D printing in various end use industries, production and consumption by key materials, an overview of the competition, market strategies, and potential growth areas for the target players evaluated in the global 3D printing materials market study.

Market Overview and Dynamics: The versatile application of 3D printing materials across various industries is expected to fuel the expansion of the global 3D printing materials market in the upcoming years

The global 3D printing materials market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 18% during the forecast period of 2022-2028. The increase in industrialization in various developing nations across the globe, coupled with rising demand for print advertising are the major factors contributing to the increasing demand for 3D printing materials globally.

Besides, 3D printing is revolutionizing the automotive manufacturing process by making it easier to produce complex components with high efficiency. Also, 3D printing technology has proven to be a highly useful technology for manufacturing complex designed parts.

Furthermore, the market’s growth will be aided by the increased use of additive manufacturing to fabricate various industrial parts and items in the forthcoming years. In addition, the high material cost is a major restrain for the 3D printing material market. These high metal material costs are due to the higher purity and composition criteria required for 3D printing.

In addition, the healthcare industry is expected to be the fastest-growing market for 3D printing materials. The aerospace and defense industries, as well as the automobile industry, are driving metal resource demand, which is increasing 3D printing material usage. Furthermore, 3D printing technology has helped the construction industry produce more complex and lighter structures at lower costs, boosting the global market growth.

Segmental Analysis

  • Based on material type, Plastics hold a dominant share of the global 3D printing materials market due to the rising demand for high-performance printing materials. However, the metal segment is expected to witness faster growth due to the growing use of metal in the healthcare sector.
  • Based on region, Europe holds a prominent share of the global 3D printing materials market due to the rapid adoption of 3D technology across various industries like aerospace & defense, healthcare, automotive, etc.

Competition Analysis: The growing support and initiatives by the government are anticipated to favor the growth of the global 3D printing materials market in the upcoming years

Due to the presence of many well-established companies in the global 3D printing materials market, there is intense competition in the global 3D printing materials market. The use of plastics in the healthcare segment is expected to boost the growth of 3D printing material owing to enhanced flexibility and durability.

Acquisitions, product launches, and partnerships are the identified industry trend in the global 3D printing materials market. Key market players adopt various strategies in order to reinforce their market share and gain a competitive edge over other competitors in the market. These players adopt various strategies in order to reinforce their market share and gain a competitive edge over other competitors in the market.

  • In October 2021, Stratasys Ltd. acquired the remaining shares of Xaar 3D Ltd., which is expected to aid the company’s growth in the sector of 3D printing materials.
  • In October 2021, Evonik Industries created two new photopolymers for 3D printing, namely, INFINIUM RG 3101 L and INFINIUM FL 6300 L. This recently announced product line of synthetic resins is suitable for use in standard photopolymer 3D printing techniques such as Stereolithography (SLA) or Digital Light Processing (DLP).

Some of the prominent players that contribute significantly to the market include 3D Systems Corporation, Stratasys Ltd., Evonik Industries AG, Arkema SA, Materialise NV, General Electric Company, The ExOne Company, Hoganas AB, and Royal DSM N.V. among others. 

Key Customers: 3D Printing Materials Market  

Leading customers of 3D printing materials from a wide range of industries include Boeing, Airbus, Toyota, Hyundai, Honeywell, ArcelorMittal, Honda, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Michelin, NASA, Samsung, BASF, Pratt & Whitney, BMW, Thales, Safran, and General Electric, among others. Predominantly, aerospace, space agencies, heavy machinery, and automotive industries dominate the consumption of 3D printing materials.

RationalStat has segmented the global 3D printing materials market on the basis of material type, form, and region.

  • By Material Type
    • Plastic
      • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
      • Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA)
      • High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
      • Polylactic Acid (PLA)
      • Others (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Nylon)
    • Metals
      • Steel
      • Aluminum
      • Cobalt
      • Others (Nickel and alloys)
    • Others (Ceramics etc.)
  • By Form
    • Liquid
    • Powder
    • Filament
    • By Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Industrial Manufacturing
    • Healthcare & Medical
    • Others (Construction, and Consumer Electronics, etc.)
  • By Region
    • North America
      • US
      • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Mexico
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Western Europe
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Spain
      • Italy
      • Rest of Western Europe
    • Eastern Europe
      • Russia
      • Poland
      • Rest of Eastern Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Australia
      • ASEAN (Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, etc.)
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East & Africa
      • GCC
      • South Africa
      • Turkey
      • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

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