3d Printing Market

3d Printing Market

3D Printing Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Product (Software, Services, Materials and Other Offerings), Process (Material Extrusion, Powder Bed Fusion, Material Jetting, Vat Photo Polymerization, Binder Jetting and Other Processes), Technology, Application, End User and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC23875

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global 3D Printing Market is accounted for $20.98 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach $101.77 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 25.3% during the forecast period. 3D printing or additive manufacturing is the creation of a three-dimensional object from a CAD model or a digital 3D model. To make a 3D item, layers of material are built up in an additive process. It takes digital drawings from computer-aided design (CAD) software and turns them into thin, digital, horizontal cross-sections that are built up layer by layer until the model is finished. It provides an abundance of chances for the creation, design, and implementation of unique architectural shapes, building methods, and materials. It is a cutting-edge, quick, and agile way for producing products.

According to an article by Interesting Engineering, engineers at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, published a paper wherein they successfully developed a 3D bio-printed device, F3DB, which can directly transfer multi-layered biomaterials on the surface of the tissues and internal organs.

Market Dynamics:


Rising usage in automotive sectors

3D printing has transformed the way that automobiles are created, both conceptually and physically. Automakers are able to use 3D printing to build specialized and unique parts, such as interior trims, dashboard components, and even distinctive external aspects based on the desires of specific customers. It makes it possible to produce spare parts as needed, eliminating the need for massive warehouses to keep a variety of components. In a market that is changing quickly, it is assisting manufacturers in remaining inventive and competitive. The automobile sector's reliance on 3D printing is boosting industry growth.


Lack of standardized testing methods

3D printing of products with mixed materials and technology, such as circuit boards, is still under expansion. Although the technique represents a significant advancement in procedure, the materials that may be employed are still constrained. Additionally, the absence of standardized testing to confirm the mechanical qualities (strength, toughness, stiffness, and hardness) of the materials employed affects the accuracy and repeatability of the objects created by 3D printing. As a result, the demand is being hampered by material characterization and standardisation for 3D printing.


Growing government initiatives

Governments all around the world are launching initiatives and providing financing to educational institutions, research facilities, and research and technology organizations to further study the possibilities offered by 3D printing technology and promote its growth. Industrialists and governments all around the world are becoming interested in 3D printing as new applications for the technology emerge. National programmes have been put in place in the US, UK, and Canada to support university-level 3D printing research, promote technology, and foster the creation of start-ups.


High initial investments

3D printing has become an appealing area for investment across a wide range of sectors as a result of technological breakthroughs, cost reductions, industry acceptance, and the potential for innovation and disruption. This has resulted in increased investments in the technology. It includes spending money on gear, software, materials, certification, education in additive manufacturing, and personnel training. A 3-dimensional system requires a lot of resources and capital expenses to set up. As a result, the biggest barrier to the adoption of this technology is reported to be high initial costs.

Covid-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has had a major effect on the world economy as a whole and, therefore, the 3D printing sector. The whole lockout has an impact on 3D printing industry production. The nation's logistics and supply chain have been completely disrupted, which is blamed for this together with the labour deficit. In the first and second quarters of the epidemic, the suspension of 3D printing output negatively affected market growth generally. After the epidemic, there were an increasing number of applications, which gradually increased market demand.

The software segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The software segment is estimated to have a lucrative growth. In the automotive, aerospace and defence, construction and engineering industries, design software is frequently used to create the designs of the items that will be printed. The hardware of the printer and design software work together to create the items that will be produced. Demand for the category is anticipated to be driven by its capacity to save scanned pictures of things, regardless of their dimensions or size, enabling 3-dimensional printing of these products as needed.

The selective laser sintering (SLS) segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The selective laser sintering (SLS) segment is anticipated to witness the fastest CAGR growth during the forecast period. Selective laser sintering (SLS) is a powder-based additive manufacture technology that uses energy provided by the laser to melt and fuse the powders and then stack layer by layer to form a printed part based on 3D model data. SLS 3D printers comprise of a high-powered laser to fuse small particles of polymer powder. The segment's expansion is being fuelled by its powerful laser sintering, flexible materials, high precision, and high resolution.

Region with largest share:

Asia Pacific is projected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period. The use of 3D printing for prototype and advanced production has significantly increased in the region. One of the biggest producers of consumer electronics and automobiles is China. Technology development in China is another significant market-stimulating driver. The rise has been spurred by government efforts, robust research and development capabilities, and foreign direct investment (FDI). Rapid urbanization and dominance on consumer electronics manufacturing are further factors boosting 3D printing demand in the area.

Region with highest CAGR:

North America is projected to have the highest CAGR over the forecast period, owing to the widespread implementation of additive manufacturing The U.S. and Canada are two examples of North American nations that were among the leading and early users of these technologies in a variety of manufacturing processes. Many additive manufacturing industry companies with solid technical competence in additive manufacturing methods are based in this region. The region is also witnessing a series of investments and collaborations in various sectors. Also, changing consumer preferences and a rising need for customization have bought about a need to create flexible bands and electronics systems that could be realized using 3D printing technology, thereby driving its growth.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players profiled in the 3D Printing Market include 3DCeram, Canon Inc., Arcam AB, 3D Systems Inc., EnvisionTec, Autodesk, Inc., GE Additive, Dassault Systemes, ExOne, Materialise NV, Electro Optical Systems GmbH, Shapeways Inc, Organovo Holdings, HP Inc, Desktop Metal Inc, Proto Labs, Optomec, Voxeljet AG, Tiertime and Stratasys Limited.

Key Developments:

In March 2023, Materialise collaborated with Exactech, which is a developer of innovative instrumentation, implants, and other smart technologies for joint replacement surgery, to provide advanced treatment alternatives for patients with severe shoulder defects.

In February 2023, Stratasys collaborated with Ricoh USA, Inc. to offer on-demand 3D-printed anatomic models for clinical settings. Under this agreement, Stratasys’ patient-specific 3D solutions integrated with its 3D printing technology; the cloud-based segmentation-as-a-service solution from Axial3D, a medical technology manufacturer; and precision additive manufacturing services from Ricoh combined to develop a single, convenient solution.

In February 2023, Desktop Metal launched Einstein Pro XL, an affordable, high-accuracy, high-throughput 3D printer ideal for dental labs, orthodontists, and other medical device manufacturers.

Types Covered:
• Desktop 3D Printer
• Industrial Printer

Offerings Covered:
• Software
• Services
• Materials
• Other Offerings

Processes Covered:
• Material Extrusion
• Powder Bed Fusion
• Material Jetting
• Vat Photo Polymerization
• Binder Jetting
• Other Processes

Technologies Covered:
• Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
• Electron Beam Melting (EBM)
• Stereolithography (SLA)
• Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
• PolyJet/MultiJet Printing (MJP)
• Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
• Direct Light Projection (DLP)
• Other Technologies

Applications Covered:
• Tooling
• Prototyping
• Functional Part Manufacturing

End Users Covered:
• Printed Electronics
• Aerospace & Defense
• Food & Culinary
• Healthcare
• Automotive
• Jewellery
• Education
• Energy
• Architecture & Construction
• Industrial
• Consumer Products
• Other End Users

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2021, 2022, 2023, 2026, and 2030
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Technology Analysis
3.7 Application Analysis
3.8 End User Analysis
3.9 Emerging Markets
3.10 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global 3D Printing Market, By Type
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Desktop 3D Printer
5.3 Industrial Printer

6 Global 3D Printing Market, By Offering
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Software
6.3 Services
6.4 Materials
6.4.1 Plastics
6.4.2 Metals
6.4.3 Ceramics
6.5 Other Offerings

7 Global 3D Printing Market, By Process
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Material Extrusion
7.3 Powder Bed Fusion
7.4 Material Jetting
7.5 Vat Photo Polymerization
7.6 Binder Jetting
7.7 Other Processes

8 Global 3D Printing Market, By Technology
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
8.3 Electron Beam Melting (EBM)
8.4 Stereolithography (SLA)
8.5 Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
8.6 PolyJet/MultiJet Printing (MJP)
8.7 Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
8.8 Direct Light Projection (DLP)
8.9 Other Technologies

9 Global 3D Printing Market, By Application
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Tooling
9.3 Prototyping
9.4 Functional Part Manufacturing

10 Global 3D Printing Market, By End User
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Printed Electronics
10.3 Aerospace & Defense
10.4 Food & Culinary
10.5 Healthcare
10.6 Automotive
10.7 Jewellery
10.8 Education
10.9 Energy
10.10 Architecture & Construction
10.11 Industrial
10.12 Consumer Products
10.13 Other End Users

11 Global 3D Printing Market, By Geography
11.1 Introduction
11.2 North America
11.2.1 US
11.2.2 Canada
11.2.3 Mexico
11.3 Europe
11.3.1 Germany
11.3.2 UK
11.3.3 Italy
11.3.4 France
11.3.5 Spain
11.3.6 Rest of Europe
11.4 Asia Pacific
11.4.1 Japan
11.4.2 China
11.4.3 India
11.4.4 Australia
11.4.5 New Zealand
11.4.6 South Korea
11.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
11.5 South America
11.5.1 Argentina
11.5.2 Brazil
11.5.3 Chile
11.5.4 Rest of South America
11.6 Middle East & Africa
11.6.1 Saudi Arabia
11.6.2 UAE
11.6.3 Qatar
11.6.4 South Africa
11.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

12 Key Developments
12.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
12.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
12.3 New Product Launch
12.4 Expansions
12.5 Other Key Strategies

13 Company Profiling
13.1 3DCeram
13.2 Canon Inc.
13.3 Arcam AB
13.4 3D Systems Inc.
13.5 EnvisionTec
13.6 Autodesk, Inc.
13.7 GE Additive
13.8 Dassault Systemes
13.9 ExOne
13.10 Materialise NV
13.11 Electro Optical Systems GmbH
13.12 Shapeways Inc
13.13 Organovo Holdings
13.14 HP Inc
13.15 Desktop Metal Inc
13.16 Proto Labs
13.17 Optomec
13.18 Voxeljet AG
13.19 Tiertime
13.20 Stratasys Limited

List of Tables
1 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)
2 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
3 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Desktop 3D Printer (2021-2030) ($MN)
4 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Industrial Printer (2021-2030) ($MN)
5 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Offering (2021-2030) ($MN)
6 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Software (2021-2030) ($MN)
7 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Services (2021-2030) ($MN)
8 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Materials (2021-2030) ($MN)
9 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Plastics (2021-2030) ($MN)
10 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Metals (2021-2030) ($MN)
11 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Ceramics (2021-2030) ($MN)
12 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Other Offerings (2021-2030) ($MN)
13 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Process (2021-2030) ($MN)
14 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Material Extrusion (2021-2030) ($MN)
15 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Powder Bed Fusion (2021-2030) ($MN)
16 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Material Jetting (2021-2030) ($MN)
17 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Vat Photo Polymerization (2021-2030) ($MN)
18 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Binder Jetting (2021-2030) ($MN)
19 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Other Processes (2021-2030) ($MN)
20 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Technology (2021-2030) ($MN)
21 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) (2021-2030) ($MN)
22 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Electron Beam Melting (EBM) (2021-2030) ($MN)
23 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Stereolithography (SLA) (2021-2030) ($MN)
24 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) (2021-2030) ($MN)
25 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By PolyJet/MultiJet Printing (MJP) (2021-2030) ($MN)
26 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) (2021-2030) ($MN)
27 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Direct Light Projection (DLP) (2021-2030) ($MN)
28 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Other Technologies (2021-2030) ($MN)
29 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Application (2021-2030) ($MN)
30 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Tooling (2021-2030) ($MN)
31 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Prototyping (2021-2030) ($MN)
32 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Functional Part Manufacturing (2021-2030) ($MN)
33 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By End User (2021-2030) ($MN)
34 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Printed Electronics (2021-2030) ($MN)
35 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Aerospace & Defense (2021-2030) ($MN)
36 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Food & Culinary (2021-2030) ($MN)
37 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Healthcare (2021-2030) ($MN)
38 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Automotive (2021-2030) ($MN)
39 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Jewellery (2021-2030) ($MN)
40 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Education (2021-2030) ($MN)
41 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Energy (2021-2030) ($MN)
42 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Architecture & Construction (2021-2030) ($MN)
43 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Industrial (2021-2030) ($MN)
44 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Consumer Products (2021-2030) ($MN)
45 Global 3D Printing Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2021-2030) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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