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3D Printing Materials (Ceramics, Plastics, Metals and Others) Market for Electronics & Consumer Products, Automotive, Medical, Industrial, Education, Aerospace and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020

3D printing materials are raw materials used in the manufacture of objects through 3D printers. Digital files used for 3D printing are converted into tangible objects with the help of 3D materials. These materials possess enhanced properties such as durability, flexibility, stability and high sensitivity. 3D materials can be classified into plastics, ceramics, metals and others. Rising demand for 3D printing technology, regulatory support from the government and increasing adoption of 3D printing across government and education sectors is further expected to boost the demand for 3D printing materials in the next few years. Additionally, manufacturers of 3D printers are continuously focusing on the development of new 3D printing materials, which would provide improved surface finish and high strength 3D models. This, in turn, is expected to provide new opportunities for the 3D printing materials market.

This report provides a detailed view of the global 3D printing materials market, considering 2013 as the base year. It forecasts the global 3D printing materials market from 2014 to 2020. The report includes in-depth analysis of the global 3D printing materials market in terms of volume (Tons) and revenue (USD Million) from 2013 to 2020. It also comprises several tables and graphs, which provide a detailed explanation of various facts and findings of the global 3D printing materials market. Various authenticated sources have been used to refine and provide a comprehensive and accurate research on the 3D printing materials market. Interviews with key industry leaders were conducted along with secondary research during the course of the study. Various governmental regulations and their effects on the 3D printing materials market were studied in detail. 

The report also provides key drivers and restraints, and their impact on the global 3D printing materials market during the forecast period. It highlights new opportunities for key industry participants in the 3D printing materials market. The report includes business strategies of leading companies in the market. Furthermore, it provides market attractiveness analysis of various end-use industries to help understand the potential of 3D printing materials in the near future.

The study segments the 3D printing materials market based on products and applications on a global as well as regional level. Each product is further studied on the basis of the regional demand from 2013 to 2020. The report includes analysis of major geographical regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World.

The report uses analytical tools such as Porter’s Five Forces model to provide a detailed view on the overall competition in the global 3D printing materials market. The Porter’s Five Forces model provides in-depth analysis of the impact of buyers, new entrants, suppliers, substitutes and the degree of competition in the global 3D printing materials market. The report also includes value chain analysis, which studies various components of the 3D printing materials market. Value chain analysis provides the degree of integration exhibited by the leading companies in the market. Major raw material manufacturers and suppliers are identified using this tool. Major supply agreements signed among companies are also mentioned in detail in the report. Value chain analysis provides information of the various distribution channels employed by major players in the market.

The study includes profiles of key market participants such as 3D Systems, Inc., Arcam AB, Concept Laser GmbH, EOS GmbH ExOne GmbH, Solidscape Inc., Optomec, SLM Solutions GmbH, Stratasys Ltd and Voxeljet AG. Company profiles comprise parameters such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies and recent developments. These would help companies formulate appropriate strategies to achieve competitive advantage and expand their market share. The market has been segmented as shown below:

3D Printing Materials Market - Product Segment Analysis
  • Ceramics
  • Plastics
  • Metals
  • Others (Including wax and laywood)
3D Printing Materials Market – Application Analysis
  • Electronics & Consumer Products
  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Industrial
  • Education
  • Aerospace
  • Others (Including military and architecture)
3D Printing Materials Market – Regional Analysis
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World


Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report description
1.2 Market segmentation
     1.2.1 Global 3D printing materials market segmentation
1.3 Research methodology
1.4 Research scope and assumptions

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Global 3D printing materials market, 2013 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
2.2 Global 3D printing materials: Market snapshot (2013 and 2020)

Chapter 3 3D Printing Materials Market - Industry Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Value chain analysis
3.3 Market drivers
     3.3.1 Increasing demand for 3D printing technology to drive the market
             3.3.1.1 Global 3D printing market, 2013-2020 (Million Tons)
     3.3.2 Regulatory support to 3D printing to drive the market growth
             3.3.2.1 Investments in 3D printing by country, 2013
3.4 Market restraints
     3.4.1 High cost of materials expected to be a restraining factor for market growth
3.5 Market opportunity
     3.5.1 Development of 3D scanning and printing technology to open new avenues for global 3D printing materials market
3.6 Porter’s Five Forces analysis
     3.6.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
     3.6.2 Bargaining power of buyers
     3.6.3 Threat from new entrants
     3.6.4 Threat from substitutes
     3.6.5 Degree of competition
3.7 Market attractiveness analysis
     3.7.1 3D printing materials: Market attractiveness analysis (2013)
3.8 Company market share analysis
     3.8.1 3D printing materials market share, by company, 2013

Chapter 4 Global 3D Printing Materials Market – Product Type Analysis
4.1 Global 3D printing materials market: Product segment analysis
     4.1.1 Global 3D printing materials market volume share, by product, 2013 and 2020
     4.1.2 Ceramics
             4.1.2.1 Global ceramics 3D printing market, 2013 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
     4.1.3 Plastics
             4.1.3.1 Global plastics 3D printing market, 2013 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
     4.1.4 Metals
             4.1.4.1 Global metal 3D printing materials market, 2013 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
     4.1.5 Others
             4.1.5.1 Global other materials 3D printing market, 2013 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)

Chapter 5 Global 3D Printing Materials Market – Application Analysis
5.1 Global 3D printing materials market: Application analysis
     5.1.1 Global 3D printing materials market volume share, by application, 2013 and 2020
     5.1.2 Electronics & consumer
             5.1.2.1 Global 3D printing materials market for electronics & consumer applications, 2013 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
     5.1.3 Automotive
             5.1.3.1 Global 3D printing materials market for automotive applications, 2013 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
     5.1.4 Medical
             5.1.4.1 Global 3D printing materials market medical applications, 2013 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
     5.1.5 Industrial
             5.1.5.1 Global 3D printing materials market for industrial applications, 2013 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
     5.1.6 Education
             5.1.6.1 Global 3D printing materials market in education, 2013 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
     5.1.7 Aerospace
             5.1.7.1 Global 3D printing materials market in aerospace, 2013 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
     5.1.8 Others
             5.1.8.1 Global 3D printing materials market for other applications, 2013 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)

Chapter 6 3D Printing Materials Market – Regional Analysis
6.1 Global 3D printing materials market: Regional analysis
     6.1.1 Global 3D printing materials market volume share, by region, 2013 and 2020
6.2 North America
     6.2.1 North America 3D printing materials market volumes, by product segment, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
     6.2.2 North America 3D printing materials market revenues, by product segment, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
     6.2.3 North America 3D printing materials market volumes, by application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
     6.2.4 North America 3D printing materials market revenues, by end-user, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
6.3 Europe
     6.3.1 Europe 3D printing materials market volumes, by product segment, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
     6.3.2 Europe 3D printing materials market revenues, by product segment, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
     6.3.3 Europe 3D printing materials market volumes, by end-user, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
     6.3.4 Europe 3D printing materials market revenues, by application 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
6.4 Asia Pacific
     6.4.1 Asia Pacific 3D printing materials market volumes, by product segment, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
     6.4.2 Asia Pacific 3D printing materials revenues, by product segment, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
     6.4.3 Asia Pacific 3D printing materials volumes, by application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
     6.4.4 Asia Pacific 3D printing materials revenues, by application, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
6.5 Rest of the World (RoW)
     6.5.1 RoW 3D printing materials volumes, by product segment, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
     6.5.2 RoW 3D printing materials market revenues, by product segment, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
     6.5.3 3D printing materials market volumes, by application,2011 - 2019 (Tons)
     6.5.4 RoW 3D printing materials market revenues, by application, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)

Chapter 7 Company Profiles
7.1 3D Systems, Inc.
     7.1.1 Company overview
     7.1.2 Product portfolio
     7.1.3 Business strategy
     7.1.4 Recent developments
7.2 Arcam AB
     7.2.1 Company overview
     7.2.2 Product portfolio
     7.2.3 Business strategies
     7.2.4 Recent developments
7.3 Concept Laser GmbH
     7.3.1 Company overview
     7.3.2 Product Portfolio
     7.3.3 Business strategies
     7.3.4 Recent developments
7.4 EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
     7.4.1 Company overview
     7.4.2 Product Portfolio
     7.4.3 Business strategy
     7.4.4 Recent developments
7.5 ExOne GmbH
     7.5.1 Company overview
     7.5.2 Product portfolio
     7.5.3 Business strategy
     7.5.4 Recent developments
7.6 Solidscape, Inc.
     7.6.1 Company overview
     7.6.2 Product portfolio
     7.6.3 Business strategy
     7.6.4 Recent developments
7.7 Optomec
     7.7.1 Company overview
     7.7.2 Product portfolio
     7.7.3 Business strategy
     7.7.4 Recent developments
7.8 SLM Solutions GmbH
     7.8.1 Company overview
     7.8.2 Product portfolio
     7.8.3 Business strategy
     7.8.4 Recent developments
7.9 Stratasys, Ltd.
     7.9.1 Company overview
     7.9.2 Product portfolio
     7.9.3 Business strategy
     7.9.4 Recent developments
7.10 Voxeljet AG
     7.10.1 Company overview
     7.10.2 Product portfolio
     7.10.3 Business strategy
     7.10.4 Recent developments

List of Figures 

FIG. 1 Global 3D printing materials market segmentation
FIG. 2 Global 3D printing materials market, 2013 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 3 3D printing materials market: Value chain analysis
FIG. 4 Global 3D printing market, 2013 - 2020 (Million Tons)
FIG. 5 Porter’s Five Forces analysis for 3D printing materials market
FIG. 6 3D printing materials: Market attractiveness analysis (2013)
FIG. 7 3D printing materials market share, by company, 2013
FIG. 8 Global 3D printing materials market volume share, by product, 2013 and 2020
FIG. 9 Global ceramics 3D printing market, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 10 Global plastics 3D printing market, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 11 Global metal 3D printing materials market, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 12 Global other materials 3D printing market, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 13 Global 3D printing materials market volume share, by application, 2013 and 2020
FIG. 14 Global 3D printing materials market for electronics & consumer application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 15 Global 3D printing materials market for automotive applications, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 16 Global 3D printing materials market for medical applications, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 17 Global 3D printing materials market for industrial applications, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 18 Global 3D printing materials market in education, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 19 Global 3D printing materials market in aerospace, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 20 Global 3D printing materials market for other applications, 2013 - 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
FIG. 21 Global 3D printing materials market volume share, by region, 2013 and 2020

List of Tables

TABLE 1 3D printing materials market: Global snapshot
TABLE 2 Product type of 3D printing materials market
TABLE 3 Drivers for 3D printing materials market: Impact analysis
TABLE 4 Restraints for 3D printing materials market: Impact analysis
TABLE 5 North America 3D printing materials market volumes, by product segment, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 6 North America 3D printing materials market revenues, by product segment, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 7 North America 3D printing materials plastics market volumes, by application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 8 North America 3D printing materials market revenues, by application, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 9 Europe 3D printing materials market volumes, by product segment, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 10 Europe 3D printing materials market revenues, by product segment, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 11 Europe 3D printing materials market volumes, by application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 12 Europe 3D printing materials market revenues, by application, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 13 Asia Pacific 3D printing materials volumes, by product segment, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 14 Asia Pacific 3D printing materials revenues, by product segment, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 15 Asia Pacific 3D printing materials volumes, by application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 16 Asia Pacific 3D printing materials market revenues, by application, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 17 RoW 3D printing materials volumes, by product, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 18 RoW 3D printing materials market revenues, by product segment, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)
TABLE 19 RoW 3D printing materials market volumes, by application, 2013 - 2020 (Tons)
TABLE 20 RoW 3D printing materials market revenues, by application, 2013 - 2020 (USD Million)

Raw materials used in the production of 3D printing products are termed as 3D printing materials. 3D printing materials are broadly classified into ceramics, plastics, metals and others. These materials play a vital role in 3D printing technology and are used to convert digital files into tangible 3D printing objects. Based on materials used in printing, fused material technology and reactive material technology are the two technology types used for 3D printing. Various materials used in 3D printing include polyamide, alumide, titanium, silver, gold, paintable resin, bronze, brass and stainless steel. 

The 3D printing materials market is expected to grow significantly in the next few years, due to high demand for 3D printing technology in various industries such as electronics, consumer products, automotive, aerospace and medical. Additionally, demand for 3D printing for consumer products, electronics and automotives has increased over the last couple of years due to incorporation of new printing materials such as metal. This is supporting the growth of 3D printing. 3D printed electronic gadgets and 3D printed cars are expected to boost the demand for 3D printing in the near future. This, in turn, is projected to increase the demand for 3D materials. Furthermore, regulatory support from various governmental bodies for the usage of 3D printing technology in various industries and the education sector is anticipated to boost the market growth in coming years. However, the high cost of the materials used for 3D printing may hamper market growth. Nonetheless, development of the 3D printing and scanning technology is expected to provide new opportunities for the 3D printing materials market.

In terms of volume, plastics accounted for approximately 48% of the global 3D printing materials market in 2013. The segment is expected to witness the highest growth in the next few years. ABS, PLA, PMMA, polycarbonate and PVC are a few types of polymers used for 3D printing. Demand for plastics is high in the 3D printing market as it offers excellent durability and flexibility. Additional advantages of plastics are that plastics are available in a wide range of colors. Thus, plastics are more popular as 3D printing materials. Ceramics include clay, plaster and silica. Titanium, aluminum, nickel, steel and copper are the major metals that are used in 3D printing.

Electronics & consumer products were the largest demand segment and accounted for over 22% share of the 3D printing materials market in 2013. Automotive held the second-largest share of the market at the end of 2013. Currently, electronics & consumer products are the largest segment and this trend is expected to continue during the forecast period. The segment is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of about 17% between 2014 and 2020. Increased access to 3D printing coupled with rising adoption for personal use has been supporting the growth of the electronics & consumer products segment. 

North America was the largest market for 3D printing materials in 2013. The region accounted for over 37% of the global demand in 2013. Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness the fastest growth in the 3D printing materials market due to increase in the adoption of 3D printing technology in countries such as Japan and China. North America, Europe and Asia Pacific are likely to witness significant growth during the forecast period in terms of volume. Rest of the World is estimated to experience relatively slower growth in the 3D printing materials market in the next few years, owing to limited scope for 3D printing technology in the region.

Stratasys, Ltd., 3D Systems, Inc., Solidscape, Inc., EOS GmbH, ExOne GmbH, Optomec, Voxeljet AG, Concept Laser GmbH, Arcam AB and SLM Solutions GmbH are the key players in the market.

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