3D Printing Plastic Market Share, Trend Analysis Forecast

3D Printing Plastic Market Report, By Material (Polymers, Metals and Ceramics), Form (Powder, Filament and Liquid), End User and Geography - Global Market Share, Trend Analysis & Forecast , 2019 - 2028

Report Code : cm2037 | Publish Date : Upcoming | Industry : Chemicals_Materials | Geography : Global


  • Report Description
  • Summary

The term 3D printing covers a host of technologies and processes that provide a full spectrum of abilities for the production of parts and products in various materials. Basically, all of the technologies and processes have in common is the method in which production is carried out, layer by layer in an additive procedure which is in contrast to conventional methods of production including moulding/casting methods or subtractive processes. Furthermore, there are numerous different 3D printing technologies such as SLS (selective laser sintering), FDM (fused deposition modeling) & SLA (stereolithograhpy) are the most broadly used technologies for 3D printing. Moreover, the most important applications of 3D printing is in the medical industry. Specialists can produce patient-specific 3D printed models of patients' body parts or organs. They can use these models to practice and plan surgeries, possibly saving lives. Nowadays nearly everything from toys to aerospace components are being manufactured with the help of 3D printers. Likewise, it is also used for jewelry, architecture, fashion design and interior design. In addition, applications of 3D printing are emerging almost every day and as this technology endures to penetrate more broadly and intensely across manufacturer and consumer sectors, this is only set to increase.

3D Printing Plastic Market Outlook

Factors such as augmented supply of 3D printing plastics due to the forward integration of major polymer companies and development of the application-specific grades of 3d printing plastics re driving the 3D printing plastic market. In addition, initiatives started by governments of different countries to support adoption of 3d printing technologies is also the factor driving the 3D printing plastic market. However, lesser acceptance of new technologies and environmental concerns regarding the disposal of 3D printed plastic products are some major factor hampering the growth of 3D printing plastic market globally.


3D Printing Plastic Market Segmental Overview

The 3D printing plastic market is classified into material, form, end user and geography. 

3D Printing Plastic Market by Material 

Various material of 3D printing plastic market were studied in the report such as polymers, metals, ceramics and others. The polymers segment is further classified into ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), PLA (polylactic acid), photopolymers, nylon and others. Likewise, the metals segment is bifurcated into steel, titanium, aluminium and others. The ceramics segment is divided into silica sand, glass, gypsum and others. Furthermore, the others segment includes laywood, paper and others. The polymers segment is on high demand. Because photopolymer that consists of a number of polymers in resin form is largely used in the stereolithography technology (SLA). 

3D Printing Plastic Market by Form 

On the basis of form, the market is categorized into powder, filament and liquid. Among these, the filaments are produced and marketed in only 1.75mm and 3mm diameters. Their multipurpose properties coupled with surge in demand from several industrial application such as tableware, upholstery, food packaging and disposable garments are projected to drive the demand over the forecast period. 

3D Printing Plastic Market by End User 

On the basis of end user, the 3D printing plastic market is classified into consumer products, industrial, aerospace and defense, automotive, healthcare, education and research, personal/prosumer and others. The aerospace & defense segment is expected to propel during the forecast period owing to the growing aircraft manufacturing for defence and commercial purposes. 

3D Printing Plastic Market by Geography 

The 3D printing plastic market report is studied across the key countries of North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. The North America segment is dominated the 3D printing plastic market in 2018, owing to the robust presence of the aerospace & defense and healthcare industries, which are the foremost end users of 3D printing plastics.

3D Printing Plastic Market Key Players

The market involves various key companies in the global 3D printing plastic market such 3D Systems Corporation, Arkema S.A., Stratasys, Ltd., Royal Dsm N.V., Eos GmbH Electro Optical Systems, CRP Group, Oxford Performance Materials, Golden Plastics, Envisiontec GmbH, Materialise NV, BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH, Evonik Industries AG, SABIC, Clariant, HP Inc. and Dowdupont Inc. The majority of companies are aiming towards product launches and mergers & acquisitions to enhance their visibility in the high competitive arena of the market. 

3D Printing Plastic Market Developments

  • April 2018: Stratasys Ltd. added Antero 800NA, a PEKK-based high performance thermoplastic, to its product portfolio of 3D printing materials. The material is ideal for manufacturing lightweight parts and would assist in attaining increased profit margins
  • April 2018: 3D Systems announced its Figure 4 Production system has been selected for Air Force-sponsored research focused on integrating high-speed 3D printing into the aircraft maintenance supply chain
  • November 2018: 3D Systems the originator of 3D printing, revealed that it has partnered with OpHeart, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure that children born with life-threatening heart defects receive the best medical treatment possible, by providing pediatric heart surgeons with the 3D-printed tools they need to better prepare and rehearse complex surgeries

The 3D printing plastic market is classified into material, form, end user and geography. Various material of 3D printing plastic market were studied in the report such as polymers, metals, ceramics and others. The polymers segment is further classified into ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), PLA (polylactic acid), photopolymers, nylon and others. Likewise, the metals segment is bifurcated into steel, titanium, aluminium and others. The ceramics segment is divided into silica sand, glass, gypsum and others. Furthermore, the others segment includes laywood, paper and others. The polymers segment is on high demand. Because photopolymer that consists of a number of polymers in resin form is largely used in the stereolithography technology (SLA). By form, the market is categorized into powder, filament and liquid. Among these, the filaments are produced and marketed in only 1.75mm and 3mm diameters. Their multipurpose properties coupled with surge in demand from several industrial application such as tableware, upholstery, food packaging and disposable garments are projected to drive the demand over the forecast period. Based end user, the 3D printing plastic market is classified into consumer products, industrial, aerospace and defense, automotive, healthcare, education and research, personal/prosumer and others. The aerospace & defense segment is expected to propel during the forecast period owing to the growing aircraft manufacturing for defence and commercial purposes. The 3D printing plastic market report is studied across the key countries of North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. The North America segment is dominated the 3D printing plastic market in 2018, owing to the robust presence of the aerospace & defense and healthcare industries, which are the foremost end users of 3D printing plastics. 


Why to buy this report:

  • The report offers changing market dynamics in the 3D printing plastic market, presenting historical, current and projected market size in terms of value (USD Million)
  • The research study provides an in-depth analysis of the industry value chain focusing on the peer and parent markets of 3D printing plastic, such as 3D printing ABS market
  • It presents a comprehensive assessment of geographical regions exhibiting promising growth, potential and niche segments, and a neutral perspective on the artificial pancreas devices 3D printing plastic market performance
  • The report also offers strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations and competitive landscape, mapping the key common trends of 3D printing plastic market