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3D Printing Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Component, By Printer Type, By Technology, By Software, By Application, By Vertical, By Region And Segment Forecasts From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: MN17613033  |  Published: October 2022  |  No of Pages: 250
Format: Electronic (PDF)  |  Industry: Technology

The global 3D printing market size is anticipated to reach USD 76.17 billion by 2030, advancing at a substantial CAGR of 20.8% during the forecast period. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing (AM), involves the successive layer addition of materials in a number of 2D shapes through the use of an additive process, in order to construct a three-dimensional object. This process is inherently different from the subtractive production technique, wherein a block of material is taken and the desired object is formed by removing unnecessary layers.

3D printing is utilized across various sectors that include healthcare, energy and power, automotive, industrial, and consumer electronics. Besides these, it is also used in crafting fashion accessories and jewelry, as well as in dentistry to form crowns, along with other permanent restoration solutions. 3D printing has evolved from just being a prototyping tool to becoming a significant part of the fabrication process. This has been possible due to the continued advancements being made in the material composition space that includes various innovative applications of metals and polymers.

Taking into account the vast potential in the 3D printing space, governments across the globe have been investing heavily in the research and development of 3D printing. For instance, the Catapult program in the U.K. helped add more than USD 900 million in 2018 in the region’s manufacturing sector, and as of mid-2022, has helped strengthen the functioning of more than 9000 small and medium enterprises. Another example is Germany, which has transitioned to factory production lines and made additive manufacturing and conventional techniques complimentary. The IDAM project, launched in 2020 with a funding of over USD 10 million, has helped BMW in launching its AM production line for the 3D printing of 50,000 metal auto components annually.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a significant enabler of the 3D printing industry. Although during the early phase of the pandemic, there was a significant impact on the production of 3D printing manufacturers, along with a halt in 3D printing production, the shortage of medical supplies helped in highlighting the importance of this sector. According to the U.S. FDA, the production of hospital equipment and supplies such as face shields and masks helped address medical supply gaps and shortages, and this holds true for the healthcare sector across the globe. A recent instance of the utilization of 3D printing for combating the pandemic involves the delivery of 1 million nasopharyngeal (NP) testing swabs that are 3D printed by Structo, a Singapore-based 3D printing company. These swabs have been developed in collaboration with healthcare authorities and professionals in Singapore. 

3D Printing Market Report Key Takeaways

  • 3D printing technology offers benefits such as fast and accurate prototyping of objects, which helps in optimizing the time to market. With the growth in production volumes across different industries, 3D printers are expected to address manufacturing challenges and aid in the enhanced manufacturing of products
  • In terms of application, the prototyping segment held the largest share of over 55% in the market in 2021, aided by the widespread adoption of this process across a number of major industry verticals. The segment is expected to maintain a significant contribution through the forecast period
  • With regards to material, the metal segment accounted for over 50% of the global revenue share in 2021; furthermore, it is projected to maintain its dominance during the assessment period. The large market share is on account of the growing demand for metal 3D printing from major industrial verticals, including aerospace & defense, and automotive
  • Based on the printer type, the desktop 3D printer segment is expected to show aggressive adoption of 3D printing during the projection period. This 3D printer type has been further segmented into fashion & jewelry, food, dental, educational purposes, and others. The concept of ‘fabshops’ is expected to provide further impetus to the segment growth in the coming years
  • In terms of technology, Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) held a significant market share in 2021, on account of its large-scale adoption across different 3DP processes. Besides this, digital light processing (DLP), electron beam melting (EBM), direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), and inkjet printing technologies are anticipated to show substantial progress in the coming years
  • Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness strong growth during the forecast period, as the region has witnessed significant advancements in manufacturing processes, while it has also become a hub for the healthcare and automotive industries. Besides this, the rapid urbanization in the region, coupled with a strong focus on the consumer electronics space, is contributing to the growth
  • The market is characterized by stiff competition among both international and regional players. A number of start-ups are making their presence felt through innovative advancements in the 3D printing space. All of these companies are aiming to address the rising demand for 3D printing in critical sectors such as healthcare, automotive, and aerospace & defense
  • Companies involved in the 3D printing market aim to drive their growth primarily through partnerships and mergers & acquisitions. For instance, in August 2022, Stratasys announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Covestro AG’s additive manufacturing materials business. The expansion will allow Stratasys to enhance its differentiated material offering in DLP, stereolithography, and powders
  • The launch of innovative products to offer solutions in different end-use verticals is a proven strategy for industry growth. For instance, in September 2022, Materialise announced a partnership with Fluidda and Zealise Medical for the advancement of personalized 3D imaging & treatment planning in the global lung care space 


3D Printing Market Segments 

  • 3D Printing Component Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
  • 3D Printing Printer Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
    • Desktop 3D Printer
    • Industrial 3D Printer
  • 3D Printing Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
    • Stereolithography
    • Fuse Deposition Modelling
    • Selective Laser Sintering
    • Direct Metal Laser Sintering
    • Polyjet Printing
    • Inkjet printing
    • Electron Beam Melting
    • Laser Metal Deposition
    • Digital Light Processing
    • Laminated Object Manufacturing
    • Others
  • 3D Printing Software Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
    • Design Software
    • Inspection Software
    • Printer Software
    • Scanning Software
  • 3D Printing Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
    • Prototyping
    • Tooling
    • Functional Parts
  • 3D Printing Vertical Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
    • Industrial 3D Printing
      • Automotive
      • Aerospace & Defense
      • Healthcare
      • Consumer Electronics
      • Industrial
      • Power & Energy
      • Others
    • Desktop 3D Printing
      • Educational Purpose
      • Fashion & Jewelry
      • Objects
      • Dental
      • Food
      • Others
  • 3D Printing Material Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
    • Polymer
    • Metal
    • Ceramic
  • 3D Printing Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • Europe
      • U.K.
      • Germany
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Singapore
    • South America
      • Brazil
    • Middle East & Africa
  • List of Key Players in the 3D Printing Market
    • Stratasys, Ltd.
    • Materialise
    • EnvisionTec, Inc.
    • 3D Systems, Inc.
    • GE Additive
    • Autodesk Inc.
    • Made In Space
    • Canon Inc.
    • Voxeljet AG
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