Global 4D Printing Market is segmented on the basis of material as Programmable Carbon Fiber, Programmable Textiles, and Programmable Wood - Custom Printed Wood Grain. An advanced technology that has come up as a much broader concept after 3D printing is known as 4D Printing. It is simply called as four-dimensional printing. The main purpose behind designing this concept was to attach a further feature to additive production. A software program, smart material, and 3D printing technology merge together to form this particular technology. In other words, it can be defined as a modern procedure for carrying out the printing practice of customizable smart materials.
The most striking aspect that is attached with the use of these technologies is that it facilitates extraordinary multifunctional operation. Additionally, it has emerged as a new standard in a wide range of fields entailing chemistry, bioengineering, materials science, and computer sciences. As soon as the fabrication process is carried out with the assistance of this technology, the resultant printed product is further able to act in response with numerous strictures within the surrounding and modify its form consequently. It has been observed that the manufacturers have been taking continuous efforts to further develop and advance the concept in order to fulfill the current requirements as well as to raise the level of efficiency.
The key factors that are playing a major role in raising the share of the market include rising prerequisite for trimming down the production and processing costs, technological advancements, rise in the research and development activities, augmented demand across various sectors, increased awareness among the end users, emergence of huge market players, and rising applications across various sectors. However, the only factor that is acting as a major restraint in the market growth includes augmented initial cost.Owing to all the above-mentioned factors, it has been anticipated that the 4D Printing Market will register a healthy CAGR in the coming years. 4D Printing Market is segmented on the basis of end user as Construction, Aerospace, Automotive, Clothing, Defense, Healthcare and Utility. Among all the end users, the segment Military and Defense sector is taking up the largest share in the market.
4D Printing Market is segmented on the basis of geographical region as North America, China, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan, and India. As far as the geographical location is concerned, North America is currently deemed as the leading region, the reason being rise in the industrialization, technological advancements, constant innovations and developments, speedy initialization of the 4D technology concept and augmented demand from various sectors. United States is the major contributor in the particular region’s growth.
On the contrary, it is likely that Asia Pacific will also come up with huge growth, the reason being emergence of huge market players in the particular region, technological developments and rising focus on the advancement of modern products. All these factors are in turn giving rise to the generation of huge market opportunities for the participants. The key players operating in the 4D Printing Market covers Materialise NV, Organovo Holdings Inc., ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab, Stratasys Ltd., ExOne Corporation, 3D Systems Inc., AutoDesk Inc., and Hewlett Packard Company.
Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of 4D Printing in these regions, from 2013 to 2025 (forecast), covering
• North America
• Southeast Asia
Global 4D Printing market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including
• Autodesk Inc.
• Hewlett-Packard Inc.
• Stratasys Ltd.
On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
• Programmable Carbon Fiber
• Programmable Wood - Custom Printed Wood Grain
• Programmable Textiles
On the basis of the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate for each application, including
• Military & Defense
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