3D Printing Gases Market Research Report ‚Äď Global Forecast till 2030

3D Printing Gases Market Information by Gas (Argon, Nitrogen), Technology (Stereolithography, Laser Sintering, Poly-Jet), Function (Cooling, Insulation), End-User (Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Consumer Products), Region - Global Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/5578-HCR | January 2023 | Region: Global | 185 Pages         

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3D Printing Gases Market

3D Printing Gases Market Is Expected To Surpass The Market Value Of Over USD 152.18 Million By The Year 2028 While Registering A CAGR Of 14.85% During The Forecast Period.

By Gas Argon Nitrogen
By Technology Stereolithography Laser Sintering Poly-Jet
By Function Cooling Insulation
By End-User Automotive Aerospace & Defense Consumer Products
Key Players
Companies Profiled   BASF SE (Germany)   The Linde Group (Germany)   Air Liquide S.A. (France)   Praxair Inc. (U.S.)   Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (U.S.)   Iwatani Corporation (Japan)   Airgas Inc. (U.S.)   Matheson Tri-Gas Inc. (U.S.)   Messer Group (Germany)   Iceblock Ltd. (Ukraine).
Market Driving Forces   Increasing demand for inert gases in the aerospace and healthcare industries to meet the high-tolerance standards required in 3D printing
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Global 3D Printing Gases Market Research (MRFR Insights)

The  3D printing gases market is projected to register a CAGR of 14.85% from 2022 to 2030. The factor driving the  market during the forecast period is increasing emphasis on implementing 3D printing techniques across the manufacturing sector, which fuels the demand for 3D printing gases while driving growth in the industry. Technology has begun to make headway into traditional production and the demand for consumer goods. The  3D printing gases market size is expected to reach approximately USD 152.18 million by 2030. Moreover, the rising use of 3D printing techniques across the design and manufacturing sector is expected to see significant growth in the coming years and thus push the  demand for 3D printing gases. However, the high prices and the increasing environmental issues concerning emissions of gases and health concerns of humanity are anticipated to limit the market growth.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the market. The prolonged restriction has resulted in severe disruptions in various manufacturing and supply-chain operations. Moreover, due to the shift in consumer attitudes, potential end-user industries like the automobile, design, and manufacturing sectors all showed decreasing demand. These elements have had a negative impact on the pandemic's expansion of the market. The manufacturing industries are anticipated to speed up their operations following the easing of the government's strict rules, and as a result, market growth is anticipated to pick up speed as well.

3D Printing Gases Market Dynamics

The growing trend of adoption of 3D printing gases in industrialization, technology changes, and the medical sector are expected to be the major drivers of the market for 3D printing gases during the forecast period. The increasing cost on R&D activities for 3D printing is a major factor expected to fuel the demand for 3D printing gases and drive market growth. The rising demand for 3D printing gases from various end-use industries, such as design and manufacturing, healthcare, automotive, and many others, is another factor expected to propel the market growth. Furthermore, growing adoption from the gas and oil sector for 3D printing gases also fosters the market's growth. There are certain restraints and challenges faced which will hinder the overall market growth.

 Market Drivers

  • Increased usage of 3D printing gases

The major factor accelerating the need for inert gases in key industries like aerospace and healthcare is their need for high-tolerance standards. The market for 3D printing gases is now driven by the demand for the design, manufacturing, healthcare, consumer goods, automotive, aerospace, and defense sectors, among many other uses. Gases like nitrogen, argon, and other gas mixtures are good at providing inanimate ambient conditions that aid in meeting higher criteria for material manufacture. As a result, it is believed that the manufacturing sector's demand primarily drives the market for 3D printing gases. The increasing population in developing economies will further propel the 3D printing gas market growth rate.

Market Restraints:

  • Stringent Regulations

The development of the market is largely constrained by the strict regulations imposed by the governments of developed nations, which take into account the health risks associated with breathing in these inert gases, including hallucinations, impaired judgment, memory loss, and others. Consequently, this factor will challenge the market growth over the forecast period.

Market Opportunities:

Growing technological advancements and applications of 3D printing

The usage of 3D printing gases in healthcare, design & manufacturing, automotive, consumer items, education & research, and aerospace & military has increased due to technological advancements and the rate of industrialization in emerging countries. Furthermore, fast-expanding urbanization & industrialization has improved economic standards across Asia's developing countries and will create tremendous potential for  firms.

3D Printing Gases Market Segmentation

Gas Insights

The  3D printing gases market segmentation, based on gas, is argon and nitrogen. The  3D printing gases market growth was prominently high under the argon category in 2021 owing to the huge applications in the end-use industries like design & manufacturing and health care. However, nitrogen will be a faster-growing category in the coming years as it helps reduce the amount of oxygen in the production atmosphere.

Technology Insights

The  3D printing gases market segmentation, based on technology, is stereolithography, laser sintering, and poly-jet. In 2021, stereolithography accounted for the largest share of the  market and was anticipated to continue its dominance during the forecast period because of the growing advantages and ease of operations associated with stereolithography technology. However, the laser sintering category registered the highest growth rate during the forecast period owing to the extensive technology adoption across various 3DP processes.

Function Insights

Based on function, the  market is divided into cooling and insulation. The insulation category dominated the market for 3D printing gases in 2021 due to the growing demand for insulation in 3D gases. Moreover, the cooling category is anticipated to see significant growth over the forecast period due to increased cooling usage to cool the gases.

By End User

By end user, the  market has been segmented into automotive, aerospace & defense, and consumer products. In 2021 the aerospace & defense category had a significant share in the market owing to the active adoption of technology in various production processes associated with these verticals. However, the automotive category fuels the market due to the expansion of the automotive industry.

Global 3D Printing Gases Market Share by Region, 2021 (%)
3D Printing Gases Market Share by Region, 2021
3D Printing Gases Market Overview, by Region

By region, the  3D printing gases market has been divided into Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America accounted for the most extensive market share. Asia-Pacific will exhibit the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

North America

North America dominated the market share in 2021 due to the extensive adoption of additive manufacturing in the region. North American countries, such as Canada and the US, have been prominent and early adopters of these technologies in various manufacturing processes. The presence of some major industrial gas firms and extensive research and development activities in 3D printing in the region are important drivers driving the growth of the North American market. Furthermore, the healthcare and aerospace industries have seen considerable technological breakthroughs in product manufacture.


Asia-pacific accounted for the second-largest market share in the  market in 2021. The rapid adoption of AM in Asia-Pacific can be attributed to the upgrades and developments across the manufacturing industry within the region. The Asia-Pacific region is also emerging as a manufacturing hub for the automotive and healthcare industries. Strong control on the manufacturing of consumer electronics, with rapid urbanization, is also adding to the surging demand for three-dimensional printing in the region.

3D Printing Gases Market Competitive Landscape

The market includes tier-1, tier-2, and local players. The tier-1 and tier-2 players have  reach with diverse product portfolios. Companies such as Air Products Inc. (US), Linde Plc (Germany), Air Liquide (France), Ellenbarrie Industrial Gases (India), and Praxair Technology, Inc. (US) dominate the  market because of product differentiation, strategic developments,  financial stability, and diversified regional presence. The players are concentrating on supporting R&D. Moreover, they take strategic growth initiatives, like product introduction, development, joint ventures, and partnerships, to strengthen their market position and capture an extensive customer base. For example, in November 2021, TronHoo unveiled its newest thermochromic PLA filament for desktop 3D printers. This thermochromic substance, designed for toys, consumer items, artwork, and decorations, allows for color changes based on temperature when blended with leuco dye additives. In addition, the new thermochromic polymer offers more impact resistance than the conventional PLA filament.

Prominent players in the  3D printing gases market research include TAIYO NIPPON SANSO CORPORATION (Japan), AIMS INDUSTRIES PRIVATE LIMITED (India), scicalgas (US), SOL Group (Italy), Atlas Copco AB (Sweden), Zaburitz Pearl Energy Co., Ltd., (Myanmar), and Rotarex (Luxembourg) among others.

Scope of the  3D Printing Gases Market Report

Gas Outlook

  • Argon

  • Nitrogen

Technology Outlook

  • Stereolithography

  • Laser Sintering

  • Poly-Jet

Function Outlook

  • Cooling

  • Insulation

End-User Outlook

  • Automotive

  • Aerospace & Defense

  • Consumer Products

Region Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • UK

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • Australia and New Zealand

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • South America

    • Middle East

    • Africa

Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:

3D Printing Gases Market Forecast & Size:

To identify and estimate the market size for the  3D printing gases market report segmented by gas, technology, function, and end-user by value (in US dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers in the  3D printing gases market forecast between 2022 and 2030

Market Landscape and Trends:

To identify and infer the drivers, opportunities, restraints, and challenges in the  3D printing gases market growth

Market Influencing Factors:

To find out the factors which are impacting the  3D printing gases market size among consumers

Impact of COVID-19:

To identify and understand the several factors involved in the market affected by the pandemic

Company Profiling:

To provide a detailed insight into the key companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company in the past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, SWOT analysis, recent developments, and key strategies.

Intended Audience

  • 3D printing gases manufacturer

  • Raw material suppliers

  • Retailers, wholesalers, and distributors

  • Governments, associations, and industrial bodies

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: USD 152.18 million
  CAGR   14.85% CAGR (2022-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2019¬†&¬†2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Growth Factors, Competitive Landscape, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Gas, Technology, Function, and End-User
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Air Products Inc. (US), Linde Plc (Germany), Air Liquide (France), Ellenbarrie Industrial Gases (India), and Praxair Technology, Inc. (US)
  Key Market Opportunities   Growing technological advancements and applications of 3D printing
  Key Market Drivers   Increased usage of 3D printing gases

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The  3D printing gases market forecast period is 2022 - 2030

The market is expected to register a CAGR of ~14.85% over the next 10 years, according to the  3D printing gases market research.

Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2022 - 2030

North America held the largest share in 2021

The market size is expected to be USD 152.18 million by 2030.

Air Products Inc. (US), Linde Plc (Germany), Air Liquide (France), Ellenbarrie Industrial Gases (India), and Praxair Technology, Inc. (US) are the major companies operating in the  market.