3D Printing Materials Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Global 3D Printing Materials Market Research Report: Information by Material Type (Metal, Plastic, and Ceramic), End-Use Industry (Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Medical, Consumer Goods, Construction, and Others), Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa)—Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/CnM/1380-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 115 pages

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Market Synopsis The global 3D printing materials market was around USD 1.37 billion in 2018 projected to reach USD 5.49 billion in terms of value by 2025, growing with a CAGR of over 22.1% during the forecast period. 3D printing materials are used to make critical prototypes and parts of hundreds of plastic and metal materials. It has become a common practice for the aerospace industry to produce intricate designs using 3D printing material in a single part that uses less material, is lightweight, and enhances fuel efficiency better than traditionally manufactured parts. For instance, on 15 November 2018, GKN announced a strategic partnership with EOS, the world's leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. Together, the companies have designed a new, high-productivity process for laser metal 3D printing, which has reduced production time by 70% and overall cost by up to 50%. Industrial players are investing in developing advanced materials. For instance, on 6 February 2018, Sandvik AB invested around USD 25 million on a new titanium and nickel metal powder plant to strengthen its position in the metal 3D printing market. December 2017, Concept Laser GmbH invested USD 125 million on research and development of metal for 3D printing by establishing a 40,000 square meter facility in Germany.  The facility is also engaged in manufacturing 3D printed metal. 3D printing technology along with biocompatible metals allow the manufacturers of medical implants to 3D print patient-specific implants for immediate use in a fraction of the time of the traditional methods. It helps to develop implants that fit perfectly with the patient structure; it is faster and economical than the conventional methods. The use of 3D printing materials helps to develop chemically pure and highly accurate metal and plastic implants. 3D printing materials comprise biocompatible materials such as titanium, Inconel, steel, and cobalt. Thus, the growth of the healthcare industry is expected to increase the investment in research and development of biocompatible implants, growing awareness regarding various treatment options is expected to boost the growth of the global 3D printing material market during the forecast period. Regional Analysis The global 3D printing materials market has been studied across five key regions, namely Asia-Pacific, North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East & Africa. The 3D printing materials market in North America is witnessing significant demand owing to increasing application in aerospace. The US is the largest market for aerospace, which creates a demand for complex aerospace parts in the country. In addition, the flourishing healthcare industry in the region is accelerating the demand for 3D printing materials for medical devices, which is boosting the market growth in the region during the forecast period. In Asia-Pacific, the 3D printing material market is growing at a remarkable pace owing to the rapid development and innovation of 3D printing materials in countries such as South Korea, China, Japan, and India. South Korea has the highest sales in Asia-Pacific and is one of the fastest-growing markets for 3D printing materials and technologies. Increasing demand for higher customization in automotive, aerospace, consumer, medical, and manufacturing industries is driving the regional growth. Europe is likely to witness steady growth in the coming years, owing to the presence of many major automotive manufacturers in the region and a surging need for better passenger car designs with advanced infotainment systems. Latin America is the largest producer and exporter of electronics, automotive parts, consumer goods, and aerospace components. High production of end-use industry in the region, particularly in Mexico and Brazil, has increased the consumption of 3D printing materials. The Middle East & Africa is also estimated to grow during the forecast period. Market Segmentation The global 3D printing materials market has been segmented based on material type and end-use industry. The metal segment held the largest share of the global 3D printing material market. Based on material type, the plastic segment is expected to be the fastest-growing market in terms of value and volume during the forecast period. Based on end-use industry, the aerospace & defense segment is expected to be the largest segment in the global market, and the medical segment is likely to be the fastest-growing segment. Key Players Some of the leading players in the global 3D printing materials market are 3D Systems Corporation (US), Arkema S.A. (France), Royal Dsm N.V. (The Netherlands), The Exone Company (US), General Electric (US), Materialise NV (Belgium), Sandvik AB (Sweden), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Höganäs AB (Sweden), EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems (Germany), and Stratasys, Ltd (Israel). Leading market players are increasing their production capacity to achieve competitive advantage. Intended Audience


  • 3D printing materials manufacturers

  • Traders and distributors of 3D printing materials

  • Research and development institutes

  • Potential investors

  • Raw material suppliers

  • Nationalized laboratories



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 5.49 Billion
  CAGR   22.1% (2018-2025)
  Base Year   2019
  Forecast Period   2020-2027
  Historical Data   2018
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Material Type, End-User and Region
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   3D Systems Corporation (US), Arkema S.A. (France), Royal Dsm N.V. (The Netherlands), The Exone Company (US), General Electric (US), Materialise NV (Belgium), Sandvik AB (Sweden), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Höganäs AB (Sweden), EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems (Germany), and Stratasys, Ltd (Israel)
  Key Market Opportunities   Rapid development and innovation of 3D printing materials in countries such as South Korea, China, Japan, and India
  Key Market Drivers

  • Increasing application in aerospace
  • Demand for 3D printing materials for medical devices


  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :


    The global 3D printing materials market was valued at USD 1.37 billion in 2018 and is expected to rise to close to USD 5.5 billion by 2025.

    The global 3D printing materials market is expected to exhibit a robust 22.1% CAGR over the forecast period from 2019 to 2025.

    The metals segment holds the largest share of the global market, while the plastics segment is expected to exhibit the highest CAGR over the forecast period.

    The aerospace and defense industry is the largest end user of 3D printing materials, with the share of the medical segment in the market likely to grow over the forecast period.

    Leading players in the 3D printing materials market include 3D Systems Corporation, Royal DSM NV, Arkema SA, Exone, GE, Sandvik AB, and Evonik, among others.

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1 Executive Summary

    2 Scope of the Report

    2.1 Market Definition

    2.2 Scope of the Study

    2.2.1 Research Objectives

    2.2.2 Assumptions & Limitations

    2.3 Markets Structure

    3 Market Research Methodology

    3.1 Research Process

    3.2 Primary Research

    3.3 Secondary Research

    3.4 Forecast Model

    4 Market Landscape

    4.1 Supply Chain Analysis

    4.1.1 Raw Materials Suppliers

    4.1.2 Manufacturers/Producers

    4.1.3 Distributors/Retailers/Wholesalers/E-Commerce Merchants

    4.1.4 End-Use Industry

    4.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

    4.2.1 Threat of New Entrants

    4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

    4.2.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

    4.2.4 Threat of Substitutes

    4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    5 Industry Overview of the Global 3D Printing Materials Market

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Drivers

    5.3 Restraints

    5.4 Opportunities

    5.5 Challenges

    6 Market Trends

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Growth Trends

    6.3 Impact Analysis

    7. Global 3D Printing Materials Market, by Materials Type

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Metal

    7.2.1. Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    7.2.2. Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

    7.3 Plastic

    7.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    7.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

    7.4 Ceramic

    7.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    7.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

    7.5 Others

    7.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    7.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

    8. Global 3D Printing Materials Market, by End-Use Industry

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Automotive

    8.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    8.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

    8.3 Aerospace & Defense

    8.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    8.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

    8.4 Medical

    8.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    8.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

    8.5 Consumer Goods

    8.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    8.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

    8.6 Construction

    8.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    8.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

    8.7 Others

    8.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    8.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast, by Region, 2020–2027

    9. Global 3D Printing Materials Market, by Region

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 North America

    9.2.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.2.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.2.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.2.6 US

    9.2.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.2.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.2.6.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.2.7 Canada

    9.2.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.2.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.2.7.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.3 Europe

    9.3.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.3.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.3.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.3.6 Germany

    9.3.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.3.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.3.6.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.3.7. France

    9.3.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.3.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.3.7.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.3.8 Italy

    9.3.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.3.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.3.8.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.3.9 Spain

    9.3.9.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.3.9.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.3.9.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.3.10 UK

    9.3.10.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.3.10.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.3.10.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.3.9 Russia

    9.3.9.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.3.9.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.3.9.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.3.12 Netherlands

    9.3.12.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.3.12.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.3.12.3 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.3.13 Rest of Europe

    9.3.13.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.3.13.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.3.13.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.4 Asia-Pacific

    9.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.4.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.4.6 China

    9.4.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.4.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.4.6.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.4.7 India

    9.4.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.4.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.4.7.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.4.8 Japan

    9.4.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.4.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.4.8.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.4.9 Australia

    9.4.9.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.4.9.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.4.9.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.4.10 Malaysia

    9.4.10.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.4.10.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.4.10.5Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.4.9 South Korea

    9.4.9.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.4.9.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.4.9.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.4.12 Rest of Asia-Pacific

    9.4.12.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.4.12.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.4.12.5Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.5 Middle East & Africa

    9.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.5.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.5.6 Saudi Arabia

    9.5.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.5.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.5.6.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.5.7 UAE

    9.5.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.5.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.5.7.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.5.8 Africa

    9.5.8.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.5.8.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.5.8.5Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.5.9 Rest of the Middle East & Africa

    9.5.9.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.5.9.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.5.9.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.6 Latin America

    9.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.6.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.6.4 Brazil

    9.6.4.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.6.4.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.6.4.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.6.5 Argentina

    9.6.5.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.6.5.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.6.5.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.6.6 Mexico

    9.6.6.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.6.6.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.6.6.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    9.6.7 Rest of Latin America

    9.6.7.1 Market Estimates & Forecast, 2020–2027

    9.6.7.2 Market Estimates & Forecast by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    9.6.7.5 Market Estimates & Forecast by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    10. Competitive Landscape

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Market Key Strategies

    10.3 Key Development Analysis

    (Expansions/Mergers & Acquisitions/Joint Ventures/New Materials Type Developments/Agreements/Investments)

    11. Company Profiles

    11.1 3D Systems Corporation

    11.1.1 Company Overview

    11.1.2 Financial Updates

    11.1.3 Film Materials Type/Business Segment Overview

    11.1.4 Key Developments

    11.1.5 SWOT Analysis

    11.1.6 Key Strategies

    11.2 Arkema S.A.

    11.2.1 Company Overview

    11.2.2 Financial Updates

    11.2.3 Film Materials Type/Business Segment Overview

    11.2.4 Key Developments

    11.2.5 SWOT Analysis

    11.2.6 Key Strategies

    11.3 Royal Dsm N.V.

    11.3.1 Company Overview

    11.3.2 Financial Updates

    11.3.3 Film Materials Type/Business Segment Overview

    11.3.4 Key Developments

    11.3.5 SWOT Analysis

    11.3.6 Key Strategies

    11.4 The Exone Company

    11.4.1 Company Overview

    11.4.2 Financial Updates

    11.4.3 Film Materials Type/Business Segment Overview

    11.4.4 Key Developments

    11.4.5 SWOT Analysis

    11.4.6 Key Strategies

    11.5 General Electric

    11.5.1 Company Overview

    11.5.2 Financial Updates

    11.5.3 Film Materials Type/Business Segment Overview

    11.5.4 Key Developments

    11.5.5 SWOT Analysis

    11.5.6 Key Strategies

    11.6 Materialsise NV

    11.6.1 Company Overview

    11.6.2 Financial Updates

    11.6.3 Film Materials Type/Business Segment Overview

    11.6.4 Key Developments

    11.6.5 SWOT Analysis

    11.6.6 Key Strategies

    11.7 Sandvik AB

    11.7.1 Company Overview

    11.7.2 Financial Updates

    11.7.3 Film Materials Type/Business Segment Overview

    11.7.4 Key Developments

    11.7.5 SWOT Analysis

    11.7.6 Key Strategies

    11.8 Evonik Industries AG

    11.8.1 Company Overview

    11.8.2 Financial Updates

    11.8.3 Film Materials Type/Business Segment Overview

    11.8.4 Key Developments

    11.8.5 SWOT Analysis

    11.8.6 Key Strategies

    11.9 Höganäs AB

    11.9.1 Company Overview

    11.9.2 Financial Updates

    11.9.3 Film Materials Type/Business Segment Overview

    11.9.4 Key Developments

    11.9.5 SWOT Analysis

    11.9.6 Key Strategies

    11.10 EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems

    11.10.1 Company Overview

    11.10.2 Financial Updates

    11.10.3 Film Materials Type/Business Segment Overview

    11.10.4 Key Developments

    11.10.5 SWOT Analysis

    11.10.6 Key Strategies

    11.11 Stratasys, Ltd

    11.11.1 Company Overview

    11.11.2 Financial Updates

    11.11.3 Film Materials Type/Business Segment Overview

    11.11.4 Key Developments

    11.11.5 SWOT Analysis

    11.11.6 Key Strategies

    12. Conclusion

    LIST OF TABLES

    Table 1 Global 3D Printing Materials Market, by Region, 2020–2027

    Table 2 North America: 3D Printing Materials Market, by Country, 2020–2027

    Table 3 Europe: 3D Printing Materials Market, by Country, 2020–2027

    Table 4 Asia-Pacific: 3D Printing Materials Market, by Country, 2020–2027

    Table 5 Middle East & Africa: 3D Printing Materials Market, by Country, 2020–2027

    Table 6 Latin America: 3D Printing Materials Market, by Country, 2020–2027

    Table 7 3D Printing Materials, Materials Type Market, by Region, 2020–2027

    Table 8 North America: 3D Printing Materials, Materials Type Market, by Country, 2020–2027

    Table 9 Europe: 3D Printing Materials, Materials Type Market, by Country, 2020–2027

    Table 10 Asia-Pacific: 3D Printing Materials , Materials Type Market, by Country, 2020–2027

    Table 11 Middle East & Africa: 3D Printing Materials , Materials Type Market, by Country, 2020–2027

    Table 12 Latin America: 3D Printing Materials , Materials Type Market, by Country, 2020–2027

    Table 11 3D Printing Materials End-Use Industry Market, by Region, 2020–2027

    Table 14 North America: 3D Printing Materials, End-Use Industry Market, by Country, 2020–2027

    Table 15 Europe: 3D Printing Materials, End-Use Industry Market, by Country, 2020–2027

    Table 16 Asia-Pacific: 3D Printing Materials, End-Use Industry Market, by Country, 2020–2027

    Table 17 Middle East & Africa: 3D Printing Materials, End-Use Industry Market, by Country, 2020–2027

    Table 18 Latin America: 3D Printing Materials, End-Use Industry Market, by Country, 2020–2027

    Table 19 Global 3D Printing Materials , Materials Type Market, by Region, 2020–2027

    Table 20 Global 3D Printing Materials, End-Use Industry Market, by Region, 2020–2027

    Table 21 North America: 3D Printing Materials , Market, by Country, 2020–2027

    Table 22 North America: 3D Printing Materials , Market, by Materials Type , 2020–2027

    Table 23 North America: 3D Printing Materials, Market, by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    Table 24 Europe 3D Printing Materials Market, by Country, 2020–2027

    Table 25 Europe 3D Printing Materials Market, by Materials Type, 2020–2027

    Table 26 Europe 3D Printing Materials Market, by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    Table 27 Asia-Pacific 3D Printing Materials Market, by Country, 2020–2027

    Table 28 Asia-Pacific 3D Printing Materials Market, by Materials Type, 2020–2027

    Table 29 Asia-Pacific 3D Printing Materials Market, by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    Table 30 Middle East & Africa: 3D Printing Materials Market, by Country, 2020–2027

    Table 31 Middle East & Africa: 3D Printing Materials Market, by Materials Type, 2020–2027

    Table 32 Middle East & Africa: 3D Printing Materials Market, by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    Table 33 Latin America: 3D Printing Materials Market, by Country, 2020–2027

    Table 34 Latin America: 3D Printing Materials Market, by Materials Type, 2020–2027

    Table 35 Latin America: 3D Printing Materials Market, by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027

    LIST OF FIGURES

    FIGURE 1 Global 3D Printing Materials Market Segmentation

    FIGURE 2 Forecast Methodology

    FIGURE 3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis of the Global 3D Printing Materials Market

    FIGURE 4 Supply Chain of the Global 3D Printing Materials Market

    FIGURE 5 Share of the Global 3D Printing Materials Market, by Country, 2020 (%)

    FIGURE 6 Global 3D Printing Materials Market, 2020–2027

    FIGURE 7 Sub-Segments of Materials Type

    FIGURE 9 Global 3D Printing Materials Market size, by Materials Type, 2020 (%)

    FIGURE 10 Share of the Global 3D Printing Materials Market, by Materials Type, 2020–2027

    FIGURE 17 Sub-Segments of End-Use Industry

    FIGURE 18 Global 3D Printing Materials Market Size, by End-Use Industry, 2020 (%)

    FIGURE 19 Share of 3D Printing Materials Market, by End-Use Industry, 2020–2027