ID: MRFR/A&D/1022-CR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 134 pages
Additive manufacturing (AM) is the process of building three-dimensional objects based on a CAD digital model. AM uses an additive process, where an object is developed by applying materials in successive layers as per the CAD design. Unlike conventional manufacturing, which involves a subtractive process (e.g., cutting, drilling, milling) and forming (bending, shaping), the AM process requires minimum or no tooling to build the finished product.
Focus on decreasing carbon footprint through aircraft weight reduction and increasing need for green manufacturing are driving the aerospace additive manufacturing market. Furthermore, the enhanced efficiency offered by AM in manufacturing critical aerospace parts is also driving the market growth. However, high costs associated with AM materials might limit the market growth.
There are several growth opportunities for the global aerospace additive manufacturing market owing to increasing air passenger traffic and growing demand for modern aircraft. Furthermore, technology advances in AM materials are also expected to drive the market growth.
Hence, the Global Aerospace Additive Manufacturing Market is projected to reach USD 3,183.7 Million by 2025, growing at 20.24% CAGR during the forecast period.
Segmentation of the Global Aerospace Additive Manufacturing Market
By platform, the aerospace additive manufacturing market comprises aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicle, and spacecraft. The aircraft segment has been subdivided into fixed-wing and rotary-wing. The aircraft segment dominated the market in 2018 with a market share of 55.58%. However, the unmanned aerial vehicle segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growing adoption of additive manufacturing for developing larger UAVs and drones is driving the segment growth.
Based on application, the global market has been segregated into engine, structural, and others. The engine segment dominated the market in 2018 and is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growing usage of 3D printing technology by prominent aviation companies for developing aircraft engines is driving the segment growth. For instance, in 2018, GE Aviation tested first 3D printed commercial aircraft turboprop engine. Hence, the segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
Based on material type, the global market has been divided into metal alloy, plastic, rubber, and others. The metal alloy segment dominated the market in 2018 with a market share of 58.25% and is expected to register a high growth rate during the forecast period. An alloy is a mixture of metals. Metal alloys are used in manufacturing rocket and propulsion hardware, engine injector and its fuel nozzles, and others. Stainless steel, titanium alloys, aluminum, copper alloys, and nickel-based superalloys are the metal alloys used in aerospace additive manufacturing.
Based on technology, the market is segmented into 3D printing, laser sintering, stereolithography, fused deposition modeling, and electron beam melting. The laser sintering segment is sub-segmented into direct metal and selective. The 3D printing segment dominated the market in 2018 and is expected to record the highest growth during the forecast period. Aircraft parts manufactured by using 3D printing technology are lightweight and reduce the consumption of materials used in manufacturing. Hence, the segment is expected to record the highest growth during the forecast period from 2019 to 2025.
Based on the region, the market has been categorized as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. North America led the market in 2018 with a market share of 38.86% and is anticipated to record the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The presence of prominent companies such as Stratasys Ltd and 3D Systems, Inc. is driving the market growth in the region.
The key players in the global aerospace additive manufacturing market are 3D Systems, Inc. (US), Arcam AB (Sweden), Concept Laser GmbH I (Germany), CRP Technology SRL (Italy), CRS Holdings Inc. (US), EOS (Germany), ExOne (US), Optomec (US), SLM Solution Group AG (Germany), and Stratasys Ltd (US).
The market values and forecasts are derived using MRFR research methodology, which includes secondary research, primary interviews, data triangulation, and validation from an in-house data repository and statistical modeling tools.
In this process, data is collected from various secondary sources, including annual reports, SEC filings, journals, government associations, aerospace & defense magazines, white papers, corporate presentations, company websites, and paid databases.
In this process, both the demand- and supply-side parties are interviewed to extract facts and insights into the market forecast, production, trends, and projected market growth. Industry stakeholders such as CEOs, VPs, directors, and marketing executives across the value chain are approached to obtain key information.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :
The aerospace additive manufacturing market can rise at 20.24% CAGR by 2025.
By 2025, the aerospace additive manufacturing market can value at USD 3,183.7 Million
EOS (Germany), CRP Technology SRL (Italy), and CRS Holdings Inc. (US) are some reputed companies in the aerospace additive manufacturing market.
Affordability of metal alloy to support aerospace additive manufacturing market expansion.
APAC aerospace additive manufacturing market can rise exponentially.