Military 3D Printing Market Research Report – Forecast to 2027

Military 3D Printing Market Report Information by Offering (Printer, Material, Software, Service), Application (Functional Part Manufacturing, Tooling, Prototyping), Platform (Airborne, Land, Naval, Space), Process, Technology, & Region–Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/A&D/4815-HCR | 125 Pages | Author: Sejal Akre | May 2023         

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Military 3D Printing Market

Military 3D Printing Market Size is estimated to reach USD 6.230 Billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 28% during 2018-2027.

By Offering Printer Material Software Service
By Application Functional Part Manufacturing Tooling Prototyping
By Platform Airborne Land Naval Space
By Process Powdered bed fusion Material extrusion Vat photopolymerization Material jetting Binder jetting Direct energy deposition
By Technology Stereolithography Fused deposition modeling Selective laser sintering Direct metal laser sintering Polyjet printing Inkjet printing Electron beam melting Laser metal deposition Digital light processing Laminated object manufacturing
Key Players
Companies Profiled   Stratasys (U.S.)   3D Systems Corporation (U.S.)   The Exone Company (U.S.)   EOS GmbH (Germany)   Arcam AB (Sweden)   Norsk Titanium AS (U.S.)   American Elements (U.S.)   Cimetrix Solutions (Canada)   Artec Europe (Luxembourg)   3T RPD (U.K.)    Optomec Inc. (Mexico)   Initial (France)    Markforged (U.S.)   Smg3D (U.K.)   Engineering & Manufacturing Services (U.S.)
Market Driving Forces   Increase investment by Defense Entities
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Military 3D Printing Market Overview

Military 3D Printing Market Trends to set across the world and the technological improvement of 3D printing for the military sector to continue in the future years. Military 3D Printing Market Size is estimated to reach USD 6.230 Billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 28% during 2018-2027.

The application of 3D printing is vast in different industrial sectors; it has been used to produce an enhancing and digital design for various products and services. Likewise, its application in the military sector has emerged in recent years, which led to the growth of the Military 3D Printing Market.

Due to the vast application of 3D printing in the military field, the Military 3D Printing Market achieved significant growth in the global market. 3D printing is defined as designing three-dimensional buildings or products based on a computer-aided digital model.

The defense entities widely preferred 3D printing in the military mission, which drove the Military 3D Printing Market Growth at the global level. The rise in the need for 3D printing for military applications such as military maps for better visualization, 3D rocket, and customized design for military parts for different types of configuration are driving the Military 3D Printing Market Size. The importance of 3D printing in the military sector is increasing day to day, due to which the defense entities are investing in the market for the requirement of better services.

The key players of the defense companies are demanding the usage of 3D printing in the product development stage, which is accelerating the Military 3D Printing Market Growth. The market players are working on improving and upgradation of their services to give their best service to meet the emerging demand in the defense field. The U.S. government is playing an active role in driving the market in the region because of the vast usage of 3D printing in the U.S. military. Government entities worldwide are even investing in the Military 3D Printing Market for their militaries. 

COVID-19 Analysis

During the COVID-19 period, the Military 3D Printing Market Value witnessed a downfall when the manufacturing and process were hampered due to the lockdown effect. The 3D printing process and operational activities were shut down in different companies. But to recover back the growth rate and economy of the global market, the key players implemented various marketing plans. In the future years, the Market Analysis to witness a good growth rate.

Chief Factors Existing In The Market

Key Market Drivers

The Military 3D Printing Market has major driving factors that help the market emerge across the globe. The investment of defense entities and governments in the market to procure the best 3D design for military missions is one of the prominent driving factors of the market. The application of 3D printing for designing aircraft parts usually results in lightweight aircraft and less consumption of raw materials, driving the market’s growth.

Market Challenges

Most of the marketing sector faces various marketing challenges while progressing. The Military 3D Printing Market is even noticing challenges during the growth period due to different factors. The continuous demand for improved and innovative 3D printing for designing different military equipment is challenging the Military 3D Printing Market. 

Market Opportunities

The Military 3D Printing Market is getting huge attention from almost every nation for 3D military designs. The high demand for 3D printed war vehicles, 3D print barracks, 3D print files and maps, and various other military equipment is enhancing the opportunities of the Military 3D Printing Market. The rise in the need for lightweight aircraft and vehicles to move faster is even boosting the market for wide opportunities.


The Military 3D Printing Market is facing restraining factors that disrupt the market's growth rate. The primary restraining factor of the market is the high price of 3D printing parts, which is not easily affordable. The lack of a standard controlling process is another major of the Military 3D Printing Market.

Cumulative Evaluation Of The Market

The evaluated report of the Military 3D Printing Market Value states that the market has been showing diligent growth, and it will continue the growth consistency in the future years. The key driving factors of the market are the reasons that enhance the market’s growth. It is even noticing widespread opportunities from defense industries across the world. The quick recovery during the pandemic period is driving the market function well at the global level.

Market Segmentation

The market segments of the Military 3D Printing Market are vast, and it has various types of segments categorized into various sub-segments. The market is categorized into offering, application, platform, process, and technology.

  • By Offering

The offering segment of the Military 3D Printing Market is sub-segmented into the printer, material, software, and service. All the sub-segments of this segment were emerging in the global market with its services and projected to acquire a good CAGR.

  • By Application

The Military 3D Printing Market's application segment is sub-categorized into functional part manufacturing, tooling, and prototyping.

  • By Platform

The Military 3D Printing Market platform segment comprises airborne, space, land, and naval. Among all these categories, the airborne segment is projected to witness the largest demand in the global market due to the high demand for lightweight and durable parts of aircraft and UAVs.

  • By Process

Based on the process segment, the Military 3D Printing Market is fragmented into powdered bed fusion, material extrusion, vat photopolymerization, material jetting, binder jetting, direct energy deposition, and sheet lamination. All these segments have wide usage in additive manufacturing.

  • By Technology

The technology segment of the Military 3D Printing Market Size is divided into several sub-segments. This segment of the market has vast segments compared to other segments. The sub-segments of this huge segment are:

  • Stereolithography.

  • Fused deposition modeling.

  • Selective laser sintering.

  • Direct metal laser sintering.

  • Polyjet printing.

  • Inkjet printing.

  • Electron beam melting.

  • Laser metal deposition.

  • Digital light processing.

  • Laminated object manufacturing.

These segments' services will emerge high in the global market to achieve the highest Military 3D Printing Market Share. 

Regional Analysis

Based on geographical status, the Military 3D Printing Market is distributed into different regions such as North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and Latin America. Among the above geographical regions, the North American region is the dominating region in the further years. It holds the highest share of the Military 3D Printing Market Share. The significant growth of the market in the North American region is due to the increased application of 3D printing technology in various industrial sectors.

Followed by North America, the Asia Pacific is estimated to show a significant growth rate during the forecast period. The market of the Asia Pacific region is emerging due to the increased investment in military sectors in developing countries like India and China. The others regions of the market are also targeted to achieve good CAGR in the coming years.

Competitive Intensity Within The Industry

The major players of the Military 3D Printing Market Forecast are concerned about providing their best services to the military sectors to protect the nations across the world. Below mentioned is the list of key players of the Market:

  • Stratasys (U.S.)

  • 3D Systems Corporation (U.S.)

  • The Exone Company (U.S.)

  • EOS GmbH (Germany)

  • Arcam AB (Sweden)

  • Norsk Titanium AS (U.S.)

  • American Elements (U.S.)

  • Cimetrix Solutions (Canada)

  • Artec Europe (Luxembourg)

  • 3T RPD (U.K.), Optomec Inc. (Mexico)

  • Initial (France), Markforged (U.S.)

  • Smg3D (U.K.)

  • Engineering & Manufacturing Services (U.S.)

 Recent Market Development

According to the recent updates, the Military is looking forward to novel ways to employ 3D printing, and it has been used for the development of project ICON.

The 3D printing in the Australian Military was widely used when their prime minister announced an investment of A.U. $200 billion in the defense industry.

Report Overview

The overall review of the Military 3D Printing Market Analysis shows that the market will achieve a strong CAGR with good USD value during the forecast period. The key player’s strategies positively impact the market dynamics to boost the Military 3D Printing Market Outlook. The market's restraining factors are considered a matter of concern so that it won’t show any negative impact on the market’s growth. The vast market segments are even providing the best services to help the market flourish globally. 

Key Industrial Segments

  • By Offering

  • Printer

  • Material

  • Software 

  • Service

By Application

  • Functional Part Manufacturing

  • Tooling 

  • Prototyping

  • By Platform

  • Airborne

  • Space

  • Land 


By Process 

  • Powdered Bed Fusion

  • Material Extrusion

  • Vat Photo Polymerization

  • Material Jetting

  • Binder Jetting 

  • Direct Energy Deposition

  • Sheet Lamination

By Technology

  • Stereolithography

  • Fused Deposition Modelling

  • Selective Laser Sintering

  • Direct Metal Laser Sintering

  • Polyjet Printing

  • Inkjet Printing

  • Electron Bean Melting

  • Laser Metal Deposition

  • Digital Light Processing

  • Laminated Object Manufacturing

Key Questions Answered

  • ✅ Global Market Outlook
  • ✅ In-depth analysis of global and regional trends
  • ✅ Analyze and identify the major players in the market, their market share, key developments, etc.
  • ✅ To understand the capability of the major players based on products offered, financials, and strategies.
  • ✅ Identify disrupting products, companies, and trends.
  • ✅ To identify opportunities in the market.
  • ✅ Analyze the key challenges in the market.
  • ✅ Analyze the regional penetration of players, products, and services in the market.
  • ✅ Comparison of major players’ financial performance.
  • ✅ Evaluate strategies adopted by major players.
  • ✅ Recommendations
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