Dec.8, 2013

An Markets and Markets report states that by 2018, the global 3D printing materials market like plastics and metals could be worth $408.5 Million.

The report segments the 3D Printing Materials Market into four types:

  • Plastics: ABS, PLA, Nylon, Photopolymers and Others for consumer printing and a few industries where consumer products are manufactured.
  • Metals: Steel, Silver, Gold, Titanium, Aluminum and Others for high-end industries such as aerospace & defense, automotive, medical & dental, etc.
  • Ceramics: Glass, Silica, Quartz and Others for home decor, dine table, art & sculpture etc.
  • Others: Laywood, Wax, Paper and Others

Global 3D Printing Materials Market to Reach $408.5 Million by 2018

Plastics are in high demand, especially ABS and PLA. Influenced by the growing awareness of the ability to manufacture objects with the use of 3D printing technology, the demand for plastic materials has grown aggressively and is expected to continue in the next five years. The report states the market for 3D printing plastic materials in terms of revenue was worth $70.5 million in 2012 and is expected to reach $209.6 million by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 19.9% from 2013 to 2018.

Metal 3D printing is a costly method as the metal printers use laser methods to manufacture any objects. Hence, metal materials are limited to high-end applications. Ceramics and Others are affordable materials that will garner a high demand in future.

North America & Asia-Pacific Accounted for more than 68.0% of the 3D Printing Materials Revenue in 2012

Globally, U.S., Japan, China, U.K., and Germany are the major countries with a huge demand for 3DP materials.

The North American region dominated the 3D Printing Materials Market revenues in 2012. The Asia-Pacific region is the second largest, globally. North America and Asia-Pacific together accounted for 68.0% of the 3D printing materials revenue in 2012.

North America and Asia-Pacific are the largest consumers and are expected to compete with each other to dominate the market by 2018, with advanced technological developments in 3D printing materials for end-users.

Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at a CAGR of 27.6% from 2013 to 2018, which is far higher than that of North America. Europe is expected to be the next fastest growing market, with a CAGR of 15.7% from 2013 to 2018, owing to rising consumption in this region.

The 3D printing materials market is moderately fragmented, and the companies concentrate on expanding their geographical reach. 3D Systems Inc. (U.S.), Stratasys Ltd. (U.S.); Arcam AB (Sweden); and ExOne Gmbh (Germany) captured about 75.0% of the market share in production and supply.

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Roy wrote at 1/7/2015 5:18:16 AM:

3D Systems Inc. (U.S.), Stratasys Ltd. (U.S.); Arcam AB (Sweden); and ExOne Gmbh (Germany) captured about 75.0% of the market share in production and supply

Bruce Ewing wrote at 6/13/2014 12:14:42 AM:

These numbers are clearly bogus (way too low), and if you would additionally provide the "metal materials market size for 2012" from the report I could prove it. All you have to do is look at 3D Systems 2012 annual report.

Ben wrote at 12/8/2013 11:01:08 PM:

Which companies supply these fillings?

Ben wrote at 12/8/2013 11:01:07 PM:

Which companies supply these fillings?

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