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Advanced Materials for 3-D Printing: Technologies and Global Markets

Advanced Materials for 3-D Printing: Technologies and Global Markets

REPORT HIGHLIGHTS

The global market for 3-D printing materials reached $475.4 million in 2015. This market is expected to reach $576.6 million in 2016 and over $1.5 billion in 2021, registering a compound annual growth (CAGR) of 21.5% over the next five years.

This report provides:
An overview of the global market for advanced materials used in 3-D printing and related technologies
Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015, estimates for 2016, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021
Information on the types of materials used, device technology types, the industry's state of development, and market terminology
Segmentation of the market into major manufacturers, most popular materials and device types, regional markets, and end use applications
Profiles of leading companies in the industry including manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors


SCOPE AND FORMAT OF REPORT

The report addresses trends in 3-D printing materials technology and the global market for the most promising new 3-D printing material applications during the period from 2015 through 2021, including:
Materials:
Plastics and polymers.
Ceramics.
Metals.
Others (e.g., wax, graphene, bio-ink).
Applications:
Automotive.
Aerospace.
Consumer goods.
Medical and dental.
Other.

The report does not cover 3-D printing equipment or services in any detail.

Major elements covered in the study format include:
Executive summary.
Overview (i.e., definitions, brief history, technology characteristics, applications, market summary).
Developments in 3-D printing technology that are expected to influence the market through 2021.
Detailed market estimates and projections for each material and application type during the period from 2015 to 2021.
Descriptions of key players in the 3-D printing industry.

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
STUDY BACKGROUND
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
INTENDED AUDIENCE
SCOPE AND FORMAT OF REPORT
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE
DISCLAIMER
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET, BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2015-2021 ($ MILLIONS)
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW
DEFINITIONS
THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING
ADDITIVES
HISTORY AND CURRENT STATE OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING
THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINT MATERIAL TYPES
PLASTICS AND POLYMERS
Thermoplastics and Polymers
TABLE 1 THERMOPLASTICS AND POLYMERS USED IN THREE- DIMENSIONAL PRINTING
Photopolymers
TABLE 2 PHOTOPOLYMERS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING
CERAMICS
TABLE 3 CERAMICS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING
METALS
TABLE 4 METALS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING
OTHER MATERIALS
TABLE 5 OTHER MATERIALS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING
APPLICATIONS
RAPID PROTOTYPING
RAPID MANUFACTURING
MASS CUSTOMIZATION
MARKET SUMMARY
TOTAL MARKET
FIGURE 1 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET, 2015-2021 ($ MILLIONS)
MATERIAL MARKET BY TYPE
TABLE 6 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 2 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY TYPE, 2015-2021 (%)
END-USE MARKET
TABLE 7 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY END-USER SECTOR, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 3 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY END-USER SECTOR, 2015-2021 (%)
MARKET BY REGION
TABLE 8 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY REGION, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 4 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY REGION, 2015-2021 (%)
CHAPTER 4 THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES
BASIC PRINCIPLES
SPECIFIC TECHNOLOGIES
THERMOPLASTIC EXTRUSION
LASER SINTERING
STEREOLITHOGRAPHY
DIGITAL LIGHT PROCESSING
THREE-DIMENSIONAL INKJET PRINTING
DIRECT METAL LASER SINTERING
SELECTIVE LASER MELTING
ELECTRON BEAM MELTING
4-D PRINTING
CHAPTER 5 THERMOPLASTICS AND POLYMERS
MATERIALS
COMMERCIAL MATERIALS
TABLE 9 COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE THREE-DIMENSIONAL
THERMOPLASTICS, 2015
Polylactic Acid
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
Polyvinyl Alcohol
Polyamides
Polycarbonate
Polyetherimide
Other Commercially Available Thermoplastics
Polyethylene Terephthalate
High-Impact Polystyrene
Polypropylene
Polyethylene
Polytetrafluoroethylene
Acetal
Polyetheretherketone
Poly(methyl methacrylate)
Polyphenylsulfone
Polyurethane
Thermoplastic Elastomer
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
Carbon-Reinforced Engineering Polymers
Soy-Based Biodegradable Polymers
PROVIDERS
TABLE 10 THERMOPLASTIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL PROVIDERS, 2015
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES
THERMOPLASTIC EXTRUSION
LASER SINTERING
APPLICATIONS
TABLE 11 THERMOPLASTIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING END-USE
APPLICATIONS
AEROSPACE
Aircraft Production Tooling
Aircraft Parts
Mars Rover Parts
Unmanned Aircraft
ARCHITECTURE
AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
Custom Motorcycle Parts
MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS
Marine Equipment
CONSTRUCTION
Building Materials
CONSUMER GOODS
EDUCATION
Industrial Training Equipment
Other Educational Applications
ELECTRONICS
HOBBY, ART AND PERSONAL USE
MEDICAL AND DENTAL
Surgical Models
Prosthetics
Bone Implants
Medical Robotics
Other Medical Devices
Dental Devices
MILITARY AND DEFENSE
MARKET FORECASTS
THERMOPLASTICS USED IN THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MARKET
FIGURE 5 GLOBAL THERMOPLASTICS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MARKET, 2015-2021 ($ MILLIONS)
THERMOPLASTIC MARKET BY TYPE
FIGURE 6 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL THERMOPLASTIC PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY TYPE, 2015 (%)
TABLE 12 GLOBAL THERMOPLASTICS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MARKET, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 7 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL THERMOPLASTIC PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY TYPE, 2015 (%)
MARKET BY END-USER SECTOR
FIGURE 8 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL THERMOPLASTIC PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY END-USER SECTOR, 2015 (%)
TABLE 13 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTED THERMOPLASTIC MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 9 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL THERMOPLASTIC MARKET SHARE BY END-USER SEGMENT, 2015-2021 (%)
CHAPTER 6 PHOTOPOLYMERS
MATERIALS
GENERAL PRINCIPLES
PHOTOPOLYMER THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL TYPES
Simulated Polypropylene
Simulated Engineering Plastics
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
Transparent Materials
Rubber-Like Materials
Medical and Dental Materials
PROVIDERS
TABLE 14 THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING APPLICATION PHOTOPOLYMER
SUPPLIERS, 2015
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES
STEREOLITHOGRAPHY
DIGITAL LIGHT PROCESSOR
JETTED PHOTOPOLYMER
APPLICATIONS
TABLE 15 PHOTOPOLYMER THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING END-USE
APPLICATIONS
AUTOMOTIVE
Wind Tunnel Models
End-Use Parts
MEDICAL AND DENTAL
Medical and Dental Models
Prosthetics
Orthodontic Braces
Hearing Aids
Dental Drill Guides
Bioengineering
MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED OBJECTS
Microfluidics
MARKET FORECASTS
PHOTOPOLYMERS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MARKET
FIGURE 10 GLOBAL PHOTOPOLYMERS USED IN THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MARKET, 2015-2021 ($ MILLIONS)
PHOTOPOLYMER MARKET BY TYPE
FIGURE 11 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PHOTOPOLYMER PRINTING MATERIALS MARKET SHARE BY TYPE, 2015 (%)
TABLE 16 GLOBAL PHOTOPOLYMERS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MARKET, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)2015
FIGURE 12 GLOBAL PHOTOPOLYMER MARKET SHARE BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2015-2021 (%)
MARKET BY END-USER SECTOR
FIGURE 13 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PHOTOPOLYMER PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET SHARE BY END-USER SECTOR, 2015 (%)
TABLE 17 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTED PHOTOPOLYMER MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)2015
FIGURE 14 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PHOTOPOLYMER MARKET SHARE BY END-USER SEGMENT, 2015-2021 (%)
CHAPTER 7 CERAMICS
MATERIALS
CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Alumina Silica
Aluminum Oxide
Zirconium Oxide
Tricalcium Phosphate
FORMATIVE PRINCIPLES
Binder Printing Powders
Ceramic-Filled Photosensitive Resin
Ceramic-Filled Thermoplastic Polymer Filament
Self-Glazing Ceramic Materials
PROVIDERS
TABLE 18 CERAMIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL SUPPLIERS, 2015
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES
DIGITAL LIGHT PROCESSING
THREE-DIMENSIONAL INKJET PRINTING
CERAMIC STEREOLITHOGRAPHY
EXTRUSION
OTHER TECHNOLOGIES
APPLICATIONS
TABLE 19 CERAMIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING END-USE
APPLICATIONS
AEROSPACE
Interplanetary Probes
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
Bricks
CONSUMER GOODS
Tableware
MEDICAL AND DENTAL
Bone Scaffolds
Dental Prostheses
MARKETS
CERAMIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET
FIGURE 15 GLOBAL CERAMIC MATERIALS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MARKET, 2015-2021 ($ MILLIONS)
CERAMIC MATERIAL MARKET BY TYPE
FIGURE 16 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL CERAMIC PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET SHARE BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2015 (%)
TABLE 20 GLOBAL CERAMIC MATERIALS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MARKET, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 17 GLOBAL CERAMIC MARKET SHARE BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2015-2021 (%)
END-USER SECTOR MARKET
FIGURE 18 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL CERAMIC PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET SHARE BY END-USER SECTOR, 2015 (%)
TABLE 21 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTED CERAMIC MATERIAL MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 19 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL CERAMIC MATERIAL MARKET SHARE BY END-USER SECTOR, 2015-2021 (%)
CHAPTER 8 METALS
MATERIALS
ALUMINUM
THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING STEEL
STAINLESS STEEL
TITANIUM
NICKEL ALLOY
SUPER ALLOYS
PROVIDERS
TABLE 22 METAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL SUPPLIERS
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES
DIGITAL LIGHT PROCESSING
DIRECT METAL LASER SINTERING
SELECTIVE LASER MELTING
ELECTRON BEAM MELTING
NEW DEVELOPMENTS3-D
Multi-Metal Printing
Metal Inkjet Printing
APPLICATIONS
AEROSPACE
AUTOMOTIVE
MEDICAL AND DENTAL
MILITARY AND DEFENSE
MARKET FORECASTS
METALS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MARKET
FIGURE 20 GLOBAL METALS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MARKET, 2015-2021 ($ MILLIONS)
METAL MARKET BY TYPE
FIGURE 21 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL METAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET SHARE BY TYPE, 2015 (%)
TABLE 23 GLOBAL METALS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MARKET, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 22 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL METAL MATERIAL MARKET SHARE BY TYPE, 2015-2021 (%)
MARKET BY END-USER SECTOR
FIGURE 23 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL METAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET SHARE BY END-USER SECTOR, 2015 (%)
TABLE 24 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTED METAL MATERIAL MARKET BY END USE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 24 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL METAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET SHARE BY END-USER SECTOR, 2015-2021 (%)
CHAPTER 9 OTHER MATERIALS
SUMMARY
TABLE 25 GLOBAL OTHER THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY TYPE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 25 GLOBAL OTHER THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET SHARE BY TYPE, 2015-2021 (%)
TABLE 26 GLOBAL OTHER THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY END-USER SECTOR, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS)
FIGURE 26 GLOBAL OTHER THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET SHARE BY END-USER SECTOR, 2015-2021 (%)
WAX
MATERIALS
Extrudable Wax Filament
Ultraviolet Curable Wax
Wax-Like Materials
PROVIDERS
TABLE 27 WAX AND WAX-LIKE THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL PROVIDERS, 2015
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES
APPLICATIONS
MARKET
FIGURE 27 GLOBAL WAX THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET, 2015-2021 ($ MILLIONS)
GRAPHENE
TABLE 28 GRAPHENE PROPERTIES
MATERIALS
Conductive Graphene Filament
Other Developments
PROVIDERS
TABLE 29 COMPANIES DEVELOPING GRAPHENE THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIALS, 2015
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES
APPLICATIONS
MARKETS
FIGURE 28 GLOBAL GRAPHENE MATERIALS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MARKET, 2015-2021 ($ MILLIONS)
BIO-INK
MATERIALS
Hydrogels
Gelatin-Based Inks
Silk Bio-Ink
Stem Cell Inks
Vascular Inks
Magnetic Bio-Ink
PROVIDERS
TABLE 30 BIO-INK PROVIDERS, 2015
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES
Syringe-Based Bioprinters
Inkjet-Like Printers
Six-Axis Printer
Magnetic Printer
In Situ Printer
APPLICATIONS
Drug Discovery
Cosmetic and Consumer Product Testing
Tissue Grafts and Implants
MARKETS
FIGURE 29 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL BIOPRINTING MATERIAL MARKET, 2015-2021 ($ MILLIONS)
EDIBLE SUBSTANCES
MATERIALS
Sugar Confectioneries
Savories
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES
APPLICATIONS
WOOD
MATERIALS
Laywood
Three-Dimensional Printed Wood
PROVIDERS
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES
APPLICATIONS
COMMERCIAL STATUS
GLASS
MATERIALS
Translucent Glass
Transparent Glass
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES
APPLICATIONS
COMMERCIAL STATUS
SANDSTONE
MATERIALS
Laybrick
Full-Color Sandstone
Artificial Coral
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES
APPLICATIONS
COMMERCIAL STATUS
PHARMACEUTICAL PRECURSORS
MATERIALS
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES
Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Process
Reactionware
Molecular Tweezers
Other Technologies
COMMERCIAL STATUS
CHAPTER 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
FIGURE 30 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR MAJOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL SUPPLIERS, 2015 (%)
TABLE 31 THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MERGER AND ACQUISITION TRANSACTIONS
FIGURE 31 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL PRODUCERS BY COMPANY TYPE, 2015 (%)
FIGURE 32 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL PRODUCERS MARKET SHARE BY REGION, 2015 (%)
CHAPTER 11 COMPANY PROFILES
3D INK
3D SYSTEMS CORP.
3DOM EUROPE
ADEKA CORP.
ALIGN TECHNOLOGY
AMERICAN GRAPHITE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
ARCAM AB
AREVO LABS
ARGILLASYS LTD.
ASIGA
B9CREATIONS LLC
BASF SE
BIOBOTS INC.
BOLSON MATERIALS INC.
BUCKTOWN POLYMERS
CELLINK AB
CHOC EDGE LTD.
CMET INC.
COLORFABB
CONCEPT LASER GMBH
DELTAMED GMBH
DESIGN FOR CRAFT
D-MEC
DWS SYSTEMS
EMERGING OBJECTS CORP.
ENVISIONTEC GMBH
EOS GMBH
ERASTEEL
ESSTECH INC.
ESUN INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD.
EXONE COMPANY
FORMLABS INC.
GRAFOID
GRAPHENE 3D LABS INC.
GUANGDONG SUNTEC INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD.
HOGANAS AB
ISQUARED GMBH
KDI POLYMER SPECIALISTS LTD.
KEVVOX
LIFENG INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD.
LITHOZ GMBH
LPW TECHNOLOGY LTD.
MADESOLID
MAKERGEAR LLC
MAKERJUICE LLC
METALYSIS LTD.
NANO3D BIOSCIENCES INC.
NATURAL MACHINES
NEW IMAGE PLASTICS
NOVA POLYMERS
OPTOMEC
ORBI-TECH
ORGANOVO HOLDINGS INC.
OXFORD PERFORMANCE MATERIALS
PRAXAIR SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES
PRINTERINKS LTD.
RAINBOW BIOSCIENCES
RAPID SHAPE GMBH
RBCOR
RECREUS
REEF ARABIA
REGENHU LTD.
ROYAL DSM N.V.
S3D INNOVATIONS
SANDVIK MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY
SARTOMER COMPANY INC.
SICHUAN REVOTEK CO., LTD.
SIRUI DI (WUHAN) 3D PRINTER SUPPLIES CO. LTD.
STICK & FILAMENT
SOLIDSCAPE
SPOT-A MATERIALS
STRATASYS LTD.
SUSTAINABLE OCEANS INTERNATIONAL
TETHON 3D
TLS TECHNIK GMBH & CO.
TWOBEARS
VDM ALLOYS
VIRIDIS3-D
VILLAGE PLASTICS CO.
WEISTEK
WINBO INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD.
CHAPTER 12 PATENT ANALYSIS
PATENTS BY MATERIAL TYPE
FIGURE 33 U.S. THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL-RELATED PATENTS BY MATERIAL TYPE, ISSUED THROUGH APRIL 15, 2016 (% OF TOTAL PATENTS)
PATENT PORTFOLIOS
FIGURE 34 U.S. THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL-RELATED PATENT ASSIGNEES, ISSUED THROUGH APRIL 15, 2016 (% OF TOTAL PATENTS)
SAMPLE PATENTS
ENCODED CONSUMABLE MATERIALS AND SENSOR ASSEMBLIES FOR USE IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS
THREE-DIMENSIONAL BIORESORBABLE SCAFFOLDS FOR TISSUE
ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS
LOW-VISCOUS, RADIATION CURABLE FORMULATION, PARTICULARLY FOR THE STEREO-LITHOGRAPHICAL PRODUCTION OF EARPIECE
MATERIAL SYSTEM FOR USE IN THREE DIMENSIONAL PRINTING
DETOXIFICATION OF SOLID FREEFORM FABRICATION MATERIALS
WETTING AGENT FOR INFILTRATED ALUMINUM PREFORMS
METAL POWDER COMPOSITION FOR LASER SINTERING

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