World 3D Printing: Additive Manufacturing


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World 3D Printing: Additive Manufacturing

World demand to rise over 20% annually through 2017
World demand for 3D printing is projected to rise more than 20 percent per year to $5 billion in 2017. While professional uses such as design and prototyping will continue to account for the majority of demand, the most rapid growth will be seen in production and consumer applications. 3D printers will increasingly be utilized to manufacture direct production parts and finished goods in a wide variety of applications. In the consumer segment, projected price drops in desktop 3D printers (helped by upcoming expiration of patents) will motivate purchases by hobbyists and doit- yourselfers for personal at-home use. Gains will also be driven by growing awareness and interest in 3D printing technologies. Furthermore, as 3D printing speeds and material quality improves, greater adoption of additive production technologies is expected.

Plastics to remain top material, metals to grow fastest
Above-average growth will be seen in demand for printing materials, as the rapidly expanding installed base of 3D printers fuels related materials consumption. Plastics such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), polylactic acid (PLA), and nylon were the first types of materials used in 3D printing, and remain the simplest to work with. Plastics will continue to account for the majority of materials demand, but faster growth is projected for metals, based on their greater strength and resistance, as well as rapid gains in markets such as aerospace. Global demand for software and other 3D printing products such as 3D scanners will grow in line with the overall average, supported by ongoing needs for technological updates and upgrades.

Good opportunities in medical & dental market
Some of the fastest growth will be seen in the medical and dental market, with especially good opportunities expected in dental applications such as braces, prostheses, crowns, bridges, dental aligners, and models for dental restoration procedures. Other leading markets for 3D printing products include consumer products (e.g., jewelry, toys, fashion, consumer electronics), automotive, and aerospace, with the latter expected to see above-average growth. For instance, in 2013 General Electric announced plans to use 3D printers to produce fuel nozzles for its next-generation jet engine. These nozzles are expected to be lighter and stronger than those produced using conventional production techniques.

US to continue as largest 3D printing market
The US will remain by far the largest national 3D printing market in the world, accounting for 42 percent of global sales in 2017. In developed areas such as the US and Western Europe, 3D printing market value will be supported by the growing presence of metal-based 3D printers for the production of finished parts, as such systems are significantly more expensive than plastics-based 3D printing systems. Rapid gains are expected in China, where most applications (especially in large markets such as consumer products manufacturing) center around design, sample testing, or prototyping. Demand in China will also benefit from significant government funding in academic institutions, science and research centers, as well as manufacturing companies.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD 3D PRINTING DEMAND (million dollars)
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Environment
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
    • World Demographic Overview
      • World Population
        • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)
      • World Urbanization Patterns
        • Table WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)
    • World Per Capita Gross Domestic Product
      • Table WORLD PER CAPITA GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (2011 dollars)
    • World Personal Consumption Expenditure Trends
      • Table WORLD PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
    • World Industrial Outlook
      • Industrial Output Trends
        • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
      • Gross Fixed Investment Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS FIXED INVESTMENT BY REGION (billion 2011 dollars)
    • World Health Care Trends
      • Table WORLD HEALTH CARE EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion dollars)
    • World Motor Vehicle Production
      • Table WORLD MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION BY REGION (thousand units)
    • Pricing Trends
      • 3D Printers
      • Materials
      • Software
    • Technology Overview
      • Binder Jetting
      • Material Jetting
      • Powder Bed Fusion
      • Directed Energy Deposition
      • Material Extrusion
      • Vat Photopolymerization
      • Sheet Lamination
    • Regulatory Considerations
  • OVERVIEW
    • 3D Printer Installed Base by Region
      • Table WORLD 3D PRINTER INSTALLED BASE BY REGION (units)
      • Table WORLD 3D PRINTER INSTALLED BASE BY REGION, 2012 (64,300 units)
    • 3D Printing Demand by Region
      • Table WORLD 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Table WORLD 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY REGION, 2012 ($2.0 billion)
    • 3D Printing Demand by Product
      • Table WORLD 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)
      • Table WORLD 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2012 ($2.0 billion)
      • 3D Printers
        • Table WORLD 3D PRINTER DEMAND BY REGION & APPLICATION (million dollars)
      • Materials
        • Table WORLD 3D PRINTING MATERIALS DEMAND BY REGION & TYPE (million dollars)
      • Software & Other
        • Table WORLD 3D PRINTING SOFTWARE & OTHER DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)
    • 3D Printing Demand by Market
      • Table WORLD 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)
      • Table WORLD 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY MARKET, 2012 ($2.0 billion)
      • Consumer Products
        • Table WORLD CONSUMER PRODUCT MARKET FOR 3D PRINTING BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Automotive
        • Table WORLD AUTOMOTIVE MARKET FOR 3D PRINTING BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Medical & Dental
        • Table WORLD MEDICAL & DENTAL MARKET FOR 3D PRINTING BY REGION (million dollars)
      • Other
        • Table WORLD OTHER MARKETS FOR 3D PRINTING BY REGION & MARKET (million dollars)
    • World Production Overview
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: Market Environment
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • North America: 3D Printing Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012 ($900 million)
    • United States: Market Environment
      • Table UNITED STATES: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • United States: 3D Printing Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • United States: Suppliers
    • Canada: Market Environment
      • Table CANADA: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Canada: 3D Printing Demand
        • Table CANADA: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million US dollars)
      • Canada: Suppliers
    • Mexico: Market Environment
      • Table MEXICO: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Mexico: 3D Printing Demand
        • Table MEXICO: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Mexico: Suppliers
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: Market Environment
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • Western Europe: 3D Printing Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012 ($495 million)
    • France: Market Environment
      • Table FRANCE: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • France: 3D Printing Demand
        • Table FRANCE: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • France: Suppliers
    • Germany: Market Environment
      • Table GERMANY: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Germany: 3D Printing Demand
        • Table GERMANY: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Germany: Suppliers
    • Italy: Market Environment
      • Table ITALY: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Italy: 3D Printing Demand
        • Table ITALY: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Italy: Suppliers
    • Spain: Market Environment
      • Table SPAIN: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Spain: 3D Printing Demand
        • Table SPAIN: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Spain: Suppliers
    • United Kingdom: Market Environment
      • Table UNITED KINGDOM: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • United Kingdom: 3D Printing Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • United Kingdom: Suppliers
    • Other Western Europe: Market Environment
      • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Other Western Europe: 3D Printing Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Other Western Europe: Suppliers
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: Market Environment
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • Asia/Pacific: 3D Printing Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2012 ($445 million)
    • Australia: Market Environment
      • Table AUSTRALIA: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Australia: 3D Printing Demand
        • Table AUSTRALIA: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million US dollars)
      • Australia: Suppliers
    • China: Market Environment
      • Table CHINA: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • China: 3D Printing Demand
        • Table CHINA: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • China: Suppliers
    • India: Market Environment
      • Table INDIA: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • India: 3D Printing Demand
        • Table INDIA: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • India: Suppliers
    • Japan: Market Environment
      • Table JAPAN: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Japan: 3D Printing Demand
        • Table JAPAN: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Japan: Suppliers
    • South Korea: Market Environment
      • Table SOUTH KOREA: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • South Korea: 3D Printing Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • South Korea: Suppliers
    • Taiwan: Market Environment
      • Table TAIWAN: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Taiwan: 3D Printing Demand
        • Table TAIWAN: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million US dollars)
      • Taiwan: Suppliers
    • Other Asia/Pacific: Market Environment
      • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Other Asia/Pacific: 3D Printing Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Suppliers
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America: Market Environment
      • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Central & South America: 3D Printing Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Central & South America: Suppliers
    • Eastern Europe: Market Environment
      • Table EASTERN EUROPE: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Eastern Europe: 3D Printing Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Eastern Europe: Suppliers
    • Africa/Mideast: Market Environment
      • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: 3D PRINTING MARKET ENVIRONMENT
      • Africa/Mideast: 3D Printing Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: 3D PRINTING DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million dollars)
      • Africa/Mideast: Suppliers
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table WORLD 3D PRINTING SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)
    • Market Share
      • Table WORLD 3D PRINTING MARKET SHARE, 2012 ($2.0 billion)
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Research & Development
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Public & Private Funding
    • Printing Services
    • Company Profiles
      • Aleph Objects Incorporated
      • Arcam AB
      • Asiga
      • Aspect Incorporated
      • Autodesk Incorporated
      • BeAM
      • Beijing Long Yuan Automated Fabrication System Company Limited
      • Beijing TierTime Technology Company Limited
      • Carima Company Limited
      • Dassault Systèmes SA
      • DWS srl
      • EnvisionTEC GmbH
      • EOS GmbH
      • Evonik Industries AG
      • ExOne Company
      • Fruth Innovative Technologien GmbH
      • InssTek Incorporated
      • Keyence Corporation
      • Leapfrog BV
      • Materialise NV
      • Matsuura Machinery Corporation
      • Mcor Technologies Limited
      • Nabtesco Corporation
      • Nanjing Zijin-Lead Electronics Company Limited
      • Phillips Service Industries Incorporated
      • ReaLizer GmbH
      • Renishaw plc
      • RepRap Professional Limited
      • Shaanxi Hengtong Intelligent Machine Company Limited
      • Shanghai Union Technology Company Limited
      • SLM Solutions GmbH
      • SpaceClaim Corporation
      • Stratasys Limited
      • 3D Systems Corporation
      • 3Geometry Manufacturing Systems Private Limited
      • 3Shape A/S
      • Trumpsystem Precision Machinery Company Limited
      • Ultimaker BV
      • voxeljet AG
      • Wuhan Binhu Mechanical & Electrical Company Limited
    • Additional Companies

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