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Global 3D Printing Materials Market in Automotive Transportation, Forecast to 2024

Global 3D Printing Materials Market in Automotive Transportation, Forecast to 2024

This research service focuses on different product segments such as plastic powders, photopolymers, plastic filaments, and metals. Plastic powders are further sub-segmented into polyamide, TPU, PEEK, and others. Plastic filaments are sub-segmented into ABS, polycarbonate, and others. Metals are sub-segmented into steel and non-steel.

In terms of applications, the market has been fragmented into rapid prototyping, tooling, aftermarket, and production. End-user segments are represented by passenger cars/LCVs, HCVs, and Luxury & Sports vehicles.

Major market drivers and restraints, regional demand outlooks, application growth trends, and product trends are also discussed. Unit shipment and revenue forecasts have been provided for each segment from 2014 to 2024, the base year being 2017.

Mega Trends: The global automotive 3D printing materials market has witnessed exemplary growth in the recent past. 3D printing, alternatively known as additive manufacturing (AM), is likely to result in the emergence of local factories and is expected to enable decentralized production with more customized, local, and cheaper vehicle and parts solutions. The manufacturing business model is expected to shift from mega-factories to micro-factories. At present, the high material and machinery costs coupled with slow printing speed acts as a deterrent to large-scale manufacturing. However, the material price is estimated to decrease exponentially as quantities increase. Lower material as well as machinery costs will lead to lower production costs, thereby providing impetus to the market. As cost related challenges are overcome in the market, the industry will see wider adoption.

Influencing Factors: Rapid prototyping is by far the largest application for 3D printing in the automotive industry. Design freedom, quick turnaround time, and aesthetic part production are the few factors which exert major influence on the market penetration of 3D printing technology for rapid prototyping. Owing to the high material prices, mass production is not commercially viable at present. However, the prices are expected to rationalize over time, narrowing the cost-gap between conventional production and 3D printing technology. This will influence wider adaptation and propel volume growth.

Regional Trends: North America and Europe have traditionally lead the automotive 3D printing materials market in terms of demand and revenue, owing to the high R&D and presence of leading sports vehicle and luxury vehicle manufacturers, who lead demand. Europe is expected to be the most attractive region over the forecast period and lead regional demand in 2024. The Asia Pacific region is a nascent market at present, with substantial growth potential. However, this is a cost sensitive market, which somewhat restrains its potential in the present market condition.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Strategic Factsheet
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Definitions and Overview
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
    • Market Segmentation
    • Significance of Additive Manufacturing
    • Comparative Study of Automotive Manufacturing
    • Mega Trends
    • Opportunities for Materials-Main Technologies and Materials
    • Major Automotive 3D Printing Technologies
    • Automotive 3D Printing Ecosystem
    • Global Industrial 3D Printing Systems Market Share
    • Value Chain
    • Value Chain Discussion
  • Drivers and Restraints-Total Automotive 3D Printing Materials Market
    • Market Drivers
    • Drivers Explained
    • Market Restraints
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Total Automotive 3D Printing Materials Market
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total Automotive 3D Printing Materials Market: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2017
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total Automotive 3D Printing Materials Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2014-2024
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
    • Unit Shipment Forecast by Region
      • Table Total Automotive 3D Printing Materials Market: Unit Shipment Forecast by Region, Global, 2014-2024
    • Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion by Region
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
    • Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table Total Automotive 3D Printing Materials Market: Revenue Forecast by Region, Global, 2014-2024
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion by Region
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product Type
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast Discussion by Product Type
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product Type
    • Percent Revenue Forecast Discussion by Product Type
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Applications
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Applications
    • Percent Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by Applications
    • Comparative Analysis of Material Segments
    • Future Outlook of 3D Printing by Applications
    • Percent Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast by End User
    • Percent Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by End User
  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis
    • 3D Printing Materials Market Share
    • 3D Printing Materials Market Share Analysis
    • Competitive Factors and Assessment
    • Product Matrix-Major Material Companies
      • Table Total Automotive 3D Printing Materials Market: Snapshot of Major Material Companies, Global, 2017
    • Competitive Environment
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Leverage Price-performance Tradeoff to Enhance Market Penetration
    • Growth Opportunity 2-Shifting Focus Towards Industrial Production from Prototyping
    • Growth Opportunity 3-Emphasis on Value-added Service and Partnerships as Customer Acquisition Policy
    • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
  • Plastic Powders Segment Analysis
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Plastic Powders Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2017
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Plastic Powders Segment: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2014-2024
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product
    • Percent Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by Product
  • Plastic Filaments Segment Analysis
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Plastic Filaments Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2017
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Plastic Filaments Segment: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2014-2024
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Unit Shipment Forecast by Product
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product
    • Percent Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by Product
  • Metal Powders Segment Analysis
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Metal Powders Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2017
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Unit Shipment CAGR = 20.3%; Revenue CAGR = 17.2%
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Unit Shipment by Product
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product
    • Percent Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by Product
  • Photopolymers Segment Analysis
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Photopolymers Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, Global, 2017
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast
      • Table Photopolymers Segment: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast, Global, 2014-2024
    • Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Percent Unit Shipment by Product
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Product
    • Percent Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion by Product
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Market Engineering Methodology
    • Partial List of Companies Interviewed
    • List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

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