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Global 3D Metal Printing Machines Market 2017-2021

Global 3D Metal Printing Machines Market 2017-2021

About 3D Metal Printing Machines

3D printing is the technique of printing an object using additive processes that involve laying down of successive layers of material for creation of an object. The object so created can be thinly sliced into a horizontal cross-section for viewing the different layers. Before a structure is printed, its model is prepared on a software. The model is then divided into thousands of horizontal layers by a process called slicing. These slices are then fed into a 3D printer and the structure is printed. 3D metal printing is gaining popularity as metals offer a unique combination of properties to suit different applications. The advantage of using this technique is that it does away with a majority of the wasteful process. For instance, almost 90% of material is put to waste when aircraft is manufactured. The 3D metal printing technique uses less energy and reduces waste. Moreover, the structure so created is almost 60% lighter in weight.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global 3D metal printing machines market to grow at a CAGR of 26.80% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global 3D metal printing machines market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers demand for 3D metal printers from various end-users.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • the US,
  • China,
  • Germany,
  • Japan,
  • others
Technavio's report, Global 3D Metal Printing Machines Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • 3D Systems
  • Arcam
  • EOS
  • Renishaw
Other prominent vendors
  • EnvisionTEC
  • ExOne
  • Materialise
  • Sciaky
  • SLM Solutions
  • Stratasys
Market driver
  • Demand from the expanding automotive industry
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Fluctuating metal prices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increased investments in the aerospace and defense sector in APAC
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global 3D Metal Printing Machines Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global 3D metal printing machines market: 3D Systems, Arcam, EOS, and Renishaw

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: EnvisionTEC, ExOne, Materialise, Sciaky, SLM Solutions, and Stratasys.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Increased investments in the aerospace and defense sector in APAC. For the aerospace industry, 3D printing technology is used for creating engine structures. The structures created by using this technique are light weight and steady, and hence this technique has been gaining popularity among aircraft manufacturers. Manufacturers have adopted the technology readily.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Demand from the expanding automotive industry. While manufacturing automotive vehicles, manufacturers must take many factors into consideration. Some of the factors include energy efficiency, reduced CO₂ emissions, reducing cost and yet innovating new models. 3D metal printing offers an effective solution to these considerations. The technology offers flexibility in customization and helps in manufacturing without tools. Moreover, the structures so created are light in weight and maintain rigidity. These advantages have led to the increased adoption of technology in the automotive industry. Increasing disposable income and changing consumer lifestyle have led to an increased demand for new, fuel-efficient, technologically advanced cars that are equipped with more safety measures. Moreover, there has been easy access to finance, which has further created the demand for cars.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Fluctuating metal prices. 3D metal printing machines are exposed to the risk of fluctuating metal prices as end-users are heavily dependent on metals as a key raw material. Manufacturers try to recover the instability in the cost of metals through negotiated price changes in the final product. However, in such instances, the changes in selling price may lag the metal prices by a period. This delay happens as time is required to implement the necessary modifications to the customer pricing strategy.

Companies Mentioned

3D Systems, Arcam, EOS, Renishaw, EnvisionTEC, ExOne, Materialise, Sciaky, SLM Solutions, and Stratasys.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Global 3D metal printing machines market by geography 2016-2021
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global 3D metal printing machines market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global 3D metal printing machines market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Market overview
      • Table Global 3D metal printing machines market by end- user 2016 and 2021
    • Global 3D metal printing machines market by aerospace sector
      • Table Global 3D metal printing machines market by aerospace sector 2016-2021 ($millions)
    • Global 3D metal printing machines market by healthcare sector
      • Table Global 3D metal printing machines market by healthcare sector 2016-2021 ($millions)
    • Global 3D metal printing machines market by automotive sector
      • Table Global 3D metal printing machines market by automotive sector 2016-2021 ($millions)
      • Table Global vehicle sales by vehicle types 2016 (%)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Market overview
      • Table Global 3D metal printing machines market by geography 2016 and 2021 (%)
    • 3D metal printing machines market in the US
      • Table 3D metal printing machines market in the US 2016- 2021 ($ millions)
    • 3D metal printing machines market in China
      • Table 3D metal printing machines market in China 2016- 2021 ($ millions)
    • 3D metal printing machines market in Japan
      • Table 3D metal printing machines market in Japan 2016- 2021 ($ millions)
    • 3D metal printing machines market in Germany
      • Table 3D metal printing machines market in Germany 2016- 2021 ($ millions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Regional share of vehicle sales in 2016 (%)
      • Table Regional share of wind capacity installation in 2016 (%)
    • Market challenges
      • Table Ferro Titanium price change May 2016-January 2017 (%)
      • Table Aluminum price change May 2016-April 2017 (%)
  • Market trends
    • Increased investments in the aerospace and defense sector in APAC
    • Increased gas turbine installation in the US
    • Increased demand for dental implantation
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors for 3D metal printing machines
  • Key vendor analysis
    • 3D Systems
      • Table Products and services offered by 3D Systems
      • Table 3D metal printing machines offered by 3D Systems
    • Arcam
      • Table Products offered by Arcam
    • EOS
      • Table Products offered by EOS
      • Table 3D metal printing machines offered by EOS
    • Renishaw
      • Table Products offered by Renishaw
      • Table Products offered by Renishaw in 3D printing
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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