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Global 3D Printing Materials Market 2018-2022

Global 3D Printing Materials Market 2018-2022

About this market

Additive printing generates lower wastage than traditional printing due to the predetermination of the exact amount of materials required. Additive printing mitigates the waste generated by computerized numerical control (CNC) milling, which creates a rough shape initially to print the desired dimensions. 3D printing is an ideal solution to print products with detailed definitions as it can print fine details accurately. It also allows users to obtain the exact designs according to the requirement. Hence, the use of 3D printing reduces the volume of waste. The low wastage of cartridge in additive printing will drive the growth of the global 3D printing materials market during the forecast period. Technavio’s analysts have predicted that the 3D printing materials market will register a CAGR of about 39% by 2022.

Market Overview

Emergence of new 3D printing materials

Plastics, ceramics, and metals are the key materials used in 3D printing. Plastics are the most widely used 3D printing material as it is cost-effective and suitable for several applications. The vendors are making significant investments to develop inexpensive and versatile materials for different applications. Several vendors are expanding their portfolios to include new materials, which will drive the growth of the global 3D printing materials market during the forecast period.

High cost of training manpower

The cost of 3D printers and materials has also been increasing significantly in the recent years. Hence, training the workforce is an additional expense for companies. Therefore, the shortage of a skilled workforce will affect the growth of the global 3D printing materials market during the forecast period.

For the detailed list of factors that will drive and challenge the growth of the 3D printing materials market during the 2018-2022, view our report.

Competitive Landscape

The 3D printing materials market is moderately concentrated owing to the presence of several 3D printing materials market players. This market research report will help clients identify new growth opportunities and design unique growth strategies by providing a comprehensive analysis of the market’s competitive landscape and offering information on the products offered by companies.’


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Related market
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Global 3D printing materials market: Segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Market definition: Inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2017
      • Table Market size 2017
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing 2017
    • Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Global 3D printing materials market: Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Global 3D printing materials market: Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2017
    • Table Five forces analysis 2022
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Table Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Table Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Table Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
      • Table Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
      • Table Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition
      • Table Market condition: Five forces 2017
  • Market segmentation by type of material
    • Overview
      • Table Segmentation by type of material: Market share 2017-2022 (%)
    • Comparison by type material
      • Table Comparison by type of material
    • Thermoplastic polymer
      • Table Thermoplastic polymer: Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Thermoplastic polymer: Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Photopolymer
      • Table Photopolymer: Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Photopolymer: Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Metal powder
      • Table Metal powder: Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Metal powder: Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Others
      • Table Others: Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Others: Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Market opportunity by type of material
      • Table Market opportunity by type of material
  • Customer landscape
    • Table Customer landscape
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Segmentation by geography: Market share 2017-2022 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • Americas - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Americas: Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Americas: Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in Americas
    • EMEA - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table EMEA: Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table EMEA: Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in EMEA
    • APAC - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table APAC: Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table APAC: Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in APAC
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
      • Table Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Use of 3D printing to manufacture models of drones and quadcopters
    • Focus on recycling 3D printing materials
    • Increasing number of M&A
  • Vendor landscape
    • Overview
      • Table Vendor landscape
    • Landscape disruption
    • Competitive scenario
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendors covered
      • Table Vendors covered
    • Vendor classification
      • Table Vendor classification
    • Market positioning of vendors
      • Table Market positioning of vendors
    • 3D Systems
      • Table 3D Systems: Overview
      • Table 3D Systems: Business segments
      • Table 3D Systems: Organizational developments
      • Table 3D Systems: Geographic focus
      • Table 3D Systems: Segment focus
      • Table 3D Systems: Key offerings
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Overview
      • Table BASF: Business segments
      • Table BASF: Organizational developments
      • Table BASF: Geographic focus
      • Table BASF: Segment focus
      • Table BASF: Key offerings
    • Materialise
      • Table Materialise: Overview
      • Table Materialise: Business segments
      • Table Materialise: Organizational developments
      • Table Materialise: Geographic focus
      • Table Materialise: Segment focus
      • Table Materialise: Key offerings
    • Stratasys
      • Table Stratasys: Overview
      • Table Stratasys: Business operations
      • Table Stratasys: Organizational developments
      • Table Stratasys: Geographic focus
      • Table Stratasys: Business operations focus
      • Table Stratasys - Key offerings
    • Solvay
      • Table Solvay: Overview
      • Table Solvay: Business segments
      • Table Solvay: Organizational developments
      • Table Solvay: Geographic focus
      • Table Solvay: Segment focus
      • Table Solvay: Key offerings
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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