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Global Automotive 3D Printing Market 2017-2021

Global Automotive 3D Printing Market 2017-2021

About Automotive 3D Printing

3D printing is a process which involves many concepts and technologies. It can be used to produce a range of products using different materials depending on the application. This technology is similar to computer numerical control (CNC). The only difference is that CNC is a subtractive manufacturing process while 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process.

The advancement in this technology is mostly application-based, where special research is carried out as per the needs of the target industry. Experts believe that 3D printing technology is in its initial stages of application with immense potential to revolutionize production technology.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global automotive 3D printing market to grow at a CAGR of 45.47% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global automotive 3D printing market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the new shipments and sales data from the technology developers.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Automotive 3D Printing 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
  • Stratasys
Other prominent vendors
  • Arcam
  • Autodesk
  • EnvisionTEC
  • EOS
  • ExOne
  • Optomec
  • Ultimaker
Market driver
  • Introduction of low-cost entry level 3D printers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Price for a 3D printing machine does not justify its productivity
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Simultaneous multi-material technology
  • 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 Automotive 3D Printing Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global automotive 3D printing market: 3D Systems and Stratasys.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Arcam, Autodesk, EnvisionTEC, EOS, ExOne, Optomec, and Ultimaker.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Simultaneous multi-material technology. Innovations in 3D printing market are in terms of technology and the cost of ownership. There are a number of options available in the market for multi-material 3D printing, and these are expensive with the limitation on the type of materials with which they can print. This condition was realized and researched upon in the MIT University where they designed a multi-material printer at a cost 35 times lower than what Stratasys was offering. It is called the MultiFab printer having a larger material portfolio capability. It is a ready printer to manufacture from the most basic material to highly advance material. The success of the products printed from the same are under testing for a product life cycle analysis.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Introduction of low-cost entry level 3D printers. HP has introduced an entry level 3D printer with multi-material injection technology, and Mattel has launched its first 3D printer at $299, called ThingMaker. This will bring the 3D printing technology to the household market. This affordable entry-level technology will fetch the volume that this market needs to develop and bring down the prices for high-capability 3D printers that are currently being used for industrial applications only.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Price for a 3D printing machine does not justify its productivity. The 3D printing technology attracts investments based on its application, size of the product, and material it uses. The 3D printing technology has not reached a level of mass production yet. Even though it saves time in rapid prototyping, custom part development, and complex shape designs, it is still not feasible to be used by each manufacturer tier in the automotive supply chain. The investment can be justified if it could be used for mass manufacturing right up to the assembly line. The advancement of this kind of technology could save logistic costs and effectively maintain the just-in-time requirements.

Companies Mentioned

3D Systems and Stratasys, Arcam, Autodesk, EnvisionTEC, EOS, ExOne, Optomec, and Ultimaker.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Two fundamentals of 3D printing
      • Table History of development of 3D printing
      • Table A generic manufacturing model by 3D printing
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global automotive 3D printing market segmentation
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automotive 3D printing market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by 3D printing solution
    • Market overview
      • Table Applications and materials employed by automotive industry
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automotive 3D printing market by solution 2016
      • Table Global automotive 3D printing market by solution 2021
    • Global automotive 3D printing market by products
      • Table Global automotive 3D printing market by products 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global automotive 3D printing market by materials
      • Table Global automotive 3D printing market by materials 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global automotive 3D printing market by services
      • Table Global automotive 3D printing market by services 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation contract type
    • Market overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global automotive 3D printing market by contract type 2016
      • Table Global automotive 3D printing market by contract type 2021
    • Global automotive 3D printing market by outsourced
      • Table Global automotive 3D printing market by outsourced contract type 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global automotive 3D printing market by in-house
      • Table Global automotive 3D printing market by in-house 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Geographic segmentation
    • Market overview
      • Table Automotive 3D printing market share 2016
      • Table Automotive 3D printing market share 2021
      • Table Global automotive 3D printing market 2017-2021
    • Automotive 3D printing market in Americas
      • Table Automotive 3D printing market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Automotive 3D printing market in EMEA
      • Table Automotive 3D printing market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Automotive 3D printing market in APAC
      • Table Automotive 3D printing market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Time and cost for primitive development process
      • Table Time and cost for 3D printing development process
      • Table Generic development process for an automotive product with normal manufacturing process
      • Table Development process with 3D printing
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Simultaneous multi-material technology
    • 3D printing lithography laser system technology
    • Localizing production of spare parts
    • Carbon3D CLIP technology
  • Vendor landscape
    • Overview
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • 3D printing market: Current standing
      • Table The market standing of major players
    • 3D Systems
    • Stratasys
      • Table Stratasys: Product portfolio
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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