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Global Commercial Aerospace 3D Printing Market 2017-2021

About Commercial Aerospace 3D Printing

3D printing is an additive process that involves the deposition of materials to transform a three-dimensional design into a physical component. The components are made layer by layer from a range of different materials, which include a range of metals, composites, and plastics in the filament, liquid resin, or fine powder forms. This rapidly evolving fabrication process is used in the development of advanced structures and components. The first step in creating an object is to create a 3D model that thoroughly explains the design part by part.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global commercial aerospace 3D printing market to grow at a CAGR of 23.01% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global commercial aerospace 3D printing market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Commercial Aerospace 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
  • Arcam
  • Arconic
  • EOS
  • ExOne
  • GKN
  • Höganäs
  • Materialise
  • Stratasys
Other prominent vendors
  • 3D System
  • Concept Laser
  • Norsk Titanium
  • SABIC
  • Sandvik
  • Solvay
  • Voxeljet
Market driver
  • Improved part performance with weight reduction
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Restriction for build-up envelope and product size
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Combining 3D printing with traditional manufacturing
  • 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 Commercial Aerospace 3D Printing Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global commercial aerospace 3D printing market: Arcam, Arconic, EOS, ExOne, GKN, Höganäs, Materialise, and Stratasys.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: 3D System, Concept Laser, Norsk Titanium, SABIC, Sandvik, Solvay, and Voxeljet.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is combining 3D printing with traditional manufacturing. The trend of 3D printing is in its initial phase of development, but it has a wide impact on several manufacturing industries. Researchers have paired traditional manufacturing with 3D printing and are anticipating greater profitability with this combination.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is improved part performance with weight reduction. 3D printing technology has provided designers with the freedom to explore complex part designs that can deliver maximum performance. It also facilitates the integration of parts. As conventional methods are required to check for the feasibility in product manufacturing, designers must consider the manufacturing constraints involved. For instance, sheet and wire cannot be produced by casting, and 3D components cannot be produced via rolling or extrusion. 3D printing has no such restrictions, and the flexibility in design and production can be ensured.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is restriction for build-up envelope and product size. An aircraft consists of very large components, and the acceptance of 3D printing will depend on how these products can be produced using the technology. Most technologies offer systems with a limited building scope, which makes 3D printing applicable for only small components. This is applicable to almost all 3D printing processes, but the major issue in aircraft is with powder bed fusion process a widely applied technology for metal printing. The biggest building scope for standard metal printing with the powder fusion bed process measures 0.8X0.4X0.5 m. There is a possibility to customize machines for customers, but this incurs high costs.

Companies Mentioned

Arcam, Arconic, EOS, ExOne, GKN, Höganäs, Materialise, and Stratasys, 3D System, Concept Laser, Norsk Titanium, SABIC, Sandvik, Solvay, Voxeljet

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Introduction
    • Steps in 3D printing
    • Value chain
      • Table Value chain of 3D printing for aerospace component production
    • Impact of 3D printing on supply chain compared with conventional manufacturing
      • Table Impact of 3D printing on supply chain compared with conventional manufacturing
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global commercial aerospace 3D printing market: Overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global commercial aerospace 3D printing market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by 3D printing vertical
    • Market segmentation by 3D printing vertical
      • Table Vertical – Market size & forecast 2016-2021 (%)
    • Comparison by vertical
      • Table Comparison by vertical
      • Table Printing technologies – Market size & forecast 2016-2021 (%)
      • Table Printing technologies – Market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Printing technologies – Year-over-year growth (%)
      • Table Material extrusion – Market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Material extrusion – Year-over-year growth (%)
      • Table Powder bed fusion – Market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Powder bed fusion – Year-over-year growth (%)
      • Table Others – Market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Others – Year-over-year growth (%)
      • Table Materials – Market size & forecast 2016-2021 (%)
      • Table Materials – Market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Materials – Year-over-year growth (%)
      • Table Commonly used polymer materials in aerospace applications
      • Table Polymers – Market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Polymers – Year-over-year growth (%)
      • Table Commonly used aircraft metals for 3D printing
      • Table Metal – Market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Metal – Year-over-year growth (%)
      • Table Composites – Market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Composites – Year-over-year growth (%)
    • Market opportunity by vertical
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global commercial aerospace 3D printing market – Market size & forecast 2016-2021 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • Americas – Market size & forecast
      • Table Americas – Market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Americas – Year-over-year growth (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in Americas
    • EMEA – Market size & forecast
      • Table EMEA – Market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table EMEA – Year-over-year growth (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in EMEA
    • APAC – Market size & forecast
      • Table APAC – Market size & forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table APAC – Year-over-year growth (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in APAC
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Combining 3D printing with traditional manufacturing
    • Influence of 3D printing on aircraft interiors
    • 3D-printed screw threads and fasteners
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
    • Arcam
      • Table Arcam: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
    • Arconic
      • Table Arconic: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
    • EOS
      • Table EOS: 3D printing devices by application
    • ExOne
      • Table ExOne: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
    • GKN
      • Table GKN: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
    • Höganäs
      • Table Höganäs: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
    • Materialise
      • Table Materialise: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
    • Stratasys
      • Table Stratasys: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (%)
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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