3D Printing Materials Market

Segmentation by Form (Powder, Liquid, and Filament); by Type (Plastic, Metal, Ceramic, and Others); by End-User (Construction, Industrial, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Healthcare, Education & Research, and Others) – Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2030

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Report ID: 3343 | Published On: Feb 09, 2023
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Global 3D Printing Materials Market Regional Synopsis

Regionally, the global 3D printing materials market is segmented into five major regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa region. The market in North America region is estimated to garner largest share over the forecast period on the back of growing aerospace and automotive sectors, which are the major end-users for 3D printing technology. As of 2019, over 45% of all aircrafts, which is around 200,000 aircrafts, are based in the United States. Moreover, U.S. has more than 5,100 public airports. This is also expected to fuel the demand for 3D printing materials. The increasing demand for 3D printing of prototypes will raise the demand for 3D printing materials, which is estimated to boost the market growth in the region.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is estimated to witness highest CAGR over the forecast period on account of growing economic development and presence of major automobile manufacturers in the region. Moreover, the growing use of 3D printing in the manufacturing industry is also estimated to encourage the market growth in the region.

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The global 3D printing materials market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

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Major Macro-Economic Indicators Impacting the Market Growth

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The never-ending growth in internet accessibility around the world along with numerous technological advancements comprising 5G, blockchain, cloud services, Internet of Things (IoT), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) among others have significantly boosted the economic growth in the last two decades. As of April 2021, there were more than 4.5 billion users that were actively using the internet globally. Moreover, the growth in ICT sector has significantly contributed towards GDP growth, labor productivity, and R&D spending among other transformations of economies in different nations of the globe. Furthermore, the production of goods and services in the ICT sector is also contributing to the economic growth and development. As per the statistics in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s database, the ICT good exports (% of total good exports) globally grew from 10.816 in 2015 to 11.536 in 2019. In 2019, these exports in Hong Kong SAR, China amounted to 56.65%, 25.23% in East Asia & Pacific, 26.50% in China, 25.77% in Korea, Rep., 8.74% in the United States, and 35.01% in Vietnam. These are some of the important factors that are boosting the growth of the market.

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global 3D printing materials market includes the following segments:

By Form

  • Powder
  • Liquid
  • Filament

By Type

  • Plastic
  • Metal
  • Ceramic
  • Others

By End-User

  • Construction
  • Industrial
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive
  • Healthcare
  • Education & Research
  • Others

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Adoption of 3D Printing Technology
  • Growing Aerospace and Automotive Industry


  • High Cost of 3D Printing Material and 3D Printers

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Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

    • General Electric Company
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • 3D Systems, Inc.
    • Stratasys Ltd.
    • Materialise NV
    • Arkema group
    • Evonik Industries AG
    • The ExOne company
    • Höganäs AB
    • DSM
    • CRP Service S.r.l.

In The News

  • April 2022: IBSRELA the first and only NHE3 inhibitor for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) in adults, has been made available by the biopharmaceutical company Ardelyx. The first Ardelyx product to receive approval from the US Food and Drug Administration is IBSRELA.
  • March 2022: Indegene a provider of technology-driven healthcare solutions, & meta Me Health, a maker of Regulora and a Prescription Digital Therapeutics (PDT) business, teamed up to offer Regulora as a remedy for irritable bowel syndrome-related stomach pain (IBS).

Global Economic Impact

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Despite Inflation & Fearing Recession, Businesses Across the Globe Expected to Do Better in 2023:

In 2023, market players might incur losses due to huge gap in currency translation followed by contracting revenues, shrinking profit margins & cost pressure on logistics and supply chain.
Controlling Inflation has become the first priority for global economies from last quarter of 2022 and to be followed in 2023. With skewed economic situations, rise in interest rate by governments to control spending and inflation, spiked oil and gas prices, high inflation, geo-political issues including U.S. & China trade war, Russia-Ukraine conflict to intensify the global economic issues.
The interest rates in the U.S. may be less sensitive in 2023 as compared to 2022; sigh of relief for businesses. Positive business sentiments, healthy business balance sheets, growth in construction spending (private construction value in 2022 stood at $1,429.2 billion, 11.7 percent (±1.0 percent) above the $1,279.5 billion spent in 2021, Residential construction in 2022 was $899.1 billion, up by 13.3 percent (±2.1 percent) from $793.7 billion in 2021, non-residential construction touched $530.1 billion, 9.1 percent (±1.0 percent) above the $485.8 billion in 2021.) showcases minimal impact of recession in the country.
Similarly, spiked spending in the European and major Asia economics including, India, China & Japan to showcase less impact on the global demand.

Key Questions Answered in the Report

1) What are the major factors driving the growth of the 3D printing material market?

Ans: Increasing adoption of 3D printing technology in the aerospace, automotive, and other industries is the major factor driving the market growth.

2) What would be the CAGR of 3D printing material market over the forecast period?

Ans: The market is anticipated to attain a ~15% CAGR over the forecast period, i.e., 2022-2030.

3) What are the challenges affecting the 3D printing material market growth?

Ans: High price of 3D printing material is one of the factors estimated to hamper the market growth.

4) Which region will provide more business opportunities for growth of 3D printing material market in future?

Ans: The market in Asia Pacific is estimated to garner the largest market share owing to the growing automotive sector along with economic development and technological advancement in the region.

5) Who are the major players dominating the 3D printing material market?

Ans: The major players in the market are 3D Systems, Inc., Stratasys Ltd., Materialise NV, Arkema group, Evonik Industries AG, The ExOne company, Höganäs AB, and others.

6) How are the company profiles selected?

Ans: The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

7) What are the segments in the 3D printing material market?

Ans: The market is segmented by form, type, end-user, and by region.

8) Which sub-segment captures the largest market size in the type segment in the market?

Ans: The plastic segment is anticipated to hold largest market over the forecast period on the back of easy availability, lighter weight, low cost, and less material loss in prototypes.

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