DUBLIN, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets
(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nzld4d/3d_printing) has announced the addition of the "3D Printing Materials Market for Electronics & Consumer Products, Automotive, Medical, Industrial, Education, Aerospace and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020" report to their offering.
Raw materials used in the production of 3D printing products are termed as 3D printing materials. 3D printing materials are broadly classified into ceramics, plastics, metals and others. These materials play a vital role in 3D printing technology and are used to convert digital files into tangible 3D printing objects. Based on materials used in printing, fused material technology and reactive material technology are the two technology types used for 3D printing. Various materials used in 3D printing include polyamide, alumide, titanium, silver, gold, paintable resin, bronze, brass and stainless steel.
The 3D printing materials market is expected to grow significantly in the next few years, due to high demand for 3D printing technology in various industries such as electronics, consumer products, automotive, aerospace and medical. Additionally, demand for 3D printing for consumer products, electronics and automotives has increased over the last couple of years due to incorporation of new printing materials such as metal. This is supporting the growth of 3D printing. 3D printed electronic gadgets and 3D printed cars are expected to boost the demand for 3D printing in the near future.
This, in turn, is projected to increase the demand for 3D materials. Furthermore, regulatory support from various governmental bodies for the usage of 3D printing technology in various industries and the education sector is anticipated to boost the market growth in coming years. However, the high cost of the materials used for 3D printing may hamper market growth. Nonetheless, development of the 3D printing and scanning technology is expected to provide new opportunities for the 3D printing materials market.
In terms of volume, plastics accounted for approximately 48% of the global 3D printing materials market in 2013. The segment is expected to witness the highest growth in the next few years. ABS, PLA, PMMA, polycarbonate and PVC are a few types of polymers used for 3D printing. Demand for plastics is high in the 3D printing market as it offers excellent durability and flexibility. Additional advantages of plastics are that plastics are available in a wide range of colors. Thus, plastics are more popular as 3D printing materials. Ceramics include clay, plaster and silica. Titanium, aluminum, nickel, steel and copper are the major metals that are used in 3D printing.
Stratasys, Ltd., 3D Systems, Inc., Solidscape, Inc., EOS GmbH, ExOne GmbH, Optomec, Voxeljet AG, Concept Laser GmbH, Arcam AB and SLM Solutions GmbH are the key players in the market.
Key Topics Covered:
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Executive Summary
Chapter 3 3D Printing Materials Market - Industry Analysis
Chapter 4 Global 3D Printing Materials Market - Product Type Analysis
Chapter 5 Global 3D Printing Materials Market - Application Analysis
Chapter 6 3D Printing Materials Market - Regional Analysis
Chapter 7 Company Profiles
- 3D Systems, Inc.
- Arcam AB
- Concept Laser GmbH
- EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
- ExOne GmbH
- SLM Solutions GmbH
- Solidscape, Inc.
- Stratasys, Ltd.
- Voxeljet AG
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