The Future of 3D Printing to 2025

This report is based on extensive primary and secondary research, providing a unique depth of information and analysis of the 3D printing market

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 13 May 2015
Product format: Digital Copy, Hard Copy
Forecast range: 2015-2025

Key Findings:

  • Improvement in economies of use and quality of printed parts is expected to drive the overall global 3D printing market to reach a value of $5.9 billion in 2015.
  • The sector is forecast to grow to $49 billion in 2025, representing an annual growth rate of 23.7% CAGR for the 10-year period.
  • With detailed analysis of the factors driving and influencing the global market for 3D printing, this comprehensive report will help you plan your business strategy with confidence.

Description

OUR EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

  • Quantitative 10-year market forecasts broken down by printing technology, end use and geography
  • Comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape, key drivers and major players
  • 85 tables and figures of exclusive data on the 3D printing industry based on primary research 

METHODOLOGY

This report is based on extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research included interviews with industry experts across the globe. Secondary research included analysis of Smithers Pira’s comprehensive printing industry database, as well as additional information gathered from a wide range of printing associations, suppliers and key industry contacts around the world. The Future of 3D Printing to 2025 provides a unique depth of information and analysis. 

WHAT WILL YOU DISCOVER?

  • Qualitative and quantitative forecasts broken down by printing technology, raw material, end use and geography
  • Keep up-to-date on the latest market trends and emerging technologies and how they are likely to impact on the 3D printing market
  • Get the complete picture of the shape of the 3D printing industry to 2025 to help plan your business strategy with confidence 

WHO SHOULD BUY THIS REPORT?

  • Printers
  • Equipment and machinery suppliers
  • Consumables suppliers
  • Brand owners
  • Consultants and analysts  

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

  • An electronic version of the report in PDF format. You may add a hardcopy version (mailed to you) - see the order form for details
  • 10-year market forecasts
  • Analyses of key trends, strategic market forecasts and extensive tables and figures

Table of Contents

Executive summary

  • 3D printing market 2015–2025
  • Technology trends
  • Market end-use trends
  • Printer machinery trends
  • Raw material trends
  • Geographic trends
  • Future view

Introduction and methodology

  • Report scope
  • Report objective
  • Methodology
  • List of definitions

Technology forecasts to 2025

  • Introduction
    • Summary of technologies
    • History of technology development
  • Stereolithography apparatus
    • How technology works
    • Benefits & shortcomings
    • Differences compared to digital light processing
  • Fused filament fabrication (FFF) processes – extruded filament fusion  
    • How technology works
    • Benefits & shortcomings
    • Technology drives market differentiation – commercial vs. DIY consumer
  • Jet printing – inkjet processes
    • How technology works
    • Benefits & shortcomings
    • Material jetting technology vs. binder jetting technology
  • Powder bed fusion (PBF) processes – selective laser sintering (SLS)
    • How technology works
    • Benefits & shortcomings
    • Comparative discussion of other powder bed fusion processes: selective laser sintering (SLS), direct laser sintering (DLS), direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), selective laser melting (SLM) and e-beam melting (EBM)
  • Other processes – selective deposition lamination (SDL)
    • How technology works
    • Benefits & shortcomings
  • Technology outlook to 2025 (top 10 technology developments)
    • Advances in material jetting technology – Stratasys, 3D Systems, HP
    • Jetting potential for metals
    • Developments in large-scale FFF technology
    • Metal printing and GE
    • Higher speed PBF
    • Bio-printing
    • Compounded raw material innovation
    • Digital scanning supports new 3D printing growth
    • Potential for remote-location printing and JIT manufacturing to realign the global supply chain
    • Impact of patent expiry

Market forecasts to 2025

  • Introduction
  • Geographic trends & drivers
    • Markets and applications
    • Global market value forecast by market
    • Printer shipment by market
    • Printer shipment and value forecast by technology
    • Raw material market value and volume (tonnes) forecast
    • Industrial markets & applications
    • Academics & education
      •  Aerospace
      •  Architecture
      •  Automotive
      •  Business & industrial machinery/equipment
      •  Consumer products; e.g. footwear, smart phones
      •  Government & military
      •  Industrial tooling for moulds
      •  Mass-transit
      •  Medical & dental devices, e.g. hearing aids
      •  Medical & dental diagnostics & treatment
      •  Medical prosthetic devices
      •  Motorcycle
      •  Prototyping; general not included in others
      •  Reverse engineered parts; general not included in others
      •  Safety gear
      •  Scientific 3D visual models
      •  Sensors & embedded circuitry
      •  Other; jigs & fixtures, gears, impellers, etc.
    • DIY consumer markets/ applications
      •  Consumer goods; e.g. apparel, furnishings
      •  Hobbies & crafts; e.g. general uses
      •  Other
  • Regional market views
  • Examples in pictures 

Printer machinery markets (by technology) to 2025

  • Introduction
  • Stereolithography (SLA) – photopolymerization
    • Extruded filament fusion process; e.g. fused deposition modelling (FDM®)
    • Jet printing – Inkjet processes
    • Powder bed fusion, e.g. selective laser sintering (SLS)
    • Other; e.g. selective deposition lamination (SDL)
  • Printing economics
    •  The economic limitations of 3D printing
    •  Mitigating economic limitations with market focus and technology innovation
  • Global printer machinery market value forecast by technology
  • Global printer machinery shipments forecast by technology
  • Regional printer machinery market value forecast
  • Regional printer machinery market shipments forecast
  • Global printer value and shipment forecast – industrial versus DIY consumer markets
  • Global printer machinery shipments by market

Raw material market forecast to 2025

  • Introduction
  • Raw materials, pricing, and price performance
    •  Polyolefins; e.g. HDPE, PP
    •  ABS (acrylonitrile-butadienestyrene)
    •  P LA (polylactic acid) bioplastic
    •  PA (polyamide); Nylon 6, 6/6, 12
    •  PC (Polycarbonate)
    •  TPE (Thermoplastic elastomers); e.g. TPU (TPurethane)
    •  High-temperature plastics; e.g. Ultem™ PEI (polyetherimide) and PEEK
    •  Photopolymers; e.g. liquid acrylic compounds, epoxy
    •  Other; e.g. metal & ceramic powders and fillers (glass, carbon-fibre, etc.)
  • Global raw material market value forecast
  • Global raw material volume (metric ton) forecast
  • Regional raw material market value forecast
  • Regional raw material volume (metric ton) forecast

Geographic market forecast to 2025

  • North America
    •  Overall market value forecast
    •  Printer shipment and market value forecast
    •  Printer shipment forecast by technology
    •  Raw material market value and volume (tonnes) forecast
  • Europe
    • Overall market value forecast
    • Printer shipment and market value forecast
    • Printer shipment forecast by technology
    • Raw material market value and volume (tonnes) forecast
  • Asia
    • Overall market value forecast
    • Printer shipment and market value forecast
    • Printer shipment forecast by technology
    • Raw material market value and volume (tonnes) forecast
  • Rest of the world
    • Overall market value forecast
    • Printer shipment and market value forecast
    • Printer shipment forecast by technology
    • Raw material market value and volume (tonnes) forecast
  • Global view
    • Overall market value forecast
    • Printer shipment and market value forecast
    • Printer shipment forecast by technology
    • Raw material market value and volume (tonnes) forecast

Strategic direction to 2025

  • Market and technology gaps
  • What needs to be done?
  • The potential opportunity
  • Strategic concepts to consider

Tables and Figures

  • 3D printing market 2013, 2014, 2015–2025
  • 3D technologies
  • 3D printing trends to 2025
  • Selected 3D products
  •  3D printed automobile body
  • Stereolithography (SLA)
  • Extruded filament fusion process, e.g. Fused deposition modelling
  • Jet printing, e.g. Inkjet processes
  • Powder bed fusion, e.g. Selective laser sintering, selective powder sintering
  • Other; e.g. selective deposition lamination (SDL)
  • 3D printing market value chain
  • Geographic trends & drivers
  • Global 3D printing industrial market value forecast by market
  • Global 3D printing markets by value sector
  • Regional 3D printing market value forecast by region
  • Regional 3D printing market share by region
  • Regional 3D printer shipment forecast by region
  • Examples in pictures
  • Stereolithography (SL or SLA) & direct light processing (DLP)
  • Extruded filament fusion process; e.g. fused deposition modelling (FDM®)
  • Jet printing (inkjet – binder and material jetting)
  • Powder bed fusion (PBF), e.g. selective laser sintering (SLS),
  • Other; e.g. selective deposition lamination (SDL)
  • Illustrative comparative printing economics
  • Regional 3D printer machinery market value forecast
  • Regional 3D printer shipment forecast
  • Printing processes by market
  • Global printer value by technology
  • Raw material price-performance pyramid
  • Global 3D raw materials by type, $ millions 2015–2025
  • Global 3D printing raw material value share (by type) 2015–2025
  • Global 3D raw materials by type, tonnes 2015–2025
  • Regional 3D printing raw material value share 2015–2025
  • North America 3D industrial market value by end-use 2015–2025
  • Europe 3D industrial market value by end-use 2015–2025
  • Asia 3D industrial market value by end-use 2015–2025
  • ROW 3D industrial market value by end-use 2015–2025
  • Global 3D industrial market value by end-use 2015–2025
  • Strategic direction to 2025
  • Report scope
  • List of definitions
  • List of raw material definitions
  • Technology summary
  • Top 10 technology developments & development forecasts (2025)
  • Global 3D printing market value by value sector 2013, 2014, 2015–2025
  • Regional 3D printing market value forecast 2013, 2014, 2015–2025
  • Regional 3D printer market forecast – printer shipment equivalents 2013, 2014, 2015–2025
  • Global printer value and shipment forecast – industrial vs DIY consumer markets
  • Global 3D printing value forecasts by market 2013, 2014, 2015–2025
  • Global printer market forecasts – printer shipments 2013, 2014, 2015–2025
  • Global printer machinery market value by technology 2013, 2014, 2015–2025
  • 3D printing market 2013, 2014, 2015–2025
  • 3D technologies
  • 3D printing trends to 2025
  • Selected 3D products
  •  3D printed automobile body
  • Stereolithography (SLA)
  • Extruded filament fusion process, e.g. Fused deposition modelling
  • Jet printing, e.g. Inkjet processes
  • Powder bed fusion, e.g. Selective laser sintering, selective powder sintering
  • Other; e.g. selective deposition lamination (SDL)
  • 3D printing market value chain
  • Geographic trends & drivers
  • Global 3D printing industrial market value forecast by market
  • Global 3D printing markets by value sector
  • Regional 3D printing market value forecast by region
  • Regional 3D printing market share by region
  • Regional 3D printer shipment forecast by region
  • Examples in pictures
  • Stereolithography (SL or SLA) & direct light processing (DLP)
  • Extruded filament fusion process; e.g. fused deposition modelling (FDM®)
  • Jet printing (inkjet – binder and material jetting)
  • Powder bed fusion (PBF), e.g. selective laser sintering (SLS),
  • Other; e.g. selective deposition lamination (SDL)
  • Illustrative comparative printing economics
  • Regional 3D printer machinery market value forecast
  • Regional 3D printer shipment forecast
  • Printing processes by market
  • Global printer machinery shipments by technology 2013, 2014, 2015–2025
  • Regional printer machinery market value forecast – $ value 2013, 2014, 2015–2025
  • Regional printer machinery shipment forecast – $ value 2013, 2014, 2015–2025
  • Global printer values and shipment forecast – industrial versus DIY consumer markets
  • Global printer machinery shipments by market type 2013, 2014, 2015–2025
  • Raw material pricing; 2013, 2014, 2015–2025
  • Global raw material market value by type 2013, 2014, 2015–2025
  • Global raw material market volume by type 2013, 2014, 2015–2025
  • Regional raw material market value forecast 2013, 2014, 2015–2025
  • Regional raw material market volume forecast 2013, 2014, 2015–2025
  • North America 3D printing market value forecast by end-use ($ 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • North America 3D printer shipment forecast by end-use (shipment count 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • North America 3D printer market value by technology ($ 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • North America 3D printer shipment forecast by technology (shipment count 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • North America 3D printer raw material market value by type ($ 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • North America 3D printer raw material market volume by type (tonnes 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • Europe 3D printing market value forecast by end-use ($ 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • Europe 3D printer shipment forecast by end-use (shipment count 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • Europe 3D printer market value by technology ($ 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • Europe 3D printer shipment forecast by technology (shipment count 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • Europe 3D printer raw material market value by type ($ 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • Europe 3D printer raw material market volume by type (tonnes 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • Asia 3D printing market value forecast by end-use ($ 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • Asia 3D printer shipment forecast by end-use (shipment count 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • Asia 3D printer market value by technology ($ 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • Asia 3D printer shipment forecast by technology (shipment count 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • Asia 3D printer raw material market value by type ($ 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • Asia 3D printer raw material market volume by type (tonnes 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • ROW 3D printing market value forecast by end-use ($ 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • ROW 3D printer shipment forecast by end-use (shipment count 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • ROW 3D printer market value by technology ($ 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • ROW 3D printer shipment forecast by technology (shipment count 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • ROW 3D printer raw material market value by type ($ 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)
  • ROW 3D printer raw material market volume by type (tonnes 2013, 2014, 2015–2025)