3D Printing Plastics Market Size & Share, Sector / Industry Report & Analysis, 2018-2025 (Includes Business Impact of COVID-19)

  • TBI550965
  • August 01, 2019
  • Global
  • 132 pages
  • HCCResearch
                                              Abstract, Snapshot, Market Analysis & Market Definition: Global 3D Printing Plastics Market

The global 3D printing plastics market size was estimated at USD 335 million in 2017. It is projected to register a CAGR of 24.9% from 2018 to 2025. Ease in customized product development, coupled with favourable government investments, is likely to boost the growth of the market over the coming years.In addition, rising demand from Application industries such as automotive and aerospace is anticipated to stoke market growth.
Recent developments in the additive manufacturing industry have opened new avenues for the automotive industry. It has facilitated development of innovative, stronger, lighter, and safer components and parts with lesser lead times as well as costs. OEMs mainly utilize 3D printing for rapid prototyping. Thus, expansion of the automotive industry is poised to keep the demand for 3D printing plastics high over the coming years.
Applications of 3D printing are widening across different Application industries. Nowadays, 3D printing is extensively used to manufacture shoes, musical instruments, building parts, car components, dental, jewellery, functional ceramics, robots, prosthetics, and casts. Growing investments in these business sectors coupled with favourable government support are expected to trigger the demand for 3D printing plastics.
Rapid advancements in various materials and technologies are helping the market gain traction. In addition, ability to produce tools, prototypes, fixtures, and other finished products through utilization of additive manufacturing will further stimulate the demand for 3D printing plastics.
3D printing or additive manufacturing is considered highly efficient as compared to various other traditional manufacturing methods. It enables production by reducing time, efforts, and costs incurred in a project. Moreover, it does not even require specialized tooling to create a prototype. Additive manufacturing also avoids several tooling related constraints for geometries.

Market Segmentation, Outlook & Viewpoint: Global 3D Printing Plastics Market

Type Market Segmentation & Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)




Polylactic acid


Form Market Segmentation & Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)




Application Market Segmentation & Outlook (Volume, Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)



Aerospace & Defence

Consumer Goods

Key Players, Recent Developments & Regional Insights: Global 3D Printing Plastics Market

There is a high demand for 3D printing plastics in the aerospace industry. Increasing aircraft manufacturing for defence and commercial purposes is likely to contribute to the growth of the segment. Military aviation is anticipated to witness a decline in terms of revenue on account of reduction in military expenditures in several countries, while commercial aircraft production is poised to flourish on account of boom in passenger air traffic. Airbus Group’s A350 and Boeing’s Dreamliner are among the most popular aircraft fleets witnessing demand in the aviation industry.
Medical was the largest application segment in 2017. 3D printing plastics offer benefits such as cost effectiveness and ease in customization. Growing incidence of vascular and osteoarthritis diseases is playing an imperative role in the growth of the segment. Moreover, improved technology, favourable government support, and rapid product development are expected to stir up the demand for 3D printing plastics in medical applications.
Type Insights
Photopolymers was the most prominent plastic type segment in the 3D printing plastics market in 2017. The segment is likely to maintain its position in the market through 2025. Photopolymers are soluble liquid mixture of monomer, polymer base, and oligomers along with a photoinitiator. They are lightly sensitive polymeric materials, which when exposed to light, change their physical as well as chemical properties. Ultra violet rays initiate reaction and change properties of photopolymers. They are extensively utilized in various printing technologies, including inkjet, polyjet, and 3D jetted printing.
Polyamide/Nylon is likely to post the highest CAGR of 28.5% during the forecast period. Nylon is also called polyamide (PA). Nylon 6 and Nylon 6, 6 are two different grades of nylon, consisting similar ratios of hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and carbon. Nylon consists of a comparatively higher melting point, which allows it to become an ideal material to be used in several applications. In addition, it contains strong oxygen barrier properties, thus making it suitable for combination with other materials that do not possess good gas resistance, such as paper.

Regional Insights
North America was the leading revenue contributor in the global arena in 2017, accounting for a revenue share of over 40.0%. Asia Pacific is estimated to be the most promising region during the forecast period owing to booming automotive and medical manufacturing industries in emerging economies such as India and China.
North America comprises of matured markets and is characterized by a technologically advanced 3D printing industry. Lack of capital investment and dearth of skilled labour in the additive manufacturing industry are projected to limit the growth of the market. Rise in merger & acquisitions, increasing investments in R&D, operation integration, and site relocations are escalating the growth of the market for 3D printing plastics in North America.
3D Printing Plastics market Share Insights
Key manufacturers engaged in manufacturing 3D printing plastic filaments include 3D Systems Corporation; Arkema Inc.; Envisiontec Inc.; Stratasys Ltd.; and Materialse NV. Market participants are engaged in expanding the range of 3D printing plastics as well as their applications. As technologies are rapidly advancing, manufacturers of 3D printed plastics are focusing on streamlining pre and post production processes.
In April 2018, Stratasys Ltd. added Antero 800NA, a PEKK-based high performance thermoplastic, to its product portfolio of 3D printing materials. The material is ideal for manufacturing lightweight parts and would assist in attaining increased profit margins.

Key Insights Covered: Global 3D Printing Plastics Market
1.  North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Latin America market size (sales, revenue and growth rate) of 3D Printing Plastics industry.
2. Global major manufacturers' operating situation (sales, revenue, growth rate and gross margin) of 3D Printing Plastics industry.
3. Global major countries (United States, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Russia, Spain, China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Africa, Mexico, Brazil, C. America, Chile, Peru, Colombia) market size (sales, revenue and growth rate) of 3D Printing Plastics industry.
4. SWOT analysis, New Project Investment Feasibility Analysis, Upstream raw materials and manufacturing equipment & Industry chain analysis of 3D Printing Plastics industry.
5. Global market size (sales, revenue) forecast by regions and countries from 2019 to 2024 of 3D Printing Plastics industry.

Research Methodology: Global 3D Printing Plastics Market
  • Data collection and base year analysis is done using data collection modules with large sample sizes. The market data is analyzed and forecasted using market statistical and coherent models. Also market share analysis and key trend analysis are the major success factors in the market report. To know more please Request a Sample Report.
  • Demand Side Primary Contributors: OEMs, Industrial Professionals, Researches, Suppliers and Distributors, Group Purchasing Organizations, Associations, Insurers, Universities, Technological Writers, Scientists, Promoters, Investors among others.
  • Supply Side Primary Contributors: Product Managers, Marketing Managers, C-Level Executives, Distributors, Market Intelligence, Regulatory Affairs Managers among other

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Methodology and Scope
1.1 Research Methodology
1.2 Research Scope and Assumptions
1.3 List to Data Sources
1.4 List of AbbreviationsChapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Market SummaryChapter 3 Market Variables, Trends & Scope
3.1 Market Segmentation
3.2 3D Printing Plastics Market Dynamics
3.3 Market Driver Analysis
    3.3.1 Growing Demand From Automotive And Aerspoace Industries
    3.3.2 Favorable Government Support
3.4 Market Restraint Analysis
    3.4.1 High Costs Of The 3d Printed Products
3.5 Market Opportunity Assessment
    3.5.1 Rising Adoption Of 3d Printing I
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