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3D Printing Materials Market - By Product (Ceramics, Plastics, Metals), 3D Printing Equipment Market - By Product (Polyjet, Fused Deposition Modeling, Selective Laser Sintering, Stereolithography),By End-user & Global Forecast, 2023-2032

  • Report ID: GMI1179
  • Published Date: Apr 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

3D Printing Materials Market Size

3D Printing Materials Market size surpassed USD 1 billion in 2022 and is estimated to register over 11% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. On the other hand, 3D Printing Equipment Market size amassed over USD 5 billion in 2022 and is slated to showcase over 17.5% growth rate during the same period.

3D Printing Materials Market

The extensive utilization of 3D printing technology across the automotive and aerospace sector for a range of purely aesthetic and fully functional applications will augment the demand for 3D printing materials and equipment in the foreseeable future. The automotive industry has witnessed a massive boom in recent years attributed to ongoing vehicle electrification and the considerable rise in demand for commercial vehicles for passenger transport and logistics applications.


3D printing materials and equipment usually associate high upfront costs and have significantly higher energy requirements compared to injection molding techniques for melting plastic with heat or laser. These attributes make them unsuitable for small batch production runs, thereby, may downsize the market share during the projection period.

However, the 3D printing technology has evolved and become more widespread, the cost of 3D printing has decreased significantly, making it more accessible to businesses and individuals alike. Major factors that are contributing to the declining cost include improved technology, competition, availability of a wider range of materials, and scalability.

3D Printing Materials Market Analysis

3D Printing Materials Market, By Product

With respect to the product landscape, the 3D printing materials market from the metals segment is set to amass over USD 3.5 billion by 2032. 3D printing metals are increasingly utilized for rapid prototyping and manufacturing finished production parts for mechanical engineering, aerospace, tooling, and more.

Metals such as copper and steel have gained immense popularity among jewelers . 3D printing has revolutionized the jewelry industry by making it easier and more cost-effective to create complex and intricate designs. This technology has helped the jewelry industry in various aspects, such as complex & intricate designs, Prototyping, small-scale production, casting, and repairs. 3D printing has transformed the industry by making it easier to create intricate and unique designs, while also streamlining the manufacturing process and reducing waste. This is certain to contribute to the market expansion over the coming years.

Based on the end-user, the 3D printing materials market size from electronics & consumer products is likely to expand at over 10.5% CAGR between 2023 and 2032. The integration of 3D printing technology and CAD design software helps companies develop PCBs and prototype electronic devices in-house and produce any desirable form of a product. 3D printing has the potential to revolutionize the electronics industry in several ways, including prototyping, customization, enclosures, small-scale production, manufacturing of replacement parts, and miniaturization, among others.

The growing technology usage in designing a variety of consumer products, including  3D-printed insoles, 3D-printed mascara brushes & helmet liners, 3D-printed carbon fiber bikes, and eyewear, will boost the sales of 3D printing equipment market demand.

3D Printing Equipment Market, By Product

The 3D printing equipment market from the stereolithography (SLA) is slated to garner over USD 8 billion in revenues by 2032. Stereolithography finds significant usage in creating cosmetic-ready prototypes, models, and complex parts constituting complex geometries while ensuring their single-day delivery. SLA parts are highly versatile and have the smoothest surface finishes, highest accuracy and resolution, and sharpest details of all 3D printing technologies. Thus, the remarkable attributes of stereolithography will help the segment gain significant impetus through the ensuing years.

3D Printing Materials Market, By Region

North American 3D printing materials market is poised to witness over 10% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, attributed to the flourishing aerospace and medical industries in the region. North America has the availability of a comprehensive range of 3D printing materials, which in addition to the robust technological landscape, will support regional industry growth. In recent years, the U.S. government has invested significant resources in advancing 3D printing technology. In addition, the regional government has been encouraging businesses to procure 3D-printed parts from small & mid-size suppliers that are based in the U.S. This will reduce the dependence on international suppliers, thus escalating the regional demand for 3d-printed products.

3D Printing Materials Market Share

  • Höganäs AB
  • 3D Systems Inc
  • Concept Laser GmbH
  • Stratasys Ltd
  • Arcam AB
  • Arkema S.A
  • Solidscape Inc
  • ExOne
  • EOS GmbH (Electro Optical Systems)
  • Voxeljet AG
  • EnvisionTEC GmbH
  • Royal DSM N.V
  • LPW Technology, Ltd
  • Optomec,
  • SLM Solutions

are the key players having a strong presence in the 3D printing materials and equipment market. Companies operating in this business vertical are focusing on expanding their global footprints by strengthening their strategic bonds.

For instance, in March 2022, 3D System inked a contract with Saudi Arabian Industrial Investments Company (Dussur) to escalate the use of additive manufacturing in Saudi Arabia and neighboring economies. The move aims to expand the company's presence in the Middle East region.

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreak had a middling impact on the 3D printing materials and equipment market. The stringent regulatory norms imposed during the initial months of the viral outbreak severely impacted the industry value chain. The unprecedented industry closure further impeded product demand from end-use industries, causing a significant slowdown across the industrial vertical.

However, on the flip side, the overwhelming demand for medical and specialized products such as PPE and the accelerating requirement for a low-cost, easy, and rapid fabrication method stimulated industry revenue streams. In addition, the increasing R&D expenditure focused on developing advanced preventive therapies and treatments to mitigate viral transmission is expected to bolster product demand over the coming years.

The 3D printing materials & equipment market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in tons for materials and units for equipment and revenue in USD million from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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3D Printing Materials market, By Product

  • Ceramics
  • Plastics
  • Metals
  • Others

3D Printing Materials Market, By End-user

  • Electronics & consumer products
  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Industrial
  • Education
  • Aerospace
  • Others

3D Printing Equipment Market, By Product

  • Polyjet
  • Fuse Deposition Modeling (FDM)
  • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
  • Stereolithography (SLA)
  • ColorJet
  • Others (MJM, DLP, etc.)

3D Printing Materials & Equipment Market, By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • GCC


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Hiralkumar Patel

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global market for 3D printing materials amassed over USD 1 billion in 2022 and is slated to exhibit over 11% CAGR from 2023 to 2032 whereas the global 3D printing equipment market value crossed USD 5 billion in 2022 and is poised to witness over 17.5% CAGR during the same timeline due to flourishing automotive and aerospace industries.

The 3D printing materials market value from the metals segment is expected to reach over USD 3.5 billion by 2032 owing to the increasing usage of 3D printing metals in a range of prototyping aerospace, mechanical engineering, and tooling applications.

The 3D printing equipment market size from the stereolithography (SLA) is poised to accumulate gains worth over USD 8 billion by 2032 due to the exceptional characteristics exhibited by stereolithography, including high versatility, excellent surface finish, resolution, and accuracy.

North America 3D printing materials market is primed to depict over 10% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, due to the positive outlook of the medical and aerospace industries and a strong technological landscape.

3D Printing Materials & Equipment Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 273
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