3D Concrete Printing Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, India, Japan, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE), Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027
Report ID: GMI4976
3D Concrete Printing Market size is projected to grow at a fast pace during 2021 to 2027 owing to the rising popularity of 3D printing residential, commercial, and infrastructure. The construction industry is one of the major industries contributing to the economic development of a country. In 2018, the global construction spending was USD 11.4 trillion and is estimated to reach around USD 14 trillion by 2025. With this growth, the construction industry is gradually shifting toward automated systems and robotic usages; therefore, this is likely to increase the adoption of 3D concrete printing techniques.
Growing use of technology in the construction industry, such as 3D concrete printing, would reduce dependency on human resources with the potential to increase efficiency and improve worker safety & health by reducing risky work. 3D concrete printing has the potential to reduce labor costs by up to 50 - 80%, construction wastes by 30 - 60%, and construction time by 50 - -70%.
3D concrete printing is a form of additive manufacturing that allows the production of a completely new building or construction components that were previously impossible to achieve with traditional concrete. 3D concrete offers numerous benefits including high productivity, low labor requirement & cost, flexible design, less construction waste, and environmental-friendly. Additionally, it can also be used to print pedestrian bridges, rapid construction of disaster relief shelters, military bunkers, structural & non-structural elements with complex geometries, constructing metal frames, printing molds for load-bearing components, and historical building part reproduction. However, there are a few drawbacks of 3D concrete printing such as the limited capacity of 3D printers for high-rise buildings, low degree of customization, and inadequate printing materials.
The 3D concrete printing market is segmented based on offering, technique, and end-user. Based on offering, the market is segmented into powder-based and extrusion-based. The offering segment is divided into printing services and materials. The extrusion-based technique is anticipated to dominate global market. This technique can create large-scale building components with complex geometrical designs by using traditional building materials. The powder-based technique is forecast to witness gradually through 2027 due to its rising applications in commercial buildings. The powder-based technique is highly suitable for small-scale building components, such as permanent formworks, panels, and interior structures, that can be assembled on-site.
Based on end-users, the 3D concrete printing market is segmented into residential, commercial, and infrastructure. The residential segment is a major consumer of 3D concrete printing. Emerging residential construction activities in developing countries, such as India, China, and Brazil, are likely to boost the adoption of 3D concrete printing techniques. The rising application of 3D concrete printing in the infrastructural sector is anticipated to spur the overall industry growth. Moreover, growing environmental impacts of the construction industry propelled by construction wastes and emissions are likely to offer new market growth opportunities.
The Asia Pacific region will showcase great potential with the adoption of 3D concrete printing along with the rapid urbanization and industrialization in the region. Additionally, rising environmental and sustainability concerns coupled with increasing urbanized population, especially in China and India, are also likely to boost the adoption of 3D concrete printing. However, the North America 3D concrete printing market is projected to be the fastest-growing market owing to surging construction activities in the U.S. and rising awareness of green buildings.
3D concrete printing can solve the labor shortage problem, especially in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, the U.S., the UAE, and Qatar, where construction is heavily dependent on migrated workers. Furthermore, the demand for 3D concrete printing is expected to expand with countries, such as Dubai, announcing that 25% of their buildings will be designed using this innovative technology by 2030.
The 3D concrete printing market share is moderately fragmented with the presence of small and big players across the globe. Some of the major players operating in the market are Winsun, XtreeE, Monolite UK, Carillion plc, Apis Cor, LafargeHolcim, CSP s.r.l., CyBe Construction, Fosters + Partners, Sika, Morphedo, and Skanska, among others. The major players are primarily focusing on strategic alliances to maintain their market share in the industry. For instance, in June 2019, Sika signed a collaboration agreement with Bjarke Ingels Group, an architect company, at the Formgiving Exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark to showcase its new 3D concrete printing technology.
3D Concrete Printing Market, By Offering, 2017 - 2027 (Square Meter) (USD Million)
- Printing services
Market, By Technique, 2017 - 2027 (Square Meter) (USD Million)
Market, By End-user, 2017 - 2027 (Square Meter) (USD Million)
The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:
- North America
- South Korea
- Latin America
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- Monolite UK
- Carillion plc
- Apis Cor
- CSP s.r.l.
- CyBe Construction
- Fosters + Partners
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