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Global 3D Printing Market Segmentation by Component (Hardware, Software and Services), End-User (Automotive, Healthcare, Industrial, Consumer Electronics, Aerospace & Defense, and Others), Technology (Stereolithography (SLA), Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), Electric Beam Melting, Digital Light Processing (DLP), and Others), and Region, Forecast to 2026

Pulished: April, 2021
ID: 8286
Pages: 210

3D Printing Market Size & Growth (2021 – 2026)

The global 3D printing market was calculated to be USD 12.4 billion in 2020 and is anticipated to succeed in USD 41.7 billion by 2026. Currently, the trend within the 3D printing applications is shifting from prototyping to functional part manufacturing in various verticals, like automotive, medical, aerospace, and trade goods.

3D printing could be a process in which physical objects are generated by depositing materials in layers-based on a digital model. 3D printing also referred as additive manufacturing that needs hardware, software, and materials to figure together in same process.

Additive manufacturing involves a layer-by-layer addition of fabric to create an object concerning a three-dimensional file with the assistance of software and a 3-dimensional printer. A relevant 3D printing technology is chosen from the available set of technologies to implement the method. The last step involves the deployment of this process across different industry verticals supported the requirement.

Recent developments:

  • In April 2018, EnvisionTEC GmbH launched E-RigidForm, which helps 3D print stiff and hard parts. the material features a durability of a 68–73 MPa with a 7% elongation ability. the corporate showcased it during a 328-foot 3D printed chain, together with its potential to supply high heat resistance and compatibility with both prototypes and end-use products.
  • In October 2019, California-based Made in Space announced that it'll launch its Plastic Recycler towards the International artificial satellite (ISS) in November 2019. the merchandise will convert the plastic waste generated by the 3D printer on the ISS into feedstock for the company’s 3D printer, Additive Manufacturing Facility.

Impact of COVID-19 on 3D Printing Market

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has affected the display industry with manufacturing processes temporarily suspended across major manufacturing centres, resulting in a considerable slowdown within the production. The lockdown due to global pandemic has helped 3D printing market to grow as many industries started the production of protective gears for frontline healthcare workers by 3D printing. The businesses have produced the 3D printed masks to help the health workers and common people fight the virus. The production of parts required in ventilators are also produced during lockdown. On the whole, this pandemic has helped the market to grow in medical sector.

Market growth and trends:

The key trend being observed in the global 3D printing market is the customization of purchased products. 3D printing gives customers the flexibleness to customize them consistent with their requirements. In standard production, the products coming from the moulds are the identical, because of which there's no margin for personalization. Hence, as 3D printing helps within the personalization of the purchased products, its popularity is rising.

The rising demand for quick prototyping could be a major factor driving the expansion of the 3D printing market, globally. The marketplace for prototyping was valued at $2,057.8 million in 2017, and registered a CAGR of 23.4% during the period of 2013–2017. 3D printing allows for the building of a model in an exceedingly quick and accurate way that allows manufacturers to extend the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the manufacturing processes. Various industries, like aerospace & defence, consumer electronics, and automotive, are gradually using rapid prototyping to meet the demand of their customers. Moreover, because of the increasing number of start-ups and rising demand for personalized products, these industries are using 3D printers for prototyping and checking the viability of the products.

Market Drivers and Restraints:

The deployment includes providing installation services, consultation solutions, and customer support, similarly as handling aspects associated with copyrights, licensing, and patenting. 3D printing benefits manufacturers in terms of prototyping, structural designing the structures and end products, modeling, and reduced time to promote. As a result, the assembly expenses have reduced considerably helping the manufacturers offer better products at reasonable prices. As a result, the demand for 3D printers is supposed to witness significant rise within the forthcoming years.

The final notion prevailing among these enterprises is that prototyping is simply a rich phase before manufacturing. Such perceptions regarding the prototyping include the shortage of technical knowledge, and a lack of normal process controls are estimated to hinder the market boom.

Market segmentation:

The global 3D printing market is segmented supported technology, component, end user, and region.

  • By technology, the market is assessed into stereolithography (SLA), fused deposition modelling (FDM), selective laser sintering (SLS), ray melting (EBM), digital light processing (DLP), and others.
  • Based on the component, it's categorized into hardware, software, and services.
  • Based on the end-user, the worldwide market is separated as automotive, healthcare, industrial, consumer electronics, aerospace & defense, and others.

Regional Analysis:

The global 3D printing market by region has been segmented into Asia Pacific (APAC), North America, Europe, and rest of the world (RoW). North America is anticipated to carry the most important share of the 3D printing industry, while the market in APAC is anticipated to grow at the best CAGR during the foreseen period. The expiry of fused deposition modelling and stereolithography patents of Stratasys and 3D Systems created several opportunities for emerging companies, as new entrants can easily get access to AM technology and make modifications supported their unique requirements.

The USA held the biggest share of the 3D printing market in North America in 2017. Continuous investments in R&D have broadened the applications of 3D printing within the academics and other industries, like automotive, healthcare, aerospace & defence, industrial, consumer products,  where 3D printing is employed for developing prototypes and manufacturing end products.

Competitive Scenario:

In recent years, the main players within the 3D printing market have taken several strategic measures, like product launches, partnerships, and geographical expansions, to enhance their position within the industry. For instance, 3D Systems Corporation announced the expansion of its e-commerce platform, ‘On Demand Manufacturing Services Quickparts’, within the Europe, geographical region, and Africa (EMEA) region. The platform allows the users within the region to upload software system (CAD) files, receive quotes, and get prototypes of the merchandise.

Key Players:

Some of the major companies operating in the global 3D printing market are 3D Systems, Stratasys, EOS GmbH, GE Additive, Materialise, SLM Solutions, ExOne, HP, Envision TEC, Voxelijet and Others.

1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Scope of the report                

                1.3 Study Assumptions                 

                1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                          

2. Research Methodology                                           

                2.1 Analysis Design                         

                2.2 Research Phases                      

                                2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                                2.2.2 Primary Research 

                                2.2.3 Data Modelling      

                                2.2.4 Expert Validation  

                2.3 Study Timeline                          

3. Report Overview                                        

                3.1 Executive Summary                

                3.2 Key Inferencees                       

4. Market Dynamics                                       

                4.1 Impact Analysis                         

                                4.1.1 Drivers      

                                4.1.2 Restaints  

                                4.1.3 Opportunities        

                4.2 Regulatory Environment                       

                4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends                            

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                                    

                5.1 Key Player Benchmarking                     

                                5.1.1 Market share analysis        

                                5.1.2 Products/Service  

                                5.1.3 Regional Presence               

                5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape                      

                5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations                        

6. Market Segmentation                                              

                6.1 3D Printing Market, By Component                 

                                6.1.1 Hardware

                                6.1.2 Software  

                                6.1.3 Services    

                                6.1.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)   

                                6.1.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.1.6 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.2 3D Printing Market, By End-User                       

                                6.2.1 Automotive            

                                6.2.2 Healthcare              

                                6.2.3 Industrial 

                                6.2.4 Consumer Electronics         

                                6.2.5 Aerospace & Defense        

                                6.2.6 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)   

                                6.2.7 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.2.8 Market Attractiveness Index          

                6.3 3D Printing Market, By Technology                  

                                6.3.1 Stereolithography (SLA)    

                                6.3.2 Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)              

                                6.3.3 Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)        

                                6.3.4 Electrric Beam Melting (EBM)         

                                6.3.5 Digital Light Processing (DLP)           

                                6.3.6 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2021-2026)   

                                6.3.7 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.3.8 Market Attractiveness Index          

7. Geographical Landscape                                         

                7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region                  

                7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2021 - 2026)                            

                                7.2.1 By Country              



                                7.2.2 By Component      

                                7.2.3 By End-User           

                                7.2.4 By Technology       

                7.3 Europe                         

                                7.3.1 By Country              






                                       Rest of Europe

                                7.3.2 By Component      

                                7.3.3 By End-User           

                                7.3.4 By Technology       

                7.4 Asia Pacific                  

                                7.4.1 By Country              




                                       South Korea

                                       South East Asia

                                       Australia & NZ

                                       Rest of Asia-Pacific

                                7.4.2 By Component      

                                7.4.3 By End-User           

                                7.4.4 By Technology       

                7.5 Latin America                             

                                7.5.1 By Country              




                                       Rest of Latin America

                                7.5.2 By Component      

                                7.5.3 By End-User           

                                7.5.4 By Technology       

                7.6 Middle East and Africa                           

                                7.6.1 By Country              

                                       Middle East


                                7.6.2 By Component      

                                7.6.3 By End-User           

                                7.6.4 By Technology       

8. Key Player Analysis                                    

                8.1 3D Systems                 

                                8.1.1 Business Description           

                                8.1.2 Products/Service  

                                8.1.3 Financials 

                                8.1.4 SWOT Analysis       

                                8.1.5 Recent Developments       

                                8.1.6 Analyst Overview 

                8.2 Stratasys                      

                8.3 EOS GmbH                  

                8.4 GE Additive                

                8.5 Materialise                 

                8.6 SLM Solutions                            

                8.7 ExOne                           

                8.8 HP                  

                8.9 Envision TEC                               

                8.10 Voxelijet                   

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                                


                List of Tables                     

                List of Figures                   

  • Global, regional and country-level analysis and forecasts of the study market; providing Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped
  • Segment-level analysis in terms of Component, End-User, Technology along with market size forecasts and estimations to detect key areas of industry growth in detail
  • Identification of key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges (DROC) in the market and their impact on shifting market dynamics
  • Study of the effect of exogenous and endogenous factors that affect the global market; which includes broadly demographic, economics, and political, among other macro-environmental factors presented in an extensive PESTLE Analysis
  • Study the microenvironment factors that determine the overall profitability of an Industry, using Porter’s five forces analysis for analysing the level of competition and business strategy development
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with their product portfolio, current strategic interests, key financial information, legal issues, SWOT analysis and analyst overview to study and sustain the market environment
  • Competitive landscape analysis listing out the mergers, acquisitions, collaborations in the field along with new product launches, comparative financial studies and recent developments in the market by the major companies
  • An executive summary, abridging the entire report in such a way that decision-making personnel can rapidly become acquainted with background information, concise analysis and main conclusions
  • Expertly devised analyst overview along with Investment opportunities to provide both individuals and organizations a strong financial foothold in the market.
  1. Global 3D Printing Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  2. Global 3D Printing Market By Component, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  3. Global Hardware Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  4. Global Software Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  5. Global Services Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  6. Global 3D Printing Market By End-User, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  7. Global Automotive Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  8. Global Healthcare Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  9. Global Industrial Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  10. Global Consumer Electronics Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  11. Global Aerospace & Defense Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  12. Global 3D Printing Market By Technology, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  13. Global Stereolithography (SLA) Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  14. Global Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  15. Global Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  16. Global Electrric Beam Melting (EBM) Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )
  17. Global Digital Light Processing (DLP) Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

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