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3D Printing Metals Market - By Offering (Printer, Material, Software, Service), Process (Binder Jetting, Direct Energy Deposition, Material Extrusion, Material Jetting, Powder Bed Fusion), By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Investment, and Forecast | 2021 - 2026

Pulished: April, 2021
ID: 8597
Pages: 180

3D Printing Metals Market Size, Trends & Forecast (2021 - 2026)

The 3D Printing Metals Market was valued to be USD 1,024.33 million in 2021 and is estimated to reach USD 5,159.4 million by 2026, progressing at a whopping CAGR of about 38.6% from 2021 to 2026. 

3D Printing Metals Market

The 3D Printing Metals market is a fast-growing market in the current day world. The rise in demand for customized products is the reason for the high prosperous growth of the 3D Printing Metals market. 3D printing metal is also called as metal additive manufacturing. This is a manufacturing technology employed for the production of complicated structures and smaller designs. The introduction of 3D printing metal has assisted the makers in designing and developing complicated structures with ease that would not have been possible with the traditional making techniques. 3D printing metal is a technology in which manufacturing is done layer by layer and therefore, the accuracy of the production is also escalated to a higher level.

What are 3D Printing Metals?

3D printing is also known as metal additive making. It is a manufacturing procedure mainly used in the production of complicated structures and tinier designs. The launch of 3D printing metal has assisted manufacturers in making complicated structures with more convenience, which were not possible with the use of traditional making techniques. 3D printing metal is a manufacturing technology in which making is done layer by layer, and therefore, the accuracy of the production is also escalated to a higher level.

 This method, most generally, needs only metal powder that can be employed to manufacture different parts and components as per the need of the producers. There are different machines that are suitable for making such complicated structures. Nevertheless, they must be worked under human supervision. The employment of powder metals for the manufacturing of products has helped manufacturers to utilize many kinds of minerals and their alloys. Hence, the permutation and combination of many metals have enabled businesses to produce products that are more durable, economical, and suitable to be employed for different industrial and commercial applications. This additive manufacturing procedure collects the powder in the reservoir, and then, according to the requirement, it deposits the metal powder on the making bed to form layers of the product. These layers generally have a thickness of 20 µm to 100 µm. Once the layers are correctly arranged and distributed, they are either collaborated or melted utilizing a high energy beam. 

Recent Developments

  • Swedish binder jetting metal 3D printer maker Digital Metal has introduced two superalloys intended for utilizing in extreme applications. The latest grades, named DM 247 and DM 625, were made in response to the rising demand for superalloy materials compatible with 3D printing in the aerospace, automotive, and industrial segments.  

  • Intech Additive Solutions, an Indian business specialized in metal additive making, has revealed a new series of metal 3D printers, called the iFusion series. The metal AM systems are entirely made and manufactured at Intech Additive Solutions’ facility in Bangalore

3D Printing Metals Market Drivers

The major factors driving the expansion of the global 3D printing metals market can be credited to the rising call for these metals from aerospace & defense and automotive end-use businesses, low manufacturing prices, and reduction in lead times. The rising application of 3D printing metal in the aerospace business is a significant factor in driving market expansion during the review period. The components employed in the manufacturing of aircraft need developed engineering materials and complicated geometries. 3D printing in the making of aircraft allows the fabrication of very cumbersome and lightweight structures. The high degree in terms of design has allowed optimization of the parts and integration of functional features in one component. Also, 3D printing provides the preferred design in an attempt to decrease weight as well as improves the performance of the aircraft. For example, surface finish is significant in the aerospace business, 3D printing metals play a major role by offering high surface finish parts. 

Potential Opportunities

 The rise in the manufacturing of aircraft is estimated to fuel the expansion of the global 3D Printing Metals Market. With the increasing air passengers around the globe, there has been a tremendous demand for new aircraft, which indirectly creates an immense opportunity for the worldwide 3D printing metals business. Automotive is another promising vertical for these metals. The increasing desire for lightweight components to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions in vehicles is supposed to fuel the expansion of 3D printing metals. The rise in the production of automobiles in both developed and developed nations is likely to accelerate the demand and therefore, increase the global 3D printing metals market size.

 Top Challenges in the 3D Printing Metals Market

 High prices of metal powder and industrial-grade printers are estimated to impede the expansion of the 3D printing metals market majorly




Market Size Available

2019 – 2025

Base Year


Forecast Period

2021 - 2026



Segments Covered

By Offering, Process, and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa



Market Leaders Profiled

3D Systems (U.S.), EOS GmbH (Germany), Arcam AB (Sweden), Materialise (Belgium), Autodesk, Inc. (U.S.), H.P. (U.S.), Stratasys Ltd. (Israel), SLM Solutions (Germany), EnvisionTEC (Germany), The ExOne Company (U.S.), G.E. Additive (U.S.), Hoganas AB (Sweden), Made In Space, Inc. (U.S.),


3D Printing Metals Market

3D Printing Metals Market segmentation as per the research report until 2026.

3D Printing Metals Market

3D Printing Metals Market – By Offering

  • Printer
  • Material
  • Software
  • Service

Among the mentioned offerings, the service sector is calculated to have the highest share of the market by the end of the financial year of 2019. The expected growth is due to the projected increase in demand for custom design and the manufacturing segment of the market. This is where 3D Printing Metals comes in handy as it cuts down the cost of customized products to the minimum and also in as little as no time. The 3D market is mainly expanding in verticals like healthcare, aerospace, and automobile industries, which help them in solving problems that are left unsolved by the traditional methods. 

3D Printing Metals Market – By Process

  • Material Extrusion
  • Binder Jetting
  • Direct Energy Deposition
  • Powder Bed Fusion
  • Material Jetting

Of the mentioned processes, the bed fusion process is projected to be the fastest-growing segment, which had the largest share of the revenue generated in the 3D Printing Metals market in 2019. This process is mainly used in the aerospace, engineering, and automobile verticals of the end-user.

3D Printing Metals Market – By Region

  • North America

  • Latin America

  • Europe

  • Asia Pacific

  • Middle East & Africa

The North America and European regions have the presence of all industrial and commercial segments alongside the presence of major worldwide players that is a blessing for the 3D Printing Metal market in these regions. The fast industrialization in the Asia Pacific region, particularly in China and India, is expected to boost the expansion of the Asia Pacific 3D Printing Metal market. Businesses and manufacturers are striving to decrease scrap rates in their operating plants, and with the employment of 3D printing metal technology, they are also efficiently doing it. Hence, the market is estimated to grow in the coming future. The employment of 3D printing metal products in customer goods is becoming easier and economical due to the latest inventions and advances being made in this technology. Hence, it is estimated that the 3D Printing Metal market will see fast expansion in all the developed and growing countries in the future.

Europe's 3D printing metals market is expected to be the quickest revenue contributor in the world by 2025. Rising aviation business due to low fuel cost is boosting the call for new aircraft that, in turn, can offer a fillip to the regional market. In Central & South America, fast industrialization, supportive government rules, and increasing trend of adopting new technologies are factors estimated to boost the demand for 3D printing metals. In April 2015, MakerBot partnered with Distance to offer 3D printing solutions in order to leverage the strong local presence and logistics capabilities of the firm in the region.

3D Printing Metals Market key players:

  1. 3D Systems (U.S.),
  2. EOS GmbH (Germany),
  3. Arcam AB (Sweden),
  4. Materialise (Belgium),
  5. Autodesk, Inc. (U.S.),
  6. Stratasys Ltd. (Israel),
  7. SLM Solutions (Germany),
  8. EnvisionTEC (Germany),
  9. The ExOne Company (U.S.),
  10. G.E. Additive (U.S.),
  11. Hoganas AB (Sweden),
  12. Made In Space, Inc. (U.S.),
  13. Optomec, Inc. (U.S.),
  14. Organovo Holdings, Inc. (U.S.),
  15. Sisma S.p.A. (Italy),
  16. Ponoko Ltd. (New Zealand),
  17. Solidscape, Inc. (U.S.),
  18. Mcor Technologies Ltd. (Ireland),
  19. Voxeljet AG (Germany),
  20. ProtoLabs Inc. (U.S.),
  21. Citim GmbH (Germany) 

1. Introduction                                

               1.1 Market Definition                    

               1.2 Study Deliverables                  

               1.3 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                          

               1.4 General Study Assumptions                 

2. Research Methodology                                          

               2.1 Introduction                             

               2.2 Research Phases                      

                              2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                              2.2.2 Primary Research 

                              2.2.3 Econometric Modelling      

                              2.2.4 Expert Validation  

               2.3 Analysis Design                        

               2.4 Study Timeline                         

3. Overview                                     

               3.1 Executive Summary                

               3.2 Key Inferences                         

               3.3 Epidemology                            

4. Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges Analysis (DROC)                                    

               4.1 Market Drivers                         

               4.2 Market Restraints                   

               4.3 Key Challenges                         

               4.4 Current Opportunities in the Market               

5. Market Segmentation                                            

               5.1 Offering                      

                              5.1.1 Introduction           

                              5.1.2 Printer      

                              5.1.3 Material   

                              5.1.4 Software  

                              5.1.5 Service      

                              5.1.6 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Offering

                              5.1.7 Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Offering             

                              5.1.8 Market Share Analysis, By Offering

               5.2 Process                       

                              5.2.1 Introduction           

                              5.2.2 Binder Jetting        

                              5.2.3 Direct Energy Deposition   

                              5.2.4 Material Extrusion

                              5.2.5 Material Jetting     

                              5.2.6 Powder Bed Fusion             

                              5.2.7 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Process 

                              5.2.8 Market Attractiveness Analysis, By Process

                              5.2.9 Market Share Analysis, By Process 

6. Geographical Analysis                                            

               6.1 Introduction                             

                              6.1.1 Regional Trends    

                              6.1.2 Impact Analysis     

                              6.1.3 Y-o-Y Growth Analysis        

                                    By Geographical Area

                                    By Offering

                                    By Process

                              6.1.4  Market Attractiveness Analysis      

                                    By Geographical Area

                                    By Offering

                                    By Process

                              6.1.5  Market Share Analysis       

                                    By Geographical Area

                                    By Offering

                                    By Process

               6.2 North America                         

                              6.1.1 Introduction           

                              6.1.2 United States         

                              6.1.3 Canada     

               6.3 Europe                        

                              6.2.1 Introduction           

                              6.2.2 U.K            

                              6.2.3 Spain         

                              6.2.4 Germany  

                              6.2.5 Italy           

                              6.2.6 France      

               6.4 Asia-Pacific                

                              6.3.1 Introduction           

                              6.3.2 China        

                              6.3.3 India         

                              6.3.4 Japan        

                              6.3.5 Australia   

                              6.3.6 South Korea           

               6.5 Latin America                           

                              6.4.1 Introduction           

                              6.4.2 Brazil         

                              6.4.3 Argentina 

                              6.4.4 Mexico     

                              6.4.5 Rest of Latin America          

               6.6 Middle East & Africa              

                              6.5.1 Introduction           

                              6.5.2 Middle-East           

                              6.5.3 Africa        

7. Strategic Analysis                                      

               7.1 PESTLE analysis                        

                              7.1.1 Political    

                              7.1.2 Economic 

                              7.1.3 Social        

                              7.1.4 Technological        

                              7.1.5 Legal         

                              7.1.6 Environmental       

               7.2 Porter’s Five analysis                             

                              7.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers         

                              7.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers     

                              7.2.3 Threat of New Entrants      

                              7.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

                              7.2.5 Competitive Rivalry within the Industry      

8. Market Leaders' Analysis                                       

               8.1 3D Systems                

                              8.1.1 Overview 

                              8.1.2 Product Analysis   

                              8.1.3 Financial analysis  

                              8.1.4 Recent Developments        

                              8.1.5 SWOT analysis       

                              8.1.6 Analyst View          

               8.2  EOS GmbH                

               8.3 Arcam AB                   

               8.4 Materialise                

               8.5 Autodesk, Inc.                          

               8.6 HP                 

               8.7 Stratasys Ltd.                           

               8.8  SLM Solutions                         

               8.9 EnvisionTEC                              

               8.10 The ExOne Company                           

9. Competitive Landscape                                         

               9.1 Market share analysis                           

               9.2 Merger and Acquisition Analysis                       

               9.3 Agreements, collaborations and Joint Ventures                          

               9.4 New Product Launches                         

10. Market Outlook and Investment Opportunities                                         


               a) List of Tables                

               b) 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 market by type, by material , by application 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 micro environment 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 Metals Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  2. Global 3D Printing Metals Market By Offering, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  3. Global Printer Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  4. Global Material Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  5. Global Software Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  6. Global Service Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  7. Global 3D Printing Metals Market By Process, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  8. Global Binder Jetting Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  9. Global Direct Energy Deposition Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  10. Global Material Extrusion Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  11. Global Material Jetting Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

  12. Global Powder Bed Fusion Market By Region, From 2021-2026( USD Billion )

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