The global 4D printing market was valued at USD 87.02 million in 2020 and is predicted to reach USD 488.02 million in 2025, with a CAGR of 41.96% over the conjecture period 2020-2025.
4D printing is an additive manufacturing technology that enables nanoscale manipulation and programming during the production process to ultimately create products designed to fit your environment.
4D printing is an advanced process used to print customizable smart materials in which an object is 3D printed using a programmable material. 4D printing allows material objects to adjust their appearance or shape over time through the use of external or internal stimuli, such as a change in temperature or immersion in water subjected to an electric current, pressure, ultraviolet light or other forms of energy. This technology advances the shape production process beyond 3D printing, resulting in additional design flexibility that can lead to the introduction of new product types to adapt their functionality to the environment. This study shows that 4D printing is revolutionizing printing technology.
When external energy sources such as pressure, heat, power, etc., come in contact with this intelligent 3D printed material, it is modified according to the program instructions above. In this way, 4D printing technology allows printed objects to self-transform over time.
Technological advances in 4D printing are reflected in the development of technologies in the defense and medical sector. For example, to minimize the procedures involved in performing surgery, physicians use 4D printing to place self-transforming components on the patient's body.
Also, in military applications, 4D printing is more important. Soldiers can have camouflage that can adapt to different environments and metals. This increases the performance of tanks and trucks, depending on the changes in the environment. Due to its advantages in the production of weapons, machines and other defense technologies, the military is increasingly exploring 4D printing.
With the outbreak of Covid-19 industries, healthcare in particular will use more advanced technology to manufacture and meet the requirements of various medical devices and equipment. For example, Leitat Technology Center designed the fan by integrating 3D technologies and incorporating other parts that are on the market. Assembly is very fast, so currently around 100 fans can be produced per day.
Market growth and trends:
Increased demand for Industry 4.0 and emergence of Industry 5.0 to boost the 4D printing market
Market Drivers and Restraints:
The increasing need to reduce manufacturing and processing costs is one of the main factors that is predicted to accelerate the growth of the global 4D printing market in the coming years. Also, the increasing emphasis on promoting environmental sustainability is likely to accelerate market growth in the near future.
On the other hand, the increasing insecurity for policy makers, the high cost of development and the growing problems with the entry of players are some of the factors that are expected to hold back the development of the 3D printing market in the near future. Additionally, growing intellectual property rights issues and potential security risks are another major factor that is expected to slow market growth. Nonetheless, growing opportunities for major players are expected to drive market growth in the coming years.
The global 4D printing market is segmented based on the material as programmable carbon fiber, programmable wood - custom printed wood grain, and programmable textiles.
Based on the end-user, the global 4D printing market is segmented into aerospace, automotive, apparel, construction, defense and military, healthcare, and utilities.
Geographically, the global 4D printing market is segmented on the basis of regions into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world. Of these, North America is holding the dominant share and likely to account for significant portion in the coming years.
In December 2018, US-based Autodesk launched ADAPT, an additive manufacturing consortium that identifies visionary research, scalable educational platforms, actionable strategic insights, and the academic industry ecosystem as the foundation of its platform.
EnvisionTEC in Michigan is a leading manufacturer and distributor of proprietary rapid prototyping and 3D manufacturing solutions for global organizations. With its strong presence in the automotive, aerospace and medical sectors, the company aims to introduce 4D printed prototypes in the future.
Key market players:
The main players in the global 4D printing market are Stratasys Ltd. (USA), 3D Systems Corporation (USA), Autodesk, Inc. (USA), Hewlett Packard Corp. (USA), ExOne Co. (United States), Organovo Holdings, Inc. (United States), Materialize NV (Belgium) and Dassault Systèmes SA (France).
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
4.2 Regulatory Environment
4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends
5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis
5.1 Key Player Benchmarking
5.1.1 Market share analysis
5.1.3 Regional Presence
5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape
5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations
6. Market Segmentation
6.1 4D Printing Market, By Material
6.1.1 Programmable Carbon Fiber
6.1.2 Programmable Wood - Custom Printed Wood Grain
6.1.3 Programmable Textiles
6.1.4 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)
6.1.5 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis
6.1.6 Market Attractiveness Index
6.2 4D Printing Market, By End-User
6.2.8 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)
6.2.9 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis
6.2.10 Market Attractiveness Index
7. Geographical Landscape
7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region
7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2018 - 2024)
7.2.1 By Country
7.2.2 By Material
7.2.3 By End-User
7.3.1 By Country
188.8.131.52 Rest of Europe
7.3.2 By Material
7.3.3 By End-User
7.4 Asia Pacific
7.4.1 By Country
184.108.40.206 South Korea
220.127.116.11 South East Asia
18.104.22.168 Australia & NZ
22.214.171.124 Rest of Asia-Pacific
7.4.2 By Material
7.4.3 By End-User
7.5 Latin America
7.5.1 By Country
126.96.36.199 Rest of Latin America
7.5.2 By Material
7.5.3 By End-User
7.6 Middle East and Africa
7.6.1 By Country
188.8.131.52 Middle East
7.6.2 By Material
7.6.3 By End-User
8. Key Player Analysis
8.1 Stratasys Ltd
8.1.1 Business Description
8.1.4 SWOT Analysis
8.1.5 Recent Developments
8.1.6 Analyst Overview
8.2 3D Systems Corporation
8.3 Autodesk, Inc
8.4 Hewlett Packard Corp
8.5 ExOne Co
8.6 Organovo Holdings, Inc
8.7 Materialize NV
8.8 Dassault Systèmes SA
9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities
List of Tables
List of Figures