3D PRINTING MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND INDUSTRY TRENDS

3D Printing: Material And Equipment Opportunities, Trends, And Markets

Information Network, Date of Publication: Jun 1, 2016, 192 Pages
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TIN2042

3D PRINTING MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND INDUSTRY TRENDS 

3D printing industry remains highly fragmented across different printers, materials, and software. This fragmentation in the 3D industry will be a catalyst for growth, as no single company controls the majority of the market, according to The Information Network’s report The Information Network.

There are nearly 200 printer suppliers described in the report with products on the market, and an average of 1.4 different printers per supplier.  This does not count home-made 3D printers that can be built in one day for less than $200.

Of the 250 printers described in the report, 200 are fused filament fabrication (FFF) printers, also called fused deposition modeling (FDM), a term penned by Stratasys. Ranging in price from $250 to $10,000, items are produced by extruding small strands of thermoplastic material to form layers as the material hardens immediately after extrusion from the nozzle.

The large market for FFF printers has cultivated another business that is further fragmenting the 3D printing market – materials. Materials represented 19.4% of the 3D printing industry in 2013, which in our analysis includes materials, printers, service bureaus, and spare parts. In the report, we note that materials will be the fastest growing sector of the industry, representing a 22.1% share in 2020.

In the report we identify 225 suppliers of the two common thermoplastic filaments for FFF printers – PLA (Polylactic Acid) and ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene). The growing numbers of third-party material suppliers if causing additional fragmentation of the 3D printing industry.  3D printer manufacturers such as Stratasys and 3D Systems have tried unsuccessfully to limit third-party suppliers, since they encroach on their own materials sold “with specificity” for their own 3D printers.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1

Introduction

1-1

 

 

 

Chapter 2

3D Printing Overview

2-1

2.1 

Benefits Of 3D Printing

2-2

2.2 

Limitations Of 3D Printing

2-4

2.3 

3d Market Segmentation

2-5

2.3.1 

Design

2-8

2.3.2 

Replacement Of Current Manufacturing Processes

2-9

2.3.3 

Personalized And Home 3D Printing

2-11

2.3.4 

Materials

2-13

2.4 

Regional Activities

2-14

2.4.1 

Europe

2-14

2.4.2 

Japan

2-14

2.4.3 

China

2-16

2.4.4 

Korea

2-17

2.4.5 

Global Research And Development

2-18

 

 

 

Chapter 3

Market Analyses

3-1

3.1

Introduction

3-1

3.2

3D Printing Industry

3-5

3.3

3D Printing Industry By Geographic Region

3-8

3.4

3D Printer Forecast

3-17

3.5

3D Printing Service Bureau Forecast

3-23

3.6

3D Printing Industry By Application

3-29

3.7

Materials

3-32

 

 

 

Chapter 4

Technology Issues and Trends

4-1

4.1

Selective laser sintering (SLS)

4-1

4.2

Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS)

4-6

4.4

Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

4-8

4.4

Stereolithography (SLA)

4-11

4.5

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) [Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)]

4-14

4.6

Laser Powder Forming (LPF)

4-17

4.7

PolyJet Technology

4-20

4.8

Laser Powder Forming (LPF)

4-23

 

 

 

Chapter 5

Equipment Suppliers

5-1

5.1 

Introduction

5-1

5.1.1 

Prototyping

5-1

5.1.2 

Mass Customization

5-1

5.2 

Profiles Of Major Printer Manufacturers

5-5

5.2.1

3D Systems

5-5

5.2.2

Stratasys

5-6

5.2.3

ExOne Company

5-7

5.2.4

ProtoPlant

5-8

5.2.5

Mark Forged

5-9

5.2.6

voxeljet AG (Germany)

5-9

5.2.7

EOS GmbH (Germany)

5-10

5.2.8

Arcam AB (Sweden)

5-11

5.2.9

EnvisionTEC GmbH (Germany)

5-12

5.2.10

Renishaw plc (UK)

5-13

5.2.11

SLM Solutions GmbH (Germany)

5-13

5.2.12

CONCEPT Laser GmbH (Germany)

5-14

5.2.13

Höganäs AB (Sweden)

5-14

5.2.14

Materialise NV (Belgium)

5-14

5.2.15

Mcor Technologies Ltd. (Ireland)

5-15

5.2.16

Sintermask GmbH (Germany)

5-16

5.2.17

Cincinnati Inc.

5-17

5.2.18

Mitsubishi

5-17

5.2.19

ExOne (XONE)

5-17

5.2.20

Beijing TierTime (China)

5-18

5.2.21

Shaanxi (China)

5-18

5.2.22

Digital Wax Systems (DWS) (Italy)

5-18

5.2.23

Blue Printer

5-19

5.2.24

Organovo

5-19

5.2.25

Shapeways (The Netherlands)

5-20

5.2.26

Hewlett-Packard

5-20

5.3 

Open Source (RepRaps)

5-34

 

 

 

Chapter 6

Materials And Materials Suppliers

6-1

6.1. 

Plastics/Thermoplastics

6-3

6.1.1 

PLA (Polylactic Acid) 

6-3

6.1.2

ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)

6-3

6.1.3 

Nylon

6-3

6.1.4 

ASA (Aacrylonitrile styrene acrylate)

6-4

6.1.5 

PVA (Polyvinyl Alcohol Plastic) 

6-4

6.1.6 

High Performance Thermoplastics (PEEK, PEKK, PEK)

6-4

6.1.7 

Polycarbonate Materials

6-5

6.1.8 

High Impact polystyrene HIPS Materials

6-5

6.1.9 

Thermoplastic Polyurethane

6-6

6.1.10

Polypropylene

6-6

6.1.11

PET and Other Biodegradables

6-6

6.1.12

Transparent Plastic Materials

6-7

6.2 

Powders

6-8

6.2.1

Polyamide

6-8

6.2.2 

Alumide

6-8

6.2.3

Resins

6-8

6.2.3.1

High Detail Resin

6-8

6.2.3.2

Paintable Resin

6-8

6.2.3.3

Transparent Resin

6-9

6.2.4 

Metals

6-9

6.2.4.1 

Titanium

6-9

6.2.4.2 

Stainless Steel

6-10

6.2.4.3 

Bronze

6-10

6.2.4.4 

Nitinol

6-10

6.2.4.5 

Aluminum

6-10

6.2.4.6 

Ceramics

6-11

6.3 

Advanced Materials

6-11

6.3.1

Conductive Carbomorph

6-11

6.3.2

Graphene

6-11

6.3.3

Nanomaterials

6-12

6.4

Third Party Material Infrastructure

6-13

6.5

Equipment Supplier Material Infrastructure

6-16

 

 

 

Chapter 7

Applications

7-1

7.1

Introduction

7-1

7.2

Electronics/High-Tech

7-2

7.2.1

Photovoltaics

7-2

7.2.2

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

7-4

7.2.3

Batteries

7-5

7.2.4

LEDs

7-6

7.2.5

Digital Textiles

7-8

7.2.6

OLED Lighting And Displays

7-9

7.2.7

Smart Windows

7-12

7.2.8

Printed Sensors

7-13

7.3

Medical

7-15

7.3.1

Introduction

7-15

7.3.2

Bones

7-17

7.3.3

Dental

7-18

7.3.4

Prosthetics

7-18

7.3.5

Casts

7-19

7.3.6

Hearing Aids

7-19

7.3.7

Tissue

7-19

7.3.8

Personalized Diagnostics & Drug Delivery

7-21

7.3.9

Medical Microfactories

7-23

7.4

Automotive

7-24

7.5

Aerospace

7-28

7.6

Consumer Products

7-32

7.7

Military/Defense

7-33

7.7

Industrial  Products

7-35

7.9

Educational

7-36

 

List of Tables

2.1

SWOT Analysis of 3D Printing

2-6

2.2

Force Analysis of 3D Printing

2-7

3.1

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Traditional And Subtractive Manufacturing

3-2

3.2

Forecast Of 3D Printing Industry By Sector 2013-2020

3-6

3.3

Global 3D Printing Market Forecast By Region 2013-2020

3-16

3.4

Global Forecast For 3F Enterprise/Consumer Printers 2013-2020

3-19

3.5

Market Share By Printing Process

3-22

3.6

Service Bureaus North America

3-24

3.7

Service Bureaus Europe And Asia

3-26

3.8

Market Forecast For The 3d Printing Industry By Application – 2013-2020

3-30

3.9

Global Forecast For 3D Printing Materials  By Type – 2013-2020

3-40

5.1

Classification Of Processes And Selective Developers

5-3

5.2

Equipment Suppliers, Type, And Prices

5-21

6.1

Material Cost per Pound by Technology

6-2

7.1

Features Of Inks For The Manufacture Of Sensors

7-14

 

List of Figures

3.1

Global Forecast For 3D Printers – 2013-2020

3-7

3.2

Market Share Of 3D Printing Industry By Region - 2013

3-10

3.3

Market Share Of 3D Printing Industry By Region - 2020

3-13

3.4

Global Forecast For 3D Printers – 2013-2020

3-18

3.5

Global Forecast For 3DPrinting Service Bureaus – 2013-2020

3-28

3.6

Global Forecast For 3D Printing Materials – 2013-2020

3-38

4.1

Diagram of Selective laser sintering (SLS)

4-4

4.2

Diagram of Direct metal laser sintering (DMLS)

4-7

4.3

Selective Laser Melting (SLM)

4-9

4.4

Diagram of Stereolithography (SLA)

4-12

4.5

Diagram of Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

4-15

4.6

Diagram of Laser Powder Forming (LPF)

4-18

4.7

Diagram of PolyJet Technology

4-21

4.8

Laser Powder Forming (LPF)

4-24

7.1

3D Printed Quantum Dot LED

7-7

7.2

Current And Future Applications For 3D Printing For Automobile Applications

7-27

 

 

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Jun 1, 2016
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