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Global 3D Printing Materials Market by Type (Engineering Plastics, Photosensitive Resin, Metallic Material, Ceramic Material), By Application (Aerospace Field, Military Field, Medicine Field, Other) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global 3D Printing Materials Market by Type (Engineering Plastics, Photosensitive Resin, Metallic Material, Ceramic Material), By Application (Aerospace Field, Military Field, Medicine Field, Other) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 130639 3300 Chemical & Material 377 250 Pages 4.8 (48)

Market Overview:

The global 3D printing materials market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in this market can be attributed to the increasing demand for 3D printing technology across various industries, such as aerospace, military, and medical. In addition, the growing awareness about the benefits of 3D printing technology is also contributing to the growth of this market. The global 3D printing materials market can be segmented on the basis of type into engineering plastics, photosensitive resin, metallic material, and ceramic material. Of these segments, engineering plastics is expected to account for a major share in terms of revenue in 2018 owing to its high usage in various end-use industries such as automotive and aerospace. However, photosensitive resin is projected to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period due its increasing use in medical applications. On the basis of application,the global 3D printing materialsmarket can be divided into aerospace field,,military field,,medicine field,,and other applications .

Global 3D Printing Materials Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

3D printing materials are the substances used in 3D printing. They can be divided into two categories: thermoplastics and thermosets. Thermoplastics are heated until they are liquid, then they are extruded through a nozzle to create a three-dimensional object. Thermosets set after being exposed to heat or radiation, and cannot be melted again without causing damage to the object.

Engineering Plastics:

Engineering plastics are high-performance materials that have wide applications in the automotive, construction and electronics industries. The global engineering plastics market size was valued at USD 32.5 billion in 2016 and is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to its increasing demand from 3D printing industry.

The growing popularity of additive manufacturing technology has triggered a surge in demand for engineering plastics due to their ability to create complex geometries with higher accuracy.

Photosensitive Resin:

The photosensitive resin is a thermosetting resin that undergoes phase change when exposed to light. The material changes its physical properties such as hardness, viscosity and flow behavior on being exposed to light. These resins are used in the formulation of 3D printing materials for applications such as prototyping and production of objects from digital data files.

Application Insights:

The aerospace field was the largest application segment in 2017 and is expected to maintain its lead over the forecast period. The increasing need for replacing or refurbishing old parts or aircraft components due to their high mechanical strength, lightweight properties, and ability to meet stringent requirements of designers & engineers in terms of precision, durability, and complexity is projected to drive demand for 3D printing materials over the coming years.

3D printing has numerous applications across several industries including automotive/transportation; architecture; electronics & semiconductor; food & beverage (F&B); medical devices; manufacturing sector among others. In F&B industry, use of 3D printers has increased significantly in recent times owing to advantages such as cost-effectiveness compared with conventional production methods such as injection molding along with flexibility and ease of use when designing products especially edible ones which have a three dimensional shape but are printed using two dimensional data only.

Regional Analysis:

North America dominated the global market in terms of revenue share in 2017. The region is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period owing to increasing demand for 3D printers and their application areas. Europe accounted for a significant share of global revenue due to high demand from several major industries including automotive, aerospace, defense & military, electronics among others.

Asia Pacific is projected to be one of the fastest-growing regions during the forecast period owing to rapid industrialization and developing economies such as China and India among others. In addition, rising investments by various governments are anticipated boost regional growth over the next eight years. For instance, Chinese government has implemented favorable policies that include tax benefits on equipment purchases along with other subsidies aimed at spurring adoption across numerous industries from healthcare & medicine field through 3D printing materials usage; ceramics material usage; metal powder bed fusion (MPG) process technology applications  to other end-use markets such as automotive manufacturing industry etc.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for 3D printing technology in various industries such as automotive, aerospace, medical and dental sectors is expected to drive the growth of the 3D printing materials market over the forecast period.
  • Growing popularity of desktop 3D printers is also anticipated to fuel the demand for 3D printing materials in near future.
  • Rising number of patent filings pertaining to new and innovative applications of 3D printing technology is projected to boost the growth of this market during forecast period.
  • Proliferation of online marketplace for buying and selling 3D printing materials is likely to provide impetus to this market during next few years.

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

3D Printing Materials Market Research Report

By Type

Engineering Plastics, Photosensitive Resin, Metallic Material, Ceramic Material

By Application

Aerospace Field, Military Field, Medicine Field, Other

By Companies

Stratasys, Exone, DSM, Arevo, DuPont, TLC Korea, 3D Systems, LG Chem, Taulman3D, Orbi-Tech, MATTERHACKERS, Materialise, Rahn, 3D HUBS, Exceltec

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global 3D Printing Materials Market Report Segments:

The global 3D Printing Materials market is segmented on the basis of:


Engineering Plastics, Photosensitive Resin, Metallic Material, Ceramic Material

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Aerospace Field, Military Field, Medicine Field, Other

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Stratasys
  2. Exone
  3. DSM
  4. Arevo
  5. DuPont
  6. TLC Korea
  7. 3D Systems
  8. LG Chem
  9. Taulman3D
  10. Orbi-Tech
  12. Materialise
  13. Rahn
  14. 3D HUBS
  15. Exceltec

Global 3D Printing Materials Market Overview

Highlights of The 3D Printing Materials Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Engineering Plastics
    2. Photosensitive Resin
    3. Metallic Material
    4. Ceramic Material
  1. By Application:

    1. Aerospace Field
    2. Military Field
    3. Medicine Field
    4. Other
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the 3D Printing Materials Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global 3D Printing Materials Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

3D printing materials are the substances used to create 3D objects using a 3D printer. These materials can be in the form of filaments, resins, or powders.

Some of the key players operating in the 3d printing materials market are Stratasys, Exone, DSM, Arevo, DuPont, TLC Korea, 3D Systems, LG Chem, Taulman3D, Orbi-Tech, MATTERHACKERS, Materialise, Rahn, 3D HUBS, Exceltec.

The 3d printing materials market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 16.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. 3D Printing Materials Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. 3D Printing Materials Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. 3D Printing Materials Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global 3D Printing Materials Market Forecast
      4.5.1. 3D Printing Materials Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. 3D Printing Materials Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. 3D Printing Materials Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global 3D Printing Materials Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. 3D Printing Materials Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Engineering Plastics
      5.3.2. Photosensitive Resin
      5.3.3. Metallic Material
      5.3.4. Ceramic Material
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global 3D Printing Materials Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. 3D Printing Materials Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Aerospace Field
      6.3.2. Military Field
      6.3.3. Medicine Field
      6.3.4. Other
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global 3D Printing Materials Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. 3D Printing Materials Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global 3D Printing Materials Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. 3D Printing Materials Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global 3D Printing Materials Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America 3D Printing Materials Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America 3D Printing Materials Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America 3D Printing Materials Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Aerospace Field
      9.4.2. Military Field
      9.4.3. Medicine Field
      9.4.4. Other
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America 3D Printing Materials Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Engineering Plastics
      9.7.2. Photosensitive Resin
      9.7.3. Metallic Material
      9.7.4. Ceramic Material
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America 3D Printing Materials Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America 3D Printing Materials Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America 3D Printing Materials Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America 3D Printing Materials Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Aerospace Field
      10.4.2. Military Field
      10.4.3. Medicine Field
      10.4.4. Other
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America 3D Printing Materials Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Engineering Plastics
      10.7.2. Photosensitive Resin
      10.7.3. Metallic Material
      10.7.4. Ceramic Material
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America 3D Printing Materials Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe 3D Printing Materials Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe 3D Printing Materials Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe 3D Printing Materials Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Aerospace Field
      11.4.2. Military Field
      11.4.3. Medicine Field
      11.4.4. Other
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe 3D Printing Materials Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Engineering Plastics
      11.7.2. Photosensitive Resin
      11.7.3. Metallic Materia
      11.7.4. Ceramic Material
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe 3D Printing Materials Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific 3D Printing Materials Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific 3D Printing Materials Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific 3D Printing Materials Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Aerospace Field
      12.4.2. Military Field
      12.4.3. Medicine Field
      12.4.4. Other
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific 3D Printing Materials Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Engineering Plastics
      12.7.2. Photosensitive Resin
      12.7.3. Metallic Material
      12.7.4. Ceramic Material
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific 3D Printing Materials Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa 3D Printing Materials Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa 3D Printing Materials Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa 3D Printing Materials Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Aerospace Field
      13.4.2. Military Field
      13.4.3. Medicine Field
      13.4.4. Other
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa 3D Printing Materials Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Engineering Plastics
      13.7.2. Photosensitive Resin
      13.7.3. Metallic Material
      13.7.4. Ceramic Material
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa 3D Printing Materials Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global 3D Printing Materials Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. 3D Printing Materials Distributors and Customers
   14.3. 3D Printing Materials Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Stratasys Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Exone Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. DSM Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Arevo Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. DuPont Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. TLC Korea Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. 3D Systems Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. LG Chem Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. Taulman3D Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. Orbi-Tech Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. MATTERHACKERS Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. Materialise Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. Rahn Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. 3D HUBS Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. Exceltec Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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