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Global Plastic 3D Printers Market by Type (FDM Thermoplastic, Polyjet Photopolymer Resin), By Application (Aerospace and Defense, Tool and Mold Making, Automotive, Healthcare, Academic Institutions) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Plastic 3D Printers Market by Type (FDM Thermoplastic, Polyjet Photopolymer Resin), By Application (Aerospace and Defense, Tool and Mold Making, Automotive, Healthcare, Academic Institutions) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

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Market Overview:

The global plastic 3D printers market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.5% 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 and defense, tool and mold making, automotive, healthcare, and academic institutions. In addition, the growing use of 3D printing technology for prototyping is also contributing to the growth of this market. On the basis of type, FDM thermoplastic is expected to account for a major share of the global plastic 3D printers market during the forecast period. This can be attributed to its low cost and easy availability compared with other types of 3D printers.

Global Plastic 3D Printers Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

A 3D printer that uses plastic as its printing material. Plastic is often used to create prototypes or models, as it is cost effective and easy to print with.

FDM Thermoplastic:

FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) is a type of additive manufacturing used in 3D printers. It utilizes a material that can be melted and printed layer by layer. FDM technology uses liquid materials such as thermoplastic polymer binder resin, which is fused together to form the desired structure.

Polyjet Photopolymer Resin:

Polyjet photopolymer resin is a liquid material that is used in the manufacturing process of 3D printers. It’s properties such as viscosity, thermal stability and chemical resistance make it suitable for use in various types of 3D printing technologies.

Application Insights:

The aerospace and defense application segment led the global market in 2017. The demand for 3D printers in this sector is driven by their applications in prototyping, tool and mold making, as well as parts replacement. In addition, favorable government regulations that promote innovation are expected to drive the growth of additive manufacturing over the forecast period.

The automotive application segment is anticipated to witness a CAGR of XX% from 2018 to 2030 owing to increasing demand for lightweight materials that reduce fuel consumption and increase safety. Furthermore, rapid prototyping technology allows manufacturers to test new product designs before they are manufactured on a large scale reducing development costs and time which further boosts industry growth.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific dominated the global market in 2017 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The region accounted for a share of more than 30% in terms of revenue owing to high demand from countries such as China, India, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Rapid industrialization coupled with increasing investments by key players for manufacturing high-end products is also one of the major factors contributing towards regional growth.

North America ranks second after Asia Pacific in terms of revenue generation owing to increased spending on plastic parts production across various industries including automotive, aerospace and defense among others. Favorable government policies regarding 3D printing technology are also expected to drive regional growth over the forecast period.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for customized and personalized products
  • Rising awareness about the benefits of using 3D printers
  • Technological advancements in 3D printing technology
  • Growing number of start-ups and venture capitalists investing in the plastic 3D printers market
  • Rising demand from end-use industries such as automotive, healthcare, and aerospace

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Plastic 3D Printers Market Research Report

By Type

FDM Thermoplastic, Polyjet Photopolymer Resin

By Application

Aerospace and Defense, Tool and Mold Making, Automotive, Healthcare, Academic Institutions

By Companies

Stratasys, 3D Systems, Protolabs, GE, HP, Evonik Industries, EOS, ...

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 Plastic 3D Printers Market Report Segments:

The global Plastic 3D Printers market is segmented on the basis of:


FDM Thermoplastic, Polyjet Photopolymer Resin

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 and Defense, Tool and Mold Making, Automotive, Healthcare, Academic Institutions

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. 3D Systems
  3. Protolabs
  4. GE
  5. HP
  6. Evonik Industries
  7. EOS
  8. ...

Global Plastic 3D Printers Market Overview

Highlights of The Plastic 3D Printers 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. FDM Thermoplastic
    2. Polyjet Photopolymer Resin
  1. By Application:

    1. Aerospace and Defense
    2. Tool and Mold Making
    3. Automotive
    4. Healthcare
    5. Academic Institutions
  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 Plastic 3D Printers 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 Plastic 3D Printers Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
  2. Report Prepared After Conducting Interviews with Industry Experts & Top Designates of the Companies in 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?

A plastic 3D printer is a machine that can print objects from plastic. It uses a heated bed to melt the plastic and then prints the object using layers of melted plastic.

Some of the major players in the plastic 3d printers market are Stratasys, 3D Systems, Protolabs, GE, HP, Evonik Industries, EOS.

The plastic 3d printers market is expected to register a CAGR of 10.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Plastic 3D Printers 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. Plastic 3D Printers Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Plastic 3D Printers Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Plastic 3D Printers Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Plastic 3D Printers Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Plastic 3D Printers Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Plastic 3D Printers Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Plastic 3D Printers 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. Plastic 3D Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. FDM Thermoplastic
      5.3.2. Polyjet Photopolymer Resin
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Plastic 3D Printers 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. Plastic 3D Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Aerospace and Defense
      6.3.2. Tool and Mold Making
      6.3.3. Automotive
      6.3.4. Healthcare
      6.3.5. Academic Institutions
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Plastic 3D Printers 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. Plastic 3D Printers 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 Plastic 3D Printers 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. Plastic 3D Printers 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 Plastic 3D Printers Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Plastic 3D Printers 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 Plastic 3D Printers 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 Plastic 3D Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Aerospace and Defense
      9.4.2. Tool and Mold Making
      9.4.3. Automotive
      9.4.4. Healthcare
      9.4.5. Academic Institutions
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Plastic 3D Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. FDM Thermoplastic
      9.7.2. Polyjet Photopolymer Resin
   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 Plastic 3D Printers Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Plastic 3D Printers 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 Plastic 3D Printers 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 Plastic 3D Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Aerospace and Defense
      10.4.2. Tool and Mold Making
      10.4.3. Automotive
      10.4.4. Healthcare
      10.4.5. Academic Institutions
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Plastic 3D Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. FDM Thermoplastic
      10.7.2. Polyjet Photopolymer Resin
   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 Plastic 3D Printers Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Plastic 3D Printers 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 Plastic 3D Printers 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 Plastic 3D Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Aerospace and Defense
      11.4.2. Tool and Mold Making
      11.4.3. Automotive
      11.4.4. Healthcare
      11.4.5. Academic Institutions
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Plastic 3D Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. FDM Thermoplastic
      11.7.2. Polyjet Photopolymer Resn
   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 Plastic 3D Printers Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Plastic 3D Printers 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 Plastic 3D Printers 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 Plastic 3D Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Aerospace and Defense
      12.4.2. Tool and Mold Making
      12.4.3. Automotive
      12.4.4. Healthcare
      12.4.5. Academic Institutions
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Plastic 3D Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. FDM Thermoplastic
      12.7.2. Polyjet Photopolymer Resin
   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 Plastic 3D Printers Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Plastic 3D Printers 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 Plastic 3D Printers 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 Plastic 3D Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Aerospace and Defense
      13.4.2. Tool and Mold Making
      13.4.3. Automotive
      13.4.4. Healthcare
      13.4.5. Academic Institutions
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Plastic 3D Printers Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. FDM Thermoplastic
      13.7.2. Polyjet Photopolymer Resin
   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 Plastic 3D Printers Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Plastic 3D Printers Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Plastic 3D Printers Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Plastic 3D Printers Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Stratasys Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. 3D Systems Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Protolabs Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. GE Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. HP Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Evonik Industries Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. EOS Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. ... Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. COMPANY9 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 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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