Global 3D Printing Metal Market 2016-2020

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The primary industrial metal 3D printing technology today is powder bed fusion. There are eight (and a half) players currently on the market offering this technology and one (and a half) that is entering it now. That makes 10 players all together. The “half” is German metal manufacturing giant Trumpf, which has entered the market in a joint venture with Italy’s Sisma. These two companies join four more German companies: two are the market leaders EOS and Concept Laser, followed by SLM Solutions and the smaller REALizer. In the UK, the manufacturing giant Renishaw offers a range of very specific SLM 3D printers. There is one company in the US, 3D Systems, which offers metal 3D printers through its acquisition of France’s Phenix.

The new player that just entered the market is Additive Industries from The Netherlands. And there is one company that has taken a different approach: Sweden’s Arcam Metals, with its unique Electron Beam Melting technology. This means that all these companies from some of the world’s most industrialised nations, are competing to offer better and more automated machines and the amazing part is that they still can meet demand. One more player, Aero Sud in South Africa, will soon be entering the market with the biggest metal powder bed fusion 3D printer ever built.

Building metal parts is the only way 3D printing can become productive. Plastic 3D printing has its place in prototyping and education, but 3D printing in metal will allow the technology to be used to manufacture final production parts in a wide variety of industries. Metals are the fastest-growing segment of 3D printing, with printer sales growing at 48% and material sales growing at 32%. Because of the current speed, size and cost limitations, the high value, low volume industries such as aerospace and biomedical, have been the earliest adopters.

GE Aviation are investing $3.5bn in new plant to house EOS M-280 printers to print 100,000 fuel nozzles by 2020. Arcam claim their 3D printers had been used to manufacture over 50,000 orthopaedic implants so far. Both these industries demand titanium alloys, giving them a market share of 31% by volume. Aerospace is also heavily investing in cobalt alloys, nickel alloys and aluminium alloys.

The global 3D printing metals market was valued at USD 156.2 Million in 2014, and is expected to reach USD 776.8 Million, growing at a CAGR of 31.5% between 2016 and 2020

Increasing use of 3D metal printing as a mainstream production process in the industries such as aerospace & defense and medical & dental is driving the growth of 3D printing metals market.

The most widely used metals for 3D printing include titanium alloys, nickel, inconel, stainless steel, aluminum, cobalt chrome, copper, silver, gold, and others. Ti-6Al-4V, a titanium alloy, is mainly used for manufacturing of engine parts and airframes. It offers excellent corrosion resistance and high strength required for heavy engineering applications. Titanium alloys are mainly used in aerospace industries due to their light weight and excellent resistance to heat.


1 Outline
    1.1 Aims of The Study
    1.2 Market Description
    1.3 Market Opportunity
           1.3.1 Markets Enclosed
           1.3.2 Years Measured for The Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology
    2.1 Research Statistics
           2.1.1 Secondary Statistics
                    2.1.1.1 Important Statistics From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Statistics
                    2.1.2.1 Important Statistics From Primary Sources
                    2.1.2.2 Important Industry Acumens
                    2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primaries
    2.2 Market Size Approximation
           2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.2.2 Top Down Approach
    2.3 Market Breakdown & Statistics Triangulation
    2.4 Research Expectations
           2.4.1 Development Scenario

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Visions

    4.1 Major Prospects for 3D Printing Metals Market
    4.2 3D Printing Metals Market Development: By Regions
    4.3 3D Printing Metals Market in Asia-Pacific
    4.4 3D Printing Metals Market Appeal
    4.5 3D Printing Metals Market Development, By End-User Industry
    4.6 3D Printing Metals Market: Developing vs Developed Nations
    4.7 Fastest-Growing Market: By End-User Industry
    4.8 Life Cycle Study, By Region

5 Market Summary
    5.1 Outline
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 3D Printing Metals Market, By Form
           5.2.2 3D Printing Metals Market, By Type
           5.2.3 3D Printing Metals Market, By End User
           5.2.4 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region
    5.3 Market Subtleties
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Finish of Patents for Selective Laser Sintering
                    5.3.1.2 Bulk Customization
                    5.3.1.3 Embracing of 3D Printing in New Applications
           5.3.2 Limitations
                    5.3.2.1 Extraordinary Cost of 3D Printers and Materials
                    5.3.2.2 Absence of High Grade Raw Materials
                    5.3.2.3 Treating Difficulties for Powder Manufacturers
           5.3.3 Prospects
                    5.3.3.1 Cumulative Acceptance of Metal 3D Printing in Aerospace & Security
                    5.3.3.2 Confident Evolution By Mergers & Acquisitions

6 Industry Tendencies
    6.1 Outline
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Threat of New Contestants
                    6.3.1.1 Highly Technology Sensitive Market
                    6.3.1.2 Highly Capital Intensive Market
           6.3.2 Threat of Alternates
                    6.3.2.1 Partial Number of Substitutes
                    6.3.2.2 Patent Centric Market
           6.3.3 Bargaining Power of Sellers
                    6.3.3.1 Availability of Huge Number of Metal Alloy Suppliers
           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Purchasers
                    6.3.4.1 Technology Specific Market
                    6.3.4.2 Market Subjugated By Few Prominent Players
           6.3.5 Strength of Competitive Rivalry
                    6.3.5.1 Finish of Patents for Selective Laser Sintering

7 3D Printing Metals Market, By End User
    7.1 Outline
    7.2 Marketplace Size & Estimate
    7.3 Aerospace & Security
    7.4 Automotive
    7.5 Health & Dental
    7.6 Others

8 3D Printing Metals Market, By Form
    8.1 Outline
    8.2 Marketplace Size & Estimate

9 3D Printing Metals Market, By Type
    9.1 Outline
    9.2 Aluminum 
    9.3 Nickel
    9.4 Stainless Steel
    9.5 Titanium
    9.6 Others

10 3D Printing Metals Market, By Region
     10.1 Outline
     10.2 North America
     10.3 Europe
     10.4 Asia-Pacific
     10.5 Rest of The World

11 Competitive Landscape

     11.1 Outline
             11.1.1 Innovative Product Introduction: The Most Dominant Progress Policy
     11.2 Supreme Developments in 2016
     11.3 Competitive State & Tendencies
     11.4 New Product Outlines
     11.5 Mergers & Acquisitions
     11.6 Enterprises, Agreements & Associations
     11.7 Progresses

12 Company Profiles
     12.1 Outline
     12.2 3D Systems Corporation
             12.2.1 Outline
             12.2.2 Products & Services
             12.2.3 Latest Developments
             12.2.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.2.5 WI Assessment
     12.3 Renishaw PLC
             12.3.1 Outline
             12.3.2 Products & Services
             12.3.3 Latest Developments
             12.3.4 Renishaw PLC: SWOT Analysis
             12.3.5 WI Assessment
     12.4 Arcam AB
             12.4.1 Outline
             12.4.2 Products & Services
             12.4.3 Latest Developments
             12.4.4 WI Assessment
     12.5 Hoganas AB
             12.5.1 Outline
             12.5.2 Products & Services
             12.5.3 Latest Developments
             12.5.4 WI Assessment
     12.6 Voxeljet AG
             12.6.1 Outline
             12.6.2 Products & Services
             12.6.3 Latest Developments
             12.6.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.6.5 WI Assessment
     12.7 Eos GmbH Electro Optical Systems
             12.7.1 Outline
             12.7.2 Products & Services
             12.7.3 Latest Developments
             12.7.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.7.5 WI Assessment
     12.8 GKN PLC
             12.8.1 Outline
             12.8.2 Products & Services
             12.8.3 Latest Development
             12.8.4 SWOT Analysis
             12.8.5 WI Assessment
     12.9 Sandvik AB
             12.9.1 Outline
             12.9.2 Products & Services
             12.9.3 Latest Developments
             12.9.4 Sandvik AB: SWOT Analysis
             12.9.5 WI Assessment
     12.10 PLW Technology Ltd.
             12.10.1 Outline
             12.10.2 Products & Services
             12.10.3 Latest Developments
             12.10.4 WI Assessment
     12.11 Optomec Inc.
             12.11.1 Outline
             12.11.2 Products & Services
             12.11.3 Latest Development
             12.11.4 WI Assessment
     12.12 Carpenter Technology Corporation 
             12.12.1 Outline
             12.12.2 Products & Services
             12.12.3 Latest Developments
             12.12.4 Carpenter Technology Corporation  : SWOT Analysis
             12.12.5 WI Assessment


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