3D Printing Plastic By Material (CP, HPP, BDP, Elastomers), By End-User (Aerospace & Défense, Automotive, Healthcare, Consumer Product/Electronics) and By Geography – Global Driver, Restraints, Opportunities, Trends, and Forecast to 2022

  • December, 2017
  • Domain: Chemicals, Materials & Food - Petrochemicals
Pages: 122
Tables: 76
Charts: 63
Regions/Countries: 4 / 9
Companies: 11
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3D printing also popularly known as additive manufacturing is a technology that uses a printer and a digital file to produce objects. The digital file is technically known as computer-aided design and is made according to the print requirement, materials type, and printer used to manufacture the printed product. The market segmentation according to materials type is divided into commodity polymers, performance polymers, biodegradable, elastomers and others. The main application areas of 3D printing plastic materials are in aerospace & defence, automotive, healthcare, consumer products and others (medical, commercial/industrial, etc.)

Research Methodology

The 3D Printing plastic has been analyzed by utilizing the optimum combination of secondary sources and in-house methodology along with an irreplaceable blend of primary insights. The real-time assessment of the market is an integral part of our market sizing and forecasting methodology, wherein our industry experts and panel of primary participants helped in compiling the best quality with realistic parametric estimations. Further, the participation share of different categories of primary participants is given below:

Globally, the demand for 3D printing plastic materials is high in economically developed countries, whereas the developing regions are catching up the pace. Extensive consumption of plastic materials comes from aerospace and automotive domains due to changing product designs from time to time. Further, light weight of the OEM components for better fuel efficiency to reduce carbon footprint is an additional factor boosting the exponential growth for 3D printing plastics in the upcoming 5 years.

Europe and North America are the leading shareholders in the 3D printing plastics market. North America has the highest market share by value due to high adoption and literacy rate of 3D printing technology. The availability of high skilled labors in the US makes 3D printing technology the most preferred choice among others. The market growth is further backed up by rapid industrialization in these developed regions. Currently, North America is the global leader in the 3D printing plastics market from the demand side. The European region on the other hand has an advantage of having most of the manufacturing and consumption markets, thus providing the maximum contribution to the 3D printing plastics market. From the supplier side, Europe followed by Asia Pacific are the market leaders in the 3D printing plastics. The European market is also witnessing a capital influx in 3D printing technology from Tier 1 companies, which is increasing the regional competition.

The study of the 3D printing plastics market by Infoholic Research provides the market size information and market trends along with factors and parameters impacting it in both short- and long-term. The study ensures a 360° view, bringing out the complete key insights of the industry. These insights help the business decision-makers to make better business plans and informed decisions for the future business. In addition, the study helps venture capitalists in understanding the companies better and take informed decisions. Some of the key players in the 3D printing plastics market are Stratasys, 3D Systems, ExOne, HP, Materialise, LG Chemicals, etc.

Report Scope:

By Material Type

  • Commodity polymers

  • Performance polymers

  • Biodegradables

  • Elastomers

  • Others (Acrylic Epoxy)


By End-users

  • Aerospace & Defense

  • Automotive

  • Healthcare

  • Consumer products

  • Others



  • Asia Pacific

  • North America

  • Europe

  • Rest of the World

  • Industry outlook: Market trends, drivers, restraints, and opportunities



1     Report Outline 

1.1        Introduction

1.2        Report Scope

1.3        Market Definition

1.4        Research Methodology

1.4.1     Data Collation & In-House Estimation

1.4.2     Market Triangulation

1.4.3     Forecasting

1.5        Study Declarations

1.6        Report Assumptions

1.7        Stakeholders

2     Executive Summary 

2.1        Asia Pacific is the fastest growing region in 3D Printing plastics Market

2.2        Automotive Industry Fueling Growth of 3D Printing Plastics

3     Market Positioning 

3.1        Total Addressable Market (TAM): 3D Printing Materials market

3.1.1     Market Overview

3.1.2     Major Trends

3.2        Segmented Addressable Market (SAM)

3.3        Related Markets

4     Market Outlook

4.1        Overview

4.2        Value Chain Analysis

4.3        PESTLE Analysis

4.4        Porter 5 (Five) Forces

4.5        Patent Analysis

5     Market Characteristics

5.1        Market Segmentation

5.2        Market Dynamics

5.2.1     Drivers    Increasing popularity of 3D printing technology among consumers    Expiration of old patents leading a way for new market entrants    Changing logistic scenario and cutting down the production time for part manufacturing

5.2.2     Restraints    Raw material price fluctuations restraining market growth    Changing geo-political structure of various countries affecting the market

5.2.3     Opportunities    Need for better and cost effective 3D printing plastic materials    Large untapped market in developing and underdeveloped countries

5.2.4     DRO – Impact Analysis

6     By Type: Market Size And Analysis

6.1        Overview

6.2        Commodity polymers

6.3        Performance polymers

6.4        Biodegradables

6.5        Elastomers

6.6        Vendor Profiles

6.6.1     Stratasys Inc

6.6.2     BASF SE

6.6.3     DowDuPont

6.6.4     Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)

6.6.5     3M Company

(Overview, business units, geographic revenues, product profile, recent developments, business focus, SWOT analysis and business strategies have been covered for all the vendors)

7     End-user: Market Size And Analysis

7.1        Overview

7.2        Aerospace & Defense

7.3        Automotive

7.4        Healthcare

7.5        Consumer products/electronics

7.6        Customer Profile

7.6.1     General Electric (GE)

7.6.2     Boeing Corporation

7.6.3     Toyota Motor Corporation

7.6.4     Siemens AG

7.6.5     Bechtel Corporation

(Overview, business units, geographic revenues, product profile, recent developments, business focus, SWOT analysis and business strategies have been covered for all the customers)

8     Regions: Market Size And Analysis

8.1        Overview

8.2        Asia Pacific

8.2.1     Asia Pacific Market, By Countries

8.2.2     Asia Pacific Market, By Type

8.2.3     Asia Pacific Market, By End-user

8.3        North America

8.3.1     North America Market, By Countries

8.3.2     North America Market, By type

8.3.3     North America Market, By application

8.4        Europe

8.4.1     Europe Market, By Country

8.4.2     Europe Market, By type

8.4.3     Europe Market, By End-User

8.5        Rest of the World

8.5.1     Rest of the World Market, By Regions

8.5.2     Rest of the World Market, By Type

8.5.3     Rest of the World Market, By End-user

9     Companies to watch for

9.1        General Electric (GE)

9.2        Hewlett-Packard (HP)

10   Competitive Landscape 

10.1     Competitor Comparison Analysis

10.2     Market Landscape

10.2.1  Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures

10.2.2  Divestiture & Divestment

11   Expert’s Views





Research Framework

Infoholic research works on a holistic 360° approach in order to deliver high quality, validated and reliable information in our market reports. The Market estimation and forecasting involves following steps:

  • Data Collation (Primary & Secondary)
  • In-house Estimation (Based on proprietary data bases and Models)
  • Market Triangulation
  • Forecasting

Market related information is congregated from both primary and secondary sources.

Primary sources

involved participants from all global stakeholders such as Solution providers, service providers, Industry associations, thought leaders etc. across levels such as CXOs, VPs and managers. Plus, our in-house industry experts having decades of industry experience contribute their consulting and advisory services.

Secondary sources

include public sources such as regulatory frameworks, government IT spending, government demographic indicators, industry association statistics, and company publications along with paid sources such as Factiva, OneSource, Bloomberg among others.

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