3D Printing Plastics Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2018-2028

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3D Printing Plastics Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2018-2028

Status : March, 2020 | Chemical & Materials | PPT format

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Global 3D Printing Plastics Market: Snapshot

A variety of high-performance thermoplastics and thermosets can be used for 3D printing plastics. Since inception, the use of plastics in the 3D printing industry can be considered no less than turning point in the industry. The choice of the apt material relies on the desired mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties for achieving the desired functional objective, as well as on the available technology to print 3D in plastics. The freedom to choose from a wide range of plastics is indeed the functional advantage of 3D printed plastic parts and is a compelling proposition catalyzing the evolution of the market. One of the benefits with the technologies used in 3D printing plastics is that the materials allow you to mold really large-sized dimensions. These plastics are most frequently required by companies when they want to manufacture at scale with the benefit of cost. The advent of a number of technologies that has made plastic 3D printing cheaper has also made the market lucrative.

The growing demand of 3D printing plastics prototyping to replace injection molding is a key factor bolstering the expansion of the market. The rapid prototyping possible with 3D printing, apart from being used at proof-of-concept stage, is probably one of the biggest advantages of 3D printing plastic parts, thus fueling the growth of the market. In the recent years, manufacturing processes related to 3D printing plastics have gained popularity over plastic injection molding. The growing trend of the rising demand for 3D printing plastics in any sector is expected to transform product development efforts of businesses in innumerable ways. The growing availability of 3D printed plastic parts with different finishes is a key factor accentuating prospect in the global market. The rising uptake is also expected to open up new frontiers by supporting research and development (R&D) activities in materials sciences across the globe.

Global 3D Printing Plastics Market: Overview

The global 3D printing plastics market is likely to witness a surge in its growth during the forecast period 2018-2028, due to the rise in usage of 3D printing in various sectors such as Construction, defense, healthcare, and food and beverage industry. The plastics are more used for manufacturing 3D printers because of its properties such as it can be given any desired shape for a product and it is rigid as well. Recently, NASA had used 3D printers in space with plastics as a main material for objects that are being printed in the space. The major reason behind using plastics in space is that after the use, plastics can be melted, recycled, and can be used again, these are the factors that are fueling the growth of the market.

Global 3D Printing Plastics Market: Trends and Opportunities

The market is driven by various government initiatives to promote the use of 3D printing plastics. Another factor which is helping the market to grow is rise in demand from end user industries such as aerospace and automotive industries. The adoption of 3D printing in recent years have fueled the market to grow exponentially. Rapid development in healthcare sector has helped the market to grow.  Another sector which is helping the market to grow a steady rate is the rise in automobile industry all across the world. Plastics are commonly used for 3D printing materials as this is cheap in comparison to other materials as well as reliable. These factors have resulted in a growing popularity of 3D printing plastics.

It has been noticed that photopolymers is another kind of material which is used for 3D printing. Photopolymers are basically, thermoset plastics which can be hardened or cured with exposure to certain type of light. Photopolymers are expected to take advantage of this properties, as it used for 3D printing to develop physical properties like viscosity or stiffness. Photopolymers are used by various manufacturers for 3D printing as it is known to make products with better properties. However, this type of plastics is known to be expensive. Nonetheless, increasing variety of photopolymers, photopolymer based technologies like DLP, PolyJet, and SLA is promoting the growth of the market.

Global 3D Printing Plastics Market: Market Potential

Recently, scientists found a way to replace vital parts of soldiers on the combat field with the help of 3D printing technology. It is known that soldiers have to wait for days to get their vital parts replaced during the war. Scientist have assured that using easily found on base such as water bottles, water jugs which are generally made up of plastics can be used for 3D printing. Scientists have called this a game changing invention as soldiers now don’t need to depend upon outside supply chains.

Global 3D Printing Plastics Market: Regional Analysis

Geographically, North America holds the major share in terms of revenue. Asia Pacific is likely to become the fastest growing market during the forecast, owing to various government initiative in China for promoting the 3D printing plastic market.

Global 3D Printing Plastics Market: Competitive Landscape

Players in the market in order to have a better hold on the market have been focusing on the product launches and development. Major players in the market in order to reach farthest corner are going in a strategic partnership, merger and acquisitions or agreement and collaboration with regional players. Vendors in the market are pouring hefty fund behind the research and development team in order to produce more efficient product. Major players in the market offer wide product portfolio for specific requirement and industrial applications. Some of the major players in the market are Envision TEC, HP, Voxelijet, Protolabs, Ricoh, BASF, Arkema, Evonik, Polymaker, and Arkema.

The study presents a granular assessment and quantitative evaluation of:

  • Key growth factors and prominent trends
  • Size and share of key segments in overall market
  • Key challenges and winning imperatives
  • Factors shaping competitive landscape
  • Insights into how contours of market will change in coming years
  • Technological advances
  • New avenues and imminent investment pockets
  • Regulatory landscape shaping current and future strategies of companies

The region-wise assessment includes market dynamics in:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The study is prepared with the help of an extensive primary and secondary research. Primary research includes but not limited to interactions, interviews, surveys, and events. Opinions of policy makers and industry experts are carefully integrated into the insights to complement primary research. Volumes of secondary data gleaned through renowned paid sources, annual statements, reputed journals, and government documents offer insights into current dynamics and key evolution trajectories the market is likely to assume. The research employs various industry-wide analytics methods and well-established methodologies to ascertain the attractiveness of key segments. Further, it evaluates the lucrativeness of key regions and factors underlying their maturity. The insights notably include a detailed analysis of forces behind vendor differentiation and offers insight into investment-decision making by prominent players.

The report strives to enlighten businesses and industry stakeholders on multiple facets of the growth dynamic of the market, the key of which include answers to:

  • Which key factors will shape the competitive landscape?
  • Which trends will stimulate research and development activities in different geographies?
  • Which are the lucrative growth areas and what is the size of potential they are likely contribute to the overall market?
  • Which disruptions in market growth are likely to come with the new business models?
  • Which are some of the recent overhauls in policies that may change the course of the market significantly?
  • Which are the geographies that will form sizable sources of new streams to new and established players alike?
  • How are top players likely to realign their strategy to counter the forces of competition?
  • Which key strategies emerging players are likely to focus on to consolidate their position?
  • Which changes in end-user preferences might affect the status quo held by the leading players?
  • Which are some of the game-changing innovations influencing the projected share and revenue of the market and its segments?

Note: Utmost care has invariably been taken to present data and arrive at statistics at all the TMR Research reports. Meanwhile, some recent developments and new industry trends may take time to be included in the reports.

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