Authored By: Sarah
16 Jul 2024

 3D Printer Market Size to grow by USD 30.00 billion between 2024-2028

According to a research report “ 3D Printer Market” by Product (Industrial 3D printer, Desktop 3D printer) Technology (Fused deposition modeling, Selective laser sintering, Stereolithography, Others) Geography (North America, Europe, APAC, South America, Middle East and Africa)- Global Forecast to 2028 published by Technavio, the market size is estimated to grow by USD 30.00 billion, at a CAGR of 23.16% during the forecast period. In the dynamic 3D printer market, customization has emerged as a key differentiator for both businesses and individual consumers. By tailoring products to meet specific customer needs and preferences, companies can foster brand loyalty and secure a competitive edge. Simultaneously, the growing affordability of desktop 3D printers empowers consumers to create bespoke items in-house, enabling them to print expensive and unique products such as customized toys and home decor. However, the customization process often incurs significant costs, making it an attractive proposition primarily for consumers with substantial disposable income. Concurrently, online vendors offering customized 3D printed products cater to those who prefer not to invest in the hardware but still desire personalized items..

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By Product, the Industrial 3D printer segment is projected to dominate the market size in 2024

The industrial segment of the global 3D printer market held the largest market share in 2023, projected to persist throughout the forecast period. This dominance is primarily driven by the surging adoption of industrial 3D printers in various industries, including aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer electronics, and healthcare. In aerospace, additive manufacturing through industrial 3D printers is essential for producing intricate components, such as jet engines, injectors, and valves, which are challenging to manufacture using conventional techniques.

By Technology, Fused deposition modeling  segment is expected to hold the largest market size for the year 2024

In the realm of 3D printing technology, Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) emerges as a cost-effective and efficient solution for various applications. This technology operates by heating and extruding thermoplastic filaments, layer by layer, to create parts. FDM is widely utilized in prototyping, production, and modeling sectors due to its versatility and ease of use. Compared to other 3D printing technologies such as Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and Stereolithography (SLA), FDM boasts several advantages. It significantly reduces production time as minimal post-processing is required, unlike SLS and SLA. Furthermore, FDM is user-friendly, making it an accessible choice for businesses. The utilization of filaments, such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) and polylactic acid (PLA), as opposed to costly materials like powder (SLS) and liquid (SLA), further enhances FDM's affordability.

North America is forecasted to hold the largest market size by region in 2024

The 3D printer market in North America held the largest market share in the global landscape in 2023, surpassing Europe and the Asia Pacific (APAC) regions. This dominance is attributed to significant government investments and burgeoning demand from sectors such as aerospace and defense, consumer electronics, and healthcare. The region's high potential for additive manufacturing has spurred strategic collaborations among industry players, further fueling market expansion. The increasing investments from both public and private sectors underscore the immense growth prospects of 3D printing technology in North America.

The 3D Printer Market growth and forecasting report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market growth and forecasting and information about 20 market companies, including:

  • 3D Systems Corp.
  • ANYCUBIC Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Carbon Inc.
  • Desktop Metal Inc.
  • EOS GmbH
  • Formlabs Inc.
  • General Electric Co.
  • HP Inc.
  • LuxCreo Inc.
  • Markforged Holding Corp.
  • Nano Dimension Ltd.
  • Organovo Holdings Inc.
  • Shenzhen Creality 3D Technology Co. Ltd
  • SLM Solutions Group AG
  • Stratasys Ltd.
  • voxeljet AG
  • Zhejiang Flashforge 3D Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Zortrax S.A.

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Research Analysis Overview

The 3D Printing Market has witnessed significant growth in recent years due to its ability to produce complex geometries and mixed materials, including circuit boards, composites, and ceramics, with minimal process downtime. Rapid prototyping services have become essential in various industry verticals, such as automotive and healthcare, where the production of intricate parts is crucial. 3D printing technology offers advantages over traditional manufacturing methods like CNC machining and injection molding, enabling the creation of parts with high adherence to standards, safety, and quality. The process involves the layer-by-layer addition of materials, allowing for the production of parts with complex geometries that would be difficult or impossible to achieve through other means. Printing technologies continue to evolve, with new methods and materials being developed regularly. Standard process controls ensure consistency and reliability, making 3D printing an increasingly popular choice for manufacturing applications. The market for 3D printing is expected to grow significantly in the coming years, with continued innovation and advancements in the technology.

Market Research Overview

The 3D Printing Market is experiencing significant growth due to the increasing demand for low-cost 3D printers and the integration of advanced technologies such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs), solar cells, batteries, and print sensors. These technologies are enabling the production of structural electronics, including cell phone antennae, hearing aids, and circuit boards. The market is also expanding into various industry verticals such as automotive, healthcare, education fields, defense industries, and industrial manufacturing. Design tools and a skilled workforce are essential for the successful implementation of 3D printing in industries. The technology is being used in art and architecture, food and culinary, footwear, textiles, jigs and fixtures, tooling, and jewelry. Printed electronics, morphology, powder composition, porosity, suitability, standardized tests, and reproducibility are key considerations in the 3D Printing Market. The market offers customized production, rapid prototyping, and consultation solutions, as well as installation services for 3-dimensional printers. The use of mixed materials, composites, ceramics, metals, and plastics in 3D printing has led to high precision and durability. Aerospace, digital design files, and rapid prototyping services are also significant areas of growth in the market. The 3D Printing Market is subject to patenting and adherence to standards, safety and quality, printing technologies, and standard process controls. Prototyping processes such as Stereolithography, CNC machining, and Injection molding are being replaced by 3D printing due to its cost-effectiveness and faster turnaround times. The market is expected to continue growing as the technology becomes more accessible and affordable.


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