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LONDON, ENGLAND, October 05, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- 3dpbm, a leading market intelligence and media company supporting the global AM industry landscape, presents the results of a comprehensive study on the polymer additive manufacturing segment. The study, Polymer AM Market Opportunities and Trends 2020–2030, conducted between Q4 2021 and Q3 2022 collected information on sales and business activity from all major companies operating in this segment. 3dpbm's found that the core polymer AM market (materials, hardware, services) generated $3.7 billion in 2020 and is going to grow to $11 billion by 2025 and to $34 billion by the end of the forecast period, in 2030.
Following the three previous reports on Composites, Metals and Ceramics, this Polymer AM Report is by far the largest and also one of the most in-depth market studies ever conducted on polymer additive manufacturing. Between Q4 2021 and Q3 2022, the 3dpbm Research analyst team (comprising several editors, market analysis specialists, and a project manager) surveyed an unprecedented number of companies—741 unique companies, of which, 24% were hardware manufacturers, 25% materials manufacturers and 51% service providers—and collected first-hand sales data from major stakeholders operating in this segment on thousands of different hardware, materials and parts products.
These companies, which were selected out of over 1,500 potential candidates listed in 3dpbm's 3D Printing Business Directory, were individually audited for every product (systems, materials, parts) currently on the market, totaling over 50,000 data points and providing an accurate snapshot of the current polymer AM global market.
First-hand data was compared and combined with additional data and information collected by the 3dpbm Research team from all publicly available sources, including day-to-day industry insights coverage via the 3D Printing Media Network portal, an internal asset that no other AM market research company can leverage to this extent. Finally, interviews were conducted with leading AM industry stakeholders and independent consultants to further validate and verify the data, estimates and analyses.
Details about the report including the full table of contents are available on the company's website at the following link. A summary of the report is available upon request.
About the Report
Starting with extensive and unprecedented bottom-up market data, 3dpbm Research applied its proprietary forecast model—which integrates multiple coefficients representing a wide range of influencing factors—to forecast that the core polymer AM market will grow from $3.7 billion in 2020 to over $11 billion by 2025 and $34 billion by 2030.
In terms of the core polymer AM market, significant growth is taking place primarily in those areas of development targeting serial and mass customization/production, especially in the fields of planar photopolymerization (continuous DLP technologies) and powder bed fusion (thermal PBF technologies). Other key growth areas identified and quantified include very small (micro photopolymerization) and very large (LFAM) parts. For the first time, this report also provides a vertical (by industrial adoption segment) and geographic (by country and region) breakdown of hardware, materials and service parts sales, with 5- and 10-year forecasts. Users will find current assessments of the polymer AM market, including market positioning (top 10 in all categories and subcategories by units and revenues) of all the key players along with demand and revenue forecasts for hardware, materials and services.
In addition to supporting the market analysis and development efforts of suppliers, the report is targeted toward companies looking to enter the market and capitalize on developing opportunities. OEMs looking to implement AM for polymer part production will benefit from this study by quickly and accurately understanding currently available technologies, materials and services as well as the benefits and challenges of each. Finally, it serves as a guide for investors looking for the next disruptive production technologies.
To learn more about the scope of this study and the methodology behind this research please contact us.
Leading and emerging companies addressed in the report include: Stratasys, 3D Systems, EOS, ETEC (Desktop Metal), HP, Carbon, Creality, Formlabs, Materialise, Markforged, Prusa Research, Anycubic, Flashforge, Ultimaker, UnionTech, Mitsubishi MCPP, eSun, SABIC, Covestro*, Polymaker, Quickparts, WeNext, Forecast3D, OECHSLER, Protolabs, Shapeways, Fohan, FIT, Prototal and many more.
About 3dpbm Research
3dpbm Research is the market research and consultancy business unit of 3dpbm, a full-service platform dedicated to supporting the additive manufacturing ecosystem. 3dpbm is comprised of 3D Printing Media Network, a leading global editorial portal for the AM industry, 3D Printing Business Directory, the largest listing of verified 3D printing companies in the world and 3dpbm Research, providing industry analysis, market forecasting and coverage of the opportunities for additive manufacturing supply chain members and end-users.
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