Additive Manufacturing

The Additive Manufacturing market research study delivers current market analysis plus a five-year market and technology forecast. The study is available in multiple editions including worldwide, all regions, and most major countries.

Market for Additive Manufacturing Grows Despite Macroeconomic Headwinds

Additive Manufacturing (AM), often referred to as 3D printing, is defined as a manufacturing process that creates a three-dimensional object by adding layer upon layer of material. This contrasts with traditional subtractive manufacturing. ARC’s research on additive manufacturing shows that the AM ecosystem has reached a pivotal point of opportunity with the crisscrossing of macroeconomic headwinds and advancement of technologies. Users and solution providers in this space are cognizant of the benefits of additive manufacturing on the digital transformation journey. Intersection of 3D printer innovation, software advances, and material creation combined with the supply chain shortages of the pandemic are shining new light on industrialized additive manufacturing. As part of a broader digital transformation strategy, additive manufacturing is part of the solution for disrupted supply chains, operational efficiencies, and new product development.

Additive Manufacturing Strategic Issues

Additive Manufacturing Market TrendsIn addition to providing a five-year market forecast, the Additive Manufacturing market research provides detailed quantitative current market data and addresses key strategic issues as follows.

Expand Use Case Mindset    

Additive manufacturing continues to evolve from prototyping or proof-of-concept to serialized parts production. 2021 demonstrated this continued shift in mindset from utilizing additive manufacturing as a R&D system to parts production platform, with companies demonstrating the ability of manufacture through use cases such as:   

  • Car parts such as wiring harnesses, furnishings, and hubs
  • Aerospace engine parts and frame parts 
  • Medical devices or parts of medical devices
  • Parts for industrial manufacturing such as tools, jigs, and fixtures
  • Furniture

In-House versus Outsourcing    

Additive manufacturing is a transformative technology, but considering current socioeconomic concerns, buyers must weigh their options for full fledged adoption of additive manufacturing into their business operations or outsourcing their additive manufacturing needs to a specialized company to close any gaps.  Buyers should consider:

  • In-House expertise
  • Budget
  • Training
  • Volume of production
  • Sustainability goals
  • Application and use case 
  • Prototyping versus serialized production

Look Towards Sustainability    

Sustainability has become an increasingly important business concern considering the ongoing climate crisis. Additive manufacturing offers a unique position in giving buyers flexible manufacturing options, the ability to reduce complexity by making more efficient parts, therefore shortening supply chains, possibly utilizing less energy and material than traditional manufacturing methods depending on the application.

Additive Manufacturing Study Formats and Editions Available

This market study may be purchased as an Excel Workbook and/or as a PDF File.  The Workbook has some unique features such as the ability to view data in local currency.  Regional studies include country and industry market data.  Country studies include market trends and industry data.  Studies and formats available are listed below:

MIRA Workbook PDF File
Worldwide (includes regional data) Yes Yes
North America (includes country data) Yes No
Latin America (includes country data) Yes No
Europe, Middle East, Africa (includes country data) Yes No
Asia (includes country data) Yes No
Annual Subscription Yes Yes

Countries included in each region.

Table of contents for these studies is shown in the following paragraphs.

Worldwide Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

  • Executive Overview
  • Market Trends
  • Buyer Strategies
  • Supplier Strategies
  • Growth Contributors and Inhibitors

Competitive Analysis

  • Market Shares of the Leading Suppliers
  • Market Shares by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Market Shares by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Services
  • Market Shares by Service Type
    • Custom Parts
    • Maintenance
    • Materials
    • Training
  • Market Shares by Material
    • Plastics
    • Metal
  • Market Shares by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Education
    • Electrical & Electronics
    • Fabricated Metals
    • Household & Personal Care
    • Machinery
    • Medical Products
    • Plastics & Rubber
    • Process Industries
  • Market Shares by Printing Technology
    • Binder Jetting
    • Directed Energy Deposition
    • Material Extrusion
    • Material Jetting
    • Powder Bed Fusion
    • Sheet Lamination
    • Vat Photopolymerization
  • Market Shares by Sales Channel

Market Forecasts and Histories

  • Total Additive Manufacturing Business
  • Shipments by Region
    • North America
    • Europe, Middle East, Africa
    • Asia
    • Latin America
  • Shipments by Revenue Category
    • Hardware
    • Services
  • Shipments by Service Type
    • Custom Parts
    • Maintenance
    • Materials
    • Training
  • Shipments by Material
    • Plastics
    • Metal
  • Shipments by Industry
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Education
    • Electrical & Electronics
    • Fabricated Metals
    • Household & Personal Care
    • Machinery
    • Medical Products
    • Plastics & Rubber
    • Process Industries
  • Shipments by Printing Technology
    • Binder Jetting
    • Directed Energy Deposition
    • Material Extrusion
    • Material Jetting
    • Powder Bed Fusion
    • Sheet Lamination
    • Vat Photopolymerization
  • Shipments by Sales Channel

Industry Participants

The research identifies all relevant suppliers serving this market. 

Regional Research Focus Areas

Strategic Analysis

Scope

Competitive Analysis

  • Leading Suppliers in Region
  • Industry Shares in Region
  • Country Shares in Region
  • Leading Suppliers by Industry

Market Forecast & History Analysis

  • Market Forecast & History by Country
  • Market Forecast & History by Industry

Industry Participants

List of countries and currencies included in each region

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