3D Printing Industry to Grow to $4B in 2025

According to research by IDTechEx in the report 3D Printing 2014-2025: Technologies, Markets, Players, the market for 3D printing equipment, materials and software will grow from about $1.5 billion this year to $4 billion in 2025.

Automotive dominates

Growth will be led by the sectors transitioning towards the use of 3D printing for final product applications, which will include the medical/dental sectors, jewellery and design art manufacturers, and in the longer term, the aerospace industry. However, the automotive industry will remain the largest client sector throughout the period considered.

3D printing type

Through to 2025 the Stereolithography (SLA) and Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) approaches will continue to enjoy the majority of the share of the market, although significant growth will occur with the laser and electron beam technologies, albeit from a much smaller installed base.

Market growth for 3D printing will not be monotonic however as the technologies ultimately lock into the capital expenditure cycles associated to many of the industries it serves, including in particular the aerospace and automotive industries which together account for a significant proportion of 3D printer sales. As penetration of these markets continues and increases, fluctuations in sales will eventually manifest and the market is expected to fall somewhat in the near term as a number of capital expenditure rounds come to an end.

A breakdown of the market according to printer sales, services, and material sales is shown below for 2014.

The ecosystem

The number of 3D printer manufacturers has seen relatively steady growth since the technology was first commercialised in 1986. There have been occasional closures, sometimes driven by litigation rather than lack of revenues/potential revenues. There has also been some acquisition activity, particularly over recent years, as the larger companies (notably 3D Systems and Stratasys) have sought to increase their range of technology offerings to clients, opening up new market opportunities. Key patents are expiring over the next few years which will fuel more new entrants – and M&A activity for the biggest who seek to retain their market share.

3D printing research

The IDTechEx report “3D Printing 2014-2025: Technologies, Markets, Players” provides detailed forecasts, technology analysis, and supplier profiles of the 3D Printing market through to 2025. It gives a global, impartial view into the opportunities and real state of the industry, providing clarity amongst the excitement. For more details see www.IDTechEx.com/3D External Link.

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RepRap Mendel Printer Hardware Kit, Required Shafts and Bearings

This linear motion hardware kit contains the shafts and ball bearings required to build the RepRap Mendel printer project. Six 8 mm shafts are supplied, two each of 495 mm, 406 mm, and 330 mm lengths. This kit also includes five bearings with inside diameters of 8 mm and dimensions of 8 x 22 x 7 mm and forty-eight bearings with inside diameters of 4 mm and dimensions of 4 x 13 x 5 mm.

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Optomec awarded 3D printing patent

The new design is suitable for printing 3D conformal electronics onto large structures in location, and printing electronics into hard to reach places such as recesses and cavities. The patent also includes provisions for multiplexing the miniaturized print head geometry within linear arrays or custom arrangements for high-volume production scale-up.

“The miniaturized Aerosol Jet print head can be used for many applications. As a linear array using a single material, it is a means for increasing throughput with simple parallel processing for high volume applications, such as printed touch screen displays,” said Dr Mike Renn, Optomec chief technology officer.“However, the array doesn’t have to be linear; custom placement of multiple print heads for a specific application is also an option.

“Looking into the future, Aerosol Jet could print different materials from each miniaturized print head in the array. In this case, Aerosol Jet Printers could produce complex multi-material, multi-layered devices such as transistors, capacitors, sensors and resistors, on a single system.”

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