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Metal Additive Manufacturing 2022-2032: Technology and Market Outlook

Benchmarking of 3D printing technologies, granular market forecasts, and complete player analysis

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After initial commercialization in the 1990s, metal additive manufacturing (also referred to as 3D printing of metals) has witnessed a flurry of interest in recent years. Key players have been quick to capitalize on this demand, enjoying exponential revenue growth since 2013 as a result.
This comprehensive technical report from IDTechEx gives the detailed status and outlook for the industry. Built upon an extensive history in the market and large number of primary interviews, this report provides an unbiased forecast for the market, including the impact and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in the past two years.
Granular forecasts and detailed player profiles
This report provides granular 10-year market forecasts for the industry. The demand for metal printing hardware and metal 3D printing materials in the next decade is quantified. Targeted quantitative analysis is given for printer technologies and materials, broken down into 10 technology segments and 9 materials segments.
These forecasts are generated by the IDTechEx analyst team. The analysts go far beyond what is publicly available by conducting an extensive number of primary interviews, providing the latest and most important information to the reader. Over 75 company profiles are included as part of this report; this includes key OEMs, disruptive start-ups, incumbent powder providers, and emerging material companies.
Benchmarking the competitive printer processes
The proposed advantages to metal additive manufacturing are numerous with design freedom, local versatile manufacturing, potential cost savings, shortened manufacturing times, and much more.
To exploit this there is an ever-expanding family of printer processes using a wide number of material feedstocks. A common tactic for new entrants is to invent new terms for their technology to differentiate from the competition. Some of these are unique but most are aligned with existing processes, introducing only subtle variations.
This report cuts through this marketing and provides accessible impartial categorization for the industry. The reality is that every process must compromise on something, be it the rate, price, precision, size, material compatibility, or more. IDTechEx provide critical benchmarking studies of these processes: an essential process for identifying gaps in the market and end-use applications.
There is also the learning curve to be considered. As with any new (primarily) B2B technology with a large price-tag, it will take time for end-users to have confidence in the process and value-add to warrant the investment. Powder bed fusion processes (DMLS, SLM, and EBM) have been commercial for the longest time, which results in this technology underpinning most installations. However, the next generation of technologies is gaining more traction and within the next decade a more diverse installation base will be observed.
There are some overarching trends for new entrants as they try to find gaps in the market. Low-cost variants, printers pushing the size extremes from micro to very large scales, faster rates, and those exploiting alternative forms of feedstocks are all rapidly emerging and assessed.
Expanding material portfolio, capacity, and competition
IDTechEx forecast that the majority of annual revenue will come from material demand rather than printer sales and installation. Every printer process and application has different material requirements, throughput rates, and alloy demands.
There is a large amount of movement in this industry with notable acquisitions, capacity expansions, improved atomization processes, new materials, and cost reductions. Players are introducing material portfolios bespoke for additive manufacturing from well-known structural alloys to advanced options such as MMCs, high entropy alloys, and amorphous alloys.
Given the variation across this industry, there are very different forecasts when considering cost and volume; titanium powder will be the most significant which is again evident from the market dynamics of expansions, investments, vertical integration and exploring new avenues such as the use of scrap feedstocks.
Key markets and the impact of COVID-19
Metal additive manufacturing has been used for prototypes, tooling, replacement parts, and small to large manufacturing. There are multiple sectors in which this emerging technology is gaining significant uptake, including oil & gas, jewelry, and building & construction. The growth and adoption have all been in high-value industry verticals and the long-term future looks very optimistic.
That said, the COVID-19 global pandemic rapidly introduced new opportunities and concerns for the industry. One opportunity has arisen from major disruptions in global supply chains, which is new interest in distributed manufacturing operations. As international manufacturers address vulnerabilities in their supply chain, metal additive manufacturing has the potential to position itself as a key component in solving supply chain issues. On the other hand, key markets like aerospace face prolonged recovery from pandemic effects. This report analyzes the many trends and global market factors impacting metal additive manufacturing within the decade.
This market report gives granular forecasts for technologies and materials taking into account the impact of COVID-19.
Key questions that are answered in this report
  • What are the current and emerging printer technology types?
  • How do metrics such as price, build speed, build volume and precision vary by printer type?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of different 3D printing technologies?
  • Which printers support different material feedstock?
  • What is the current installed base of metal 3D printers?
  • What is the price range of 3D metal printers by technology type?
  • What are the market shares of those active in the market?
  • What are the key drivers and restraints of market growth?
  • Who are the main players and emerging start-ups?
  • How will sales of different printer types evolve from 2022 to 2032?
  • What was the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on metal 3D printing in 2020 and 2021?
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Table of Contents
1.1.Metal Additive Manufacturing: Technology Overview
1.2.Metal 3D Printing Technologies: Benchmarking Overview
1.3.Market Forecast for Metal Additive Manufacturing
1.4.Metal 3D Printing Continues Seeing Innovation
1.5.Material-Process Relationships
1.6.Timeline of 3D Printing Metals
1.7.Drivers and Restraints of Growth for 3D Printing
1.8.Impact of COVID-19: Summary of Company Perspectives
1.9.Revenue Recovery from COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021
1.10.COVID-19 and 3D Printing: Takeaways
1.11.Metal 3D Printing Investment Overview for 2021
1.12.Companies Going Public in 2021: Summary
1.13.Technology Segmentation
1.14.Technology Installed Base and Market Share in 2022
1.15.Technology Installed Base and Market Share in 2032
1.16.Market Share by Mass of Metals Demand by Alloy
1.17.Metal Hardware Revenue Forecast by Technology
1.18.Metal Material Forecast By Technology - Revenue and Mass
1.19.Metal Material Forecast by Technology - Discussion
1.20.Metal Material Forecast By Alloy - Revenue and Mass
1.21.Metal Material Forecast by Alloy - Discussion
1.22.Key Trends in Metal Additive Manufacturing
1.23.Key Trends in Metal Additive Manufacturing
1.24.Company Profiles
2.1.Glossary: common acronyms for reference
2.2.Scope of Report
2.3.The Different 3D Printing Processes
2.4.Material-Process Relationships
2.5.Why Adopt 3D Printing?
2.6.Timeline of 3D Printing Metals
2.7.Business Models: Selling Printers vs Parts
2.8.The Desktop 3D Printer Explosion
2.9.Drivers and Restraints of Growth for 3D Printing
2.10.Computer Aided Engineering (CAE): Topology
3.1.Powder Bed Fusion: Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
3.2.Powder Bed Fusion: Electron Beam Melting (EBM)
3.3.Directed Energy Deposition: Powder
3.4.Directed Energy Deposition: Wire
3.5.Binder Jetting: Metal Binder Jetting
3.6.Binder Jetting: Sand Binder Jetting
3.7.Sheet Lamination: Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM)
4.1.Emerging Printing Processes - Overview
4.2.Extrusion: Metal-Polymer Filament (MPFE)
4.3.Extrusion: Metal-Polymer Pellet
4.4.Extrusion: Metal Paste
4.5.Vat Photopolymerisation: Digital Light Processing (DLP)
4.6.Material Jetting: Nanoparticle Jetting (NPJ)
4.7.Material Jetting: Magnetohydrodynamic Deposition
4.8.Material Jetting: Electrochemical Deposition
4.9.Material Jetting: Cold Spray
4.10.Binder Jetting Advancements
4.11.Developments in PBF and DED: Energy Sources
4.12.Developments in PBF and DED: Low-Cost Printers
4.13.Developments in PBF and DED: New Technologies
4.14.Processes with a Metal Slurry Feedstock
4.15.Alternative Emerging DMLS Variations
5.1.Metal Additive Manufacturing: Technology Overview
5.2.Benchmarking: Maximum Build Volume
5.3.Benchmarking: Build Rate
5.4.Benchmarking: Z Resolution
5.5.Benchmarking: XY Resolution
5.6.Benchmarking: Price vs Build Volume
5.7.Benchmarking: Price vs Build Rate
5.8.Benchmarking: Price vs Z Resolution
5.9.Benchmarking: Build Rate vs Build Volume
5.10.Benchmarking: Build Rate vs Z Resolution
5.11.Overview of Metal 3D Printing Technologies
5.12.Maximums & Minimums of Metal 3D Printing Technologies
6.1.Material feedstock options
6.2.Powder morphology specifications
6.3.Water or gas atomisation
6.4.Plasma atomisation
6.5.Electrochemical atomisation
6.6.Powder morphology depends on atomisation process
6.7.Evaluation of powder manufacturing techniques
6.8.Supported materials
6.9.Suppliers of metal powders for AM
6.10.Suppliers of metal powders for AM
6.11.Titanium powder - overview
6.12.Titanium powder - main players
6.13.Titanium powder - main players
6.14.Key material start-ups for metal additive manufacturing
6.15.Recycled titanium feedstocks
6.16.Metal powder bed fusion post processing
6.17.Barriers and limitations to using metal powders
7.1.Alloys and material properties
7.2.Aluminum and alloys
7.3.Expanding the Aluminum AM Material Portfolio
7.4.Copper and bronze
7.5.3D Printing with Copper: Huge Potential with Many Challenges
7.6.Expanding the Copper AM Material Portfolio
7.7.Current Applications for Copper 3D Printing
7.8.Cobalt and alloys
7.9.Nickel alloy: Inconel 625
7.10.Nickel alloy: Inconel 718
7.11.Precious metals and alloys
7.12.Maraging Steel 1.2709
7.13.15-5PH Stainless Steel
7.14.17-4 PH Stainless Steel
7.15.316L stainless steel
7.16.Titanium and alloys
7.17.Metal wire feedstocks
7.18.Metal wire feedstocks
7.19.Metal + polymer filaments
7.20.Metal + polymer filaments
7.21.Metal + polymer filaments: BASF Ultrafuse 316LX
7.22.Metal + photopolymer resin
7.23.Metal + photopolymer resin
7.24.AM of High Entropy Alloys
7.25.AM of amorphous alloys
7.26.Emerging aluminium alloys and MMCs
7.27.Multi-material solutions
7.28.Materials informatics for additive manufacturing materials
7.29.Materials informatics for additive manufacturing materials
8.1.Aerospace and defence
8.1.1.GE Aviation: LEAP Fuel Nozzles
8.1.2.GE Aviation: Next-Gen RISE Engine
8.1.3.GE Aviation: Bleed Air Parts and Turboprop Engines
8.1.4.GE Aviation and Boeing 777X: GE9X Engines
8.1.5.Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Ti-6Al-4V Structures
8.1.6.Boeing: Gearboxes for Chinook Helicopters
8.1.7.Boeing and Maxar Technologies: Satellites
8.1.8.Airbus and Eutelsat: Satellites
8.1.9.Autodesk and Airbus: Optimised Partition Wall
8.1.10.Airbus: Bracket
8.1.11.RUAG Space and Altair: Antenna Mount
8.1.12.Hofmann: Oxygen Supply Tube
8.1.13.Relativity Space: Rockets
8.1.14.OEM AM Strategy - GE
8.1.15.OEM AM Strategy - Airbus
8.1.16.OEM AM Strategy - Boeing
8.2.Medical and dental
8.3.Most Popular 3D Printing Technologies in Healthcare
8.4.3D Printing Custom Plates, Implants, Valves and Stents
8.5.Titanium Alloy Powders
8.6.Case Study: Hip Replacement Revision Surgery
8.7.Case Study: Canine Cranial Plate in Titanium
8.8.Implantable Dental Devices and Prostheses
8.9.Case Study: Mandibular Reconstructive Surgery
8.10.Parts for Ventilators
9.1.3D Systems
9.2.HP 3D Printing
9.3.GE Additive
9.6.Renishaw Metal 3D Printing
9.7.Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
10.1.Part Production Services for Metal 3D Printing
10.2.Part Manufacturers using Proprietary Technology
10.3.Metal AM Companies for In-House Part Production
10.4.What Does a Service Bureau Do?
10.5.Value Proposition Behind Service Bureaus
10.6.Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM)
10.7.Notable Metal AM-Focused Service Bureaus
10.8.Challenges Facing Service Bureaus
10.9.Outlook for 3D Printing Service Bureaus
11.1.Impact of COVID-19: Summary of Company Perspectives
11.2.Impact of COVID-19: Company Perspectives
11.3.Quarterly Revenues - Binder Jetting
11.4.Quarterly Revenues - Metal Powder Bed Fusion
11.5.Quarterly Revenues - Service Providers
11.6.Quarterly Revenues - Newly Public Companies
11.7.Revenue Recovery from COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021
11.8.Revenues for First 3 Quarters: 2019-2021
11.9.COVID-19 and 3D Printing: Takeaways
12.1.Metal 3D Printing Investment Overview for 2021
12.2.Metal AM Related Acquisitions in 2021
12.3.Acquisition Spotlight: Desktop Metal
12.4.Companies Going Public in 2021: Summary
12.5.Companies Going Public in 2021 by Company Type
12.6.Printer Companies Going Public in 2021 by Material
12.7.Companies Going Public in 2021: SPAC vs IPO
12.8.Valuations vs Revenues at time of SPAC Merger
12.9.Stock Performance - Markforged and Desktop Metal
12.10.Metal 3D Printing Funding in 2021 by Company Type
12.11.Metal 3D Printing Funding in 2021 by Country
12.12.Metal 3D Printing-Specific Fundraising Rounds in 2021
12.13.Software Fundraising Rounds in 2021
12.14.3D Printing Hardware Historic Revenue Growth
12.15.Evolution of Market Shares for Printing Processes
12.16.Market Share for Printing Processes by Company
12.17.Metal 3D Printing Hardware Revenue by Region
12.18.Technology Segmentation
12.19.Technology Installed Base and Market Share in 2022
12.20.Technology Installed Base and Market Share in 2032
12.21.Market Share by Mass of Metals Demand by Alloy
12.22.Material Revenue Per Metal Printer by Technology
13.1.Forecast Methodology
13.2.Market Forecast for Metal Additive Manufacturing
13.3.Metal Printer Install Base By Technology
13.4.Metal Hardware Revenue Forecast by Technology
13.5.Metal Material Forecast By Technology - Revenue and Mass
13.6.Metal Material Forecast by Technology - Discussion
13.7.Metal Material Forecast By Alloy - Revenue and Mass
13.8.Metal Material Forecast by Alloy - Discussion
14.1.Key Trends in Metal Additive Manufacturing
14.2.Metal 3D printing continues seeing innovation
15.1.Access to 76 IDTechEx portal company profiles
16.1.Market Forecast for Metal Additive Manufacturing
16.2.Metal Printer Install Base By Technology
16.3.Metal Hardware Revenue Forecast by Technology
16.4.Metal Material Forecast By Technology - Revenue
16.5.Metal Material Forecast By Technology - Mass
16.6.Metal Material Forecast By Alloy - Revenue
16.7.Metal Material Forecast By Alloy - Mass

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