Report Description

Global 3D Printing Filament Market is projected to grow at an impressive rate through 2028 due to the annually increasing demand from the aerospace industry. In 2020, the export value of the aerospace industry in Japan amounted to approximately USD 4.25 billion.

The Thermoplastic feedstock utilized in the fused deposition modeling or fused filament fabrication (FDM/FFF) process is 3D printing filament. Using several filaments primarily drives the market to print many materials simultaneously. Additionally, the affordability of the filaments and their simplicity of usage present additional market expansion prospects. There are several types of 3D printing filaments available in the market, including PLA (polylactic acid), ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene), PET (polyethylene terephthalate), Nylon, TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane), and PVA (polyvinyl alcohol). Each filament has its own unique properties and characteristics, making it suitable for different applications. PLA is the most commonly used filament due to its low cost and ease of use. It is made from renewable resources such as corn starch and sugarcane, making it an eco-friendly option. ABS, on the other hand, is known for its strength and durability, making it suitable for creating functional parts. Nylon is a strong and flexible filament, while TPU is a flexible and rubber-like material. PVA is a water-soluble filament that is often used as a support material. Due to their low cost, water resistance, and ease of manufacture, plastic 3D printing filaments are used extensively. Contrary to conventional printing, which uses materials like composites, nylon, and other hybrid filaments, fused filament manufacturing processes produce prototypes for aerospace and defense, automotive, and industrial application segments more quickly. Market participants are increasingly drawn to invest in 3D printing filament due to growing innovation, research, and development in the field, including the use of multi-property materials and biodegradable 3D filaments. Furthermore, the market for bio-degradable 3D printing filaments is expanding due to stringent environmental laws implemented by European nations. The market for 3D printing filament is rapidly expanding due to the increasing adoption of 3D printing technology across various industries, including aerospace, automotive, healthcare, and consumer goods. The growth is driven by the ability of 3D printing to create complex, customized, and cost-effective products.

Stainless steel, copper, brass, bronze, and other very fine metal powders make metal-filled 3D printing filaments. These materials don't require a high-temperature extruder and have an aesthetically pleasing metal finish. Metal printing filaments are also heavier and stay on the surface longer than plastic. The metal-based 3D printing filament market is hindered by the fact that generating metal filament for printing uses three to four times more energy than producing plastic or ceramic filament. Ceramics can be used as a 3D printing filament substitute for plastic and metal. The creation of creative figurines, models, statues, and art and design projects is credited as the driving force behind the use of ceramics for printing. Additionally, it's frequently used in the biomedical industry to create customized implants like 3D bone substitutes. However, building complicated components and parts using ceramic filament is expensive and labor-intensive. As a result, the major market players are spending money researching and developing novel printing techniques.

Promising Demand from The Aerospace and Defense Industry

The aerospace and defense industry is one of the key contributors to the global 3D printing filament market. 3D printing technology has become increasingly popular in this industry due to its ability to create complex and lightweight parts and components with high precision and accuracy due to which the aerospace and defense application market accounted for high usage in creating design prototypes. Demand for 3D printing filament is anticipated to increase throughout the forecasted period as additive manufacturing is increasingly used to produce aerospace components worldwide for cost-effective solutions. A typical aircraft component and parts created using 3D printing technology are lighter and reduce air drag, which lowers fuel costs. Additionally, during the anticipated period, the demand for 3D printing filament is expected to rise due to factors including rising environmental consciousness and declining fuel costs and emissions that are likely to reduce the environmental effect.


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Growing Technological Advancement for Sustainable Development

The 3D printing filament industry is seeing good market expansion due to various product development stages. Major component producers in the fields of aerospace and defence, automotive, industrial, and healthcare include India, China, Brazil, South Korea, and Malaysia. During the anticipated period, this is probably going to propel market growth even higher. By opening its first Kepstan PEKK (Poly-Ether-Ketone-Ketone) factory in Alabama, US, Arkema SA expanded the manufacturing of 3D printing filament material in March 2019. With this development, the company aimed to increase its selection of advanced materials for use in the most demanding industries, including aerospace, oil & gas, electronics, and automotive. The technological advancement that has contributed to sustainable development in the market is the development of biodegradable 3D printing filaments. These filaments are made from natural materials such as cornstarch, sugarcane, and potato starch, which break down naturally over time and do not harm the environment. These filaments are becoming increasingly popular among environmentally conscious consumers and industries.

Recent Developments

  • In August 2022, A contract for selling Covestro AG's 3D printing and additive manufacturing operations was inked with Stratasys, an Irish enterprise. Covestro AG has significantly impacted the ecosystem of third-party materials at Stratasys.
  • In March 2022, VESTAKEEP iC4800 3DF, a novel osteoconductive PEEK filament that improves the fusion of bone and implants, was introduced by Evonik Industries AG as part of an expansion of their family of VISTAKEEP Fusion 3D printing filaments. The filament is perfect for 3D printers that use fused filament fabrication technology.

Product Launches

  • In 2020, Mitsubishi Chemical launched DURABIO, a biobased 3D printing filament made from plant-based materials.
  • In 2019, DSM launched Novamid ID1030 CF10, a carbon fiber-reinforced 3D printing filament designed for use in high-performance applications, such as automotive, aerospace, and healthcare.
  • In 2018, BASF launched Ultrafuse TPU, a flexible 3D printing filament designed for use in a range of applications, including automotive and consumer goods. The filament is known for its high elasticity, tear resistance, and heat resistance, making it suitable for use in parts and components that require flexibility and durability.

Market Segmentation

Global 3D Printing Filament market is segmented by material, type, and end use. Based on material, the market is divided into plastics, metals & ceramics. Based on type, the market is divided into ABS, PLA, PVA, PET, titanium, copper, stainless steel, metal alloys, and others. Based on end use, the market is segmented into medical & dental, automotive, consumer goods, aerospace & defense, and others.

Market players

Stratasys Ltd, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Koninklijke DSM N.V., Merck KGaA, Arkema S.A., 3D Systems, Inc., Evonik Industries AG, Clariant AG, DuPont de Nemours, Inc and Materialise NV are some of the key market players.

Attribute

Details

Base Year

2022

Historic Data

2018 – 2021

Estimated Year

2023

Forecast Period

2024 – 2028

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million, Volume in metric tons, and CAGR for 2018-2022 and 2023-2028

Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Volume Forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments Covered

Material

Type

End Use

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

United States, Canada, Mexico; China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia; Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain; Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, South Africa, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Egypt.

Key companies profiled

Stratasys Ltd, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Koninklijke DSM N.V., Merck KGaA, Arkema S.A., 3D Systems, Inc., Evonik Industries AG, Clariant AG, DuPont de Nemours, Inc and Materialise NV

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Report Scope:

In this report, Global 3D Printing Filament Market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • 3D Printing Filament Market, By Material:
    • Plastics
    • Metals
    • Ceramics
  • 3D Printing Filament Market, By Type:
    • ABS
    • PLA
    • PVA
    • PET
    • Titanium
    • Copper
    • Stainless Steel
    • Metal Alloys
    • Others
  • 3D Printing Filament Market, By End Use:
    • Medical & Dental
    • Automotive
    • Consumer Goods
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Others
  • 3D Printing Filament Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • Europe
      • France
      • Germany
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • Spain
    • Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Taiwan
      • South Korea
      • Australia
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Colombia
    • Middle East & Africa

§  South Africa

§  Saudi Arabia

§  UAE

§  Turkey

§  Egypt

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies in Global 3D Printing Filament Market.

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Table of content

1.    Product Overview

1.1.  Market Definition

1.2.  Scope of the Market

1.2.1.     Markets Covered

1.2.2.     Years Considered for Study

1.2.3.     Key Market Segmentations

2.    Research Methodology

2.1.  Objective of the Study

2.2.  Baseline Methodology

2.3.  Key Industry Partners

2.4.  Major Association and Secondary Sources

2.5.  Forecasting Methodology

2.6.  Data Triangulation & Validation

2.7.  Assumptions and Limitations

3.    Executive Summary

3.1.  Overview of the Market

3.2.  Overview of Key Market Segmentations

3.3.  Overview of Key Market Players

3.4.  Overview of Key Regions/Countries

3.5.  Overview of Market Drivers, Challenges, and Trends

4.    Voice of Customer

5.    Global 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

5.1.  Market Size & Forecast

5.1.1.     By Value & Volume

5.2.  Market Share & Forecast

5.2.1.     By Material (Plastics, Metals & Ceramics)

5.2.2.     By Type (ABS, PLA, PVA, PET, Titanium, Copper, Stainless Steel, Metal Alloys, and Others)

5.2.3.     By End Use (Medical & Dental, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Aerospace & defense and Others)

5.2.4.     By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa)

5.2.5.     By Company (2022)

5.3.  Market Map

5.3.1.     By Material

5.3.2.     By Type

5.3.3.     By End Use

5.3.4.     By Region

5.4.  Pricing Analysis

6.    North America 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

6.1.1.     By Value & Volume

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.     By Material

6.2.2.     By Type

6.2.3.     By End Use

6.2.4.     By Country

6.3.  Pricing Analysis

6.4.  North America: Country Analysis

6.4.1.     United States 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

6.4.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

6.4.1.1.1.             By Value & Volume

6.4.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

6.4.1.2.1.             By Material

6.4.1.2.2.             By Type

6.4.1.2.3.             By End Use

6.4.2.     Mexico 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

6.4.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

6.4.2.1.1.             By Value & Volume

6.4.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

6.4.2.2.1.             By Material

6.4.2.2.2.             By Type

6.4.2.2.3.             By End Use

6.4.3.     Canada 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

6.4.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

6.4.3.1.1.             By Value & Volume

6.4.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

6.4.3.2.1.             By Material

6.4.3.2.2.             By Type

6.4.3.2.3.             By End Use

7.    Europe 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

7.1.1.     By Value & Volume

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.     By Material

7.2.2.     By Type

7.2.3.     By End Use

7.2.4.     By Country

7.3.  Pricing Analysis

7.4.  Europe: Country Analysis

7.4.1.     France 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

7.4.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.4.1.1.1.             By Value & Volume

7.4.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.4.1.2.1.             By Material

7.4.1.2.2.             By Type

7.4.1.2.3.             By End Use

7.4.2.     Germany 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

7.4.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.4.2.1.1.             By Value & Volume

7.4.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.4.2.2.1.             By Material

7.4.2.2.2.             By Type

7.4.2.2.3.             By End Use

7.4.3.     United Kingdom 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

7.4.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.4.3.1.1.             By Value & Volume

7.4.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.4.3.2.1.             By Material

7.4.3.2.2.             By Type

7.4.3.2.3.             By End Use

7.4.4.     Italy 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

7.4.4.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.4.4.1.1.             By Value & Volume

7.4.4.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.4.4.2.1.             By Material

7.4.4.2.2.             By Type

7.4.4.2.3.             By End Use

7.4.5.     Spain 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

7.4.5.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.4.5.1.1.             By Value & Volume

7.4.5.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.4.5.2.1.             By Material

7.4.5.2.2.             By Type

7.4.5.2.3.             By End Use

8.    Asia-Pacific 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

8.1.1.     By Value & Volume

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.     By Material

8.2.2.     By Type

8.2.3.     By End Use

8.2.4.     By Country

8.3.  Pricing Analysis

8.4.  Asia-Pacific: Country Analysis

8.4.1.     China 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

8.4.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.4.1.1.1.             By Value & Volume

8.4.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.4.1.2.1.             By Material

8.4.1.2.2.             By Type

8.4.1.2.3.             By End Use

8.4.2.     India 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

8.4.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.4.2.1.1.             By Value & Volume

8.4.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.4.2.2.1.             By Material

8.4.2.2.2.             By Type

8.4.2.2.3.             By End Use

8.4.3.     Japan 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

8.4.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.4.3.1.1.             By Value & Volume

8.4.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.4.3.2.1.             By Material

8.4.3.2.2.             By Type

8.4.3.2.3.             By End Use

8.4.4.     South Korea 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

8.4.4.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.4.4.1.1.             By Value & Volume

8.4.4.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.4.4.2.1.             By Material

8.4.4.2.2.             By Type

8.4.4.2.3.             By End Use

8.4.5.     Australia 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

8.4.5.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.4.5.1.1.             By Value & Volume

8.4.5.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.4.5.2.1.             By Material

8.4.5.2.2.             By Type

8.4.5.2.3.             By End Use

9.    South America 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

9.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

9.1.1.     By Value & Volume

9.2.  Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1.     By Material

9.2.2.     By Type

9.2.3.     By End Use

9.2.4.     By Country

9.3.  Pricing Analysis

9.4.  South America: Country Analysis

9.4.1.     Brazil 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

9.4.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.4.1.1.1.             By Value & Volume

9.4.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.4.1.2.1.             By Material

9.4.1.2.2.             By Type

9.4.1.2.3.             By End Use

9.4.2.     Argentina 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

9.4.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.4.2.1.1.             By Value & Volume

9.4.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.4.2.2.1.             By Material

9.4.2.2.2.             By Type

9.4.2.2.3.             By End Use

9.4.3.     Colombia 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

9.4.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

9.4.3.1.1.             By Value & Volume

9.4.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

9.4.3.2.1.             By Material

9.4.3.2.2.             By Type

9.4.3.2.3.             By End Use

10.  Middle East and Africa 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

10.1.              Market Size & Forecast

10.1.1.  By Value & Volume

10.2.              Market Share & Forecast

10.2.1.  By Material

10.2.2.  By Type

10.2.3.  By End Use

10.2.4.  By Country

10.3.              Pricing Analysis

10.4.              MEA: Country Analysis

10.4.1.  South Africa 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

10.4.1.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.4.1.1.1.           By Value & Volume

10.4.1.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.4.1.2.1.           By Material

10.4.1.2.2.           By Type

10.4.1.2.3.           By End Use

10.4.2.  Saudi Arabia 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

10.4.2.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.4.2.1.1.           By Value & Volume

10.4.2.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.4.2.2.1.           By Material

10.4.2.2.2.           By Type

10.4.2.2.3.           By End Use

10.4.3.  UAE 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

10.4.3.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.4.3.1.1.           By Value & Volume

10.4.3.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.4.3.2.1.           By Material

10.4.3.2.2.           By Type

10.4.3.2.3.           By End Use

10.4.4.  Turkey 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

10.4.4.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.4.4.1.1.           By Value & Volume

10.4.4.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.4.4.2.1.           By Material

10.4.4.2.2.           By Type

10.4.4.2.3.           By End Use

10.4.5.  Egypt 3D Printing Filament Market Outlook

10.4.5.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.4.5.1.1.           By Value & Volume

10.4.5.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.4.5.2.1.           By Material

10.4.5.2.2.           By Type

10.4.5.2.3.           By End Use

11.  Market Dynamics

11.1.              Drivers

11.2.              Challenges      

12.  Market Trends & Developments

12.1.              Merger & Acquisition

12.2.              Product Launches

12.3.              Recent Developments

13.  Porters Five Forces Analysis

13.1.              Competition in the Industry

13.2.              Potential of New Entrants

13.3.              Power of Suppliers

13.4.              Power of Customers

13.5.              Threat of Substitute Products

14.