3D printing, also known as additive printing, is primarily used for rapid prototyping and manufacturing of a wide range of complex and highly customized components, parts, appliances and tools. The different industries leveraging the benefits of 3D printing are defence & aerospace, healthcare, consumer products, automotive, education & research, industrial products and others.
The global 3D printing market is segmented on the basis of printer type, material type and material form. Desktop and industrial 3D printer are the two printer types available in the market. Of these, the industrial 3D printers are expected to hold the largest market share due to the introduction of new materials, faster printing speed and increase in accuracy. 3D printers can use various material types such as metals, plastics, ceramics and others. On the basis of material form, the market is segmented into powder, filament and liquid.
3D printing technology is gaining immense importance in healthcare and automotive industry. 3D printing in healthcare sector is growing with applications in bio-printing, dental & ortho implants, drugs and prosthetics. The 3D printing market in healthcare is segmented on the basis of technology into lithography stereo, droplet deposition, laminated object manufacturing, photo polymerization, bio printing, wax deposition modelling and electron beam melting. The automotive industry is leveraging the advantages of 3D printing in the form of environment-friendly, faster and low-cost production. The 3D printing market in automotive industry is majorly driven by increasing need for innovative designs, improved 3D printer performance and ease of use.
The factors driving the global 3D printing market are high degree of accuracy, ability to build customized products, efficient use of raw materials, competency over traditional techniques and simultaneous use of multiple materials for printing. However, growth of the market is restrained by expensive printing software, scarcity of skilled labours and high production cost to individual users.
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