Market Scope and Structure Analysis
Additive Manufacturing, otherwise called 3D printing, is the way of making a three-dimensional object from a computerized 3D or CAD model. As is suggested by the name, additive manufacturing works by adding materials to make an item by building it layer by layer. These materials include metal powders, plastics, or ceramics. Additive manufacturing can augment, and sometimes can replace traditional methods for making objects by machining, cutting, turning, molding, processing, and other "subtractive" fabricating measures. In additive manufacturing, the object is planned using CAD (Computer-Aided Design) programming or by taking a scan of the item that will be printed. The product can make an interpretation of the scan into an exact structure for the 3D printing machine to follow layer by layer.
COVID-19 Impact analysis
- COVID-19 pandemic has shut-down and limited the supply chains and effected the industrial additive manufacturing countries worldwide. This has hampered the growth of industrial additive manufacturing market from the last few months and is likely to continue during 2021.
- COVID-19 has already affected the revenue of industrial additive manufacturing in the first quarter of 2021 and is anticipated to cause a negative impact on the market growth throughout the year.
- The major demand for industrial additive manufacturing was previously noticed from giant manufacturing countries including the U.S., Germany, Italy, UK, and China, which are negatively affected by the spread of the coronavirus, thereby declining the demand.
- Further, potential impact of the lockdown is currently vague and financial recovery of companies is totally based on its cash reserves. For instance, various players in the market halted their production activities for several weeks to reduce the expenses. Whereas few players also adopted employee lay-offs to sustain during the COVID-19 health crisis.
- During the COVID19 recession, companies operating in the industrial additive manufacturing are focusing on developing new technologies for cost-efficient and quick solutions to meet the requirements of clients.
Top Impacting Factors
Additive manufacturing has many driving factors in the developing economy. Additive manufacturing helps in making solid, light constructions that would not be possible by using traditional methods and helps in improving the efficiency of existing products by making efficient use of materials. Additive manufacturing can reduce the transportation cost due to the reduced cost of shopping finished goods. Despite having many driving factors, additive manufacturing also has a restrain that it is slow and expensive which can affect its adoption in some sectors.
Additive manufacturing employs computer-aided designs or digital printers that aid in the creation of geometric shapes and objects with utmost precision. Additive manufacturing has several advantages over traditional methods such as lower cost of production, flexibility in design, faster production cycles, supports of new AI-driven design methods, lower prototyping and storage costs. The market for industrial additive manufacturing is projected to propel at a significant rate which is primarily attributed to the fact that the growing usage of additive manufacturing techniques in the automotive and aerospace industry. In addition, additive manufacturing techniques facilitate ease in the manufacturing of complex designs over traditional production methods, thus driving development in the industrial additive manufacturing market. Moreover, increasing government support towards additive manufacturing technology is expected to further lead to the market demand. Besides, additive manufacturing facilitates low production costs for rapid manufacturing processes which are expected to expand business opportunities in the market over the estimated period. Nevertheless, lack of clarity with the quality of materials used and issues with standardization and characterization of the materials used in the additive manufacturing process is expected to hinder the growth in the market.
- The launch of new products that contain improved capabilities have been launched by leading market players. For instance, in October 2019, Lancashire3D, a UK based 3D printing Service Bureau has launched its new and sustainable range of materials for producing 3D printing.
- Similarly, competitors in the industrial additive manufacturing market adopted acquisition as their key developmental strategy to expand their geographical foothold and upgrade their product technologies. For instance, in November 2019, BASF 3D Printing Solutions, a Germany based company has acquired Sculpteo, a French company based in Paris and San Fransisco. This will enable BASF, a wholly owned subsidiary to market and establish new industrial 3D printing materials quickly.
Key Benefits of the Report
- This study presents the analytical depiction of the industrial additive manufacturing along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
- The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed analysis of the industrial additive manufacturing market share.
- The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight industrial additive manufacturing market growth scenario.
- Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market.
- The report provides a detailed industrial additive manufacturing market analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years.
Industrial Additive Manufacturing Market Report Highlights
By Process Type
By End User Industry
Key Market Players
3D Systems, Ultimaker, Carbon, Desktop Metal, EOS, Stratasys, FormLabs, HP, MarkForged, Nanoscribe