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Additive Manufacturing with Polymers and Plastics Market, 2027 - Market Evolution in Polymer and Thermoplastic 3D Printing to Support Manufacturing


Dublin, Sept. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Additive Manufacturing with Polymers and Plastics 2018" report has been added to's offering.

This new report on additive manufacturing with polymers and plastics is the fourth in an ongoing annual series. The report tracks the market progress by key polymer printing technology segment, based on the growing industry support of multidisciplinary polymer printing strategies. This report features deep dive analysis and market data in each technical segment, complimented by a comprehensive market-wide analysis to provide stakeholders the most well-rounded resource for polymer 3D printing strategy and critical market data.

The researcher has developed and implemented new reporting capabilities for market data on additive manufacturing with polymers and plastics resulting in an astounding 128 fully featured market data exhibits across this report. The report reviews historic data and provides projected hardware and material revenue opportunities and market demand metrics ranging from machine installations, to unit sales, to material shipments, to pricing trends, and revenue generation - all by the industry's most expansive breakouts of print technologies, material categories and polymer material groups, industries, and geographies.

From the Report:

Additive manufacturing with polymers and plastics continued its journey towards a manufacturing revolution in 2017. Another year has progressed the technologies forward in various ways - some significant, and others less so -and the overall period has been one marked by significant change and evolution. While metal 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies have continued to capture a significant share of growth, investments, and media attention over the last several years, additive manufacturing with polymers and plastics processes continue to be tightly linked to legacy applications in prototyping and modeling despite a significant interest in moving them into manufacturing and production.

However, a new trend is becoming established for solution providers in polymer 3D printing when developing and marketing products -competing with traditional molding processes across several popular benchmarks including costs, throughput, and lead times. Placing traditional molding processes in the proverbial sights shows how the 3D printing industry for plastics has entered a market-pull scenario where end users find the current benefits of the technology attractive but see limitations in the ability to expand the current solutions to meet more ambitious goals for print technologies.

Leaders in the 3D printing industry are now fully committed to designing and implementing upgrades, new process architectures, and post processing equipment to improve reliability, predictability, machine productivity, and automation. These efforts differ significantly in practical implementation depending on print technology, but certainly are setting the stage for a true manufacturing revolution in polymers and plastics.

Until these new technical upgrades and developments can fully come online in market, polymer 3D printing technology has continued to grow based on adding value in more concrete areas of application including producing end-use parts indirectly by printing various kinds of tooling. Other companies continue to develop processes aimed primarily at prototyping and modeling, which remains for the most part the backbone of the industry - a balance which is shifting at an increased pace.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter One - Market Evolution in Polymer and Thermoplastic 3D Printing to Support Manufacturing
1.1 Reviewing Market Trajectories in Polymer 3D Printing by Technology
1.1.1 Polymer 3D Printing Market Segmentation and Characteristics by Technical Process
1.1.2 Cross-Segment Market Drivers for Polymer Printing in Professional Environments
1.1.3 Analysis of New Technical Innovations in Polymer 3D Printing New Print Processes, Automation, and Software Evolution
1.2 Supply Chain and Material Evolution in Polymer 3D Printing
1.2.1 Cross-Segment Thermoplastic and Polymer Material Market Outlook and Drivers
1.2.2 Evolution in Material Supply and Competitive Structuring for Polymer 3D Printing Materials
1.3 Expectations for High Growth Applications and Markets in Polymer Printing: 2018 and Beyond
1.3.1 Polymer 3D Printing in Healthcare Markets - Printing Revolutionizing Treatments, Diagnostics, and Workflows
1.3.2 Aerospace Applications for Polymer Printing Span Segments, Stakeholders, and Implementations
1.3.3 Automotive 3D Printing with Polymers Continues to Improve Outcomes and Operational Expenditures

Chapter Two - Material Extrusion Additive Manufacturing Markets and Opportunities
2.1 Global Extrusion Hardware Market Landscape and Dynamics in 2018
2.1.1 Current and Forecasted Thermoplastic Material Extrusion 3D Printing Hardware Opportunities
2.1.3 Regional Extrusion Printing Market Metrics
2.1.1 Classic Approaches to Material Extrusion 3D Printing and Related Market Trajectories
2.1.2 Specialized and Next Generation Material Extrusion Concepts to Expand Applications and Adoption
2.2 Technical Evolution in Extrusion Printing Move Market in New Directions
2.2.1 Fast Deposition, Large Format Thermoplastic and Composite Material Extrusion
2.2.2 Robotic Integration for Multiaxis Extrusion
2.2.3 Hybridization of Material Extrusion with Other Print Processes
2.2.4 Software Enhancements for Material Extrusion Bring Simulation Capabilities for Enhanced Quality Control
2.3 Overview of Print Materials Market for Professional Extrusion Printing
2.3.1 Established Thermoplastics for Material Extrusion
2.3.2 Emerging Thermoplastic Material Opportunities in Material Extrusion
2.3.3 Market Opportunities and Sizing for Material Extrusion 3D Printing Materials
2.4 Review of Major Application Areas and End User Segments for Extrusion: 2018 and Beyond
2.5 Analysis of Leading Competitive Entities in Material Extrusion Printing
2.5.1 Stratasys
2.5.2 German RepRap
2.5.3 BigRep
2.5.3 BASF
2.5.4 taulman3D
2.5.5 Essentium
2.5.6 Cincinnati Incorporated

Chapter Three - Polymer Powder Bed Fusion Additive Manufacturing Markets and Opportunities
3.1 Global Powder Bed Fusion Hardware Market Landscape and Dynamics in 2018
3.1.1 Current and Forecasted Polymer Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing Hardware Opportunities
3.1.2 Regional Considerations and Dynamics for Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing
3.1.1 Comparing Laser Sintering and Thermal Inkjet Methods in Popular Powder Bed Fusion Applications
3.2 Technical Evolution in Polymer Based Powder Bed Fusion Printing Move Market in New Directions
3.2.1 Multi Laser Manufacturing Oriented Systems
3.2.2 Multi Material Powder Bed Fusion Printing
3.2.3 Efforts to Integrate Color Printing Solutions
3.3 Overview of Print Materials Market for Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing
3.4.1 Established Powder Bed Fusion Thermoplastics and Polymers
3.4.2 Emerging Opportunities in Thermoplastics and Polymers for Powder Bed Fusion
3.4.3 Polymer Powder Bed Fusion Materials Market Sizing and Opportunities
3.4 Review of Major Application Areas and End User Segments for Powder Bed Fusion: 2018 and Beyond
3.5 Analysis of Leading Competitive Entities in Polymer Powder Bed Fusion Printing
3.5.1 3D Systems
3.5.2 EOS
3.5.3 HP Inc.
3.5.3 Evonik
3.5.4 Arkema
3.5.5 Farsoon
3.5.6 Prodways
3.5.9 BASF
3.5.10 Lehmann & Voss
3.5.11 Xaar/voxeljet

Chapter Four - Vat Based Photopolymerization Manufacturing Markets and Opportunities
4.1 Global Vat Photopolymerization Hardware Market Dynamics and Landscape
4.1.1 Current and Forecasted Vat Photopolymerization 3D Printing Hardware Opportunities
4.1.2 Regional Considerations and Dynamics for Vat Photopolymerization 3D Printing
4.2 Technical Evolution of Vat Photopolymerization 3D Printing to Advance Adoption in New Areas
4.2.1 Layerless Printing for Isotropic Strength, Material Improvements
4.2.2 Automated Post Processing and Materials Management
4.2.3 Support-Free Printing Using Photopolymerization
4.3 Overview of Vat Photopolymerization 3D Printing Materials Market
4.3.1 Future Material Development in Resin Materials
4.3.2 Current and Future Photopolymer 3D Printing Material Market Opportunities
4.4 Review of Major Application Areas and End User Segments for Vat Photopolymerization: 2018 and Beyond
4.5 Analysis of Leading Competitive Entities in Vat Photopolymerization 3D Printing
4.5.1 3D Systems
4.5.2 EnvisionTEC
4.5.3 DSM Somos (Royal DSM)
4.5.4 Sartomer (Arkema)
4.5.5 DeltaMed and Prodways
4.5.6 Henkel
4.5.7 Carbon
4.5.X UnionTech (Shanghai Union Technology Corporation)
4.5.X Formlabs

Chapter Five - Jetting Based Manufacturing Markets and Opportunities
5.1 Global Polymer Jetting Hardware Market Dynamics and Landscape
5.1.1 Material Jetting
5.1.1 Binder Jetting
5.1.2 Regional Considerations for Jetting-Based 3D Printing Technologies
5.2 Technical Developments in Jetting Based Printing to Advance Adoption and Return to Growth
5.2.1 Inkjet Technology Evolution to Support High Volume Manufacturing and High Performance Materials in Material Jetting
5.2.2 Adaptation of Inkjet Based 3D Printing Technology for Printing in Ceramics and Functional Materials
5.3 Polymer Materials Market for Material Jetting and Binder Jetting 3D Printing Technologies
5.4 Review of Major Application Areas and End User Segments for Jetting Technologies: 2018 and Beyond
5.4.1 Material Jetting
5.4.2 Binder Jetting
5.5 Analysis of Key Entities in Material and Binder Jetting Markets
5.5.1 3D Systems
5.5.2 Stratasys
5.5.3 Mimaki
5.5.4 XYZPrinting
5.5.5 Xaar

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