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3D Printed Composites Materials Markets, 2028 - Highly Accurate and Current Panoramic of the 3D Printed Composites Market


DUBLIN, Feb. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "3D Printed Composites Materials Markets - 2018" report has been added to's offering.

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This report analyzes these trends providing a complete, highly accurate and current panoramic of the 3D printed composites market today. The primary objective of this report is to highlight the most relevant business opportunities that lie ahead for companies that are invested in either the composite material or additive manufacturing markets, as well as provide a detailed map of the key technologies and materials - as well as their business potential - to all major potential composite AM adopters in the primary adoption segments, including key industries such as aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, marine and consumer goods sectors.

The researcher is seeing continuing interest and development activities around 3D printed composites, reinforced thermoplastic materials - primarily carbon fiber and glass fiber - in major 3D printing technologies. Since our previously issued 2016 report was published, several changes have occurred which are further consolidating the 3D printed composites segment.

In order to do this to the highest accuracy, the researcher has conducted interviews and market research to analyze the major technologies able to process composites today and their possible evolutions in terms of both fiber reinforcement materials (primarily carbon and glass fiber) and support (or matrix) materials (primarily thermopolymers in pellet, filament or powder form).

As the AM industry as a whole, and the 3D printed composites segment in particular, moves toward final part production, the researcher leveraged its extensive market-leading hardware and material database to provide the first ever assessment of the revenue opportunity that is expected to emerge from prototype, tools and end-use part production of additively manufactured composite parts. These elements will enable readers to gain the most up to date and clear understanding of the composite AM industry today.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter One: The Evolving Role of Composite Materials in 3D Printing
1.1 2016 Report on Composites
1.2 Which Composites for Additive Manufacturing
1.3 Key Drivers for Composite Additive Manufacturing
1.4 Primary Applications of 3D-printed Composite Parts
1.5 Primary Types of Reinforcements for Composites Used in AM
1.6 Composite Materials in 3D Printing
1.6.1 Long and Short Fiber Composites in Material Extrusion Processes
1.6.2 Short Fiber Composites in Powder Bed Fusion
1.7 Key Trends in the Evolution of 3D Printing Technologies for Composites
1.7.1 Evolution of Composite Additive Manufacturing
1.7.2 Developments in Production-grade 3D Printers for Composites Short Fiber Composites for Large Format Extrusion Lamination Technologies for Composites
1.7.3 Open Materials Technologies (SLS, FFF) Having a Significant Impact on Accelerating Adoption of Composite AM
1.8 Notable Trends in Major Adopting Industries for 3D-printed Composites
1.8.1 Transportation Industry Targeting New, Higher Volume Composite Applications
1.8.2 Prosthetics and Orthotics (O&P) Industry Searching for Digital Solutions for Carbon Fiber
1.8.3 3D-printed Tools: The Current Sweet Spot for 3D-printed Composites
1.8.4 When Will 3D-printed Composite Parts Become Common?
1.8.5 Specialty Nanocomposite Photocurable Resins for the Dental Sector
1.9 Forecasting Methodology
1.10 Summary of Ten-year Forecasts for 3D-printed Composites

Chapter Two: Analysis of Composite Print Technologies and Associated Markets
2.1 Outlook for Adoption of Composite AM Technologies
2.2 Use of Continuous Fiber Composites with 3D Printing Technologies
2.2.1 3D-printed Lay-up Tooling for Composites
2.2.2 3D-printed Sacrificial Tooling for Composites
2.2.3 Fiber Patch Placement (FPP)
2.2.4 Continuous Fiber Fabrication (CFF)
2.2.5 Long Fiber Composites in Pneumatic Extrusion
2.3 Established Dedicated 3D Printing Technologies for Chopped Fiber Composites
2.3.1 Filament-based Systems Stratasys FDM Systems for Composites Other Dedicated FFF Systems for Composites
2.3.2 Pellet-based Systems
2.4 Other Emerging Technologies for AM of Composites
2.4.1 Lamination-based
2.4.2 Binder Jetting of Composites
2.4.3 Stereolithography-based
2.5 Ten-year Forecasts of Composite AM Hardware by Printing Technology
2.5.1 Forecast of Material Extrusion Hardware in Composite AM
2.5.2 Forecast of Material Polymer Powder Bed Fusion (PBF) Hardware in Composite AM

Chapter Three: Materials Used in Composite Additive Manufacturing and Their Applications
3.1 Chopped Fiber Composite Filaments for Extrusion 3D Printing Technologies
3.1.1 Evolution of Chopped Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite Filaments Stratasys Nylon 12CF Open Materials CFRP Filaments Nanocomposite Filaments
3.1.2 Evolution of Chopped Glass Fiber Reinforced Composite Filaments
3.2 Chopped Fiber Composite Pellet Materials for Extrusion 3D Printing Technologies
3.3 Composite Materials for Powder Bed Fusion Technologies
3.3.1 Development of Thermoplastic Powder Composite Materials for Powder Bed Fusion Technologies First-party Composite Materials for SLS Third-party Composite Materials for SLS The Key Role of New Entries in PBF Market
3.3.2 Benefits and Limits of Chopped-fiber Composites in PBF
3.3.3 How New Plastic Powder Bed Fusion Additive Technologies will Affect the Composite Industry Multi Jet Fusion Opportunities for Composites Desktop SLS Opportunities for New Composite Materials
3.4 Composite Materials for Vat Photopolymerization Technologies
3.4.1 Composite Photopolymerization 3D Printing Applications
3.4.2 Development of New Composite Materials for Photopolymerization
3.5 3D Printing with Nanocomposites
3.5.1 Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) in Additive Manufacturing Commercially Available CNT Composites Used in Additive Manufacturing Considerations for Graphene and Other Carbon Nanofibers in 3D Printing
3.6 Ten-year Forecast of 3D-printed Composite Material Output and Revenues
3.6.1 Output of 3D-printed Composite Materials in Thermoplastic Filaments and Pellets
3.6.2 Output of 3D-printed Composite Material Sales in Thermoplastic Powder
3.6.3 Output of 3D-printed Composite Materials Sales by Reinforcement Type
3.7 Ten-year Forecast of 3D-printed Composite Materials and Sales by Vertical Market
3.7.1 Output of 3D-printed Composite Material Sales in Aerospace Composite Extrusion Materials in Aerospace AM Composite Powders in Aerospace AM
3.7.2 Output of 3D-printed Composite Material Sales in Automotive Composite Extrusion Materials in Automotive Composite Powders in Automotive AM
3.7.3 Output of 3D-printed Composite Material Sales in Medical Applications Composite Extrusion Materials in Medical AM Composite Powders in Medical AM
3.7.4 Output of 3D-printed Composite Material Sales in Service Bureaus Composite Extrusion Materials in AM Service Bureaus Composite Powders in AM Service Bureaus
3.7.5 Output of 3D-printed Composite Material Sales in Other Industrial Segments Composite Extrusion Materials in Other AM Segments Composite Powders in Other AM Segments

Chapter Four: Applications and Value Chain Considerations for AM of Composites
4.1 Analysis and Forecast of Composite AM Parts
4.2 The Carbon Fiber AM Opportunity
4.2.1 Applications for Carbon Fiber in Thermal Extrusion Technologies Applications for Carbon Fiber in Thermal Extrusion Technologies Applications for Carbon Fiber in Sacrificial Tooling Applications Continuous Fiber Thermal Extrusion Applications for Carbon Fiber Filament-based Chopped Carbon Fiber Composite Applications Chopped Fiber Pellet-Based Thermal Extrusion Applications
4.2.2 Applications for Carbon Fiber in SLS Hybridization of 3D Printing and Continuous Fiber Composites at KTM Technologies
4.2.3 Supply Chain Considerations for Carbon Fiber Global Carbon Fiber Suppliers and Their Exposure in AM
4.2.4 Future Outlook for Carbon Fiber Reinforced Additively Manufactured (CFR-AM) Parts
4.3 The Glass Fiber AM Opportunity
4.3.1 Applications for Glass Fiber in Thermal Extrusion
4.3.2 Applications for Glass Fiber in Powder Bed Fusion
4.3.3 Supply Chain Considerations for Glass Fiber
4.3.4 Future Outlook for Glass Fiber Composite Applications in 3D Printing
4.4 Other Reinforcements AM Opportunities
4.4.1 Carbon Nanotube Composite Applications
4.4.2 Aramid Fiber Applications
4.4.3 Future Outlook for Other Fiber Composite Materials in 3D Printing

Companies Mentioned

  • +Lab/moi composites
  • 3D Fortify
  • 3D Systems
  • 3DXTech
  • Advanc3D Materials
  • Arevo Labs
  • Autodesk
  • BASF
  • CEAD Group
  • CRP Group
  • Cincinnati Inc.
  • Continuous Composites 3D
  • EOS
  • Farsoon
  • HP
  • Hexcel
  • Impossible Objects
  • Ingersoll
  • Markforged
  • Prodways
  • Ricoh
  • Siemens
  • Stratasys
  • Thermwood

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