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Global Market for 3-D Printing Materials Worth Over $1.5 Billion in 2021 – Detailed Market Estimates & Projections for Each Material – Research and Markets

June 30, 2016
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Advanced Materials for 3-D Printing: Technologies and Global Markets” report to their offering.

The global market for 3-D printing materials reached $475.4 million in 2015. This market is expected to reach $576.6 million in 2016 and over $1.5 billion in 2021, registering a compound annual growth (CAGR) of 21.5% over the next five years.

The report addresses trends in 3-D printing materials technology and the global market for the most promising new 3-D printing material applications during the period from 2015 through 2021, including:


  • Plastics and polymers
  • Ceramics
  • Metals
  • Others (e.g., wax, graphene, bio-ink)


  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Consumer goods
  • Medical and dental
  • Other

This report provides:

  • An overview of the global market for advanced materials used in 3-D printing and related technologies.
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015, estimates for 2016, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021.
  • Information on the types of materials used, device technology types, the industry’s state of development, and market terminology.
  • Segmentation of the market into major manufacturers, most popular materials and device types, regional markets, and end use applications.
  • Profiles of leading companies in the industry including manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors.

Major elements covered in the study format include:

  • Executive summary.
  • Overview (i.e., definitions, brief history, technology characteristics, applications, market summary)
  • Developments in 3-D printing technology that are expected to influence the market through 2021
  • Detailed market estimates and projections for each material and application type during the period from 2015 to 2021
  • Descriptions of key players in the 3-D printing industry

Key Topics Covered:

1: Introduction

2: Executive Summary

3: Overview

4: Three-Dimensional Printing Technologies

5: Thermoplastics And Polymers

6: Photopolymers

7: Ceramics

8: Metals

9: Other Materials

10: Industry Structure

11: Company Profiles

12: Patent Analysis

Companies Mentioned:

  • Align Technology
  • American Graphite Technologies Inc.
  • Arcam Ab
  • Arevo Labs
  • Argillasys Ltd.
  • Asiga
  • B9Creations Llc
  • Basf Se
  • Biobots Inc.
  • Bolson Materials Inc.
  • Bucktown Polymers
  • Cellink Ab
  • Choc Edge Ltd.
  • Cmet Inc.
  • Colorfabb
  • Concept Laser Gmbh
  • Nova Polymers
  • Optomec
  • Orbi-Tech
  • Organovo Holdings Inc.
  • Oxford Performance Materials
  • Praxair Surface Technologies
  • Printerinks Ltd.
  • Rainbow Biosciences
  • Rapid Shape Gmbh
  • Rbcor
  • Recreus
  • Reef Arabia
  • Regenhu Ltd.
  • Royal Dsm N.V.
  • S3D Innovations
  • (50+ Others)

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