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3dpbm Research to release sector-defining study and forecast on metal AM HW, materials and services

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After conducting an in-depth study of the segment between Q4 2020 and Q1 2021, 3dpbm Research is ready to release its new, sector-defining report and forecast on the metal additive manufacturing market. The report, titled Metal AM Market Opportunities and Trends 2020-2030, was created by leveraging 3dpbm’s index of over 5,500 verified AM companies, ongoing daily coverage of the AM industry via 3D Printing Media Network, and a major survey and study of 296 companies active in the metal AM core segments of hardware, materials and services.

Using 3dpbm Research’s proprietary forecast model—which integrates multiple coefficients representing a wide range of influencing factors—the core metal AM market is estimated to grow from $1.6 billion in 2020 to over $30 billion by 2030.

Significant growth is taking place in new areas of development such as low-cost metal L-PBF, including the very rapid expansion of Asian vendors and service providers, both domestically and internationally. Other areas of notable growth in the forecast period include large-format wire-based metal AM processes (WAAM, EBAM) and accessible bound metal and high-throughput binder jetting production opportunities which are now on the horizon.

Quantifying metal AM opportunities

The study shows that the promise of metal AM is very real; however, it has remained difficult to accurately quantify as the global metal AM market remains fragmented.

To address this, 3dpbm Research’s metal AM 2020–2030 study surveyed 296 companies—of which, 29.8% hardware manufacturers, 18% materials manufacturers and 52.2% service providers—and collected first-hand data from major stakeholders operating in this segment. The data were compared and combined with additional data and information collected by the 3dpbm Research team from all publicly available sources, for each company included in this study. Finally, interviews were conducted with independent consultants to further validate and verify the data, estimates and analyses.

Inside the report

In total, the dataset for this market study comprises over 15,000 data points, providing one of the most accurate snapshots of the current metal AM global market. Users will find current assessments of the metal AM market, including market positioning of all the key players along with demand and revenue forecasts for hardware, materials and services.

Leading and emerging companies addressed in the report include 3D Systems, AddUp, AP&C, ATI Specialty Materials, Aubert & Duval, Beam IT / Zare, Bright Laser Technologies, Carpenter Additive, Desktop Metal, DMG MORI, EOS, ExOne, Farsoon, GE Additive (Arcam and Concept Laser), GKN Additive, HBD, Höganäs, JAMPT, Kymera International, Linde (Praxair), Markforged, Oerlikon AM, Proto Labs, RAM3D, Renishaw, Sandvik, Siemens Materials Solutions, Sintavia, SLM Solutions, Stratasys, Tekna, Toolcraft, TRUMPF, Velo3D, voestalpine and many more.

In addition to supporting the market analysis and development efforts of suppliers, the report is targeted towards companies looking to enter the market and capitalize on developing opportunities. OEMs looking to implement AM for metal part production will benefit from this study by quickly and accurately understanding currently available technologies, materials and services as well as the benefits and challenges of each. Finally, it serves as a guide for investors looking for the next disruptive production technologies.

To learn more about the scope of this study and the methodology behind this research please contact us.


Research 2021
Metal AM Market Opportunities and Trends

This market study from 3dpbm Research provides an in-depth analysis and forecast of the three core segments...

Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based 3dpbm. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites 3D Printing Media Network and Replicatore, as well as 3D Printing Business Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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