3dpbm Research, a leading market analysis company specialized in tracking the global additive manufacturing (AM) industry, released the results of its comprehensive study on the ceramic additive manufacturing segment. The study, Ceramic AM Market Opportunities and Trends 2020–2030, was conducted during Q2 and Q3 of 2021 and collects information on sales and business activities from all major companies operating in this segment.
Following 3dpbm Research’s Composites and Metals reports, this new study provides one of the first truly comprehensive analyses and forecasts of the global ceramic AM market, projecting yearly revenues to reach $3.4 billion by 2030, growing at 36.5% CAGR, from $154 million in 2020.
While ceramic AM is currently the smallest material segment of additive manufacturing (among the four primary segments identified by 3dpbm: Composites, Metals, Polymers and Ceramics), this is one of the largest studies ever conducted in any AM market and resulted in one of the largest reports ever produced on any AM topic, with over 270-page report—featuring over 120 data tables and graphs—including separate analyses and forecasts for both technical and traditional ceramic AM (see the 3dpbm Map of Ceramic AM Technologies)
The two segments of ceramic AM, traditional and technical, are effectively treated as two separate studies as applications of technical and traditional ceramics differ greatly: the former are used to produce high-performance parts that usually weigh just a few grams, while the latter are mainly used to produce very large molds and foundry cores that weigh several kilograms. There are many other applications—for both technical and traditional ceramics—which sometimes blur the lines between technologies and materials, however, they are fundamentally two very distinct ceramic AM markets that need to be described and analyzed.
By leveraging 3dpbm’s proprietary Index—the largest global directory of verified AM companies, currently comprising 6,012 companies—the research team identified 96 companies that have invested in ceramic AM, representing nearly the entirety of the ceramic AM market and its key segments: hardware, materials and services. In total, the dataset for this market study comprises over 6,000 data points, providing one of the most accurate snapshots of the current ceramic AM global market.
Leading and emerging companies addressed in the report include 10dim Tech, 3D Potter, 3DCeram, Admatec, Alumina Systems, AON, Bosch Advanced Ceramics, Cerhum, DWS, EASYMFG, EnvisionTEC, ExOne, Formatec, Hetitec, HumTown Additive, iLaser, Kyocera Fine Ceramics, Lithoz, Nanoe, nScrypt, Prodways, Steinbach, Tethon 3D, VormVrij, voxeljet, WASP, WZR, XJet, Zipro and several more. The report also includes the first comprehensive survey of major sand casting companies utilizing AM.
In addition to supporting the market analysis and development efforts of current suppliers, the report is targeted towards companies looking to enter the market and capitalize on developing opportunities. OEMs looking to implement AM for ceramic 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.
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From the Ceramic AM market report
● Ceramic AM hardware is driving both traditional and technical ceramic AM growth although only a handful of relevant global operators have emerged to date.
● All ceramic AM hardware is based on processes that bind ceramic particles to shape three-dimensional objects before sintering them in a furnace.
● ExOne, a specialist in binder jetting of both traditional and technical ceramic materials, is the current overall market leader (the company was acquired by Desktop Metal during the writing of this report). Voxeljet is also a major player, especially in the traditional ceramic AM segment.
● The most relevant current ceramic AM trend sees stereolithographic systems for technical ceramic part production evolve into larger, faster, higher productivity systems. The segment’s technological and market leaders are Lithoz and 3DCeram.
● During the forecast period, hardware is going to go from being the largest revenue segment to the second largest revenue opportunity, surpassed by AM Services.
Details about the report, including the full table of contents, are available on the company’s website. A summary of the report is available upon request.