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3D Printing Plastics Market

3D Printing Plastics Market Size, Share and Segmentation by Type (Photopolymers, ABS, PLA, Polyamide, Others), by Form (Powder, Filament, Liquid), by Application (Prototyping, Manufacturing, Others), by End-User Industry (Aerospace & Defense, Healthcare, Automotive, Electronics & Consumer Goods, Others), by Regions and Global Market Forecast 2023-2030

Report Id: SNS/C&M/2552 | July 2022 | Region: Global | 127 Pages

Report Scope & Overview:

3D Printing Plastics Market size was esteemed at USD 969.97 million in 2022 and is supposed to arrive at USD 5.59 billion by 2030, and develop at a CAGR of 24.5% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

Plastic is a material that is made of manufactured or semi-engineered compounds. These mixtures have the property of being flexible, for example, they are fit for changing their shape. Most plastics are engineered and are normally gotten from petrochemicals.

3D Printing Plastics Market Revenue 2030

The worldwide 3D printing plastic market is supposed to extend essentially during the gauge time frame. Development in the utilization of these plastics in assembling and creating units is driving the worldwide 3D printing plastic market. Expansion in mechanical progressions is supposed to help the market during the estimated time frame.

3D printing plastics are named polyamide, photopolymer, polylactic corrosive, and life partners. They are uniquely utilized in cars, apparatuses, cell phone cases, and other buyer products. These sorts of plastics are utilized as they are exceptionally adaptable and go about as shock-safe in significant applications. The 3D printing plastics are seriously utilized in the medical care businesses, as they are effectively sterilizable, biocompatible, and have great qualities like compound, warm and mechanical properties. The interest for lightweight parts is higher in a few end-client ventures, for example, auto, dentistry, and life partners. These 3D printing plastics lessen the heaviness of the general vehicle while expanding fuel enhancement and execution.

The market pattern of 3D printing is a result of the rising assembling processes and the more popularity for the parts and parts in the end-client businesses like shopper gadgets, drugs, auto, and life partners.

Market Dynamics:

Driving Factors:

  • The 3D printing plastics feature great attributes like accuracy, adaptability, speed, and fuel streamlining in the assembling businesses.

  • Expanded supply of 3D printing plastics because of forwarding combination of significant polymer organizations.

Restraining Factors:

  • Ecological worries in regards to the removal of 3D-printed plastic items

  • The greater expenses related to the assembling area.


  • Expanding interest in bio-based grades of the 3D printing plastics market.

  • The propelling advancement in innovation and the reasonable unrefined components which are richly accessible joined with the expanded mindfulness.


  • High assembling expenses of business grades of 3D printing plastics.

  • No normalization in the whole cycle.

Impact of Covid-19:

The 3D printing plastics market saw somewhat sluggish development in 2021 because of the novel Covid (COVID-19) pandemic. Coronavirus flare-up brought about a viral pandemic influencing more than 200 nations around the world. Coronavirus' infectiousness and episode have brought about an extreme lack of individual defensive hardware (PPE) and clinical supplies. The conventional clinical gadget creation line has been tested by inordinate worldwide interest, and the requirement for a basic, minimal expense and fast manufacture strategy is felt like never before. To fill the hole and increment the creation line of clinical gadgets, makers went to added substance assembling or 3D printing. A few beforehand/expectedly manufactured plans have been changed and updated to meet the COVID-19 3D printing prerequisite. Be that as it may, opposite end use businesses like aviation and protection, car, hardware, and shopper products, among others have seen a decrease in development because of lockdowns executed in different nations, particularly in the North American, European, and Asia Pacific locales, to forestall the spread of the dangerous infection. Many assembling units of 3D printing plastic materials needed to close down their activities and assembling offices across nations. This has prompted a decrease in the creative limits of 3D printing plastic materials.

Market Estimations:

By Type:

Given type, the 3D printing plastics market has been grouped into photopolymer, ABS, PLA, Polyamide, and others. The photopolymer section of the 3D printing plastics market had the biggest piece of the pie in 2021, regarding worth and volume. Photopolymers are straightforward materials utilized in fluid structure in SLA innovation. They are generally utilized for prototyping static models in different end-use ventures. The development of the photopolymer section can be ascribed to the rising reception of photopolymers in adornments and dental applications, attributable to their straightforward and high stylish qualities.

By Form:

Given the form, the 3D printing plastics market has been grouped into powder, fiber, and fluid. The fiber section is supposed to lead the 3D printing plastics market during the estimated time frame, concerning worth and volume. The development of the fiber can be ascribed to the appeal of 3D printing plastics from China, Japan, India, and different nations and because of the wide reception and simplicity of 3D printing through FDM innovation. There is an immense interest for fiber in clinical gadgets, inserts, auto parts, and airplane parts.

By Applications:

By Applications, the 3D printing plastics market has been fragmented into prototyping, assembling, and others. The prototyping section is the main utilization of 3D printing plastics across the globe. 3D printing plastics are essentially utilized in the prototyping application to grandstand how the 3D-printed object looks. The prototyping application is profoundly helpful to building the reception of 3D printing across different areas, for example, auto, aviation and safeguard, medical care, training, and development.

By End-user:

In light of the end-use industry, the 3D printing plastics market has been portioned into aviation and safeguard, medical services, car, gadgets and shoppers, and others. The Aerospace and Defense portion drove the general 3D printing plastics market in 2021. There is an expanded interest in biocompatible elite execution plastics like PA, PEI, PEEK and PEKK, PPSU, and supported plastics in the car and safeguard the industry.

Market Segmentation:

By Type:

  • Photopolymers

  • ABS

  • PLA

  • Polyamide

  • Others

By Form:

  • Powder

  • Filament

  • Liquid

By Application:

  • Prototyping

  • Manufacturing

  • Others

By End-Use Industry:

  • Aerospace & Defense

  • Healthcare

  • Automotive

  • Electronics & Consumer Goods

  • Others

3D Printing Plastics Market Segment Pie Chart

Regional Analysis:

  • North America

    • The USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • The UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America

The Asia-pacific locale is at present seeing a higher market development rate in the 3D printing plastics industry, which is because of the potential end-client businesses across the district like a car, hardware, and electrical. The administrative help for the improvement of these ventures, for example, "Made in China 2025", "Auto industry mid and Long-term advancement plan" and "Make in India" is likewise expanding the general development of the 3D printing plastics industry. Likewise, the interest in clinical gadgets in the locale is affecting the general development of the 3D printing plastics industry. Particularly the biocompatibility property of the 3D printing plastics is fundamental for the assembling of clinical gadgets. Such factors are considered the significant drivers of the 3D printing plastics market development lately. The 3D printing materials are generally utilized in the protection, aviation, and other essential ventures, where the interest is dependably higher. Moreover, the legislative subsidizing for these areas is quickly expanding. The progression in the medical care industry and dentistry as these 3D printing plastics are utilized as dental inserts are fundamentally expanding the general development of 3D printing plastics in the created locales.

Key Players:

3D Systems Corporation, Stratasys, Inc., Covestro AG, Arkema S.A., Evonik Industries, BASF SE, Solvay S.A., Henkel, EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems, and SABIC.


3D Printing Plastics Market Report Scope:
Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2021 US$ 779.1 Million
Market Size by 2028 US$ 3.6 Billion
CAGR CAGR of 24.5% From 2022 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022-2028
Historical Data 2017-2020
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • by Type (Photopolymers, ABS, PLA, Polyamide, Others)
• by Form (Powder, Filament, Liquid)
• by Application (Prototyping, Manufacturing, Others)
• by End-Use Industry (Aerospace & Defense, Healthcare, Automotive, Electronics & Consumer Goods, Others)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles 3D Systems Corporation, Stratasys, Inc., Covestro AG, Arkema S.A., Evonik Industries, BASF SE, Solvay S.A., Henkel, EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems, and SABIC.
Key Drivers • The 3D printing plastics feature great attributes like accuracy, adaptability, speed, and fuel streamlining in the assembling businesses.
RESTRAINTS • Ecological worries in regards to the removal of 3D-printed plastic items
• The greater expenses related to the assembling area.

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Table of Contents


1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions


2. Research Methodology


3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers          

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges


4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World


5. Value chain analysis


6. Porter’s 5 forces model


7. PEST analysis


8. Global 3D printing plastics Market segmentation, By Type

8.1 Photopolymers

8.2 ABS

8.3 PLA

8.4 Polyamide

8.5 Others


9. Global 3D printing plastics Market segmentation, By Form

9.1 Powder

9.2 Filament

9.3 Liquid


10. Global 3D printing plastics Market segmentation, By Application

10.1 Prototyping

10.2 Manufacturing

10.3 Others


11. Global 3D printing plastics Market segmentation, By End-Use Industry

11.1 Aerospace & Defense

11.2 Healthcare

11.3 Automotive

11.4 Electronics & Consumer Goods

11.5 Others


12. Global 3D printing plastics Market, by region/ country

12.1 Introduction

12.2 North America

12.2.1 USA

12.2.2 Canada

12.2.3 Mexico

12.3 Europe

12.3.1 Germany

12.3.2 UK

12.3.3 France

12.3.4 Italy

12.3.5 Spain

12.3.6 The Netherlands

12.3.7 Rest of Europe

12.4 Asia-Pacific

12.4.1 Japan

12.4.2 South Korea

12.4.3 China

12.4.4 India

12.4.5 Australia

12.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

12.5 The Middle East & Africa

12.5.1 Israel

12.5.2 UAE

12.5.3 South Africa

12.5.4 Rest

12.6 Latin America

12.6.1 Brazil

12.6.2 Argentina

12.6.3 Rest of Latin America


13. Company profiles

13.1 3D Systems Corporation

13.1.1 Financial

13.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

13.1.3 Swot Analysis

13.1.4 The SNS View

13.2 Stratasys, Inc.

13.3 Covestro AG

13.4 Arkema S.A.

13.5 Evonik Industries

13.6 BASF SE

13.7 Solvay S.A.

13.8 Henkel

13.9 EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems

13.10 SABIC.


14. Competitive Landscape

14.1 Competitive Bench Marking

14.2 Market Share Analysis

14.3 Recent Developments


15. Conclusion

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