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Use this report to:

Identify 3D printing media and additives with the greatest commercial potential in the near- to mid-term (2016 to 2021).
Analyze key drivers and constraints that will shape the market for these materials as the basis for projecting demand over the next five years.
Identify the companies which are best positioned to meet the demand for 3D printing materials consumption because of their proprietary technologies, strategic alliances, or other advantages.
Gain insight into the factors driving the market as well as which industries this technology pertains to the most.

Highlights

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.
Photopolymers, the largest segment of the global market for 3D printing materials, should reach $334.6 million in 2016 and $711.8 million by 2021, increasing at a CAGR of 16.3% through 2021.
Ceramics, metals, and other materials as a segment should reach $93 million in 2016 and $423.5 million by 2021 at a 35.4% CAGR through 2021.

STUDY BACKGROUND

Three-dimensional (3-D) printing, also called additive manufacturing, is the process of making a three-dimensional solid from a digital model by depositing successive layers of material in different shapes. The first working 3-D printer was developed in the 1980s, but the high cost and limited range of applications of the earliest printers seemed to preclude their widespread use.
Since then, the introduction of new 3-D printing technologies such as 3-D inkjet printers has brought costs down. After a slow start, 3-D printing is poised for rapid growth. It took the 3-D printing industry more than 20 years to reach $1 billion in size in 2009, but only three years later, it reached $2 billion in 2012. Some projections place the market at more than $10 billion by 2021.

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

This report is an update of an earlier (2014) BCC Research report, whose goal is to provide the reader with understanding recent developments in an important segment of the overall 3-D printing market (i.e., the market for printing materials and additives used in 3-D printing).

Specific objectives include:

Identifying 3-D printing media and additives with the greatest commercial potential in the near- to mid-term (2016 to 2021).
Analyzing the key drivers and constraints that will shape the market for these materials as the basis for projecting demand over the next five years.
Estimating current and future consumption of 3-D printing materials through 2021.
Identifying the companies that are best positioned to meet this demand because of their proprietary technologies, strategic alliances or other advantages

INTENDED AUDIENCE

This report is intended for marketing executives, entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists and other readers who wish to know the direction in which the market for 3-D printing materials is headed over the next five years. The report addresses specific 3-D printing technologies and materials, but it is generally non-technical in nature and coverage. Thus, it is less concerned with theory and jargon than with identifying the materials with the greatest commercial potential, assessing the amount of these materials that the market is likely to purchase and determining the price at which they will sell. The report is not written specifically for material scientists and technologists, but many of these professionals will be interested in its findings concerning the market for their work, including the availability of government and corporate research funding for different technologies and applications.

Table Of Contents

Advanced Materials for 3-D Printing: Technologies and Global Markets
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION 2
STUDY BACKGROUND 2
STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 2
INTENDED AUDIENCE 2
SCOPE AND FORMAT OF REPORT 3
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES 3
ANALYST'S CREDENTIALS 4
RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS 4
BCC RESEARCH WEBSITE 4
DISCLAIMER 5
CHAPTER 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 7
SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET, BY
MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 7
SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET, BY
MATERIAL TYPE, 2015-2021 ($ MILLIONS) 7
CHAPTER 3 OVERVIEW 10
DEFINITIONS 10
THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING 10
ADDITIVES 10
HISTORY AND CURRENT STATE OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING 10
THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINT MATERIAL TYPES 11
PLASTICS AND POLYMERS 11
Thermoplastics and Polymers 11
TABLE 1 THERMOPLASTICS AND POLYMERS USED IN THREE- DIMENSIONAL
PRINTING 11
Photopolymers 12
TABLE 2 PHOTOPOLYMERS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING 12
CERAMICS 12
TABLE 3 CERAMICS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING 12
METALS 13
TABLE 4 METALS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING 13
OTHER MATERIALS 13
TABLE 5 OTHER MATERIALS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING 13
APPLICATIONS 14
RAPID PROTOTYPING 14
RAPID MANUFACTURING 15
MASS CUSTOMIZATION 15
MARKET SUMMARY 15
TOTAL MARKET 15
FIGURE 1 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET, 2015-2021
($ MILLIONS) 15
MATERIAL MARKET BY TYPE 16
TABLE 6 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY TYPE,
THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 16
FIGURE 2 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY TYPE,
2015-2021 (%) 17
END-USE MARKET 18
TABLE 7 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY END-USER
SECTOR, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 18
FIGURE 3 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY
END-USER SECTOR, 2015-2021 (%) 18
MARKET BY REGION 19
TABLE 8 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY REGION,
THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 19
FIGURE 4 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY REGION,
2015-2021 (%) 19
CHAPTER 4 THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES 22
BASIC PRINCIPLES 22
SPECIFIC TECHNOLOGIES 23
THERMOPLASTIC EXTRUSION 23
LASER SINTERING 23
STEREOLITHOGRAPHY 23
DIGITAL LIGHT PROCESSING 24
THREE-DIMENSIONAL INKJET PRINTING 24
DIRECT METAL LASER SINTERING 24
SELECTIVE LASER MELTING 24
ELECTRON BEAM MELTING 25
4-D PRINTING 25
CHAPTER 5 THERMOPLASTICS AND POLYMERS 27
MATERIALS 27
COMMERCIAL MATERIALS 27
TABLE 9 COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE THREE-DIMENSIONAL THERMOPLASTICS, 2015 27
Polylactic Acid 28
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene 29
Polyvinyl Alcohol 29
Polyamides 30
Polycarbonate 30
Polyetherimide 31
Other Commercially Available Thermoplastics 31
Polyethylene Terephthalate 31
High-Impact Polystyrene 31
Polypropylene 32
Polyethylene 32
Polytetrafluoroethylene 33
Acetal 33
Polyetheretherketone 33
Poly(methyl methacrylate) 34
Polyphenylsulfone 34
Polyurethane 34
Thermoplastic Elastomer 34
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS 35
Carbon-Reinforced Engineering Polymers 35
Soy-Based Biodegradable Polymers 35
PROVIDERS 35
TABLE 10 THERMOPLASTIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL PROVIDERS,
2015 35
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES 36
THERMOPLASTIC EXTRUSION 36
LASER SINTERING 37
APPLICATIONS 38
TABLE 11 THERMOPLASTIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING END-USE
APPLICATIONS 38
AEROSPACE 38
Aircraft Production Tooling 38
Aircraft Parts 39
Mars Rover Parts 39
Unmanned Aircraft 39
ARCHITECTURE 39
AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY 40
Custom Motorcycle Parts 40
MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS 40
Marine Equipment 40
CONSTRUCTION 40
Building Materials 40
CONSUMER GOODS 41
EDUCATION 41
Industrial Training Equipment 41
Other Educational Applications 42
ELECTRONICS 42
HOBBY, ART AND PERSONAL USE 42
MEDICAL AND DENTAL 42
Surgical Models 42
Prosthetics 43
Bone Implants 43
Medical Robotics 43
Other Medical Devices 44
Dental Devices 44
MILITARY AND DEFENSE 44
MARKET FORECASTS 45
THERMOPLASTICS USED IN THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MARKET 45
FIGURE 5 GLOBAL THERMOPLASTICS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING
MARKET, 2015-2021 ($ MILLIONS) 45
THERMOPLASTIC MARKET BY TYPE 46
FIGURE 6 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL THERMOPLASTIC PRINTING MATERIAL
MARKET BY TYPE, 2015 (%) 46
TABLE 12 GLOBAL THERMOPLASTICS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING
MARKET, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 47
FIGURE 7 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL THERMOPLASTIC PRINTING MATERIAL
MARKET BY TYPE, 2015 (%) 47

MARKET BY END-USER SECTOR 48
FIGURE 8 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL THERMOPLASTIC PRINTING MATERIAL
MARKET BY END-USER SECTOR, 2015 (%) 48
TABLE 13 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTED THERMOPLASTIC MARKET BY
END USE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 49
FIGURE 9 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL THERMOPLASTIC MARKET SHARE BY
END-USER SEGMENT, 2015-2021 (%) 50
CHAPTER 6 PHOTOPOLYMERS 52
MATERIALS 52
GENERAL PRINCIPLES 52
PHOTOPOLYMER THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL TYPES 52
Simulated Polypropylene 53
Simulated Engineering Plastics 53
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene 53
Transparent Materials 54
Rubber-Like Materials 54
Medical and Dental Materials 54
PROVIDERS 55
TABLE 14 THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING APPLICATION PHOTOPOLYMER
SUPPLIERS, 2015 55
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES 56
STEREOLITHOGRAPHY 56
DIGITAL LIGHT PROCESSOR 57
JETTED PHOTOPOLYMER 58
APPLICATIONS 58
TABLE 15 PHOTOPOLYMER THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING END-USE
APPLICATIONS 59
AUTOMOTIVE 59
Wind Tunnel Models 59
End-Use Parts 59
MEDICAL AND DENTAL 59
Medical and Dental Models 60
Prosthetics 60
Orthodontic Braces 60
Hearing Aids 60
Dental Drill Guides 61
Bioengineering 61
MISCELLANEOUS MANUFACTURED OBJECTS 61
Microfluidics 61
MARKET FORECASTS 62
PHOTOPOLYMERS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MARKET 62
FIGURE 10 GLOBAL PHOTOPOLYMERS USED IN THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING
MARKET, 2015-2021 ($ MILLIONS) 62
PHOTOPOLYMER MARKET BY TYPE 62
FIGURE 11 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PHOTOPOLYMER PRINTING MATERIALS
MARKET SHARE BY TYPE, 2015 (%) 62
TABLE 16 GLOBAL PHOTOPOLYMERS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING
MARKET, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 64
FIGURE 12 GLOBAL PHOTOPOLYMER MARKET SHARE BY MATERIAL TYPE,
2015-2021 (%) 64
MARKET BY END-USER SECTOR 65
FIGURE 13 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PHOTOPOLYMER PRINTING MATERIAL
MARKET SHARE BY END-USER SECTOR, 2015 (%) 65
TABLE 17 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTED PHOTOPOLYMER MARKET BY
END USE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 66
FIGURE 14 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PHOTOPOLYMER MARKET SHARE BY
END-USER SEGMENT, 2015-2021 (%) 66
CHAPTER 7 CERAMICS 69
MATERIALS 69
CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS 69
Alumina Silica 69
Aluminum Oxide 69
Zirconium Oxide 70
Tricalcium Phosphate 70
FORMATIVE PRINCIPLES 70
Binder Printing Powders 70
Ceramic-Filled Photosensitive Resin 70
Ceramic-Filled Thermoplastic Polymer Filament 71
Self-Glazing Ceramic Materials 71
PROVIDERS 71
TABLE 18 CERAMIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL SUPPLIERS, 2015 71
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES 72
DIGITAL LIGHT PROCESSING 72
THREE-DIMENSIONAL INKJET PRINTING 72
CERAMIC STEREOLITHOGRAPHY 73
EXTRUSION 73
OTHER TECHNOLOGIES 73
APPLICATIONS 74
TABLE 19 CERAMIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING END-USE APPLICATIONS 74
AEROSPACE 75
Interplanetary Probes 75
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS 75
Bricks 75
CONSUMER GOODS 75
Tableware 75
MEDICAL AND DENTAL 75
Bone Scaffolds 76
Dental Prostheses 76
MARKETS 76
CERAMIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET 76
FIGURE 15 GLOBAL CERAMIC MATERIALS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING
MARKET, 2015-2021 ($ MILLIONS) 76
CERAMIC MATERIAL MARKET BY TYPE 77
FIGURE 16 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL CERAMIC PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET
SHARE BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2015 (%) 78
TABLE 20 GLOBAL CERAMIC MATERIALS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING
MARKET, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 79
FIGURE 17 GLOBAL CERAMIC MARKET SHARE BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2015-2021 (%) 79
END-USER SECTOR MARKET 80
FIGURE 18 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL CERAMIC PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET
SHARE BY END-USER SECTOR, 2015 (%) 80
TABLE 21 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTED CERAMIC MATERIAL MARKET BY
END USE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 81
FIGURE 19 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL CERAMIC MATERIAL MARKET SHARE BY
END-USER SECTOR, 2015-2021 (%) 81
CHAPTER 8 METALS 83
MATERIALS 83
ALUMINUM 83
THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING STEEL 83
STAINLESS STEEL 84
TITANIUM 84
NICKEL ALLOY 84
SUPER ALLOYS 85
PROVIDERS 85
TABLE 22 METAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL SUPPLIERS 85
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES 86
DIGITAL LIGHT PROCESSING 86
DIRECT METAL LASER SINTERING 86
SELECTIVE LASER MELTING 87
ELECTRON BEAM MELTING 87
NEW DEVELOPMENTS3-D 87
Multi-Metal Printing 87
Metal Inkjet Printing 88
APPLICATIONS 88
AEROSPACE 88
AUTOMOTIVE 89
MEDICAL AND DENTAL 90
MILITARY AND DEFENSE 90
MARKET FORECASTS 90
METALS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MARKET 90
FIGURE 20 GLOBAL METALS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MARKET,
2015-2021 ($ MILLIONS) 91
METAL MARKET BY TYPE 91
FIGURE 21 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL METAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET
SHARE BY TYPE, 2015 (%) 91
TABLE 23 GLOBAL METALS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MARKET,
THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 92
FIGURE 22 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL METAL MATERIAL MARKET SHARE BY
TYPE, 2015-2021 (%) 93
MARKET BY END-USER SECTOR 93
FIGURE 23 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL METAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET
SHARE BY END-USER SECTOR, 2015 (%) 93
TABLE 24 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTED METAL MATERIAL MARKET BY
END USE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 95
FIGURE 24 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL METAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET
SHARE BY END-USER SECTOR, 2015-2021 (%) 95
CHAPTER 9 OTHER MATERIALS 97
SUMMARY 97
TABLE 25 GLOBAL OTHER THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY
TYPE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 97
FIGURE 25 GLOBAL OTHER THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET
SHARE BY TYPE, 2015-2021 (%) 98
TABLE 26 GLOBAL OTHER THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY
END-USER SECTOR, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 99
FIGURE 26 GLOBAL OTHER THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET
SHARE BY END-USER SECTOR, 2015-2021 (%) 99
WAX 100
MATERIALS 100
Extrudable Wax Filament 100
Ultraviolet Curable Wax 100
Wax-Like Materials 100
PROVIDERS 101
TABLE 27 WAX AND WAX-LIKE THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL
PROVIDERS, 2015 101
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES 101
APPLICATIONS 101
MARKET 101
FIGURE 27 GLOBAL WAX THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET,
2015-2021 ($ MILLIONS) 102
GRAPHENE 102
TABLE 28 GRAPHENE PROPERTIES 103
MATERIALS 103
Conductive Graphene Filament 103
Other Developments 103
PROVIDERS 104
TABLE 29 COMPANIES DEVELOPING GRAPHENE THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING
MATERIALS, 2015 104
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES 104
APPLICATIONS 104
MARKETS 105
FIGURE 28 GLOBAL GRAPHENE MATERIALS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL
PRINTING MARKET, 2015-2021 ($ MILLIONS) 105
BIO-INK 105
MATERIALS 106
Hydrogels 106
Gelatin-Based Inks 106
Silk Bio-Ink 107
Stem Cell Inks 107
Vascular Inks 107
Magnetic Bio-Ink 108
PROVIDERS 108
TABLE 30 BIO-INK PROVIDERS, 2015 108
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES 108
Syringe-Based Bioprinters 109
Inkjet-Like Printers 109
Six-Axis Printer 109
Magnetic Printer 109
In Situ Printer 109
APPLICATIONS 110
Drug Discovery 110
Cosmetic and Consumer Product Testing 110
Tissue Grafts and Implants 110
MARKETS 111
FIGURE 29 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL BIOPRINTING MATERIAL MARKET,
2015-2021 ($ MILLIONS) 111
EDIBLE SUBSTANCES 111
MATERIALS 112
Sugar Confectioneries 112
Savories 112
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES 112
APPLICATIONS 112
WOOD 113
MATERIALS 113
Laywood 113
Three-Dimensional Printed Wood 113
PROVIDERS 113
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES 113
APPLICATIONS 114
COMMERCIAL STATUS 114
GLASS 114
MATERIALS 114
Translucent Glass 114
Transparent Glass 114
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES 115
APPLICATIONS 115
COMMERCIAL STATUS 115
SANDSTONE 115
MATERIALS 115
Laybrick 115
Full-Color Sandstone 115
Artificial Coral 116
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES 116
APPLICATIONS 116
COMMERCIAL STATUS 117
PHARMACEUTICAL PRECURSORS 117
MATERIALS 118
FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES 118
Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Process 118
Reactionware 118
Molecular Tweezers 118
Other Technologies 119
COMMERCIAL STATUS 119
CHAPTER 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 121
FIGURE 30 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR MAJOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING
MATERIAL SUPPLIERS, 2015 (%) 121
TABLE 31 THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MERGER AND ACQUISITION
TRANSACTIONS 122
FIGURE 31 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL
PRODUCERS BY COMPANY TYPE, 2015 (%) 122
FIGURE 32 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL PRODUCERS
MARKET SHARE BY REGION, 2015 (%) 123
CHAPTER 11 COMPANY PROFILES 126
3D INK 126
3D SYSTEMS CORP. 126
3DOM EUROPE 126
ADEKA CORP. 127
ALIGN TECHNOLOGY 127
AMERICAN GRAPHITE TECHNOLOGIES INC. 127
ARCAM AB 127
AREVO LABS 128
ARGILLASYS LTD. 128
ASIGA 128
B9CREATIONS LLC 129
BASF SE 129
BIOBOTS INC. 129
BOLSON MATERIALS INC. 129
BUCKTOWN POLYMERS 130
CELLINK AB 130
CHOC EDGE LTD. 130
CMET INC. 130
COLORFABB 131
CONCEPT LASER GMBH 131
DELTAMED GMBH 131
DESIGN FOR CRAFT 132
D-MEC 132
DWS SYSTEMS 132
EMERGING OBJECTS CORP. 132
ENVISIONTEC GMBH 133
EOS GMBH 133
ERASTEEL 133
ESSTECH INC. 133
ESUN INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD. 134
EXONE COMPANY 134
FORMLABS INC. 134
GRAFOID 135
GRAPHENE 3D LABS INC. 135
GUANGDONG SUNTEC INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD. 135
HOGANAS AB 136
ISQUARED GMBH 136
KDI POLYMER SPECIALISTS LTD. 136
KEVVOX 137
LIFENG INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD. 137
LITHOZ GMBH 137
LPW TECHNOLOGY LTD. 138
MADESOLID 138
MAKERGEAR LLC 138
MAKERJUICE LLC 139
METALYSIS LTD. 139
NANO3D BIOSCIENCES INC. 139
NATURAL MACHINES 139
NEW IMAGE PLASTICS 140
NOVA POLYMERS 140
OPTOMEC 140
ORBI-TECH 141
ORGANOVO HOLDINGS INC. 141
OXFORD PERFORMANCE MATERIALS 141
PRAXAIR SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES 142
PRINTERINKS LTD. 142
RAINBOW BIOSCIENCES 142
RAPID SHAPE GMBH 142
RBCOR 143
RECREUS 143
REEF ARABIA 143
REGENHU LTD. 143
ROYAL DSM N.V. 144
S3D INNOVATIONS 144
SANDVIK MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY 144
SARTOMER COMPANY INC. 145
SICHUAN REVOTEK CO., LTD. 145
SIRUI DI (WUHAN) 3D PRINTER SUPPLIES CO. LTD. 145
STICK and FILAMENT 145
SOLIDSCAPE 146
SPOT-A MATERIALS 146
STRATASYS LTD. 146
SUSTAINABLE OCEANS INTERNATIONAL 147
TETHON 3D 147
TLS TECHNIK GMBH and CO. 147
TWOBEARS 148
VDM ALLOYS 148
VIRIDIS3-D 148
VILLAGE PLASTICS CO. 149
WEISTEK 149
WINBO INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD. 149
CHAPTER 12 PATENT ANALYSIS 151
PATENTS BY MATERIAL TYPE 151
FIGURE 33 U.S. THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL-RELATED PATENTS BY
MATERIAL TYPE, ISSUED THROUGH APRIL 15, 2016 (% OF TOTAL PATENTS) 151
PATENT PORTFOLIOS 151
FIGURE 34 U.S. THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL-RELATED PATENT
ASSIGNEES, ISSUED THROUGH APRIL 15, 2016 (% OF TOTAL PATENTS) 152
SAMPLE PATENTS 153
ENCODED CONSUMABLE MATERIALS AND SENSOR ASSEMBLIES FOR USE
IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS 153
THREE-DIMENSIONAL BIORESORBABLE SCAFFOLDS FOR TISSUE
ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS 153
LOW-VISCOUS, RADIATION CURABLE FORMULATION, PARTICULARLY FOR
THE STEREO-LITHOGRAPHICAL PRODUCTION OF EARPIECE 154
MATERIAL SYSTEM FOR USE IN THREE DIMENSIONAL PRINTING 154
DETOXIFICATION OF SOLID FREEFORM FABRICATION MATERIALS 154
WETTING AGENT FOR INFILTRATED ALUMINUM PREFORMS 155
METAL POWDER COMPOSITION FOR LASER SINTERING 155

LIST OF TABLES

SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET, BY
MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 7
TABLE 1 THERMOPLASTICS AND POLYMERS USED IN THREE- DIMENSIONAL
PRINTING 11
TABLE 2 PHOTOPOLYMERS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING 12
TABLE 3 CERAMICS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING 12
TABLE 4 METALS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING 13
TABLE 5 OTHER MATERIALS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING 13
TABLE 6 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY TYPE,
THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 16
TABLE 7 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY END-USER
SECTOR, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 18
TABLE 8 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY REGION,
THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 19
TABLE 9 COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE THREE-DIMENSIONAL THERMOPLASTICS, 2015 27
TABLE 10 THERMOPLASTIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL PROVIDERS,
2015 35
TABLE 11 THERMOPLASTIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING END-USE APPLICATIONS 38
TABLE 12 GLOBAL THERMOPLASTICS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING
MARKET, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 47
TABLE 13 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTED THERMOPLASTIC MARKET BY END
USE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 49
TABLE 14 THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING APPLICATION PHOTOPOLYMER SUPPLIERS,
2015 55
TABLE 15 PHOTOPOLYMER THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING END-USE APPLICATIONS 59
TABLE 16 GLOBAL PHOTOPOLYMERS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING
MARKET, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 64
TABLE 17 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTED PHOTOPOLYMER MARKET BY END
USE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 66
TABLE 18 CERAMIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL SUPPLIERS, 2015 71
TABLE 19 CERAMIC THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING END-USE APPLICATIONS 74
TABLE 20 GLOBAL CERAMIC MATERIALS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING
MARKET, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 79
TABLE 21 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTED CERAMIC MATERIAL MARKET BY
END USE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 81
TABLE 22 METAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL SUPPLIERS 85
TABLE 23 GLOBAL METALS USED IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MARKET,
THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 92
TABLE 24 GLOBAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTED METAL MATERIAL MARKET BY END
USE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 95
TABLE 25 GLOBAL OTHER THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY
TYPE, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 97
TABLE 26 GLOBAL OTHER THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MARKET BY
END-USER SECTOR, THROUGH 2021 ($ MILLIONS) 99
TABLE 27 WAX AND WAX-LIKE THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL
PROVIDERS, 2015 101
TABLE 28 GRAPHENE PROPERTIES 103
TABLE 29 COMPANIES DEVELOPING GRAPHENE THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING
MATERIALS, 2015 104
TABLE 30 BIO-INK PROVIDERS, 2015 108
TABLE 31 THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING MATERIAL MERGER AND ACQUISITION
TRANSACTIONS 122

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