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The market for metal powders for additive manufacturing (AM) applications will take off over the next five years:
New applications in the aerospace, oil & gas, medical, and dental sectors will increase demand for powered materials exponentially. In this regard, SmarTech believes that GE’s recent $50 million dollar investment in it’s Auburn, Alabama plant to additively manufacture LEAP engine fuel nozzles is a prelude to larger investments in metal powder AM equipment by many large manufacturers that will soon require powdered materials for ‘round the clock production.

Meanwhile, new powdered metals open up new applications that will cause metal powder application database to multiply over the next seven years. Forward-looking metal powder manufacturers like Sandvick Osprey, Carpenter Powders, and AP&C are already beginning to move up the AM learning curve, working with equipment OEMs to create higher performance, more consistent powders.

In this report, SmarTech provides in depth coverage and market analysis of metal powders for AM manufacturing market. The report includes the most complete and accurate market forecasts for metal powder materials in the AM industry. In this report, market numbers for metal AM powders are reported both in terms of total material weight, as well as total market size. Opportunities are broken down by application, powder type, and OEM equipment manufacturer.

Among the areas discussed in this report are the following:
Emerging strategies of the metal powder industry for improving powder consistency, performance, and costs: Based on interviews with industry leaders, SmarTech examines the methods that the metal powder industry uses to differentiate their products, as well as drive production efficiencies in metal AM powders.

End-user requirements for new metal powders: The list of available powders for AM is still quite limited. This bottleneck restricts some of the highest value opportunities for AM, particularly in the aerospace industry. In this report, SmarTech provides in-depth coverage of end-users who are pushing the boundaries of AM applications and determines the best direction for future metal powder development. Atomized metal powders for AM must meet drastically different specs than powders for other applications.

Supply chain capacity analysis: In this report, SmarTech provides critical assessments for the metal AM powder producers, OEM manufacturers, and major powder end-users.

By looking at both current supply chains and major distribution channels, SmarTech helps clients determine when and where the largest opportunities lie, as well as where the incumbents’ blind spots are.

Analysis of the role of OEMs in metal powder demand: Large production AM machine OEMs are working to secure their control of metal powders that run on their machines. SmarTech analyzes how these moves are likely to impact the make-up of the industry over the next ten years.

The forecasts in this report are built off up our extensive industry database that is second to none in terms of quality and completeness. Our conservative forecasts are based on the most up-to-date information available, gathered first and foremost from primary source experts in the AM materials field. Our forecasts are presented as logically and transparently as possible, allowing SmarTech clients to understand how we came to the conclusion that we did.

Customers who purchase this report will come away with a better understanding of how to make money in AM metal powder materials market. Decision-makers will be better armed to implement strategies in the metal material market that will secure long-term revenue growth for their companies.

Table Of Contents

Additive Manufacturing Opportunities in the Metal Powders Industry: A 10-Year Market Forecast
Chapter One: Introduction and Methodology
1.1 Foreword and Background
1.1.1 Metal Powders in AM: Summary of Current Uses
1.1.2 Emerging Trends for Metals as a 3DP Materials: Customization
1.1.3 Timeline for Development of Metals in AM
1.2 Goals and Scope of this Report
1.3 Methodology of this Report
1.4 Report Structure

Chapter Two: The Metal Powder Additive Manufacturing Supply Chain
2.1 Global Metal Powder Supply Chain and Industry
2.1.1 Powder Metallurgy (PM) Process
2.1.2 General PM Market Drivers Compared to Additive Manufacturing
2.1.3 Powder Metallurgy Supply Chain
2.2 Metal Powder Supply Chain for AM
2.3 Powder Processing Methods
2.3.1 Requirements for Acceptable Metal Powder in Additive Manufacturing
2.3.2 Solid State Reduction
2.3.3 Electrolysis
2.3.4 Atomization
2.3.5 Summary
2.4 Cost and Supply Considerations
2.4.1 Dispelling Myths Regarding Costs and Supply
2.5 Summary of Key Points From This Chapter

Chapter Three: Analysis of Metal Fabrication Processes and Providers
3.1 Metal AM Fabrication Processes
3.1.1 Powder Bed Fusion
3.1.2 Directed Energy Deposition
3.1.3 Binder Jetting
3.2 Leading Metal AM System Providers
3.2.1 3D Systems
3.2.2 EOS GmbH
3.2.3 Arcam
3.2.4 SLM Solutions
3.2.5 Concept Laser
3.2.6 Renishaw
3.2.7 Optomec
3.2.8 Sciaky
3.2.9 ExOne
3.3 Major Providers of Metal Powder Material for AM
3.3.1 APandC
3.3.2 Sandvik Materials Technology
3.3.3 Carpenter Powder Products
3.3.4 LPW Technology
3.3.5 Cookson Precious Metals
3.3.6 Hogänäs

Chapter Four: Applications and Characteristics for Metal Powders
4.1 Materials Overview
4.1.1 Trends in RandD for Metal Additive Manufacturing Materials
4.2 Recyclability and Safety
4.2.1 Innovation in Metal Powder Recycling
4.3 Aerospace Industry and Metal AM
4.3.1 Weight Reduction
4.3.2 Performance Improvements
4.3.3 Simplification
4.3.4 Challenges
4.4 Medical Industry and Metal AM
4.4.1 Market for Metal Implants and Prosthetics
4.4.2 Key Companies in Medical Additive Manufacturing
4.5 Other Industries and Metal AM
4.5.1 Automotive and Energy
4.5.2 Service Bureaus

Chapter Five: Major End Users of AM Metal Powders
5.1 Major Aerospace Users
5.1.1 GE Aviation
5.1.2 Honeywell Aerospace
5.1.3 Boeing
5.1.4 Lockheed Martin
5.1.5 Airbus
5.1.6 NASA
5.2 Major Medical Users
5.2.1 Major Medical Implant Manufacturers
5.2.2 DiSanto Technology
5.2.3 4WEB Medical

Chapter Six: Available Metal Powders for AM
6.1 Titanium and Titanium Alloys
6.2 Steels
6.2.1 Challenges for Stainless Steel Moving Forward
6.3 Aluminum
6.4 Cobalt Chrome
6.5 Inconel and Nickel Alloys
6.6 Copper and Copper Alloys
6.7 Precious Metals
6.7.1 Gold, Platinum, Palladium
6.8 Other Metal Powders and Materials

Chapter Seven: Market Forecasts
7.1 Forecast Methodology and Assumptions
7.2 Total Market Demand and Value by Industry
7.2.1 Aerospace
7.2.2 Automotive
7.2.3 Medical
7.2.4 Dental
7.2.5 Service Bureaus
7.2.6 Other Applications
7.2.7 Summary
7.3 Total Market Demand and Value by Material
7.3.1 Titanium and Titanium Alloys
7.3.2 Stainless Steels
7.3.3 Nickel Alloys
7.3.4 Aluminum
7.3.5 Cobalt Chrome
7.3.6 Copper Alloys
7.3.7 Precious Metals
7.3.8 Other Metal Materials

About SmarTech Markets Publishing
About the Analyst
Acronyms and Abbreviations Used In this Report

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1-1: Current Uses of Iron/Steel Compounds for AM
Exhibit 1-2: Factors That Will Influence Metal 3D Printing Innovation
Exhibit 2-1: The typical PM process
Exhibit 2-2: Steps in the PM process
Exhibit 2-3: AM Metal Powder Market Supply: OEM vs. Third Party
Exhibit 2-4: Supply chain for metal powders in AM industry
Exhibit 2-5: Requirements for AM Metal Powders
Exhibit 3-1: The powder bed fusion process
Exhibit 3-2: Characteristics of Powder Bed Fusion Processes
Exhibit 3-3: Blown powder method for directed energy deposition
Exhibit 3-4: Three Specific Iterations of Directed Energy Deposition Category
Exhibit 3-5: Illustration of plasma atomization using wire feedstock
Exhibit 5-1: Aerospace Industry AM Metal Powder Demand
Exhibit 7-1: Aerospace Industry AM Metal Powder Demand
Exhibit 7-2: Ten-Year Forecast of Metal Materials in Aerospace—Total Market Demand by Material, Kilograms
Exhibit 7-3: Aerospace Industry AM Metal Powder Revenues (Millions $US)
Exhibit 7-4: Ten-Year Forecast of Metal Materials in Aerospace—Total Market Value by Material, Millions of $US Millions
Exhibit 7-5: Automotive Industry AM Metal Powder Demand (kg)
Exhibit 7-6: Ten-Year Forecast of Metal Materials in Automotive—Total Market Demand by Material, Kilograms
Figure 7-7: Value of AM Metal Powder in Auto Industry (Millions $US)
Figure 7-8: Ten-Year Forecast of Metal Materials in Automotive—Total Market Value by Material, $US Millions
Exhibit 7-9: Medical Industry AM Metal Powder Demand (kg)
Figure 7-10: Ten-Year Forecast of Metal Materials in Medical—Total Market Demand by Material, Kilograms
Exhibit 7-11: Value of AM Metal Powders in Medical Use
Figure 7-12: Ten-Year Forecast of Metal Materials in Medical—Total Market Value by Material, $US Millions
Exhibit 7-13: Medical Industry AM Metal Powder Demand (kg)
Figure 7-14: Ten-Year Forecast of Metal Materials in Dental—Total Market Demand by Material, Kilograms
Exhibit 7-15: Dental Industry AM Metal Powder Revenues (Millions $US)
Figure 7-16: Ten-Year Forecast of Metal Materials in Dental—Total Market Value by Material, $US Millions
Exhibit 7-17: Service Bureau Industry AM Metal Powder Demand (kg)
Figure 7-18: Ten-Year Forecast of Metal Materials in Service Bureaus—Total Market Demand by Material, Kilograms
Exhibit 7-19: Service Bureau Industry AM Metal Powder Revenues (Millions $US)
Figure 7-20: Ten-Year Forecast of Metal Materials in Service Bureaus—Total Market Value by Material, $US Millions
Exhibit 7-21: AM Metal Powder Demand from Other Industries (Kg)
Figure 7-22: Ten-Year Forecast of Metal Materials in Other Applications—Total Market Demand by Material, Kilograms
Figure 7-23: Other Industries AM Metal Powder Revenues (Millions $US)
Exhibit 7-24: Ten-Year Forecast of Metal Materials in Other Applications—Total Market Value by Material, $US Millions
Figure 7-25: Ten-Year Forecast of Metal Materials in All Industries—Total Market Demand by Material, Kilograms
Figure 7-26: Ten-Year Forecast of Metal Materials in All Industries—Total Market Value by Material, Millions of $US Dollars
Exhibit 7-27: Demand for Titanium and Titanium Alloys for AM by Industry (kg)
Figure 7-28: Ten-Year Forecast of Titanium and Titanium Alloys—Total Market Demand by Industry, Kilograms
Exhibit 7-29: Revenue for Titanium and Titanium Alloys for AM by Industry (Millions $US)
Figure 7-30: Ten-Year Forecast of Titanium and Titanium Alloys—Total Market Value by Industry, $ US Millions
Exhibit 7-31: Demand for Stainless Steel for AM by Industry (kg)
Figure 7-32: Ten-Year Forecast of Stainless Steels—Total Market Demand by Industry, Kilograms
Exhibit 7-33: Revenue for Stainless Steel for AM by Industry (Millions $US)
Figure 7-34: Ten-Year Forecast of Stainless Steels—Total Market Value by Industry, $US Millions
Exhibit 7-35: Revenue for Stainless Steel for AM by Industry (Millions $US)
Exhibit 7-36: Ten-Year Forecast of Nickel Alloys—Total Market Demand by Industry, Kilograms
Exhibit 7-37: Revenue for Nickel Alloys for AM by Industry (Millions $US)
Exhibit 7-38: Ten-Year Forecast of Nickel Alloys—Total Market Value by Industry, $US Millions
Exhibit 7-39: Demand for Aluminum for AM by Industry (kg)
Exhibit 7-40: Ten-Year Forecast of Aluminum—Total Market Demand by Industry, Kilograms
Exhibit 7-41: Revenue for Aluminum for AM by Industry (Millions $US)
Figure 7-42: Ten-Year Forecast of Aluminum—Total Market Value by Industry, Millions of $US Dollars
Exhibit 7-43: Demand for Cobalt Chrome for AM by Industry (kg)
Figure 7-44: Ten-Year Forecast of Cobalt Chrome—Total Market Demand by Industry, Kilograms
Exhibit 7-45: Revenue for Cobalt Chrome for AM by Industry (Millions $US)
Exhibit 7-46: Ten-Year Forecast of Cobalt Chrome—Total Market Value by Industry, Millions of $US
Exhibit 7-47: Demand for Copper Alloys for AM by Industry (kg)
Figure 7-48: Ten-Year Forecast of Copper Alloys—Total Market Demand by Industry, Kilograms
Exhibit 7-49: Revenue for Copper Alloys for AM by Industry (Millions $US)
Figure 7-50: Ten-Year Forecast of Copper Alloys—Total Market Value by Industry, $US Millions
Exhibit 7-51: Demand for Precious Metals for AM by Industry (kg)
Figure 7-52: Ten-Year Forecast of Precious Metals—Total Market Demand by Industry, Kilograms
Exhibit 7-53: Demand for Precious Metals for AM by Industry (kg)
Exhibit 7-54: Ten-Year Forecast of Precious Metals—Total Market Value by Industry, $US Millions
Exhibit 7-55: Demand for All Other Metal Materials for AM by Industry (kg)
Figure 7-56: Ten-Year Forecast of Other Materials—Total Market Demand by Industry, Kilograms
Exhibit 7-57: Revenue for All Other Metal Materials for AM by Industry (Millions $US)
Figure 7-58: Ten-Year Forecast of Other Materials—Total Market Value by Industry, $US Millions

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