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3D printing began with polymer printing over three decades ago as a revolutionary rapid prototyping tool, but today use of polymers in various 3D printing technologies are evolving into rapid tooling and manufacturing applications in ways that will enable the market for various thermoplastics, composites, and photopolymers to achieve massive growth over the next decade. Polymer Materials: 3D Printing Opportunities - 2015 is the most comprehensive analysis of polymer 3D printing technology available in the world, with focus on evolution in polymer print materials and subsequent market opportunities associated with them. Print materials made of plastics and polymers are defined by the parameters of their parent 3D printing processes. By analyzing five major polymer 3D printing processes in depth, SmarTech's latest polymer print materials market study provides the most accurate and detailed resource on opportunities for plastics in 3D printing ever available.

Utilizing purpose-built proprietary 3D printing market models, SmarTech is able to present detailed market forecast data on thermoplastic filaments, powders, photopolymers, composites, and more utilized in popular print technologies like Fused Deposition Modeling, Stereolithography, Selective Laser Sintering, binder jetting, PolyJet, and many more. All available materials for the five primary polymer print technologies are analyzed and forecasted, including market revenues as well as material shipments, by industry and geography, over the next decade. Therefore, SmarTech believes that Polymer Materials: 3D Printing Opportunities - 2015 will provide exceptional value to business development professionals and internal market strategy teams for the global chemical and polymer industries, as well as polymer 3D printer manufacturers, print service providers, and developers of polymer 3D printing manufacturing solutions. - See more at:

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Polymer Materials: 3D Printing Opportunities - 2015
Chapter One: The Evolving Role of Polymers and Plastics in 3D Printing
1.1 Review of Key Polymer 3D Print Material Segments
1.1.1 Photopolymers
1.1.2 Thermoplastic Filaments
1.1.3 Thermoplastic Powders
1.1.4 Other Powders (Binder Jetting)
1.1.5 Other Closely Related Non-Polymer Print Materials
1.2 Key Evolution in Polymer 3D Print Technologies for The Future of Polymer Print Materials
1.2.1 New Print Technology Introductions Influencing Future Demand
1.2.2 Expanding Polymer 3D Print Technologies into Manufacturing and Advanced Tooling Applications
1.2.3 Low Cost Print Technology Having Significant Impact on Future of Polymer Printing
1.3 Trends in Major Adopting Industries for Polymer 3D Printing
1.3.1 Medical and Dental Segments Driving Demand for New Specialty Photocurable Resins
1.3.2 Utilization of Polymers in 3D Printing for Aerospace and Automotive
1.3.3 Non-Specific Tooling and Prototyping Markets
1.4 Competitive Considerations for Polymer Print Materials
1.4.1 Comparing Low Cost and Professional 3D Printing Opportunities
1.4.2 OEM and Third Party Material Supplier Relationships
1.4.3 Cost Outlook for Polymer Print Materials
1.5 Next Generation Print Materials in Primary Polymer Print Categories
1.5.1 Advanced Powder Material Demand and Opportunities
1.5.2 Advanced Photopolymer Materials and Ceramics
1.5.3 Print Technology Development for New Polymer Material Printing
1.6 Summary of Ten Year Forecasts for Polymer 3D Printing Materials
Chapter Two: Analysis of Polymer Print Technologies and Associated Markets
2.1 Material Extrusion Technologies
2.1.1 Global Material Extrusion Marketplace
2.1.2 Associated Material Extrusion 3D Printing Applications
2.1.3 Development of New Materials for Extrusion Technology
2.2 Vat Photopolymerization Technologies
2.2.1 Global Photopolymerization Marketplace
2.2.2 Associated Photopolymerization 3D Printing Applications
2.2.3 Development of New Materials for Photopolymerization Technology
2.3 Material Jetting Technologies
2.3.1 Global Material Jetting Marketplace
2.3.2 Associated Material Jetting 3D Printing Applications
2.3.3 Development of New Materials for Material Jetting Technology
2.4 Polymer Powder Bed Fusion Technologies
2.4.1 Global Powder Bed Fusion Marketplace
2.4.2 Associated Polymer Powder Bed Fusion 3D Printing Applications
2.4.3 Development of New Thermoplastic Powder Materials
2.5 Binder Jetting and Laminated Object Manufacturing Technologies
2.5.1 Global Polymer Binder Jetting Marketplace
2.5.2 Associated Polymer Binder Jetting 3D Printing Applications
2.5.3 Development of New Materials for Polymer Binder Jetting
2.6 Role of Polymer Print Technologies in Vertical Markets
2.7 Key Points from this Chapter
Chapter Three: Polymers and Related Materials Used in 3D Printing and Their Applications
3.1 Nylon and Polyamides
3.1.1 Applications for Nylon Filament and Polyamide Powders in 3D Printing
3.1.2 Comparing Opportunities in Nylon by Print Technology
3.1.3 Supply Chain and Competitive Considerations for Nylon in 3D Printing
3.1.4 Future Outlook in Nylon Materials in 3D Printing
3.2 ABS
3.2.1 Supply Chain and Competitive Considerations for ABS 3D Print Materials
3.2.2 Applications for 3D Printing Utilizing ABS
3.2.3 Future Trends and Outlook for ABS Materials in 3D Printing
3.3 Photopolymers
3.3.1 Applications for 3D Printing Utilizing Photocurable Resin
3.3.2 Resins in 3D Printing Benefit from an Established Global Supply Chain
3.3.3 Creating New Markets for Resin Materials in the Future Through Additives - Ceramics, Metals, and Other Specialty Materials
3.4 Advanced Thermoplastics - PEKK, PEEK, and ULTEM
3.5.1 PEKK and PEEK Powders for 3D Printing
3.5.2 New ULTEM 1010, PEKK Filaments Providing Increased Capabilities for Material Extrusion Technology
3.5.3 Competitive Considerations for Advanced Thermoplastic Materials in 3D Printing
3.5.4 Future Trends and Outlook for Development of Advanced Thermoplastic Materials in 3D Printing 3.5 Polycarbonate
3.6 Polystyrene and Similar Materials
3.7 TPU 3.8 Polymer Print Materials and Specific Printed Part Characteristics
3.8.1 Flexible Parts
3.8.2 Transparent Parts
3.8.3 Conductive Parts
3.8.4 Full Color Parts
3.8.5 Variable Hardness in Printed Parts
3.8.6 Low Environmental Impact Parts
Chapter Four: Summary of Key Players in Polymer 3D Print Materials and Technologies
4.1 Key Players in Material Extrusion Materials and Technologies
4.1.1 Stratasys
4.1.2 Tiertime
4.1.3 Arburg
4.1.3 Bolson Materials/Argyle Materials
4.1.4 taulman3D
4.1.5 SABIC
4.2 Key Players in Photopolymerization Materials and Technologies
4.2.1 3D Systems
4.2.2 EnvisionTEC
4.2.3 DSM Somos (Royal DSM)
4.2.4 Sartomer (Arkema)
4.2.5 DeltaMed GmbH and Prodways
4.3 Key Players in Polymer Powder Bed Fusion Materials and Technologies
4.3.1 3D Systems
4.3.2 EOS
4.3.3 Evonik
4.3.4 Arkema
4.3.5 Farsoon and Prodways
4.3.6 ExcelTec (Prodways)
4.3.7 Solvay (Rhodia)
4.3.8 Oxford Performance Materials
4.3.9 CRP Technologies
4.4 Key Players in Polymer Binder Jetting Materials and Technologies
4.4.1 3D Systems
4.4.2 voxeljet
4.5 Key Players in Material Jetting Materials and Technologies
4.5.1 Stratasys
4.5.2 3D Systems
4.5.3 Keyence
Chapter Five: Ten Year Market Forecasts for Polymer 3D Printing
5.1 Methodologies and Assumptions
5.2 Key Polymer Printing Market Metrics
5.3 Material Market Data by Printing Technology
5.3.1 Material Extrusion Technology
5.3.2 Photopolymerization and Material Jetting Technologies
5.3.3 Polymer Powder Bed Fusion Technology
5.3.4 Binder Jetting Technology
5.4 Material Market Data by Adopting Vertical Industries
5.4.1 Thermoplastic Filaments in Major Vertical Markets
5.4.2 Photopolymers in Major Vertical Markets
5.4.3 Thermoplastic Powders in Major Vertical Markets
5.4.4 Binder Jetting Composites in Major Vertical Markets
5.5 Comparing Opportunities for Polymer Materials by Printer Class

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