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4D printing is one of the emerging technologies which may be attributed to an object which changes its shape over time. 4D printing alludes to taking a 3D printed object and adding the ability of transformation by embedding a program directly into the materials by themselves. 4D printing adds time to the length, width and height of the objects. The 4th dimension in 4D printing refers to the ability for material objects to alter their shape or appearance over time.

Researchers are primarily focusing on 4D printing materials, emphasizing mainly at the microscopic level. Technologies such as Shape memory alloys are being produced, in which a temperature change brings about a change in shape of the objects. Newer technologies are also making use of pressurized fluids, electro active polymers, chemicals and smart materials. The report study also comprise of the demand analysis of this particular market on a global and regional scale for a five-year period of 2016-2021, both in terms of volume (Units) and revenue ($billion).

The market is estimated based on the key attributes such as the power in the hands of producers and consumers, analysis on the inter-industry rivalry, and threats from substitutes and new entrants. The report also includes segmentation based on materials, application and end user industries. Types of materials used include smart metal alloys, self-healing polymers, dielectric elastomers and programmable materials. The programmable materials are expected to provide the largest contribution in the global market. The major applications of this technology include morphing aircraft, artificial muscles, pipe manufacturing, insulation wall manufacturing, humanoid robot and manufacturing Nano scale objects among others. Aerospace, Military and Defense, Automotive and Biomedical are considered to be the most prominent end users of this industry.

The Global 4D printing market has also been segmented based on geographical region: Americas, Europe, Asia-pacific and Middle-East & Africa. These geographies are further classified into countries holding prominent share in the 4D printing market for the forecast period. Major market revenue share is contributed by the U.S.

The 4D printing market has also been segmented based on geographical region: Americas, Europe, Asia-pacific and Middle-East & Africa. These geographies are further classified into countries holding prominent share in the artificial lift system market for the forecast period. Major market revenue share is contributed by the U.S.

North Americas is the dominant region for 4D printing market with U.S leading the charge, the major funding agencies being US ARO and DOD. However, by the upcoming years, Europe and Asia-Pacific are also expected to have a remarkable contribution in the 4D printing market.

Competitive landscape for each of the product types is highlighted and market players are profiled with attributes of company overview, financial overview, business strategies, product portfolio and recent developments. Market shares of the key players for 2014 are provided. Drivers, challenges and constraints which control the profitability of an industry is also analyze in the report. Among a wide range of manufacturers, major players that contribute to the 4D printing market are 3D Systems Corp., Stratasys Ltd., Autodesk Inc., Exone Co., Hewlett Packard Co. and Organovo Holdings Inc.

Table Of Contents

4D Printing Market- by Materials (Smart-Metal Alloys, Programmable Materials); by Applications (Morphing Aircraft, Humanoid Robot, others); by end user Industry (Aerospace, Biomedical)-Forecast to 2021
1. Global 4D Printing - Market Overview
2. Executive Summary
3. Global 4D Printing - Market Landscape
3.1. Market Share Analysis
3.2. Comparative Analysis
3.2.1. Product Benchmarking
3.2.2. End user profiling
3.2.3. Patent Analysis
3.2.4. Top 5 Financials Analysis
4. Global 4D Printing - Market Forces
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Constraints
4.3. Market Challenges
4.4. Attractiveness of the Global 4D Printing Industry
4.4.1. Power of Suppliers
4.4.2. Power of Customers
4.4.3. Threat of New entrants
4.4.4. Threat of Substitution
4.4.5. Degree of Competition
5. Global 4D Printing Market - Strategic Analysis
5.1. Value Chain Analysis
5.2. Pricing Analysis
5.3. Opportunities Analysis
5.4. Product/Market Life Cycle Analysis
5.5. Suppliers and Distributors
6. Global 4D Printing Market - By Materials
6.1. Smart Metal Alloy
6.1.1. Ni-Ti
6.1.2. Ag-Cd
6.1.3. Au-Cd
6.1.4. Cu-Al-Ni
6.1.5. Cu-Al-Zn
6.1.6. Cu-Sn
6.1.7. Cu-Zn
6.1.8. Cu-Zn-Al
6.1.9. In-Ti
6.1.10. Ni-Al
6.1.11. Fe-Pd
6.1.12. Fe-Pt
6.2. Self-Healing Polymers
6.2.1. Thermoplastic
6.2.2. Thermoset
6.2.3. Thermoset Composites
6.3. Dielectric Elastomers
6.4. Programmable materials
6.4.1. Hybrid plastics
6.4.2. Wood Grains
6.4.3. Textiles
6.4.4. Carbon Fibers
6.5. Others
7. Global 4D Printing Market - By Applications
7.1. Space Structures
7.2. Morphing Aircraft
7.3. Artificial Muscles
7.4. Pipe Manufacturing
7.5. Insulation Wall Manufacturing
7.6. Humanoid Robot
7.7. Transformative Shoes
7.8. Adaptive Tire Compound
7.9. Nano Scale Objects
7.10. Concept Modeling
7.11. Functional Prototyping
7.12. Additive Manufacturing
8. Global 4D Printing Market - By End User Industry
8.1. Aerospace Industry
8.1.1. Airbus
8.1.2. UAV
8.2. Military and Defense
8.3. Automotive
8.4. Biomedical
8.4.1. Dental
8.4.2. Medical
8.5. Consumer products
8.6. Construction, Manufacturing and Infrastructure
8.7. Education
8.8. Others
8.8.1. Entertainment
8.8.2. Packaging
8.8.3. Clothing
8.8.4. Utility
9. Global 4D Printing Market - By Geography
9.1. Introduction
9.2. Americas
9.2.1. United States
9.2.2. Canada
9.2.3. Others
9.3. Europe
9.3.1. U.K.
9.3.2. Germany
9.3.3. France
9.3.4. Russia
9.3.5. Others
9.4. Asia-Pacific
9.4.1. China
9.4.2. Japan
9.4.3. South Korea
9.4.4. Others
9.5. ROW
9.5.1. South East Asia
9.5.2. Middle East
9.5.3. Africa
10. Market Entropy
10.1. New Product Launches
10.2. MandAs, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
11. Company Profiles
11.1. Stratasys Ltd.
11.2. Autodesk Inc.
11.3. Academia Ltd.
11.4. Cycloid System Private Limited
11.5. Organovo Holdings Inc.
11.6. ExOne Co.
11.7. 3D Systems Corp.
11.8. Hewlett Packard Co.
11.9. Imaginarium SA
11.10. Materialise NV
11.11. Dassault Systems SA
11.12. A and R Cambridge Ltd.
11.13. SLM Solutions NA, Inc.
11.14. Alphaform AG
11.15. Voxeljet AG
11.16. Renishaw plc
11.17. Objet Geometries Ltd.
11.18. Z Corporation
11.19. Makerbot Industries LLC.
11.20. Ultimaker B.V.
*More than 40 Companies are profiled in this Research Report, Complete List available on Request*
"*Financials would be provided on a best efforts basis for private companies"
12. Appendix
12.1. Abbreviations
12.2. Sources
12.3. Research Methodology
12.4. Bibliography
12.5. Compilation of Expert Insights
12.6. Disclaimer

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