Metal 3D Printing Market by Technology (SLM, EBM, Metal Extrusion), by Metal Powders & Alloys (Titanium, Stainless Steel, Aluminum Alloy), By End-Use Industry (Automotive, Aerospace & Defense) by Region (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, South America) – Global Forecast from 2019 To 2027

Metal 3D Printing Market - Global Industry Analysis and Forecast 2020 to 2027

 Metal 3D Printing Market: Summary

The Global Metal 3D Printing Market is projected to reach a value of over USD 2.4 billion by 2027 at a CAGR of around 25.1%.

3D printing is experiencing a potential growth across different industries because more companies are increasingly using it for more than just prototyping. It allows for the direct manufacturing of complex end-use parts and facilitates tooling for conventional manufacturing technologies, reducing costs and lead times. This technology is mainly used for fully functional prototypes, production tools, tooling such as molds and inserts, rigid housings, ductwork, spare parts, and heat exchangers and heatsinks.

Metal 3D Printing Market

Metal 3D Printing Market: Drivers & Restraint

Market Driver:

  • Rising Demand for Prototyping and Mass Customization

In past five years, the demand for mass customization and rapid prototyping is increases. Rapid prototyping is mainly used in design and development of conceptual prototypes and functional prototypes. Many manufacturers use metal 3D printing for making the functional and conceptual prototypes with faster speed, greater accuracy, and lower failure rate. In mass customization, new product introduction and new product design process takes lot of time and take numerous design samples and prototypes before a product is ready for market. By utilizing metal 3D printing technology, the design cycle is compressed, and manufacturer can produce a greater number of products with less amount of time with good quality. With the use of 3D printing, inventory and distribution cost can be reduced, and hence it will be helpful to track trends, consumer preferences in real time to enhance the marketing efforts. Hence, rising demand for mass customization and rapid prototyping is fueling the growth of metal 3D printing market during the forecast period.

Market Opportunity:

  • Limited Material Selection  

Metal and polymer are the two main types of material that are commonly used in 3D printing. Depending upon the application the materials are been selected. In 3D printing technology transforms material through heat, light, and other-directed energies. Selecting the right material comes with several factors. It can be difficult to keep track of each property needed for a part’s material and determine which material fits the profile. Application, aesthetics, function, and certification are factors considered while choosing the appropriate materials. However, metal and polymer as the only source of material that can be used for 3D printing may be challenging with increasing technological advancement. Thus, efforts are being made for improving the materials used in 3D printing in order to be compatible with advanced 3D printing technologies.    

 Metal 3D Printing Market: Key Segments

  • Segmentation based on technology: Selective Laser Melting (SLM), Metal Extrusion, Electron Beam Melting (EBM), Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS), Direct Energy Deposition (DED)/Laser Material Deposition, Binder Jetting, Stereolithography (SLA), and Others
  • Segmentation based on metal powders & alloys: Titanium, Stainless Steel, Maraging Steel, Cobalt-Chrome, Aluminum Alloy, Brass, Magnesium, Nickel Super Alloy, Copper Alloy, Inconel, and Others
  • Segmentation based on software: Scanning Software, Printing Software, Design Software, and Inspection Software
  • Segmentation based on application: Fully Functional Prototypes, Production Tools, Molds & Inserts, Rigid Housings, Ductwork, Spare Parts, Heat Exchangers & Heatsinks, and Others
  • Segmentation based on End Use Industry: Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Consumer Goods, Aerospace & Defense, Healthcare, Construction, and Others
  • Segmentation based on region covers: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and South America with individual country-level analysis.

Metal 3D Printing Market: Report Scope

The report on the metal 3D printing market covers a deep dive analysis of historic, recent and current market trends. Furthermore, market share/ranking analysis of key players, market dynamics, competition landscape, country-wise analysis for each region covered and the entire supply chain dynamics are covered through the below segmentation.

Report Features


Historical/Estimated/Forecasted Market Size Years


Base Year for Market Calculation


Forecasted Period

2019-2025 (2020 estimated year, forecasted up to 2027)

Measured Units

Value (USD Million)

Segments Included

Technology, Metals & Alloys, Software, Application, End Use Industry, and Region

Regional Coverage

North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, South America

Key Companies Covered

  • 3D Systems Inc. (Company Description, Company Overview, Product Synopsis, Key Developments, SWOT Analysis)
  • Autodesk Inc.
  • 3D HUBS B.V.
  • HP Development Company, L.P.
  • Proto Labs
  • ExOne
  • Materialise
  • Shining3D
  • Stratasys Ltd.
  • Heraeus Holding
  • Markforged, Inc.
  • Renishaw plc.
  • Other Key Companies

Metal 3D Printing Market: Report Segmentation

For the scope of the report, In-depth segmentation is offered by Forencis Research

Metal 3D Printing Market, by Technology

  • Selective Laser Melting (SLM)
  • Metal Extrusion
  • Electron Beam Melting (EBM)
  • Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
  • Direct Energy Deposition (DED)/Laser Material Deposition
  • Binder Jetting
  • Stereolithography (SLA)
  • Others

Metal 3D Printing Market, by Metal Powders & Alloys

  • Titanium
  • Stainless Steel
  • Maraging Steel
  • Cobalt-Chrome
  • Aluminum Alloy
  • Brass
  • Magnesium
  • Nickel Super Alloy
  • Copper Alloy
  • Inconel
  • Others (Precious Metals, Refractory Metals)

Metal 3D Printing Market, by Software

  • Scanning Software
  • Printing Software
  • Design Software
  • Inspection Software

Metal 3D Printing Market, by Application

  • Fully Functional Prototypes
  • Production Tools
  • Molds & Inserts
  • Rigid Housings
  • Ductwork
  • Spare Parts
  • Heat Exchangers & Heatsinks
  • Others

Metal 3D Printing Market, by End-Use Industry

  • Automotive
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Consumer Goods
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Others

Metal 3D Printing Market, by Region

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Taiwan
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Switzerland
    • Rest of Europe
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America

Key Questions Answered By The Report

  • What are the prominent developments affecting the market worldwide and its growth?
  • What will be the impact of the developments in the market on the industry and on the market players in the future?
  • What are the evolving variations of the market globally?
  • What are the evolving functions of the market globally?
  • What are the prominent aspects that will affect market growth globally during the study period?
  • Who are the key players operating in the market across the globe?
  • How are the key players leveraging in the present market scenario worldwide?

Report Audience

  •  Metal 3D Printing Market Providers
  •  Metal 3D Printing Market Solution and Services Suppliers, Distributors and Dealers
  • End-Users of Varied Segments of Metal 3D Printing Market
  • Government Bodies and Intellectual Institutions
  • Associations and Industrial Organizations
  • Research & Consulting Service Providers
  • Research & Development Organizations
  • Investment Banks & Private Equity Firms


    1. Research Objectives
    2. Market Definition
    3. Research Scope
    4. Regional Coverage
    5. Research Timeline
    6. Assumptions
    7. Limitations
    1. Introduction
    2. Primary Research
      1. Key Industry Expert Insight
    3. Secondary Research
      1. Vital Data from Secondary Sources
    4. Market Size Estimation
    5. Data Validation & Triangulation
    1. Introduction
    2. Drivers
      1. Growing use of 3D printing in Automotive Industry
      2. Rising Demand for Prototyping and Mass Customization
    3. Restraint
      1. High Initial Investment and Required Maintenance Expertise
    4. Opportunities
      1. Use of 3D printing in Aerospace industry
    5. Challenges
      1. Limited Material Selection
    1. Introduction
      1. Power of Buyers
      2. Power of Suppliers
      3. Intensity of Competition
      4. Challenges of Substitutes
      5. Challenges of New Entrants
    2. Covid-19 Impact
    3. Supply Chain Analysis
  2. GLOBAL METAL 3D PRINTING MARKET BY TECHNOLOGY, Market Size in USD Million (2019-2027)
    1. Introduction
    2. Selective Laser Melting (SLM)
    3. Metal Extrusion
    4. Electron Beam Melting (EBM)
    5. Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
    6. Direct Energy Deposition (DED)/Laser Material Deposition
    7. Binder Jetting
    8. Stereolithography (SLA)
    9. Others
    1. Introduction
    2. Titanium
    3. Stainless Steel
    4. Maraging Steel
    5. Cobalt-Chrome
    6. Aluminum Alloy
    7. Brass
    8. Magnesium
    9. Nickel Super Alloy
    10. Copper Alloy
    11. Inconel
    12. Others (Precious Metals, Refractory Metals)
  4. GLOBAL METAL 3D PRINTING MARKET BY SOFTWARE, Market Size in USD Million (2019-2027)
    1. Scanning Software
    2. Printing Software
    3. Design Software
    4. Inspection Software
  5. GLOBAL METAL 3D PRINTING MARKET BY APPLICATION, Market Size in USD Million (2019-2027)
    1. Introduction
    2. Fully Functional Prototypes
    3. Production Tools
    4. Molds & Inserts
    5. Rigid Housings
    6. Ductwork
    7. Spare Parts
    8. Heat Exchangers & Heatsinks
    9. Others
  6. GLOBAL METAL 3D PRINTING MARKET BY END-USE INDUSTRY, Market Size in USD Million (2019-2027)
    1. Introduction
    2. Automotive
    3. Consumer Electronics
    4. Consumer Goods
    5. Aerospace & Defense
    6. Healthcare
    7. Construction
    8. Others
  1. GLOBAL METAL 3D PRINTING MARKET BY REGION, Market Size in USD Million (2019-2027)
    1. North America
      1. US
      2. Canada
      3. Mexico
    2. Europe
      1. Germany
      2. France
      3. Italy
      4. UK
      5. Russia
      6. Switzerland
      7. Rest of Europe
    3. Asia-Pacific
      1. China
      2. India
      3. Japan
      4. Taiwan
      5. South Korea
      6. Rest of Asia-Pacific
    4. Middle East and Africa
      1. Saudi Arabia
      2. UAE
      3. Rest of Middle East and Africa
    5. South America
      1. Brazil
      2. Argentina
      3. Rest of South America
    1. Introduction
    2. Market Ranking/Share Analysis of Key Companies
    3. Company Benchmarking
    1.  3D Systems Inc.
      1. Company Overview
      2. Financial Overview
      3. Products/Solutions/Services Offered
      4. Key Developments
      5. SWOT Analysis
    2. Autodesk Inc.
    4. 3D HUBS B.V.
    5. HP Development Company, L.P.
    6.  Proto Labs
    7.  ExOne
    8. Materialise
    9. Shining3D
    10. Stratasys Ltd.
    11. Heraeus Holding
    12. Markforged, Inc.
    13.  Renishaw plc.
    14. Other Key Companies
    1. Key Industry Expert Insights
    2. Primary Discussion Guide
    3. Customization Options

Note1: Tentative table of contents, may get updated during the course of research.

Note2: Company financial information is subject to availability in public domain


Rep Id : CM 0151

Published : August, 2020

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