Military 3D Printing Market by Metal (Alloy), by Materials (Thermoplastics), by Platform (Air, Land), by technology (Stereolithography (SLA)), by End User (Healthcare, Defense), by Region (Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, South America) – Global Forecast 2017 to 2024

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Military 3D Printing Market: Summary

The Global Military 3D Printing Market is estimated to reach USD 3.7 Billion by 2024 at a CAGR of 28.4%.

3D Printing is a process which creates three dimensional objects by place materials layer by layer. Military 3D printing cover under various technologies such as electron beam melting (EBM) and fused deposition modelling. It’s also include portable 3D system will offer the new growing demand for this market. However, 3D printing helps in making custom weapons and minimizes the manufacturing damages.

Military 3D Printing Market


Military 3d Printing Market: Drivers & Restraints

Market Drivers:

  • Reduction Manufacturing Time and Cost

Government across the globe are making advance 3D printers which will expected to boost the supply chain market during next five years by reducing cost and make it more productive. 3D printing is mainly used in military systems for reducing the weight of the weapon system for weapon design and handling process at the same time. Moreover, manufacturing enhances the quality of customized tools for military system with no more extra manufacturing cost and manufacturing time. Hence it is expected to drive the military 3D printing market during next five years.

  • Rising Demand for Customized Equipment

Many manufacturers use 3D printing for making the functional and conceptual prototype with fast speed, greater accuracy, and lower failure rate. By this technology, the design cycle is compressed and manufacturer can produce more number of product with less amount of time with better quality. This is how the demand for customized equipment can be directly impacted on the growth of military 3D printing market during forecast period.

Market Restraints:

  • High Initial Investment and Required Maintenance Expertise

For starting new business in 3D printing services, high investment cost is one of the important factor which is expected to restrain the market during forecast period. Due to complex 3D printing operating procedure, Software applications, and services, the demand for technicians is increased. Hence, manufacturers have to invest more money for creating a better base for future growth and hence it is expected to restrain the market during forecast period.

Military 3d Printing Market: Key Segments

  • On the Basis of Material: Metal and Plastic
  • Segment by Platform: Thermoplastics and Photopolymer
  • Application Type: Prototyping and Tooling
  • On the basis of Process: Vat Photopolymerization, Powder Bed Fusion, Material Extrusion, Material Jetting, Binder Jetting, and Sheet Lamination
  • By Technology: Stereolithography (SLA), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), MultiJet Printing (MJP), Electron Beam Melting (EBM), Fused Deposition Modelling, and Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM)
  • Key Regions Covered: North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America, with individual country-level analysis.

Military 3d Printing Market: Report Scope

The report on the military 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

2019-2024 (2019 estimated year, forecasted up to 2024)

Measured Units

Value (USD Million)

Segments Included

Material, Platform, Application, Process, Technology and Region

Regional Coverage

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

KEY Companies Covered

  • Stratasys Ltd (Company Description, Company Overview, Product Synopsis, Key Developments, SWOT Analysis)
  • 3D Systems Corporation
  • ExOne Co
  • 3T Additive Manufacturing Ltd
  • Optomec, Inc.,
  • Markforged, Inc.
  • SMG3D
  • Engineering & Manufacturing Services, Inc.
  • Other Key Companies

Military 3d Printing Market: Report Segmentation

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

Military 3D Printing Market, by Metal

  • Alloy
    • Titanium Alloy
    • Nickel Super Alloy
  • Aluminum
  • Stainless
  • Maraging
  • Silver

Military 3D Printing Market, by Material

  • Thermoplastics
  • Photopolymer

Military 3D Printing Market, by Platform

  • Air
  • Land
  • Navy
  • Space

Military 3D Printing Market, by Application

  • Prototyping
  • Tooling

Military 3D Printing Market, by Process

  • Vat Photopolymerization
  • Powder Bed Fusion
  • Material Extrusion
  • Material Jetting
  • Binder Jetting
  • Sheet Lamination

Military 3D Printing Market, by Technology

  • Stereolithography (SLA)
  • Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
  • MultiJet Printing (MJP)
  • Electron Beam Melting (EBM)
  • Fused Deposition Modelling
  • Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM)

Military 3D Printing Market, by Region

  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • 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 major developments impacting the global market and its growth?
  • What will be the effects of the developments in the global market on the industry and on the market players in the near and far future?
  • What are the evolving types of the global market?
  • What are the evolving applications of global market?
  • What are the major characteristics that will affect the global market growth during the study period?
  • Who are the key global players operating in the market?
  • How are the major players leveraging in the existing global market conditions?

Report Audience

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



1.1       Research Objectives

1.2       Market Definition

1.3       Research Scope

1.4       Regional Coverage

1.5       Research Timeline

1.6       Assumptions

1.7       Limitations


2.1       Introduction

2.2       Primary Research

                                  2.2.1    Key Industry Expert Insight

2.3       Secondary Research

                                  2.3.1    Vital Data from Secondary Sources

2.4       Market Size Estimation

2.5       Data Validation & Triangulation



4.1       Introduction

4.2       Drivers

                                 4.2.1.    Reduction of Manufacturing Time and Cost

                                 4.2.2.    Rising Demand for Customized Equipment

4.3       Restraints

                                 4.3.1.    Limited Materials Availability

4.4       Opportunities

                                 4.4.1.    Adoption for Portable 3D Printer

4.5       Challenges

                                  4.5.1    Manufacture Quality Assurance


5.1       Introduction

                                 5.1.1.    Power of Buyers

                                 5.1.2.    Power of Suppliers

                                 5.1.3.    Intensity of Competition

                                 5.1.4.    Challenges of Substitutes

                                 5.1.5.    Challenges of New Entrants

5.2       Macro-Economic Indicators

6      MILITARY 3D PRINTING MARKET BY MATERIAL, Market Size in USD Million (2017—2024)

6.1       Introduction

6.2       Metal

                                  6.2.1    Alloy   Titanium Alloy   Nickel Super Alloy

                                  6.2.2    Aluminum

                                  6.2.3    Maraging

                                  6.2.4    Silver

6.3       Plastic

                                  6.3.1    Thermoplastics

                                  6.3.2    Photopolymer

7      MILITARY 3D PRINTING MARKET BY PLATFORM, Market Size in USD Million (2017—2024)

7.1       Introduction

7.2       Airborne

7.3       Land

7.4       Navy

7.5       Space

8      MILITARY 3D PRINTING MARKET BY APPLICATION, Market Size in USD Million (2017—2024)

8.1       Introduction

8.2       Prototyping

8.3       Tooling

9      MILITARY 3D PRINTING MARKET BY PROCESS, Market Size in USD Million (2017—2024)

9.1       Introduction

9.2       Vat Photopolymerization

9.3       Powder Bed Fusion

9.4       Material Extrusion

9.5       Material Jetting

9.6       Binder Jetting

9.7       Sheet Lamination

10   MILITARY 3D PRINTING MARKET BY TECHNOLOGY, Market Size in USD Million (2017—2024)

10.1     Introduction

10.2     Stereolithography (SLA)

10.3     Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)

10.4     MultiJet Printing (MJP)

10.5     Electron Beam Melting (EBM)

10.6     Fused Deposition Modelling

10.7     Laminated Object Manufacturing (LOM)

11   MILITARY 3D PRINTING MARKET BY REGION, Market Size in USD Million (2017—2024)

11.1     North America

                                 8.1.1.    US

                                 8.1.2.    Canada

                                 8.1.3.    Mexico

11.2     Europe

                                 8.2.1.    Germany

                                 8.2.2.    France

                                 8.2.3.    Italy

                                 8.2.4.    UK

                                 8.2.5.    Spain

                                 8.2.6.    The Netherlands

                                 8.2.7.    Rest of Europe

11.3     Asia-Pacific

                                 8.3.1.    China

                                 8.3.2.    Japan

                                 8.3.3.    India

                                 8.3.4.    South Korea

                                 8.3.5.    Taiwan

                                 8.3.6.    Rest of Asia-Pacific

11.4     Middle East & Africa

                                 8.4.1.    Saudi Arabia

                                 8.4.2.    UAE

                                 8.4.3.    Rest of Middle East & Africa

11.5     South America

                                 8.5.1.    Brazil

                                 8.5.2.    Argentina

                                 8.5.3.    Rest of South America


12.1     Introduction

12.2     Market Ranking/Share Analysis of Key Companies

12.3     Company Benchmarking


13.1     Stratasys Ltd

                                13.1.1    Company Overview

                                13.1.2    Financial Overview

                                13.1.3    Products/Solutions/Services Offered

                                13.1.4    Key Developments

                                13.1.5    SWOT Analysis

13.2     3D Systems Corporation

13.3     ExOne Co

13.4     GE AVIATION

13.5     3T Additive Manufacturing Ltd

13.6     Optomec, Inc.,

13.7     Markforged, Inc.

13.8     SMG3D

13.9     Engineering & Manufacturing Services, Inc.

13.10  Other Key Companies


14.1     Key Industry Expert Insights

14.2     Primary Discussion Guide

14.3     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




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