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Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market: By Technology: Powder Bed Fusion, Polymerization, Others; By Offerings; By Platform; By End Use; By Application; Regional Analysis; Historical Market and Forecast (2017-2027); Market Dynamics: SWOT Analysis; Value Chain Analysis; Competitive Landscape; Industry Events and Developments

Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market Outlook

The global aerospace 3D printing market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 22.0% during the period 2022-2027. North America, Europe and Asia are expected to be key markets.

 

Global Market Likely to be Driven by Uses in Aerospace Applications

The Aerospace and Defence (A&D) industry adopted 3D printing very early and contributes heavily to its development. While some aerospace companies began using the technology back in the 1980s, the following decades witnessed a significant increase in the adoption of 3D printing. 3D printing is employed in all phases of the design workflow for applications in the aerospace industry. For example, in design communication; designs in the aerospace industry usually start as concept models displaying an aircraft component. These are generally also regularly employed for aerodynamic testing – an activity of vital importance in the aerospace domain. SLA and Material Jetting are employed to devise smooth, high-detail, scale models of aerospace designs.

Prototyping employing 3D printing is a common practice in the aerospace industry. From a full-size landing gear enclosure printed quickly with low-cost FDM, to a high-detail, full-colour control board concept model, there exists a 3D printing process fit for every prototyping need. Engineering materials for 3D printing also enable full testing and validation of prototype performance.

 

3D Printing has Significant Use in the Manufacturing of Low-cost Rapid Tooling

3D printing has been significantly disruptive and valuable in the production of low-cost rapid tooling for injection moulding, thermoforming and jigs and fixtures. In the aerospace industry, this enables tooling to be quickly produced at lower cost and then employed to manufacture low to medium runs of parts. Such applications are expected to boost the global aerospace 3D printing market.

Considering that production volumes in the aerospace industry are usually large (over seventy thousand parts per year) 3D printing has been extensively employed as a prototyping solution rather than in the production of end parts. With improvements in the size and printing speed of industrial printers and the materials now available, 3D printing has emerged as a viable option for several medium-sized production runs, especially for high-end interior build-outs. 3D printing technologies are particularly impactful, especially to the aerospace industry when the cost of very intricate and unique components can be justified by a significant improvement in aircraft performance. Common 3D printing use-cases in aerospace include jigs and fixtures, surrogates, mounting brackets, and high-detail visual prototypes.

 

3D printing is Capable of Producing Features that Decrease Weight and Enhance Performance

Aerospace applications employ sophisticated engineering materials and intricate geometries to decrease weight and enhance performance. Aerospace parts frequently include internal channels for internal features, conformal cooling, thin walls and complex curved surfaces. 3D printing is capable of producing such features and enables the construction of intricate, lightweight and highly stable structures. Such benefits of 3D printing are likely to boost the global aerospace 3D printing market. High degree of design freedom allows topological optimization of the parts and the integration of functional features into a single element. Further, 3D printing technologies like SLS, DMSL/SLM and Binder Jetting enable small batch production at reasonable unit costs.

Surface finish is vital to the aerospace industry. 3D printing parts can be post-processed to a achieve a very high degree of surface finish.

Some 3D printing processes include SLS, SLA, SLA & Material Jetting, DMLS/SLM, Material Jetting, and Material Jetting & SLA; materials used for aerospace applications include Glass-filled Nylon, Standard Resin, Nylon 12, Standard Resin, Castable Resin or Wax, Titanium or Aluminium.

 

Adoption of 3D Printing by Leading Companies Likely to Boost Market Growth

Airbus has become a major user of additive manufacturing in the aerospace industry. Airbus installed the first titanium 3D-printed component for a serial production aircraft, and ever since,  more intricate 3D-printed parts have been fitted in its aircraft. For example, Airbus A350 XWB carries over 1,000 3D printed parts; Airbus partnered with Swiss OEM Liebherr-Aerospace to source more serial produced 3D-printed components for it, with a printed nose landing.

Boeing has been trying 3D printing for a long time. In 2019, Boeing created the first 3D printed metal satellite antenna. The antenna was built for Spacecom, an Israeli company which  successfully launched its AMOS 17 satellite. Using additive manufacturing, Boeing was able to replace several parts in large assembly with a single 3D printed part, decreasing the weight of the antenna and the time it took to manufacture.

Such adoption of 3D printing by leading companies and benefits experienced are likely to boost the global aerospace 3d printing market.

 

Market Segmentation

By technology, the market is segmented into:

  • Powder Bed Fusion
  • Polymerization
  • Material Extrusion or Fusion Deposition Modelling (FDM)
  • Others

By offerings, the market is classified into:

  • Materials
  • Printers
  • Software
  • Services

By platform, the market is divided into:

  • Aircraft 
  • Spacecraft 
  • Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAV)

By end use, the market is segmented into:

  • OEM
  • MRO

By application, the market is divided into:

  • Tooling
  • Prototyping
  • Functional Parts

By region, the market is classified into:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

 

Key Industry Players in the Market

The report presents a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global aerospace 3D printing market, looking into their capacity, and latest developments like capacity expansions, plant turnarounds, and mergers and acquisitions:

  • Stratasys Ltd
  • 3D Systems, Inc.
  • EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
  • Norsk Titanium US Inc.
  • Ultimaker BV
  • Others

The EMR report gives an in-depth insight into the industry by providing a SWOT analysis as well as an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model.

 

Key Highlights of the Report

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2021
Historical Period 2017-2021
Forecast Period 2022-2027
Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment:

  • Technology
  • Offerings
  • Platform
  • End Use
  • Application
  • Region
Breakup by Technology
  • Powder Bed Fusion
  • Polymerization
  • Material Extrusion or Fusion Deposition Modelling (FDM)
  • Others
Breakup by Offerings
  • Materials
  • Printers
  • Software
  • Services
Breakup by Platform
  • Aircraft 
  • Spacecraft 
  • Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAV)
Breakup by End Use
  • OEM
  • MRO
Breakup by Application
  • Tooling
  • Prototyping
  • Functional Parts
Breakup by Region
  • North America
    • United States of America 
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Others
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Australia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Nigeria
    • South Africa
    • Others
Market Dynamics
  • SWOT
  • Porter's Five Forces
  • Key Indicators for Demand
  • Key Indicators for Price
Competitive Landscape
  • Market Structure
  • Company Profiles
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Demographic Reach and Achievements
    • Certifications
Companies Covered
  • Stratasys Ltd
  • 3D Systems, Inc.
  • EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
  • Norsk Titanium US Inc.
  • Ultimaker BV
  • Others
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1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Market Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Industry Opportunities and Challenges
8    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Historical Market (2017-2021) 
    8.3    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market Forecast (2022-2027)
    8.4    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market by Technology
        8.4.1    Powder Bed Fusion
            8.4.1.1    Market Share
            8.4.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.4.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.4.2    Polymerization
            8.4.2.1    Market Share
            8.4.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.4.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.4.3    Material Extrusion or Fusion Deposition Modelling (FDM)
            8.4.3.1    Market Share
            8.4.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.4.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.4.4    Others
    8.5    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market by Offerings
        8.5.1    Materials
            8.5.1.1    Market Share
            8.5.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.2    Printers
            8.5.2.1    Market Share
            8.5.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.3    Software
            8.5.3.1    Market Share
            8.5.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.5.4    Services
            8.5.4.1    Market Share
            8.5.4.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.5.4.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    8.6    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market by Platform
        8.6.1    Aircraft 
            8.6.1.1    Market Share
            8.6.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.6.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.6.2    Spacecraft 
            8.6.2.1    Market Share
            8.6.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.6.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.6.3    Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAV) 
            8.6.3.1    Market Share
            8.6.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.6.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    8.7    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market by End Use
        8.7.1    OEM
            8.7.1.1    Market Share
            8.7.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.7.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.7.2    MRO
            8.7.2.1    Market Share
            8.7.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.7.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    8.8    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market by Application
        8.8.1    Tooling
            8.8.1.1    Market Share
            8.8.1.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.8.1.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.8.2    Prototyping
            8.8.2.1    Market Share
            8.8.2.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.8.2.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        8.8.3    Functional Parts
            8.8.3.1    Market Share
            8.8.3.2    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
            8.8.3.3    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
    8.9    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market by Region
        8.9.1    Market Share
            8.9.1.1    North America
            8.9.1.2    Europe
            8.9.1.3    Asia Pacific
            8.9.1.4    Latin America
            8.9.1.5    Middle East and Africa
9    Regional Analysis
    9.1    North America
        9.1.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.1.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.1.3    Breakup by Country
            9.1.3.1    United States of America 
            9.1.3.2    Canada
    9.2    Europe
        9.2.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.2.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.2.3    Breakup by Country 
            9.2.3.1    United Kingdom
            9.2.3.2    Germany
            9.2.3.3    France
            9.2.3.4    Italy
            9.2.3.5    Others
    9.3    Asia Pacific
        9.3.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.3.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.3.3    Breakup by Country
            9.3.3.1    China
            9.3.3.2    Japan
            9.3.3.3    India
            9.3.3.4    ASEAN
            9.3.3.5    Australia
            9.3.3.6    Others
    9.4    Latin America
        9.4.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.4.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.4.3    Breakup by Country
            9.4.3.1    Brazil
            9.4.3.2    Argentina
            9.4.3.3    Mexico
            9.4.3.4    Others
    9.5    Middle East and Africa
        9.5.1    Historical Trend (2017-2021)
        9.5.2    Forecast Trend (2022-2027)
        9.5.3    Breakup by Country
            9.5.3.1    Saudi Arabia
            9.5.3.2    United Arab Emirates
            9.5.3.3    Nigeria
            9.5.3.4    South Africa
            9.5.3.5    Others
10    Market Dynamics
    10.1    SWOT Analysis
        10.1.1    Strengths
        10.1.2    Weaknesses
        10.1.3    Opportunities
        10.1.4    Threats
    10.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        10.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        10.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        10.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        10.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        10.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    10.3    Key Indicators for Demand
    10.4    Key Indicators for Price
11    Value Chain Analysis
12    Competitive Landscape

    12.1    Market Structure
    12.2    Company Profiles
        12.2.1    Stratasys Ltd
            12.2.1.1    Company Overview
            12.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.1.4    Certifications
        12.2.2    3D Systems, Inc.
            12.2.2.1    Company Overview
            12.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.2.4    Certifications
        12.2.3    EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
            12.2.3.1    Company Overview
            12.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.3.4    Certifications
        12.2.4    Norsk Titanium US Inc.
            12.2.4.1    Company Overview
            12.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.4.4    Certifications
        12.2.5    Ultimaker BV
            12.2.5.1    Company Overview
            12.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            12.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            12.2.5.4    Certifications
        12.2.6    Others
13    Industry Events and Developments

 

List of Key Figures and Tables

1.    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2021
2.    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Historical Market: Breakup by Technology (USD Million), 2017-2021
3.    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market Forecast: Breakup by Technology (USD Million), 2022-2027
4.    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Historical Market: Breakup by Offerings (USD Million), 2017-2021
5.    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market Forecast: Breakup by Offerings (USD Million), 2022-2027
6.    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Historical Market: Breakup by Platform (USD Million), 2017-2021
7.    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market Forecast: Breakup by Platform (USD Million), 2022-2027
8.    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Historical Market: Breakup by End Use (USD Million), 2017-2021
9.    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market Forecast: Breakup by End Use (USD Million), 2022-2027
10.    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2017-2021
11.    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2022-2027
12.    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2017-2021
13.    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2022-2027
14.    North America Aerospace 3D Printing Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
15.    North America Aerospace 3D Printing Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
16.    Europe Aerospace 3D Printing Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
17.    Europe Aerospace 3D Printing Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
18.    Asia Pacific Aerospace 3D Printing Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
19.    Asia Pacific Aerospace 3D Printing Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
20.    Latin America Aerospace 3D Printing Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
21.    Latin America Aerospace 3D Printing Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
22.    Middle East and Africa Aerospace 3D Printing Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2017-2021
23.    Middle East and Africa Aerospace 3D Printing Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2022-2027
24.    Global Aerospace 3D Printing Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

The global aerospace 3D printing market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 22.0% between 2022 and 2027.

The major drivers of the market include the need to reduce the production time of components, requirement for cost-efficient and sustainable products, advancements in 3D printing technology, increasing adoption of 3D printers into manufacturing processes across industries, and growing adoption by leading companies.

The low volume production of aircraft components in the aerospace industry and rising demand for lightweight components are the key industry trends propelling the market's growth.

Air ducts, wall panels, metal structural components, gasoline tanks, intricate gear cases and covers, transmission housings, structural hinges, lightweight engine parts, and other elements are among the lighter and more durable items that 3D printing can produce. It helps in creating sophisticated, complicated design geometries that maximise design performance in a aircraft.

The major regions in the industry are North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

The various technologies involved in the market are powder bed fusion, polymerisation, and material extrusion or fusion deposition modelling (FDM), among others.

Based on offering, the market is classified into materials, printers, software, and services.

The several platforms in the market are aircraft, spacecraft, and unmanned ariel vehicles (UAV).

The end-uses of the market are OEM and MRO.

The major applications of the market are tooling, prototyping, and functional parts.

Metal brackets that have a structural purpose inside of aircraft are made using aerospace 3D printing. As more prototypes are 3D printed, designers may improve the shape and fit of completed items.

The major players in the industry are Stratasys Ltd, 3D Systems, Inc., EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems, Norsk Titanium US Inc., and Ultimaker BV, among others.

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