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    3D Printing Powder Market Growth Analysis | 2023-2028

    3D Printing Powder Market Growth Analysis | 2023-2028
    Report code - SRAM338 Published On : Feb,2023 No. of Pages: 131
    3D Printing Powder Market Size, Share, Trend, Dynamics, Forecast, & Growth Analysis-&n See more...

    Market Insights

    The 3D printing powder market was estimated at USD 1.2 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at an impressive CAGR of 27.1%, reaching an annual market size of US$ 5.8 billion in 2028.


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    What is 3d printing powder?

    3D printing powder, also known as additive manufacturing powder, refers to a material that is used in powder bed fusion, as inks in the 3D printing method. It is made of fine metal, ceramic, or polymer particles that are used to construct three-dimensional things, layer by layer.

    In powder-based 3D printing, individual powder particles are bound through controlled emission of energy. The energy can be either a laser, a narrow beam of UV light, or an electron beam. Metal, plastics, and ceramic are three significant types of powder used in 3D printing techniques.

    3D Printing Powder Market Highlights

    Market Size in 2022

    USD 1.2 billion

    Market Size in 2028

    USD 5.8 billion

    Market Growth (2023-2028)

    27.1% CAGR

    Base Year of Study


    Trend Period


    Forecast Period


    Market Dynamics

    The 3D printing powder market grew at a modest 0.6% year on year in 2020, due to the pandemic. The market saw an excellent resurgence in 2021, primarily propelled by the growing use of 3D printing products. Below given are a few more reasons behind its growth -

    • Increasing acceptance of 3D printing technologies across various end-use industries.
    • An expected increase in the production rate of key programs (A320neo, B737 Max, A220, B787, and A350XWB).
    • The rising need for products in the medical industry, especially in the dental segment.

    Recent Product Developments:

    • Evonik has launched a new polymer powder for high-temperature applications as a part of its polyamide 6 series.
    • The Arnilene AM6002 (P) material from Royal DSM expands the company's powder portfolio for (polymer bed fusion) PBF additive manufacturing.
    • Uniformity Labs recently launched UniFuse AlSi10Mg Aluminum powder and optimized parameters for L-PBF printing at 50um and 90um layer thickness.

    Segments Analysis


    List of Sub-Segments

    Dominant and Fastest-Growing Segments

    Material-Type Analysis

    Metal, Plastics, and Ceramic

    Metal is estimated to maintain its reign and continue to dominate the market. The plastic material category is expected to remain the second largest during the forecast period.

    Metal-Type Analysis

    Steel, Nickel Alloys, Titanium Alloys, Aluminum Alloys, Cobalt Alloys, and Others

    Titanium alloys are expected to maintain their dominance, whereas aluminum alloys are likely to be the fastest-growing metal type over the next five years.

    End-Use-Industry Type Analysis

    Aerospace & Defense, Medical, Automotive, Energy, and Others

    Medical is anticipated to remain dominant, whereas aerospace & defense will be the fastest-growing end-use industry over the next five years.

    Regional Analysis

    North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World

    North America is likely to maintain its supremacy in the market, whereas Asia-Pacific is likely to be the fastest-growing region over the next five years.


    By Material Type

    Based on the material type, the 3D printing powder market is segmented into metal, plastics, and ceramic. Metal is estimated to remain the most dominant material in the coming years. Easy to manufacture complex parts, manufacture precise and highly detailed objects, offers high strength and hardness with very low weight, and less material wastage are key advantages of metal 3D printing. The plastics material category is expected to remain the second largest during the forecast period.

    By Metal Type

    Based on the metal type, the market is segmented into steel, nickel alloys, titanium alloys, aluminum alloys, cobalt alloys, and others. Titanium alloy is estimated to remain the most dominant metal type in the market till 2028. Titanium alloys are preferred for applications that require significant weight saving while maintaining high performance in end-use industries, such as aerospace, medical, automotive, and engineering industries. Aluminum alloys are likely to have the most impressive growth trajectory during the forecast period.

    By End-Use Industry Type

    Among the end-use industry type, the market is segmented into aerospace & defense, medical, automotive, energy, and others. Medical is expected to remain the largest and fastest-growing end-use industry type in the market during the forecast period. Key applications are surgical implants (e.g., cranial plates or hip joints), external prostheses, dental crowns & bridges, and removable partial dentures. Also, used in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical drug formulations for clinical trials (small batches size).

    Regional Insights

    In terms of regions, North America is expected to remain the largest market for 3D printing powder during the forecast period. The USA is the largest 3D printing market with the presence of major hardware, material, and software manufacturers in the country. Asia-Pacific is likely to grow at the fastest pace in the market over the next five years. China, Japan, and India are among the key countries to adopt 3D printing technology in the Asia-Pacific region.


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    Market Segmentation

    This report studies the market covering a period of 12 years of trend and forecast. The report provides detailed insights into the market dynamics to enable informed business decision-making and growth strategy formulation based on the opportunities present in the market.

    The market is segmented into the following categories:

    By Material Type

    • Metal Powders
    • Plastic Powders
    • Ceramic Powders

    By End-Use Industry Type

    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Medical
    • Automotive
    • Energy
    • Others

    By Region

    • North America (Country Analysis: The USA, Canada, and Mexico)
    • Europe (Country Analysis: Germany, The UK, France, Russia, and the Rest of Europe)
    • Asia-Pacific (Country Analysis: China, Japan, India, and the Rest of Asia-Pacific)
    • Rest of the World (Country Analysis: Brazil and Others)

    Key Players

    The market is fairly consolidated with the presence of some regional and global players. An inorganic growth strategy is preferred, especially by the leading players. Several crucial M&As led to several changes in the competitive landscape. The following are the key players in the 3D printing powder market.

    • GKN Powder Metallurgy
    • Sandvik AB
    • Hoganas AB
    • Carpenter Technology Corporation
    • ATI
    • Arkema
    • BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH (A BASF SE Company)
    • EOS

    Recent Market JVs and Acquisitions:

    • In 2018, Carpenter Technology Corporation acquired LPW Technology for an enterprise value of US$ 81 million.
    • In 2018, Hoganas AB acquired the Surface Technology & Ceramic Powders GmbH division of H.C. Strack.
    • In 2021, EOS acquired a stake in Metalpine GmbH, a metal powder manufacturer based in Graz, Austria.
    • In December 2022, Amaero International Limited signed a joint venture agreement with Rabdan Industries for additive manufacturing and powder production in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

    Research Methodology

    This strategic assessment report, from Stratview Research, provides a comprehensive analysis that reflects today’s 3D printing powder market realities and future market possibilities for the forecast period. The report segments and analyzes the market in the most detailed manner to provide a panoramic view of the market. The vital data/information provided in the report can play a crucial role for the market participants as well as investors in the identification of the low-hanging fruits available in the market as well as to formulate the growth strategies to expedite their growth process.

    This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools. 

    More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles, have been leveraged to gather the data. 

    We conducted more than 8 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all four regions and industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision-making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market.

    What Deliverables Will You Get in this Report?

    Key questions this report answers

    Relevant contents in the report

    How big is the sales opportunity?

    In-depth Analysis of the 3D Printing Construction Market

    How lucrative is the future?

    Market forecast and trend data and emerging trends

    Which regions offer the best sales opportunities?

    Global, regional, and country-level historical data and forecasts

    Which are the most attractive market segments?

    Market segment analysis and Forecast

    Which are the top players and their market positioning?

    Competitive landscape analysis, Market share analysis

    How complex is the business environment?

    Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, Life cycle analysis

    What are the factors affecting the market?

    Drivers & challenges

    Will I get the information on my specific requirement?

    10% free customization

    Customization Options

    With this detailed report, Stratview Research offers one of the following free customization options to our respectable clients:

    Company Profiling

    • Detailed profiling of additional market players (up to three players)
    • SWOT analysis of key players (up to three players)

    Competitive Benchmarking

    • Benchmarking of key players on the following parameters: Product portfolio, geographical reach, regional presence, and strategic alliances

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The 3D printing powder market is estimated to grow at a stunning CAGR of 27.1% by 2028. An increase in acceptance of 3D printing technology in different end-use industries, gradual recovery in air passenger traffic, increase in automotive production, and the growing medical devices market are likely to drive the demand for 3D printing powders in the coming years.

    GKN Powder Metallurgy, Sandvik AB, Hoganas AB, Carpenter Technology Corporation, ATI, Arkema, BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH (A BASF SE Company), and EOS are the leading players in the 3D printing powder market.

    North America is estimated to remain dominant in the 3D printing powder market in the foreseeable future. The growth of the market is driven by technological superiority, well-established infrastructure, and the high investment capacity of the region.

    Asia-Pacific is estimated to remain the fastest-growing market for 3D printing powder in the foreseeable future. The key economies driving the regions demand are China, Japan, and India.

    Medical is expected to remain the largest end-use industry type over the next five years. Key applications include spine implants, skull plates, hip joints, prosthetics, other skeletal parts, and dental implants.