Additive Manufacturing market report
Metal and polymer AM suppliers with positive outlook for 2026
The AMPOWER Report 2022 values the entire Additive Manufacturing market for metal and polymer systems, material and part manufacturing services at more than EUR 7 billion in 2021 with a projected double-digit growth until 2026. The industrial polymer Additive Manufacturing market is about more than double in size of its metal equivalent. While system sales revenues in both markets are at a similar level, material and part manufacturing suppliers are much more developed for polymers resulting in a larger share of revenue.
After the setback in the year 2020, the Additive Manufacturing market recovered and found its path back to growth. Already at the end of 2020, many suppliers signaled a positive outlook with an increase of orders along the complete value chain. The printer facilities of part manufacturers were back to run at full capacity after a desolate year and supplier were able to make up the lost business in the first year of the pandemic. This upward trend continued well in 2021, despite the continuous economic challenges existing all around the world.