A multitude of different metal and polymer Additive Manufacturing technologies are used in industry today. However, the majority of the production systems can be allocated to few working principles. One technology has the largest share with over 50 % of the total sales revenue. This share, however, is expected to drop as suppliers expect alternative AM technologies to find foothold in the industry.
In metal Additive Manufacturing, the sinter-based technologies have recently gained attention as highly productive alternatives and are expected to increase their market share significantly over the coming years.
For polymer technologies, the technology of one type of polymerization technology will continue to increase its revenue share. Proven in industrial settings the future revenue from system sales is projected to grow significantly until 2025.
Furthermore, a variety of new technologies is expected to find their share of industrial applications.