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Additive Manufacturing market by material

Additive Manufacturing market by material

Metal Additive Manufacturing feedstock of powder and wire

The metal Additive Manufacturing material market is expected to more than triple from 2019 to 2024. Most of the alloy consumption in AM is driven by high end applications in aviation and medical. Thus, high performance and high temperature alloys are taking large shares.

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Metal Additive Manufacturing history

First experimental set-ups and early machine concept developments in Additive Manufacturing go back to the 60s and 70s of the 20th century. However, the first commercial systems have only been available since the late 80s. Generally, Charles Hull is credited with the invention of the first commercialized AM technology Stereolithography (SLA) and was granted the first patent in Additive Manufacturing.

Metal AM Part Manufacturing Supplier

Additive Manufacturing part manufacturing supplier

External print capacity by manufacturing suppliers

Additive Manufacturing part manufacturing suppliers play an important role in the adoption of Additive Manufacturing. They lower the entry barrier for users by offering manufacturing services during the R&D and development phase. In a later stage they offer production capacities of additional alloys or economic alternatives for low volume end use parts.

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Additive Manufacturing market by industry

Additive Manufacturing market by industry

Medical in full production, aerospace largest market for system suppliers

Various industries have successfully adopted metal Additive Manufacturing. Medical and dental have fully embraced the technology and exploit its potential in daily serial production. The AMPOWER Report clusters industries into the categories of “Aerospace, Turbines, Helicopters” which also includes defense and space activities, “Automotive, Motorsports, Trucks, Buses”, “Energy, Powerplants”, “Medical, Dental”, “Tooling, Molding”, “Mechanical Engineering, Automation”, “Oil and Gas” and “Others”. The following chapter will describe the metal Additive Manufacturing market from the perspective of these verticals.

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Additive Manufacturing industrialization

Additive Manufacturing industrialization

Medical leads industrialization efforts

Over 18 different metal AM technologies are currently known and all at different stages of technological and industrial maturity. This section evaluates important characteristics describing the state of the industrial use of metal AM today and in the future.

Processes such as Powder Bed Fusion or Powder Laser Deposition are well-established in multiple industries. PBF for example is used in qualified productions of end use parts for dental industry since almost two decades. Other AM technologies have just been introduced into the market or are still in a phase of development and prototype set-up.

To describe the use of metal AM in the industrial production environment, several performance indicators are assessed. This includes utilization, type of products and batch sizes as well as the maturity index.

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Additive Manufacturing Market By Technology

Additive Manufacturing market by technology

No growth of sold PBF units

Currently 18 different metal Additive Manufacturing technologies are commercially available. Many of them in an early market penetration stage looking for fast growth and increasing market share. Powder Bed Fusion, by far the most common technology, however, looks back on a challenging year with stagnation of sold units. Powder Bed Fusion continues to lead in terms of installed and sold machines. Having the highest maturity index, PBF is used as production technology throughout all verticals. However, in 2019 the number of sold units stagnated. Meanwhile other metal AM technologies such as Direct Energy Deposition came into the buyers’ focus. Consequently, the installed base of DED machines significantly increased over the last year.

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Additive Manufacturing Market by Region

Additive Manufacturing market by region

Additive Manufacturing market by region for suppliers and buyers

At the early days of metal Additive Manufacturing, Germany was the leading market region with its first movers in LB-PBF technology CONCEPT LASER (now GE), EOS, REALIZER (now DMG MORI) and SLM SOLUTIONS. Hence, many pioneering users were located in Germany and Europe. By now, however, the market share is more evenly distributed with suppliers and buyers from all over the major industrial regions of EMEA, AMER and APAC.

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Additive Manufacturing market size

Market size

What is the metal Additive Manufacturing market size?

Additive Manufacturing experiences massive growth and is considered to be one of the key technologies on the path of digitalization and industry 4.0. The ability of manufacturing parts directly from a CAD file is creating high expectations in the market. Nevertheless, the metal Additive Manufacturing market size is still a niche compared to other manufacturing technologies. Currently, the market is valued at about EUR 2.02 billion with a projected growth of CAGR 27.9 %.

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Additive Manufacturing cost

Additive Manufacturing cost

How much does Additive Manufacturing cost?

Freedom of design, mass customization or lean process chains are just a few of the reasons often named for consideration of Additive Manufacturing as production technology of choice. At the end all such potential benefits have to be expressed in one deciding factor: Cost. If during the evaluation and decision process Additive Manufacturing technology cannot show its cost-effectiveness or increase the margin, other means of productions will be employed. Thus, it is critical to understand how to derive Additive Manufacturing cost on component level, but also how to consider including secondary cost saving effects in the complete analysis.

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