According to an analysis by the market research company Additive Manufacturing Research (AMR), the volume of printed components will grow strongly. The total value market could rise to over 100 billion US dollars by 2032.
The most important drivers are metal and plastic parts for series production. Here, the study records high growth rates due to processes such as laser sintering or fused deposition modeling. Demand for prototypes and tools using 3D printing is currently growing more slowly.
Overall, AMR puts the total value of all additively manufactured parts in 2023 at 18.8 billion dollars across all materials and applications. AMR forecasts a market volume of 119 billion dollars by 2032.
The development is therefore being driven by end users such as the aviation and medical technology industries. For metal components in particular, 3D printing is increasingly moving into series production. High growth rates are also expected in the dental sector.
The comprehensive AMR data tracks historical and forecast production volumes and market developments in dozens of sub-sectors. Details can be found in the reports “Metal Parts Produced” and “Polymer Parts Produced“, which can each be purchased for 7500 US dollars.