Plastic for SLS 3D Printing Market Size & Growth 2030

Plastic for SLS 3D Printing Market Size and Forecasts (2020 - 2030), Global and Regional Share, Trends, and Growth Opportunity Analysis Report Coverage: By Type (Polyamide, Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU), Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK), and Others) and End-Use Industry (Healthcare, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Electronics, Others)

  • Report Code : TIPRE00030310
  • Category : Chemicals and Materials
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 196
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The plastic for SLS 3D printing market size was valued at US$ 157.28 million in 2022 and is projected to reach US$ 641.79 million by 2030; it is anticipated to record a CAGR of 19.2% from 2022 to 2030.

MARKET ANALYSIS

Selective laser sintering (SLS) is an additive manufacturing technology that makes the use of a high-power laser to sinter polymer powder into a solid structure based on a 3D model. SLS 3D printing is a popular choice for engineers and manufacturers. The most common material for SLS 3D printing is nylon. Nylon is a highly capable engineering thermoplastic for functional prototyping and end-use production. It is also ideal for complex assemblies and durable parts with high environmental stability. SLS 3D printing is highly used across a wide range of industries, including engineering, manufacturing, healthcare, and others. The major factors driving the growth of the plastics for the SLS 3D printing market are advancements in SLS-compatible plastic materials and the growing demand for lightweight and durable parts in various industries.

GROWTH DRIVERS AND CHALLENGES

Advancements in SLS-compatible plastic materials and growing demand for lightweight and durable parts in various industries are a few factors boosting the global plastic for SLS 3D printing market growth. Many companies are focused on the continuous development of SLS-compatible plastic materials with improved properties, such as durability, heat resistance, and flexibility. For instance, companies such as HP and BASF have been collaborating to develop innovative SLS materials. In aerospace, where reducing weight is a paramount concern for improving fuel efficiency, SLS-produced plastic components have gained traction. For instance, Airbus has integrated SLS 3D-printed plastic parts into their A350 XWB aircraft, including brackets and ducting components, which contribute to weight reduction without compromising strength or safety. The automotive industry has also embraced SLS plastic parts. Hence, the strong growth in the demand for lightweight plastic parts from various industries is driving the need for plastic for SLS 3D printing, thereby fueling the market growth.

The cost of high-quality SLS-compatible plastic materials can act as a deterrent for cost-conscious businesses considering the adoption of this technology. While SLS offers numerous advantages, including the ability to produce complex parts with strength and durability, the price of materials can be a significant factor in the decision-making process. Hence, the high cost of SLS-compatible plastics limits their use in different application sectors, which hampers the plastic for SLS 3D printing market growth.

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Plastic for SLS 3D Printing Market: Strategic Insights

Plastic for SLS 3D Printing Market

  • CAGR (2022 - 2030)
    19.2%
  • Market Size 2022
    US$ 157.28 Million
  • Market Size 2030
    US$ 641.79 Million

Market Dynamics

GROWTH DRIVERS
  • Advancements in SLS-Compatible Plastic Materials
  • Growing Demand for Lightweight and Durable Parts in Various Industries
FUTURE TRENDS
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OPPORTUNITIES
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Key Players

  • 3D Systems Corp
  • BASF SE
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Arkema SA
  • Ensinger GmbH
  • Fiberlab SA
  • Stratasys Ltd
  • Sinterit Sp Zoo
  • EOS Gmb

Regional Overview

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • South and Central America
  • Middle East and Africa

Market Segmentation

Type
  • Polyamide
  • Thermoplastic Polyurethane
Polyether Ether Ketone
  • PEEK
Others)
    End-Use Industry
    • Healthcare
    • Aerospace & Defense
    • Automotive
    • Electronics
    • Others
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    REPORT SEGMENTATION AND SCOPE

    The "Global Plastic for SLS Printing Market Analysis and Forecast to 2030" is a specialized and in-depth study with a significant focus on global market trends and growth opportunities. The report aims to provide an overview of the global market with detailed market segmentation on the basis of type, end-use industry, and geography. The report provides key statistics on the consumption of plastic for SLS 3D printing across the world, along with their demand in major regions and countries. In addition, the report provides a qualitative assessment of various factors affecting the plastic for SLS 3D printing market performance in major regions and countries. It also includes a comprehensive analysis of the leading players in the plastic for SLS 3D printing market and their key strategic developments. Analysis of the market dynamics is also included to help identify the key driving factors, market trends, and lucrative opportunities, which, in turn, aid in identifying the major revenue pockets.

    The ecosystem analysis and Porter’s five forces analysis provide a 360-degree view of the global plastic for SLS 3D printing market, which helps understand the entire supply chain and various factors affecting the market growth.

    SEGMENTAL ANALYSIS

    The global plastic for SLS 3D printing market is divided on the basis of type and end-use industry. Based on type, the plastic for SLS 3D printing market is segmented into polyamide, thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), polyether ether ketone (PEEK), and others. The polyamide segment accounted for a significant share of the plastic for SLS 3D printing market in 2022. Polyamide is a preferred material for SLS 3D printing due to its exceptional qualities and adaptability. Among the various types of polyamides used for SLS, polyamide 12 (PA12) is particularly popular. It is majorly utilized for its strength, flexibility, and resistance to chemicals and heat, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of applications. Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is a versatile and increasingly popular material in the SLS 3D printing market. TPU is a type of elastomer that exhibits a remarkable balance of flexibility, durability, and resilience, making it well-suited for a wide range of applications. In the SLS 3D printing market, PEEK offers a unique combination of characteristics that distinguish it from other thermoplastics.

    In terms of end-use industry, the market is segmented into healthcare, aerospace & defense, automotive, electronics, and others. Furthermore, the electronics segment held a significant share of the plastic for SLS 3D printing market in 2022. SLS 3D printing technology offers several advantages for producing intricate, customized, and small-scale electronic components. Plastic-based SLS 3D printing is majorly utilized for the manufacturing of customized enclosures and casings for consumer electronics. The primary advantage of using plastic in SLS 3D printing for the automotive sector is its ability to produce complex and lightweight parts that meet the industry's strict performance and safety standards. Plastic materials play a vital role in the rapidly growing field of SLS 3D printing within the healthcare sector. These versatile polymers are being extensively utilized for various applications owing to their biocompatibility, ease of customization, and cost-effectiveness.

    REGIONAL ANALYSIS

    The report provides a detailed overview of the global plastic for SLS 3D printing market with respect to five major regions—North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), the Middle East & Africa (MEA), and South & Central America. Europe accounted for a significant share of plastic for SLS 3D printing market and was valued at more than US$ 55 million in 2022. The automotive industry in Europe is constantly seeking ways to reduce vehicle weight to improve fuel efficiency and performance. Further, the growing automotive industry in the region is expected to drive the demand for plastics for SLS 3D printing. The Asia Pacific plastic for SLS 3D printing market is expected to reach more than US$ 110 million by 2030. Asia Pacific is home to a few of the world’s largest manufacturing economies, such as China, Japan, and South Korea. These countries are investing heavily in advanced manufacturing technologies such as SLS 3D printing. The region also has the presence of additive manufacturing and SLS 3D printing companies, which is further expected to boost the growth of the plastics for SLS 3D printing market during the forecast period. The North America plastic for SLS 3D printing market is expected to record a CAGR of ~18% from 2022 to 2030. The presence of SLS 3D printing companies in the region is further expected to boost the demand for plastics for SLS 3D printing. SLS 3D printing companies are strategizing business expansion to cater to the growing demand from end-use industries. The growth of automotive and aerospace industries in the region is further anticipated to create lucrative opportunities for the plastics for SLS 3D printing market in the coming years.

    INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS AND FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

    Various initiatives taken by the key players operating in the plastic for SLS 3D printing market are listed below:

    • In June 2023, 3D Systems announced collaboration with SWANY Co Ltd to promote the adoption of large-format pellet extrusion 3D printing in Japan.
    • In February 2021, 3D Systems introduced a High-Speed Fusion industrial 3D printer platform and material portfolio, in a collaboration with Jabil Inc.
    • In October 2022, Evonik intended to improve overall eco-balances by aligning its INFINAM polyamide 12 (PA12) powders, by introducing a PA12 powders with much lower CO2 emissions.

    Plastic for SLS 3D Printing Market Report Scope

    Report Attribute Details
    Market size in 2022 US$ 157.28 Million
    Market Size by 2030 US$ 641.79 Million
    Global CAGR (2022 - 2030) 19.2%
    Historical Data 2020-2021
    Forecast period 2023-2030
    Segments Covered By Type
    • Polyamide
    • Thermoplastic Polyurethane
    By Polyether Ether Ketone
    • PEEK
    By Others)
      By End-Use Industry
      • Healthcare
      • Aerospace & Defense
      • Automotive
      • Electronics
      • Others
      Regions and Countries Covered North America
      • US
      • Canada
      • Mexico
      Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Russia
      • Italy
      • Rest of Europe
      Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • Rest of Asia-Pacific
      South and Central America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Rest of South and Central America
      Middle East and Africa
      • South Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Rest of Middle East and Africa
      Market leaders and key company profiles
    • 3D Systems Corp
    • BASF SE
    • Evonik Industries AG
    • Arkema SA
    • Ensinger GmbH
    • Fiberlab SA
    • Stratasys Ltd
    • Sinterit Sp Zoo
    • EOS Gmb
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      IMPACT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC/IMPACT OF GEOPOLITICAL SCENARIO/IMPACT OF RECESSION 

      Before the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries across the globe reported economic growth. The key manufacturers invested in the research and development of plastic for SLS 3D printing. They also focused on the expansion of geographic reach through merger and acquisition strategies to cater to a wide customer base. During the pandemic, supply chain disruptions, raw material and labor shortages, and operational difficulties created a demand and supply gap, which adversely affected the growth of plastic for SLS 3D printing market. Manufacturers reported challenges in sourcing raw materials and ingredients from suppliers, thereby impacting the production rate of plastic for SLS 3D printing. Further, production shortfall caused by severe disruptions in supply chains and limited skilled laborers created a demand-supply gap in many regions, particularly Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. The demand and supply gap were also recorded in the aforementioned regions due to fluctuating demand from the automotive industry.

      The sales of plastic for SLS 3D printing increased with the resumption of 3D printing services. The plastic for SLS 3D printing market began reviving as governments of various countries took significant measures, such as well-coordinated vaccination drives. With the recovery of operations of the automotive and aerospace & defense sectors, the demand for 3D printing materials has been growing. In addition, the expansion of the electronics sector across the globe is boosting the demand for plastic for SLS 3D printing.

      COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE AND KEY COMPANIES

      3D Systems Corp, BASF SE, Evonik Industries AG, Arkema SA, Ensinger GmbH, Fiberlab SA, Stratasys Ltd, Sinterit Sp Zoo, EOS GmbH, and CRP Service SRL are among the key players operating in the plastic for SLS 3D printing market.

      Report Coverage
      Report Coverage

      Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

      Segment Covered
      Segment Covered

      Type, and End-Use Industry

      Regional Scope
      Regional Scope

      North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

      Country Scope
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      Frequently Asked Questions


      What are the opportunities for plastic for SLS 3D printing in the global market?

      The increasing demand for SLS 3D printing from the healthcare industry, is expected to provide lucrative growth opportunities to the global plastic for SLS 3D printing market during the forecast period.

      Based on the end-use industry, which is the fastest-growing segment in the plastic for SLS 3D printing market?

      Based on end-use industry, automotive is the fastest-growing segment. Plastic SLS 3D printing has been employed in the production of end-use parts, including interior panels, dashboard components, and even lightweight structural elements, where the combination of strength and reduced weight is paramount for improved fuel efficiency and overall vehicle performance.

      What is the largest region of the global plastic for SLS 3D printing market?

      Europe plastic for SLS 3D printing market is expected to surge due to the growing automotive and aerospace industry in the region. The automotive industry in Europe is constantly seeking ways to reduce vehicle weight to improve fuel efficiency and performance. Therefore, Europe accounts for the largest share of the global plastic for SLS 3D printing market.

      Based on the type, why does the polyamide segment have the largest revenue share?

      Based on the type, the polyamide segment accounted for the largest revenue share. Polyamide offers several advantages such as superior impact strength and excellent layer adhesion, making it well-suited for applications requiring both mechanical integrity and resilience. Therefore, this factor is expected to boost the polyamide share in the market.

      Can you list some of the major players operating in the global plastic for SLS 3D printing market?

      The major players operating in the global plastic for SLS 3D printing market are 3D Systems Corp, BASF SE, Evonik Industries AG, Arkema SA, and Fiberlab SA amongst others.

      What are the key drivers for the growth of the global plastic for SLS 3D printing market?

      Advancements in SLS-compatible plastic materials and growing demand for lightweight and durable parts in various industries, are some of the key driving factors for the plastic for SLS 3D printing market.

      The List of Companies - Plastic for SLS 3D Printing Market

      1. 3D Systems Corp
      2. BASF SE
      3. Evonik Industries AG
      4. Arkema SA
      5. Ensinger GmbH
      6. Fiberlab SA
      7. Stratasys Ltd
      8. Sinterit Sp Zoo
      9. EOS Gmb
      10. CRP Service SRL

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