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3d Printing Opportunities In The Jewelry Industry 2017: An Opportunity Analysis And Ten-year Forecast


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Published on Mar 13, 2017 SKU SMP-3DP-JEWEL17-0317 Categories , Tag

3D printing finds is finding its way into just about every aspect of jewelry manufacturing, due to the widespread adoption of CAD software among jewelry designers.  Annual revenues from 3D-printed hardware, materials, services and software used in the jewelry industry is expected to top $900 Million in 2026.  Even in traditional jewelry manufacturing with vulcanized silicon molds, the initial model is often 3D printed using high-temperature resistant photopolymer resins. Jewelry prototyping for size and shape verification is complemented by the use of directly 3D printed wax and resin patterns for direct casting and serial manufacturing. The next evolutionary step is direct metal 3D printing.

This new 150-page report identifies the opportunities in this sector and is based on SmarTech Publishing’s ongoing coverage of the jewelry and precious metals markets. This report provides detailed ten-year jewelry manufacturing forecasts for additive manufacturing in volume (Kg) and value ($US) terms.  Forecasts cover:

  • Hardware and technologies (both photopolymerization and metal powder bed fusion based)
  • Materials (both photopolymers and precious metal powders)
  • Jewelry-specific 3D printing service bureaus
  • Jewelry-specific CAD software

Other features of this report include:

  • Detailed profiles of the leading providers of technologies and materials for jewelry AM. These profiles include Stratasys (Solidscape), 3D Systems, EnvisionTEC, EOS, Concept Laser, Sisma, ReaLizer as well as precious metal powder providers such as Cooksongold, Legor, Progold and Hildebrand.
  • Analysis of future adoption patterns of 3D printing technology for current to medium and long-term jewelry applications.
  • Assessment of pricing schemes for all currently available jewellery 3D printing technologies, systems and materials.  Today those technologies are evolving with the introduction of low-cost systems (sub $5,000) and high productivity (continuous DLP) systems, opening up the door to a new phase of growth and more widespread adoption for serial production of more complex and customized products.

This study pinpoints the opportunities for stakeholders jewelry additive manufacturing – from manufacturers of AM systems with a specific competency for castable materials, to suppliers of gold, platinum, silver and other precious metal alloy metal powders optimized for AM systems, to adopters of AM focusing on the many applications for the jewelry sector.