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Ceramic Additive Manufacturing Markets 2019—Outlook and Database


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Published on Aug 26, 2019 SKU SMP-AM-CDB-0826 Categories , Tag

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This report on ceramic additive manufacturing markets is intended to serve as a quick-access analysis package from SmarTech Analysis, supplementing the accompanying database of historical and forecasted market data and opportunities in ceramic additive manufacturing. This document encompasses a discussion of the underlying methodology behind SmarTech Analysis’ market modeling and forecasting activities in the additive manufacturing space, which have become widely adopted as the key informational source for detailed additive manufacturing market metrics and sizing. This document also provides guidance on the primary market factors and trends that ultimately are incorporated into our market models to influence the output market metrics and forecasted opportunities for ceramic printing and manufacturing.

Throughout this text, a limited number of visual charts are presented to illustrate key trends, with numerous additional references made to the accompanying database to give context to the numbers. We have intentionally kept our trend and market analysis to a level that provides concise, clear descriptions of where we see the current market and opportunities, and how we expect them to evolve in the future. The combined elements of this package are intended primarily to serve as a detailed, quantitative guide to ceramic additive manufacturing opportunities, which have emerged as a key potential segment for the future of the AM industry and manufacturing as whole. Stakeholders with an interest or active involvement in ceramic additive manufacturing solutions—ranging from ceramic AM hardware producers, to ceramic AM service providers as well as ceramic powder manufacturers and adopters of ceramic parts in several industrial segments—will ultimately find this resource useful in planning or measuring business activities and success.

Today, this resource and report focuses on the primary ceramic additive manufacturing markets solutions that are based on processing ceramic. Today this is taking place through three primary types of feedstock materials: ceramic powders (and nanoparticles), which are combined with a binder during the additive process; ceramic-photopolymer composite slurries that are processed by reacting to a light source (laser or digitally projected light) and CIM-based filaments or pastes that are extruded and deposited. Slurry-based photopolymerization processes are currently the most well-established for processing advanced ceramics, with powder bed binder jetting processes also on the rise, for both advanced and traditional ceramic materials. Extrusion technologies are used primarily for traditional ceramics applications such as pottery and cement structures, as well as mold and ceramic core making. However, new applications are beginning to emerge that use these technologies for technical and medical ceramic products.

As a result, all of the data presented in this resource and the accompanying database is related to ceramic additive manufacturing markets across all associated processes.