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The Market for Lasers in the Additive Manufacturing Sector: 2019-2028


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Published on Apr 22, 2019 SKU SMP-AM-LS-0319 Categories , Tags ,

Most additive manufacturing (AM) processes use lasers and the AM sector is itself growing fast. As a result, the laser industry is currently casting its eye towards the additive manufacturing (AM)/3D printing sector as a new opportunity for selling lasers. This report contains an analysis of this market for lasers and identifies where and when revenues will be generated. In addition to the drivers, we also look at the factors slowing down the “AM laser” business. These include the tendency of the AM industry to want to design out lasers in favor of less expensive light sources.

This report covers the established areas of AM including SLA, SLS, SLM, directed energy deposition and some AM processes which are still in the labs. Laser types covered include
Nd:YAG, infrared, CO2, Yb-fiber, diodes, as well as some emerging laser technologies used for AM. We also profile some of the leading AM printer makers and discuss which lasers they are using. Finally, the ten-year forecasts contained in this report break out the market for lasers in the AM sector by laser type, AM process and geography. Both revenue ($ Millions) and volume (units shipped) are considered in the forecasts.