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Additive Manufacturing With Metal Powders 2017: An Opportunity Analysis And Ten-year Forecast


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Published on Mar 13, 2017 SKU SMP-AM-MP2017-0317 Category Tag


About the Report:

The metal powder additive manufacturing market remains one of the strongest growth areas of the broader 3D printing industry, and is entering a pivotal year in its evolution in which a number of developments are expected to determine whether or not various metal AM technologies will deliver on expected potential. Incumbent processes and vendors who have enjoyed numerous years of strong growth in metal powder additive manufacturing with little competitive pressure now face a significantly different market structure in 2017, characterized by a drive towards real manufacturing implementation and digital manufacturing business model realization.

This report –the third edition of SmarTech Publishing’s industry-leading metal powder additive manufacturing market research report –identifies key change factors and resulting growth opportunities in metal additive manufacturing in metal powder materials and alloys, applications, and technology. Through nearly 200 pages of analysis and market data, the latest ten year forecast outlooks for metal AM are presented, and include key market metrics such as:

Metal powder shipments by mass across eight leading alloy families, and resulting revenue opportunities

Hardware unit sales and install base estimates by metal AM technology subgroup (laser powder bed fusion, electron beam powder bed fusion, powder directed energy deposition, metal binder jetting)

Revenue opportunities for sale of metal powders for additive manufacturing within specific end user markets. Other features of this report include:

  • Analysis of individual metal AM technologies and markets, including market share estimates of leading hardware vendors
  • Competitive profiling and market share analysis of leading metal powder producers active in the additive manufacturing industry
  • Assessments of new developmental metal additive manufacturing processes expected to come to market in 2017 or 2018 and their impact on existing solutions

This report seeks to lay out a clear market trajectory based on the latest industry events and technological developments in metal AM for stakeholders in the industry ranging from machine manufacturers, to metal powder suppliers, to machine tool providers interested in additive manufacturing, to investors and major end users interested in potential acquisitions in the space.