The 3D Printing Photopolymers market size is projected to reach USD 846.13 million by 2028 at a CAGR of 18.6% during the forecast period. Significant use of the 3D printing technology in the pharmaceutical applications as well as in aerospace & defense parts is anticipated to drive the market during the forecast period.

Global 3D Printing Photopolymer Market
Global 3D Printing Photopolymer Market

In today’s market scenario, photopolymers are the most commonly used materials under polymers in 3D printing technology. These materials are inexpensive in comparison with metals and are significantly more reliable, which is one aspect behind their increasing popularity. As 3D printing matures, developers continue to explore photopolymer chemistries and capabilities to offer materials that compete with traditional ways.  Photopolymers are used in stereolithography (SLA), and polyjet processes under 3D printing. Stereolithography (SLA) is a 3D printing process used for the creation of prototypes, models & patterns in a layer by layer sequence with the use of number of processes. Stereolithography is extensively used in the healthcare sector to develop prototypes pertaining to certain medication. These prototypes are then thoroughly analyzed & some concrete conclusions are drawn. This helps in systematical planning of medicinal development. In electronics, stereolithography is used to develop models in various electronic devices that are still under testing. These models in comprehensively studying different nuances present in the device.

Global 3D Printing Photopolymer Market
Global 3D Printing Photopolymer Market

3D printing photopolymer market is witnessing positive growth in APAC region owing to growth in the healthcare sector. China and Japan are among the major contributors to the market in terms of production & consumption. India is emerging as a major player in the market & is expected to show high demand in the forecast period. The North American & European markets are relatively established markets with emphasis on commercialization of 3D printing technology. Other regions including the Middle East and rest of the World are some of the emerging markets for 3D printing photopolymers market.

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • Increased demand in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • An increasing number of applications in the healthcare sector.
  • Photopolymers are substitutes to traditional polymer technology. 

Key Developments:

  • In 2014, Stratasys Inc. acquired Solid Concepts. Inc who is a global pioneer of custom photopolymer manufacturing & 3D with the objective of expanding their market share in the 3D printing photopolymer market.
  • In January 2017, 3D Systems (US) acquired Vertex-Global Holding B.V. (Netherlands), a provider of dental materials worldwide, which offers products (photopolymer, thermoplastic, polymer, and monomer materials) under the Vertex and NextDent brand for traditional and 3D printing dental applications

What Does This Report Provide?

This report provides a detailed understanding of the 3D Printing Photopolymers market from qualitative and quantitative perspectives during the forecast period. The report also provides dynamic indicators with potential impact on the market during the forecast period and an in-depth analysis of the leading companies operating in the market.

Market Segmentation:

By Photopolymer Type:

  • Digital light processing
  • Polyjet
  • Stereolithography

By Light Spectrum:

  • Ultraviolet
  • Visible
  • Infrared

By End-User Industry:

  • Healthcare Industry
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive Industry
  • Electronics & Electrical
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
    • By Photopolymer Type
    • By Light Spectrum
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Western Europe
    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)
    • By Photopolymer Type
    • By Light Spectrum
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Eastern Europe
    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)
    • By Photopolymer Type
    • By Light Spectrum
    • By End Use Industry
  • Asia Pacific
    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)
    • By Photopolymer Type
    • By Light Spectrum
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Middle East
    • By Country (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Rest of Middle East)
    • By Photopolymer Type
    • By Light Spectrum
    • By End Use Industry
  • Rest of the World
    • By Region (South America, Africa)
    • By Photopolymer Type
    • By Light Spectrum
    • By End-Use Industry

Companies Covered: 3D Systems Corporation, Formlabs Inc., Stratasys, Adaptive 3D, Molecule Corp. (Henkel), ProLab Materials srl, Henkel, Shenzhen Yongchanghe 3D Resin Co.,Ltd and Formi 3PD. Inc

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