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Market Research Reports: 3D Printing Chemicals

The Additive Manufacturing Industry: Opportunities in 3D Printing Chemicals Market
To Be Published: 2nd-3rd Quarter 2018
Base Year: 2017
Forecasts to 2027

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  • Description
  • Regional Coverage: Global


    Additive manufacturing technology (AMT) has given rise to a rapidly growing multi-billion-dollar global market offering highly profitable opportunities to companies along its supply chain. AMT promises a revolutionary change in the way that a wide variety of consumer and industrial products are made, spanning from the market for chemicals from automotive, aerospace, electronics to medical, pharmaceuticals and food. Kline offers a new study on this trending topic of additive manufacturing, covering the highly innovative, disruptive, and growing industry of 3D printing. This study will provide a comprehensive understanding and assessment of the current scenario and the future of the 3D printing industry as an emerging chemicals marketplace. This study will aim to be a powerful tool for companies supplying technologies and products (polymers, specialty chemicals, and other raw materials) into the 3D printing market.

    This Program Will Help Subscribers to Answer Key Questions such as:

    • What are the technologies for 3D printing and their relative importance?
    • What is the regulatory scenario in the 3D printing industry?
    • What is the intellectual property (IP) scenario in the 3D printing industry, who has the strongest IP portfolios, and where is the IP “white space”?
    • What are the main existing and upcoming applications of 3D printing, and how will the roadmap develop over the next decade?
    • How should companies focus their R&D activities to target the best opportunities in 3D printing?
    • What is the consumption of different chemicals used in 3D printing technologies?
    • How does the choice of chemicals and materials vary for different end-use applications?
    • Who are major suppliers of the chemicals to the 3D printing industry, and who are their customers?
    • What will be the key growth materials/chemicals and in which 3D printing applications? Which are the current suppliers of those materials/ chemicals, and how to compete in those areas?
    • What will be the strategic scenario of the market, its value chain, and where in the supply chain will the profitability lie over the next 10 years?
  • Contents
  • Introduction

    Executive Summary

    3D Printing Industry Overview and Regulatory Scenario
    • Introduction to the 3D printing industry
    • Regulatory scenario
    Technology Analysis
    • Description of overview technologies
    • Chemicals/materials used in the technologies
    • Comparative assessment of the technologies
    • Outlook and new potential technologies Intellectual Property Analysis
    • Patent scenario for 3D printers
    • Patent scenario in 3D printing process technologies
      − Top 3D printing company patent portfolios
      − IP white space
      − Key areas for R&D and opportunities for new IP
    End-use Applications of 3D Printing
    • Market environments (Automotive, Aerospace, Consumer, Construction, Electronics, Energy, Food, Industrial equipment, Medical/ healthcare, Military, Pharmaceuticals, Robotics and automation)
    • Analysis of the chemicals value chains for each market
    • Analysis of technologies and processes suited for each end use
    • Upcoming technologies/processes
    • New and potential applications
    Market for Additive Manufacturing Chemicals and Materials
    • Consumption analysis of each of the chemicals/ materials
    • Consumption by major regions (North America, Europe, and Rest of the World)
    • Outlook of consumption for the period 2017- 2027
    Supply Chain Analysis
    • Supply Chain analysis for the main suppliers of 3D printing chemicals
    • Identification of supply chain disruptions and opportunities for new entrants
    • Profiles of key chemical/material suppliers to the 3D printing industry2
    Strategic Analysis
    • Key insightful takeaways on developments in the 3D printing industry
    • Developments to expect in the supply chain
    • Areas of integration between materials and hardware manufacture
    • Potential for technology licensing
    • Identification of growth areas and opportunities
    • Roadmap of 3D printing opportunities, 2017-20273
    * Subject to charter subscriber input
  • Scope
  • The study is an in-depth analysis of the 3D printing industry, which will look at the recent history, current status, and future development of various 3D printing technologies. The level of coalescence of the chemical supply chain with that of 3D printing hardware manufacturers will be discussed. The study will explain where certain printers and technologies are being designed for specific materials and if companies are looking to license their processes. Instances where this might make barriers to entry higher for new materials suppliers will be highlighted. The technologies covered in the scope of this study will be:

    • Binder jetting
    • Digital light processing
    • Direct energy deposition
    • Direct metal laser sintering
    • Drop-on demand
    • Electron beam melting
    • Fused deposition modelling
    • Laminated object manufacturing
    • Material jetting
    • Multi-jet fusion
    • NanoParticle jetting
    • Selective laser sintering/selective laser melting
    • Stereolithography

    The report will cover the major chemicals, plastics, and additives employed in the AMT sector today. Once limited to PLA and ABS, AMT has increased in suitability for a range of other plastics, as well as bio-based materials, high performance plastics including high-performance polyurethanes, ceramics, composites, and metals. This report will chart their anticipated growth over the period from 2017-2027 in volume and value terms, as well as explain the disruption anticipated to the supply chains and strategic opportunities for the companies operating in the AMT space.

  • Key Benefits
  • This study will provide chief technology officers, production managers, and directors within the chemical/material supplying companies and additive manufacturing companies a comprehensive understanding of the status of the 3D printing industry and its evolution forecast for the next 10 years. The study is designed to help our clients identify the best opportunities, manage the changes that will occur in their supply chains, and to design optimal business strategies to ensure profitable growth in the 3D printing chemicals sector. It will enable subscribers to make well-informed decisions on market entry, growth, and positioning. Specifically, the study will offer:

    • A reliable and independent assessment of 3D printing technologies and chemicals used in them
    • A tool for planning investment in R&D targeted at the most profitable 3D printing sectors
    • Identification of key demand gaps and growth areas in application and materials to enable development of targeted strategies to exploit market opportunities
    • Assessment of future scenarios from which to base solid strategic business plans
  • Methodology
  • Kline’s approach places the principal emphasis on primary research techniques to ensure that the foundation of business intelligence and insight is accurate, current, and reliable. Building on our 50-plus years in the business and leveraging our worldwide network of offices, our teams of seasoned professionals draw upon pragmatic industrial and commercial experience to understand and interpret global impacts and local perspectives.

    Primary Research
    We Know Who to Talk to. We Know How to Listen.

    A high number of in-depth discussions are conducted by each analyst. Up to 60% of interviews are done with the true industry insiders!

    Kline’s analysts draw upon pragmatic experience to understand global impacts and local perspectives. Our interviews engage experts across all pertinent fields and sectors including:

    • 3D printing technology providers
    • End users of 3D printed products
    • Suppliers of chemicals and materials
    • Government agencies

    Secondary Research
    We Know Where to Look – Mining the Details.

    Analysis is further supplemented by secondary research, consisting of constant tracking of annual company reports, national statistics bureaux, trade/ industrial/professional associations and the like.

    Relevant developments are diligently followed and their impact closely monitored. Reports also draw upon non-confidential data from Kline’s internal database, consisting of over half a century’s syndicated research.

    Comprehensive Market Intelligence
    We Know How to Verify.

    Data are rigorously analyzed, cross-checked, distilled and validated. Kline’s proven methodology allows exceptionally effective, precise and reliable market intelligence procurement and assessment, giving subscribers a solid foundation on which to grow, refine and expand their business with confidence.

    Kline Credentials

    Kline is a leading global management consulting and market research firm offering the complete spectrum of services. The firm has served the management consulting and market research needs of organizations in the chemicals, materials, energy, life sciences, and consumer products industries for over 50 years.

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