The 3D Printing Ceramics market was valued at US$25.371 million in 2019 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 31.28% over the forecast period to reach a total market size of US$170.501 million by 2026.
Ceramic 3D printing creates a 3D model of the scanned objective by designing ceramics under computer control. 3D-printed ceramics maintain excellent properties in comparison to a standard 3D printing process. In terms of temperature, ceramics can withstand temperatures of up to 1700 degrees Celsius or 3092 degrees Fahrenheit. 3D printing ceramics market growth is mainly driven by the high demand for dental and orthopedic parts in the healthcare industry as well as thermal insulation parts in the aerospace & defense sector. A variety of products have been launched from time to time by companies to maintain their competitiveness. Uprise 3D, a Shenzhen-based maker of 3D printers, recently released its latest model, the UPS-250. It is designed to replace the company's previous desktop 3D printer line, which had dual extrusion nozzles. Metals and ceramics can be 3D printed at the same time, making them suitable for applications such as functional prototypes and end-of-life tool components. Furthermore, Canon Inc., a Japanese multinational corporation, has developed a new technology for 3D printing ceramic parts using ceramic materials created specifically for use in 3D printers.
Ceramics can be printed using 3D printing technology that uses non-toxic glaze. Through this process, the manufacturing of kitchen utensils, tableware, and tools will be increased. The global market is therefore driven by this factor. A wide variety of medical products are made with ceramic materials, including surgical equipment, dentures, implantable structures, and tissue engineering devices. Ceramic 3D printing is on the rise due to this demand. As an example, the French company Nanoe offered additive manufacturing materials in 2018. It is called Zetamix, and it offers metal and ceramic extrusion filaments. It allows professionals and manufacturers to create metal and ceramic parts to match their exact specifications.
Many products within the healthcare industry use ceramics, such as dentures, surgical instruments, prosthetics, and implants. The demand for 3D printed ceramics is growing. Additionally, the market for 3D printing ceramics is being driven by the increasing demand for high-quality ceramics certified by various governing bodies for medical applications. Oral implants are commonly made of zirconium, as they can be customized and take on the appearance of original teeth. Consequently, there is an increase in dental professionals partnering with ceramics manufacturers using 3D printing technology. With its Admaflex 3D Printing systems, Admatec introduced medical-grade ceramic materials in June 2020. Formlabs, a 3D printer manufacturer, added two new materials to its dental portfolio in December 2020: a Permanent Crown Resin and a Soft Tissue Starter Pack. Specifically optimized for 3D printing dental crowns, inlays, and on lays, the resin is tooth-colored and ceramic-filled. Furthermore, Lithoz, an Austrian ceramic AM company, announced a partnership with Swiss ceramic implantologist- Dr. Jens Tartsch in July 2020. Dr. Tartsch, who is also the president of the European Society for Ceramic Implantology (ESCI). As part of this project, the partners will identify new applications to develop ceramic implants made from 3D printing for the dental sector. Such developments will propel the market growth for the 3D ceramic printing market.
Companies such as 3D Systems and EnvisionTec, which have been developing metal- and composite-based 3D printing techniques, have been primarily involved in the development of metal and composite 3D printing since metal and composite materials have outnumbered ceramics in the automotive and manufacturing industries. The market for 3D printed ceramics has been adversely affected by this. There are several factors affecting the global 3D Printing Ceramics Market such as slower technological advancements when compared to metals and plastics, higher cost of ceramic 3D printers due to their low volume of use, and a low adoption rate of new technologies in emerging economies.
The shutdown of manufacturing factories has adversely affected the market for 3D printing ceramics. COVID-19 is expected to have a short-term impact on 3D printing ceramics. The need for 3D printed ceramics is expected to increase as more industries examine how 3D printing can be integrated into their processes, especially during the vaccine development process. Using ceramic 3D printing, NESSIE enables the production of highly complex vaccines in large quantities at a low cost for the first time. A finely microporous absorbent column for LC as part of this project is being developed using 3D ceramic printing technology with ultra-high resolution. Countries previously unable to afford essential vaccines such as measles or rubella can now afford vaccines using this novel process.
|Market size value in 2019||US$25.371 million|
|Market size value in 2026||US$170.501 million|
|Growth Rate||CAGR of 31.28% from 2019 to 2026|
|Forecast Unit (Value)||USD Million|
|Segments covered||Type, Technology, And Geography|
|Regions covered||North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific|
|Companies covered||Stratasys Ltd., 3D Systems, Inc., Materialise, EOS Group, Renishaw plc, Exone GmbH, Tethon3D, 3DCeram, ENVISIONTEC, INC., Lithoz|
|Customization scope||Free report customization with purchase|
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q1. What will be the 3D printing ceramics market size by 2026?
A1. The global 3D printing ceramics market is expected to reach a total market size of US$170.501 million in 2026.
Q2. What is the size of the global 3D printing ceramics market?
A2. 3D Printing Ceramics Market was valued at US$25.371 million in 2019.
Q3. What are the growth prospects for the 3D printing ceramics market?
A3. The 3D printing ceramics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 31.28% over the forecast period.
Q4. How is the global 3D printing ceramics market segmented?
A4. The 3D printing ceramics market has been segmented by type, technology, and geography.
Q5. What factors are anticipated to drive the 3D printing ceramics market growth?
A5. 3D printing ceramics market growth is mainly driven by the high demand for dental and orthopedic parts in the healthcare industry as well as thermal insulation parts in the aerospace & defense sector.
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