Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology 3D Printer Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Price (Under US$1000, Between US$1000 And US$2500, Above US$2500), By Volume (Under 10000 Cm3, Between 10000cm3 To 15000 Cm3, Above 15000cm3), By Application (Industrial, Residential), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Mar 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061612117
  • Pages : 94

The global fused deposition modeling 3D printer market was valued at US$1,427.908 million in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 29.40% over the forecast period to be worth US$8,675.289 million by 2028.

Fused deposition modeling, or simply FDM, is an additive manufacturing process that involves the extrusion of materials through a nozzle and the subsequent joining of those layers to produce three-dimensional structures. A conventional FDM 3D printer uses a heated nozzle to force a polymer-based filament through it, melting it and depositing it on the build platform as 2D layers. These layers combine while they are still heated to eventually form a three-dimensional part. FDM is extensively used currently as it is easily accessible and relatively productive. It can be used in a variety of fields, including healthcare and the automobile and aerospace sectors.

Contract establishment and purchases related to FDM 3D printing are acting as driving factors for market growth.

For instance, in August 2021, Etihad Engineering formed an R&D collaboration agreement with EOS where the company will be using SLS & FDM 3D printing for the development of aircraft interior parts. Also, in August 2020, aircraft manufacturing service provider AM Craft purchased four new F900 FDM 3D printers from Stratasys, which would enable the former in developing certified 3D printed parts for aircraft interiors including paneling, ducting, and seating. The company already consists of four F450mc 3D printers and such addition came as part of its strategy to improve its 3D printing capacity.

The FDM 3D printing market has been positively served by updates and upgrades in their existing FDM printing services and solutions by key firms from the market.

Mango 3D, a provider of software for 3D printing, updated its Lychee print preparation program to make it FDM compatible in December 2022. With this upgrade, Lychee provided users the ability to employ this technology along with FDM on the same platform to generate files for output in an efficient way. The software offers users batch production tools along with real-time hollowing, island detection, and pressure cup detection capabilities in addition to making it simple and precise to slice models. The beta FDM slicing capabilities of Mango 3D are intended to assist users just joining the field of 3D printing in optimizing outcomes without requiring them to get in-depth technical knowledge.

The global FDM 3D printer market has also benefitted from new product launches and expansions by key companies to introduce enhanced products and strengthen their positions in the market.

Creality, a significant 3D printing business introduced a new FDM 3D printer, the CR-M4 in February 2023. It has networking characteristics that make it simpler to set up a print studio and generate numerous batches at once, and it can print a vast range of designs at once. A stable top frame is ensured by the CR- M4’s creation of a stiff triangle with two Z-axis and support rods. It can be applied to a variety of fields, including architecture and healthcare. Its primary characteristics include a high print temperature, multiple printer control, huge print volume capability, and dependable printing.

The healthcare sector has seen an increased demand for FDM 3D printing owing to its applications and uses for several purposes.

In the healthcare industry, FDM 3D printing contributes to the creation of synthetic muscles and tissues that resemble real human tissues and can be utilized in replacement surgery. Manufacturers use these printing services to produce a wide range of parts apart from tissues and muscles. One of the biggest advantages of using such printing devices is that any design can be intricately and precisely customized and designed in addition to it being equipped with several modifications. It can also be changed and modified based on the feedback and suggestions of the healthcare professionals, which ensures that the treatment or prosthetic that is equipped is much more comfortable and healthy for the patient. FDM 3D printers can also be used for the manufacturing of training models and surgical planning prototypes in an accurate way, which ensures optimal training.

The fused deposition modeling technology 3D printer is also efficiently used in the aerospace and defense industry followed by their effective use in the automotive industry as well.

The use of fused deposition modeling in aerospace and defence supports the efficient development as well as manufacturing of spacecraft, aircraft, missiles as well as in other defense-related products. These FDM’s are widely used in terms of rapid prototyping as well tooling applications. Moreover, in the automotive industry, these fused deposition modelings are used for manufacturing as well as prototyping car parts. This FDM technology is further beneficial as it supports reducing the cost associated with the development of new cars as well as they are time-saving. This new technology is imperative in offering flexibility and great design which further enables the manufacturers in creating customized car parts based on their particular requirements.

By geography, the fused deposition modeling (FDM) technology 3D printer market has been segmented into North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the Asia Pacific. North America’s fused deposition modeling (FDM) technology 3D printer market is anticipated to reach a sizeable market value as the fused deposition modeling technology 3D printer is widely used in multiple industries such as in healthcare owing to their capability in producing economic prosthetic wear. It is also commonly used in the aerospace and automotive industry with the motive of developing efficient research and design. In this regard, the growth of these industries in the North American region is expected to create lucrative opportunities for the fused deposition modeling (FDM) technology 3D printer.

Fused Deposition Modeling 3D Printer Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2021 US$1,427.908 million
Market Size Value in 2028 US$8,675.289 million
Growth Rate CAGR of 29.40% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Million
Segments Covered Price, Volume, Application, and Geography
Regions Covered North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
Companies Covered Prusa Research s.r.o., Zortrax, Raise3D, Inc., Markforged, Inc., Stratasys Ltd., Materialise, MakerBot Industries, LLC (Ultimaker B.V.), JGMaker, Shenzhen Creality 3D Technology Co., Ltd, Aniwaa Pte. Ltd.
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase


Market Segmentation:

  • By Price
    • Under US$1000
    • Between US$1000 And US$2500
    • Above US$2500
  • By Volume
    • Under 10,000cm3
    • Between 10,000cm3 and 15,000cm3
    • Above 15,000cm3
  • By Application
    • Industrial
    • Residential
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Others
    • Middle East And Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The FDM technology 3D printer market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 29.40% during the forecast period.
The FDM technology 3D printer market has been segmented by price, volume, application, and geography.
The global FDM technology 3D printer market is expected to reach a total market size of US$8,675.289 million by 2028.
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) Technology 3D Printer Market was valued at US$1,427.908 million in 2021.
Contract establishment and purchases related to FDM 3D printing are acting as driving factors for FDM 3D printer market growth.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Under US$1000

5.3. Between US$1000 and US$2500

5.4. Above US$2500


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Under 10,000cm3

6.3. Between 10,000cm3 and 15,000cm3

6.4. Above 15,000cm3


7.1. Introduction

7.2. Industrial

7.3. Residential


8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. USA

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. Germany

8.4.2. France

8.4.3. United Kingdom

8.4.4. Others

8.5. Middle East And Africa

8.5.1. Saudi Arabia

8.5.2. UAE 

8.5.3. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China 

8.6.2. India 

8.6.3. Japan

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Taiwan

8.6.6. Thailand

8.6.7. Indonesia

8.6.8. Others


9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


10.1. Prusa Research s.r.o.

10.2. Zortrax

10.3. Raise3D, Inc.

10.4. Markforged, Inc.

10.5. Stratasys Ltd.

10.6. Materialise

10.7. MakerBot Industries, LLC (Ultimaker B.V.)

10.8. JGMaker

10.9. Shenzhen Creality 3D Technology Co., Ltd

10.10. Aniwaa Pte. Ltd.

Prusa Research s.r.o.


Raise3D, Inc.

Markforged, Inc.

Stratasys Ltd.


MakerBot Industries, LLC (Ultimaker B.V.)


Shenzhen Creality 3D Technology Co., Ltd

Aniwaa Pte. Ltd.