APAC 3D Printing Materials Market Analysis Report - Segmented By Type (Polymers (ABS, PLA, Photopolymers, Nylon , Others), Metal (Steel, Titanium, Aluminum, Others), Ceramic (Silica, Glass, Gypsum), Others); Form (Filament, Powder, Liquid); Technology (FDM, SLS, SLA, DMLS, Others); Application (Prototyping, Manufacturing, Others); End User Industry (Aerospace and Defense, Medical & Healthcare, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Construction, Education & Research, Others); Country (India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore and Rest of APAC) - Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact and Growth Analysis Report - Industry Forecast (2021 to 2026)

APAC 3D Printing Materials Market Size (2021-2026)

The 3D printing material market size in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow with a CAGR of 17.89% during the forecast period 2021-2026.

Notable Happenings in the APAC 3D Printing Materials Market

  • On December 29, 2017, Winsun used recycled material to 3D print a sustainable bus stop in China. 




Market Size Available

2020 – 2026

Base Year


Forecast Period

2021 – 2026

Segments Covered

By Type, Form, Technology, Application, End-User, and Region

Countries Covered

India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore and Rest of APAC


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Market Segmentation 

The 3D printing materials market in the Asia-Pacific region has been segmented and sub-segmented based on the following types.

APAC 3D Printing Materials Market - By Type

  • Polymers

    • ABS

    • PLA

    • Photopolymers

    • Nylon

    • Others

  • Metal

    • Steel

    • Titanium

    • Aluminum

    • Others

  • Ceramic

    • Silica

    • Gypsum

    • Glass

  • Others

By type, the polymers segment is said to have the highest and significant growth in the 3D printing market. The demand for polymers is increasing owing to the burgeoning need for desktop printing.

In the metals segment, the requirement is surging due to increasing perforation over the high-end applications like structural parts in the aerospace industry and automotive. 

APAC 3D Printing Materials Market - By Form

  • Powder
  • Filament
  • Liquid

The filament 3D printing material form accounts for holding the largest share in terms of volume during the historical period. The less cost and rising investments for developing filament-based 3D printing, and most widely used filaments in 3D printing are polylactic acid (PLA), nylon, etc. 

The Powder 3D printing materials segment is expected to witness quick growth throughout the period. Increasing collaborations between different organizations in upgrading the utilization of metal powder-based 3D printing and boosting the adoption of powder 3D printing materials over the aerospace sector to decrease the aircraft weight and increase the fuel efficiency propel the market growth. 

APAC 3D Printing Materials Market - By Technology

  • FDM
  • SLS
  • SLA
  • DMLS
  • Others (Polyjet, Binder Jetting, MJF, etc.)

APAC 3D Printing Materials Market - By Application

  • Prototyping
  • Manufacturing
  • Others

The prototyping segment dominates the 3D printing materials market during the above-mentioned period. 

The manufacturing application segment is experiencing the highest growth in the 3D printing materials market owing to augmenting digitalization where the 3D printing solutions have made a way for the manufacturing companies. 

APAC 3D Printing Materials Market - By End-User

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Medical & Healthcare
  • Consumer Goods
  • Construction
  • Others (Electronics, Education, Food, etc.)

Based on the end-user, the aerospace and defense segment is accounted for the largest share in 2019. 

The automotive industry is witnessing splendid growth owing to the wide acceptance of 3D printing in manufacturing companies and serves as a promoter for segment growth. China is the largest automotive market globally, in terms of production.

Regional Analysis

Countries covered in the region are China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, and the Rest of Asia-Pacific. 

Japan is dominating the 3D printing materials market. The growth is expected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period. In Japan, the inflow of multiple key players in 3D printing, advanced technologies, and research and development activities push the market to grow further. 

China is one of the speediest growing countries in the region and globally. The growth attributes to the rising population base, per capita income, and living standards. Using 3D printing technology, China is involved in the construction field. Shanghai is the home of the longest 3D-printed bridge. 

The Chinese government has invested USD 240 million over the next few years to upsurge the development of 3D printing techniques.

In China, Winsun is the leading 3D printing construction technology developing 3Dprinted houses to showcase the benefits of 3D concrete printing. 

The Indian government has developed a new policy about 3D printing. To support the Indian companies, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology developed a new policy that upgrades 3d printing use. 

On September 06, 2021, in India, STPL3D launched a new series of Industrial-Grade SLA 3D printers. The company STPL3D provides speedy prototyping and additive manufacturing services. 
Making use of metal 3D printing technology, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, and Wipro 3D signed an agreement for developing, designing, manufacturing, testing, and repairing aerospace parts. 

Top key players in the APAC 3D Printing Materials Market

GE Additive, HP Inc., Optomec, Inc., Höganäs AB, 3D Systems, J Autodesk, Inc., Voxeljet AG, Arcam AB (General Electric), Organovo Holdings, Inc., ExOne Company, and Stratasys Ltd are some of the prominent players in the 3D printing materials market. 

APAC 3D Printing Materials Market  Forecast (2021 - 2026)

Chapter 1. APAC 3D Printing Materials Market  – Scope & Methodology

1.1. Market Segmentation

1.2. Assumptions

1.3. Research Methodology

1.4. Primary Sources

1.5. Secondary Sources

Chapter 2. APAC 3D Printing Materials Market   – Executive Summary

2.1. Market Size & Forecast – (2021 – 2026) ($M/$Bn)

2.2. Key Trends & Insights

2.3. COVID-19 Impact Analysis

                2.3.1. Impact during 2021 - 2026

                2.3.2. Impact on Supply – Demand

                2.3.3. Impact on Production Cost

                2.3.4. Impact on Supply Chain

Chapter 3. APAC 3D Printing Materials Market – Competition Scenario

3.1. Market Share Analysis

3.2. Product Benchmarking

3.3. Competitive Strategy & Development Scenario

3.4. Competitive Pricing Analysis

3.5. Supplier - Distributor Analysis

Chapter 4. APAC 3D Printing Materials Market - Entry Scenario

4.1. Case Studies – Start-up/Thriving Companies

4.2. Regulatory Scenario - By Region

4.3  Customer Analysis

4.4. Porters Five Force Model

                4.4.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

                4.4.2. Bargaining Powers of Customers

                4.4.3. Threat of New Entrants

                4.4.4. Rivalry among Existing Players

                4.4.5. Threat of Substitutes

Chapter 5. APAC 3D Printing Materials Market –  Landscape

5.1. Value Chain Analysis – Key Stakeholders Impact Analysis

5.2. Market Drivers

5.3. Market Restraints/Challenges

5.4. Market Opportunities

Chapter 6. APAC 3D Printing Materials Market  –  By Type

6.1. Polymers

                6.1.1. ABS

                6.1.2. PLA

                6.1.3. Photopolymers

                6.1.4. Nylon

                6.1.5. Others

6.2. Metal

                6.2.1. Steel

                6.2.2. Titanium

                6.2.3. Aluminum

                6.2.4. Others

6.3. Ceramic

                6.3.1. Silica

                6.3.2. Glass

                6.3.3. Gypsum

6.4. Others

Chapter 7. APAC 3D Printing Materials Market  – By Form

7.1. Filament

7.2. Powder

7.3. Liquid

Chapter 8. APAC 3D Printing Materials Market – By Technology

8.1. FDM

8.2. SLS

8.3. SLA

8.4. DMLS

8.5. Others

Chapter 9. APAC 3D Printing Materials Market  –  By Application

9.1. Prototyping

9.2. Manufacturing

9.3. Others

Chapter 10. APAC 3D Printing Materials Market  – By End User Industry

10.1. Aerospace and Defense

10.2. Medical & Healthcare

10.3. Automotive

10.4. Consumer Goods

10.5. Construction

10.6. Education & Research

10.7. Others

Chapter 11. APAC 3D Printing Materials Market , By Country – Market Size, Forecast, Trends & Insights

11.1. Asia Pacific

                11.1.1. Japan

                11.1.2. South Korea

                11.1.3. China

                11.1.4. India

                11.1.5. Australia

                11.1.6. New Zealand

                11.1.7. Thailand

                11.1.8. Malaysia

                11.1.9. Vietnam

                11.1.10. Philippines

                11.1.11. Indonesia

                11.1.12. Singapore

                11.1.13. Rest of Asia-Pacific

Chapter 12. APAC 3D Printing Materials Market   – Company Profiles – (Overview, Product Portfolio, Financials, Developments)

12.1. Company 1

12.2. Company 2

12.3. Company 3

12.4. Company 4

12.5. Company 5

12.6. Company 6

12.7. Company 7

12.8. Company 8

12.9. Company 9

12.10. Company 10

  • Primary & Secondary Sources to Collect & Validate Data

  • Utilization of Both Top Down & Bottom Up Approach

  • Holistic Research Methodology

Scope & Introductory Research

In the initial stage of research, the scope for market is defined. In order to better understanding of the market, secondary focus is on different segmentations of the market. Preliminary research involves identifying key data points related to the market under consideration to estimate the market sizes to the best extent.​

Data Collection 

Based on the scope of the market and the key data points, a number of secondary sources are considered. This data collection stage consists of a team of analysts who gather data from various secondary resources, accessing proprietary databases and primary research by reaching out to key market participants and opinion leaders. ​

Data Fusion

At this stage, collected data using several sources is arranged in structured format. The sources include industry participants, in-house models, key opinion leaders in the market ecosystem and databases. Historical data trends are established at this point, and compared to the current scenario. Based on the macro- and micro-factor prevailing in various geographies, proprietary data models are used to analyze key market countries. Key players in this market are listed based on their capabilities in revenue, sales, and development. The study also involves the identification of companies in the category of 'new entrants' and their potential effects on the market.

Data Analysis

At this stage, the analyst team moves on to understand how the market has changed over the years. The total size of the market is gathered after an study of different business segments and end-users is done. An impact research is also done to see what factors will/may influence the market in the years ahead. The effect of various variables on the industry is often taken into account when forecasting market sizes.

Verification ​

Data verification is conducted at all research levels, however this stage is dedicated to more rigorous checking of the data points. At this stage, the estimated data is triangulated with company revenues and checked with industry experts including several senior executives and key opinion leaders in the market. The data is then summarized, and the findings are derived from the same for the report. ​

Quality Assurance & Report Preparation​

Holistic research methodology is followed with combination of Top Down and Bottom Up approach to undertake the estimation and forecasting task in order to ensure quality of data. At this stage of the research process, a dedicated QA team checks the data and approves after several predefined checks. Each section is checked and questioned to make the report accurate and reliable. In case of discrepancy, a team of analysts reviews the issue, and the whole process is repeated again. That significantly improves the report's quality. After approval, all the parts of the report are brought together and is formatted by highly trained team thus making it ready to dispatch.​

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