Business of Engineering

Additive manufacturing growth driven by global challenges

Changes in manufacturing due to COVID-19 and innovation are giving the additive manufacturing a major boost and will continue to do so for several years.

By ARC Advisory Group March 31, 2021
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology

ARC Advisory Group research on the global additive manufacturing market shows the intersection of 3D printer innovation, software advances and material creation with the COVID-19 pandemic is shining a new light on industrialized additive manufacturing. As part of a broader digital transformation strategy, additive manufacturing is part of the solution for disrupted supply chains, operational efficiencies, and new product development.

“The market for industrial additive manufacturing will grow at a double-digit rate through 2025. Last year was difficult due to the overarching macroeconomic pressures of the global COVID-19 pandemic, widespread trade tensions, and political unrest. Due to the uncertainty in the market, 2021 growth will be off to a slower start. As with other transformative technologies, adopters are balancing short-term investments and capital expenditures vs. much needed innovation in a competitive world,” said Marianne D’Aquila, research director and author of ARC’s Additive Manufacturing Global Market Research in a press release.

This ARC research explores current market performance and related technology and business trends, identifies leading technology suppliers, and provides five-year global forecasts for the worldwide market for additive manufacturing machinery. This new research is based on ARC’s industry-leading market research database, extensive primary and secondary research, and proprietary economic modeling techniques. The research includes competitive analysis, plus five-year market forecasts by region, industry, and product categories.

This new research is available in a variety of formats to meet the specific research and budgetary requirements of a wide variety of organizations.  These include:

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– Edited from an ARC Advisory Group press release by CFE Media. ARC Advisory Group is a CFE Media content partner.


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