Premium statistics

Industry-specific and extensively researched technical data (partially from exclusive partnerships).

A paid subscription is required for full access.

Forecast: 3D printing market value 2018/2022

Value of the additive manufacturing (3D printing) market worldwide between 2018 and 2022 (in billion U.S. dollars)

by I. Wagner, last edited Sep 4, 2019
Forecast: 3D printing market value 2018/2022 Growing at a projected compound annual growth rate of almost 30 percent between 2018 and 2022, 3D printing is expected to be worth around 26 billion U.S. dollars worldwide in 2022. The demand for environmentally friendly manufacturing is expected to drive 3D printing as a method of production. By building products layer by layer, rather than forging or casting, raw materials are used more efficiently.

The rise of metal materials

Most 3D printing uses polymers, such as PLA to create plastic objects. That said, the range of printable materials is growing, and metal additive manufacturing has started seeing widespread adoption. Metal additive manufacturing may account for a quarter of the additive manufacturing market by 2022.

Applications for additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing enables the creation of highly complex objects and has become increasingly favored in manufacturing and construction. Much of additive manufacturing is used for prototyping architecture and motor vehicles, while computer numerical control machines are expected to continue dominating high-volume discrete manufacturing. However, increased printing speed and lower costs have paved the way for 3D-driven functional parts manufacturing.
Show more

Value of the additive manufacturing (3D printing) market worldwide between 2018 and 2022 (in billion U.S. dollars)

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
I think of Statista as Google for researchers. Statista provides you with the information you search for right away.
Dr. Horst Stipp

Dr. Horst Stipp
EVP, Research & Innovation, Advertising Research Foundation

Statistics on "3D Technology"
  • 3D cinema
The most important statistics
  • 3D displays/devices
  • 3D printing
  • 3D scanning/sensing
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.