3D Printed Technical Ceramics: Technologies and Global Markets

20 Jun, 2017 | BCC Research | 125 Pages
Report Scope:

This report provides an updated review of 3D printed technical ceramics and their fabrication processes, and identifies current and emerging applications for these technologies.

BCC Research delineates the current market status for 3DP-TC, defines trends and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The 3DP-TC market is analyzed based on the following segments: product type, material, technology, application and region. In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest process developments, are discussed.

More specifically, the market analysis conducted by BCC Research for this report is divided into five sections.

In the first section, an introduction to the topic and a historical review of ceramic 3D printing are provided, including an outline of recent events. In this section, current and emerging applications for 3D printed technical ceramics are also identified and grouped in segments (electrical and electronics, optical and optoelectronics, mechanical/chemical, energy and life science).

The second section provides a technological review of 3D printed technical ceramics. This section offers a revised and detailed description of various ceramic 3D printing processes; advantages and disadvantages of each method; typical materials for 3DP-TC; and new and emerging fabrication processes. This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments since 2014, including examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for, as well as highlighting the most active research organizations operating in this field.

The third section entails a global market analysis for 3DP-TC. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (product type, material, technology, application and region), with actual data referring to the years 2015 and 2016, and estimates for 2017.

The analysis of current revenues for 3DP-TC is followed by a detailed presentation of market growth trends, based on industry growth, technological trends and regional trends. The third section concludes by providing projected revenues for 3DP-TC within each segment, together with forecast compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for the period of 2017 through 2022.

In the fourth section of the study, which covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading suppliers of equipment, materials and services for 3DP-TC, together with a description of their products. The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these firms and an evaluation of other key industry players. Profiles of the top players are also provided.

The fifth and final section includes an analysis of recently issued U.S. patents, with a summary of patents related to fabrication methods for 3DP-TC, equipment and applications. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, application and process type.

Report Includes:

- An overview of the global market for 3D printed technical ceramics.
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015 and 2016, estimates for 2017, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2022.
- Evaluation of the market on the basis of product category, application, and region.
- A technological review of 3D printed technical ceramics, including material types, fabrication technologies, and characteristics of formed products.
- Presentation of market growth trends based on industry growth, technological trends, and regional trends.
- Listing of significant patents recently issued or applied pertaining to 3D printed technical ceramics
- Profiles of main industry players and their products.

Report Summary

In the 30 years since it was first developed, 3D printing (or additive manufacturing) has been primarily focused on the creation of objects made from polymers and metals. In recent years, there has been growing interest in expanding the use of 3D printing to ceramic materials. Although artistic objects and pottery currently represent the most common applications for ceramic 3D printing, various 3D printed technical ceramics are also being introduced to the marketplace.

As many as 17 different 3D printing processes (not including variants and processes upgrades) are currently being developed or applied to the fabrication of technical ceramics. These processes are broadly classified as: powder-based, suspension-based and tape-based. Advanced ceramics produced by these methods find their primary use in the following sectors: electrical and electronics, optical and optoelectronics, life science, mechanical/chemical and energy.

This study provides an updated and comprehensive description of 3D printed technical ceramics as well as an overview of their fabrication processes and applications, outlining current technical issues and the latest technological developments related to the manufacturing of these materials. It also offers a detailed market analysis for 3D printing of technical ceramics by segment (product type, material, technology, application and region), describing technical aspects and trends that will affect the future growth of this market.

As shown in the Summary Table, the global market for 3D printing of technical ceramics, which includes equipment, materials and services, increased from $118 million in 2015 to $142 million in 2016 and is estimated to reach $174 million by the end of 2017, corresponding to a very strong CAGR of 21.4% during the two-year period.

Applications within the mechanical/chemical sector currently account for the largest share of the market at an estimated 44.8% of the total in 2017, corresponding to $174 million in sales. Within this segment, 3D printed ceramics are primarily used for the fabrication of structural components for aerospace and defense, filters and membranes, and catalysts and catalyst supports.

The next largest field of application is life science with projected revenues of $74 million in 2017 (or 42.5% of the total), while all the remaining applications combined (i.e., electrical and electronics, optical and optoelectronics, and energy) represent 12.6% of the total.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Intended Audience
Scope of Report
Methodology and Information Sources
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
Related BCC Research Reports
Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
Chapter 3 Market and Technology Background
Definitions and Study Focus
3D Printing Market
Milestones in the History of 3D Printed Technical Ceramics
Current and Emerging Applications for 3D Printed Technical Ceramics
Life Science
Electrical and Electronics
Optical and Optoelectronics
Mechanical/Chemical
Energy
Chapter 4 Ceramic 3D Printing Technologies
Fabrication of Technical Ceramics by 3D Printing
3D Printing Processes for Technical Ceramics
Powder-based Methods
Binder Jetting
Multi-jet Fusion
Post-printing Processes
Preceramic Polymers
Selective Laser Sintering
Selective Laser Sintering of Binder Coated Powder
High-speed Sintering
Suspension-based Methods
Robocasting
Direct-write Assembly
Fused Deposition Modeling
Precision Extrusion Deposition
Freeze-form Extrusion Fabrication
Direct Inkjet Printing
Nanoparticle Jetting
Electrohydrodynamic Jet Printing
Pressurized spray deposition
Stereolithography
Two-photon Polymerization
Digital Light Processing
Continuous Liquid Interface Production
Lithography-based Ceramic Manufacturing
Slurry-based 3D Printing
Slurry-based Selective Laser Sintering
Tape-based Methods
Laser Object Manufacturing
Post-printing Processes
Materials for 3D Printed Technical Ceramics
Latest Technological Developments, 2014 to Present
Thermoplastic 3D Printing of Ceramics
Ceramic On-demand Extrusion
Aerosol Jet Printing
Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics by Sol-gel Process
Additive Manufacturing from Preceramic Polymer Beads
Other Relevant R&D Activities
Chapter 5 Global Markets
Analysis Outline
Global Market Summary
Current Market Status
Market by Product Category
Market by Material
Market by technology
Market by Application
Market by Region
Market Growth Trends
Industry Growth
Mechanical/Chemical
Filters and Membranes
Catalysts
Aerospace and Defense
Thermal and Acoustic Insulation
Wear- and Corrosion-Resistant Parts
Sensors
Life Science
Implantable Devices
Dentistry/Periodontics/Orthodontics
Tissue Engineering Scaffolds
Autografts
Allografts
Xenografts
Synthetic Materials
Biomaterials
Electrical and Electronics
Circuit Devices
MEMS
Piezoelectric Components
Optical and Optoelectronics
Optical and Optomechanical Components
Lasers
Scintillators
Energy
Fuel Cells
Batteries
Thermoelectric Devices
Technological Trends
Multimaterial 3D Printing
Increasing Automation
Fine Powder Printing Capability
Reduced Barriers to Innovation
Regional Trends
Market Forecast
Market by Product Category
Market by Material
Market by Technology
Market by Application
Market by Region
Chapter 6 Global Industry Structure
Leading Suppliers
Other Industry Players
Company Profiles
3D CERAM
3DYNAMIC SYSTEMS
AETHER
CERALINK
CERHUM
CERIX
ELEMENTUM 3D
EXONE
LITHOZ
NSCRYPT
PRODWAYS
ROBOCASTING ENTERPRISES
SCHUNK GROUP
STEINBACH
XJET
Chapter 7 Patent Analysis
Introduction
Summary of Recently Awarded Patents
General Trends
Trends by Country and Region
Trends by Assignee
Trends by Patent Category
Trends by Application
Trends by Material Type
Advantages and Disadvantages of Common Ceramic 3D Printing Technologies
List of Tables
Summary Table : Global Market for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Application, Through 2021
Table 1 : Global Market for 3D Printing, by Material Type, Through 2022
Table 2 : Technological Milestones for 3D Printed Technical Ceramics
Table 3 : Applications of 3D Printed Technical Ceramics in Life Science
Table 4 : Applications of 3D Printed Technical Ceramics in the Electrical and Electronics Sector
Table 5 : Applications of 3D Printed Technical Ceramics in the Optical and Optoelectronics Sector
Table 6 : Applications of 3D Printed Technical Ceramics in the Mechanical/Chemical Sector
Table 7 : Applications of 3D Printed Technical Ceramics in Energy
Table 8 : Comparison of Common Ceramic 3D Printing Technologies
Table 9 : Common Materials for 3D Printed Technical Ceramics
Table 10 : Other Relevant R&D Activities
Table 11 : Global Market for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by End Use, Through 2022
Table 12 : Global Market for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Product Category, Through 2017
Table 13 : Global Market for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Material, Through 2017
Table 14 : Global Market for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Technology, Through 2017
Table 15 : Global Market for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Application, Through 2017
Table 16 : Global Market for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Region, Through 2017
Table 17 : Membrane-Based Separation Processes
Table 18 : Global Market for Filtration, by Type, Through 2022
Table 19 : Global Market for Membranes, by Region, Through 2022
Table 20 : Global Market for Catalysts, by Type, Through 2022
Table 21 : Global Market for the Aerospace Industry, by Region, Through 2022
Table 22 : Global Market for Body and Vehicular Armor, by Type, Through 2022
Table 23 : Global Market for Body and Vehicular Armor, by Region, Through 2022
Table 24 : Global Market for Body and Vehicular Armor, by Material, Through 2022
Table 25 : Global Market for Thermal and Acoustic Insulation, by Sector, Through 2022
Table 26 : Global Market for Wear- and Corrosion-Resistant Parts, by Type, Through 2022
Table 27 : Global Market for Wear- and Corrosion-Resistant Parts, by Material, Through 2022
Table 28 : Global Market for Sensors, by Type, Through 2022
Table 29 : Global Market for CSCCs, by Type, Through 2022
Table 30 : Global Market for Implantable Devices, by Region, Through 2022
Table 31 : Global Market for Implantable Devices, by Type, Through 2022
Table 32 : Global Market for Semiconductors, by Region, Through 2022
Table 33 : Global Market for MEMS and NEMS, by Type, Through 2022
Table 34 : Global Market for Lasers, by Type, Through 2022
Table 35 : Global Market for Fuel Cells, by Type, Through 2022
Table 36 : Global Market for Batteries, by Type, Through 2022
Table 37 : Global Market for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Product Category, Through 2022
Table 38 : Global Market for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Material, Through 2022
Table 39 : Global Market for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Technology, Through 2022
Table 40 : Global Market for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Application, Through 2022
Table 41 : Global Market For 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Region, Through 2022
Table 42 : Leading Suppliers of Equipment, Materials and Services
Table 43 : Leading Suppliers by Product Type
Table 44 : Leading suppliers for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Product Type and Region
Table 45 : Other Relevant Industry Players
Table 46 : 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics - U.S. Patents, 2017
Table 47 : 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics - U.S. Patents, 2016
Table 48 : 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics - U.S. Patents, 2015
Table 49 : U.S. Patent Trends for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, 2015-2017
Table 50 : Assignees of U.S. Patents Related to 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, 2015-201
List of Figures
Summary Figure : Summary Figure: Global Market For 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, By Application, 2015-2022
Figure 1 : Global Market Share for 3D Printing, by Material Type, 2017
Figure 2 : 3D Printed Technical Ceramics: Worldwide Patent Applications and Patents Issued 1992 to 2016
Figure 3 : Basic Steps for Fabrication of 3D Printed Technical Ceramics
Figure 4 : Fabrication Processes for 3D Printed Technical Ceramics
Figure 5 : Binder Jetting
Figure 6 : Selective Laser Sintering
Figure 7 : Robocasting
Figure 8 : Fused Deposition Modeling
Figure 9 : Direct Inkjet Printing
Figure 10 : Stereolithography
Figure 11 : Continuous Liquid Interface Production
Figure 12 : Slurry-Based 3D Printing
Figure 13 : Slurry-Based Selective Laser Sintering
Figure 14 : Laser Object Manufacturing
Figure 15 : Global Market for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by End Use, 2015-2022
Figure 16 : Global Market Share for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Product Category, 2017
Figure 17 : Global Market Share for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Material, 2017
Figure 18 : Global Market Share for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Technology, 2017
Figure 19 : Global Market Share for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Application, 2017
Figure 20 : Global Market Share for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Region, 2017
Figure 21 : Global Market Share for Membranes, by Region, 2022
Figure 22 : Global Market Share for Catalysts, by Type, 2022
Figure 23 : Global Market Share for the Aerospace Industry, by Region, 2022
Figure 24 : Global Market Share for Body and Vehicular Armor, by Region, 2022
Figure 25 : Global Market Share for Body and Vehicular Armor, by Material, 2022
Figure 26 : Global Market Share for Thermal and Acoustic Insulation, by Sector, 2022
Figure 27 : Global Market Share for Wear- and Corrosion-Resistant Parts, by Type, 2022
Figure 28 : Global Market Share for Wear- and Corrosion-Resistant Parts, by Material, 2022
Figure 29 : Global Market Share for Sensors, by Type, 2022
Figure 30 : Global Market Share for CSCCs, by Type, 2022
Figure 31 : Global Market Share for Implantable Devices, by Region, 2022
Figure 32 : Global Market Share for Implantable Devices, by Type, 2022
Figure 33 : Global Market Share for Semiconductor Devices, by Region, 2022
Figure 34 : Global Market Share for MEMS and NEMS, by Type, 2022
Figure 35 : Global Market Share for Lasers, by Type, 2022
Figure 36 : Global Market Share for Fuel Cells, by Type, 2022
Figure 37 : Global Market Share for Batteries, by Type, 2022
Figure 38 : Global Market Share for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Product Category, 2022
Figure 39 : Global Market Share for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Material, 2022
Figure 40 : Global Market Share for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Technology, 2022
Figure 41 : Global Market Share for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Application, 2022
Figure 42 : Global Market Share for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Region, 2022
Figure 43 : Leading suppliers for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Product Type and Region
Figure 44 : U.S. Patent Trends for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, 2015-2017
Figure 45 : Global Patents Shares for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Region, 2015-2017
Figure 46 : Global Patents Shares for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Country, 2015-2017
Figure 47 : U.S. Patents Shares for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Organization Type, 2015-2017
Figure 48 : U.S. Patents Shares for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Patent Category, 2015-2017
Figure 49 : U.S. Patents Shares for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Application, 2015-2017
Figure 50 : U.S. Patents Shares for 3D Printing of Technical Ceramics, by Patent Category, 2015-2017
3D CERAM

3DYNAMIC SYSTEMS

AETHER

CERALINK

CERHUM

CERIX

ELEMENTUM 3D

ExOne

LITHOZ

NSCRYPT

PRODWAYS

ROBOCASTING ENTERPRISES

SCHUNK GROUP

STEINBACH

XJET
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