Metal Parts Produced 2021: Additive Manufacturing Applications Market Analysis
In 2019, SmarTech released the first ever structured market database and forecast specific to metal additive manufacturing activity at the application level. This market intelligence solution was designed to provide the critical insights to stakeholders to inform where metal additive technologies were beginning to take hold from a production standpoint, from the perspective of the applications rather than hardware or software products. Then, in 2020, COVID struck and global manufacturing was thrown into a state of prolonged turmoil, the effects of which are still being felt today halfway through 2021. Now, SmarTech presents the second edition of this landmark study, with important updates reflecting where additive manufacturing now stands today as the world begins to move into a new era of supply chain innovation -one where metal additive technologies are once again being thrust to the forefront.
This database and accompanying study tracks and reports on volumes of additive manufactured parts produced today across numerous key industries, including parts produced by various AM service providers as well as private OEMs and suppliers in each market, split among the currently identified and expected future leading use cases for various AM technologies.
Users of this product will have access to forecast projections and current-day estimates of the volumes and total market value of all metals based parts produced via AM in a given industry, within various print technologies, material types, and, most importantly, part functionality and type. Those stakeholders with an interest in evaluating various key use cases for specific types of AM technology, AM materials, or broader end-user markets, will be able to utilize this database to help identify market strategies to guide product development and go-to-market in the ever growing world of additive.
The database includes, but is not limited to, the listing of specific coverage for part and part categories shown in the table below. Each of these areas and more are tracked and forecast by individual supporting print technology, material type, and region.