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3D printing, also popularly known as additive manufacturing, is a technology that uses a printer and a digital file to produce physical and tangible objects. The digital file is technically known as computer-aided design and is made according to the print requirement, materials type, and printer used to manufacture the product. The main application areas of 3D printing plastic materials are in aerospace & defense, automotive, and healthcare among others. The continuous advancements in 3D printing technology, such as improved 3D printers, faster printing speeds, and better resolution, have contributed to the growth of the 3D printing plastics market. As the technology becomes more efficient and accessible, it attracts more users from various industries. On the other hand, environmental problems with the disposal of 3D printed plastic goods may hamper the 3D printing plastics market growth. The 3D Printed Plastics Market is anticipated to grow at a rate of 3.15% CAGR by 2028. 
3D Printed Plastics Market based on Material Type:
•    Photopolymers
•    ABS & ASA
•    Polyamide/Nylon
•    Polylactic acid
•    Others
3D Printed Plastics Market based on End-users:
•    Aerospace & Defense
•    Automotive
•    Healthcare
•    Consumer Products/Electronics
•    Others
3D Printed Plastics Market based on Geography:
•    North America
•    Europe
•    Asia Pacific
•    Rest of the World
On the basis of material type, the market is classified into Photopolymers, ABS & ASA, Polyamide/Nylon, Polylactic acid and Others. The Photopolymers type segment dominated the 3D printed plastics market. Photopolymers are soluble liquid mixtures of monomer, polymer base, and oligomers as well as a photo initiator. They are gently sensitive polymeric materials which when exposed to light change their physical as well as chemical properties. Ultraviolet rays start the reaction and change the properties of photopolymers. They are widely used in different printing technologies, such as inkjet, polyjet, and 3D jetted printing.
Further on the basis of end users, the end users of 3D printing plastics are Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Healthcare, Consumer Products/Electronics and Others. The healthcare end-use segment has the largest share in the 3D Printed Plastics market. Key factors accelerating demand for 3D printing plastics in healthcare industry such as its cost effectiveness, ease in customization, as well as rising incidences of vascular and osteoarthritis diseases. Further, better technology, beneficial government support, and swift product development are likely to drive product demand in healthcare applications. Moreover, surging demand for medical components such as mask clips, face shield, 3D printed mask & filter cover, and others due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic is expected to propel the market growth.
In terms of geography, the North America region is having the dominating share in the 3D printed plastics market. Since, the region has developed marketplaces and a majorly developed 3D printing sector, both of which have a major impact on market growth. In the North American market, polylactic acid (PLA) is projected to rise at a favorable rate. 
Moreover, 3D printing plastics are being tailored to meet the specific needs of different industries across the world. Manufacturers are developing materials with enhanced properties like higher strength, increased temperature resistance, better biocompatibility for medical applications, and improved fire retardancy for aerospace and automotive use. Customized materials are essential for unlocking new applications in diverse industries. Thus, industry specific materials trend is propelling the global3D printing plastics market.
Competitors identified in the 3D printing plastics market report are 3D Systems Corporation, Stratasys, Ltd., Arkema SA, BASF SE, Evonik Industries AG, SABIC, HP Inc., DowDuPont Inc., Royal DSM N.V., and EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems.
As a result, the 3D printing industry is continually evolving, and new developments may have occurred beyond my last update. It's essential to refer to more recent sources for the latest information on the 3D printing plastics market.
•    This report focuses on the present and future prospects of 3D printing plastics market in the developed and developing markets.
•    This report includes the segments and sub-segments of the market coupled with the segment which is estimated to dominate the market share. 
•    This report also includes the recent developments, market shares and strategies which are adopted by the key market players as well as their profiles are included
•    This report further emphasizes on the factors which are influencing the growth of the market such as drivers, constraints, challenges and opportunities.

3D Printing Plastics Market Forecast up to 2028

  • Table of Contents

    1.    Executive Summary
    2.    Industry Outlook

    2.1.    Industry Overview
    2.2.    Industry Trends
    3.    Market Snapshot
    3.1.    Market Definition
    3.2.    Market Outlook
    3.2.1.    Porter Five Forces
    3.3.    Related Markets
    4.    Market characteristics
    4.1.    Market Overview
    4.2.    Market Segmentation
    4.3.    Market Dynamics
    4.3.1.    Drivers
    4.3.2.    Restraints
    4.3.3.    Opportunities
    4.4.    DRO - Impact Analysis
    5.    Material Type: Market Size & Analysis
    5.1.    Overview
    5.2.    Photopolymers
    5.3.    ABS & ASA
    5.4.    Polyamide/Nylon
    5.5.    Polylactic acid
    5.6.    Others
    6.    End-users: Market Size & Analysis
    6.1.    Overview
    6.2.    Aerospace & Defense
    6.3.    Automotive
    6.4.    Healthcare
    6.5.    Consumer Products/Electronics
    6.6.    Others
    7.    Geography: Market Size & Analysis
    7.1.    Overview
    7.2.    North America
    7.3.    Europe
    7.4.    Asia Pacific
    7.5.    Rest of the World
    8.    Competitive Landscape
    8.1.    Competitor Comparison Analysis
    8.2.    Market Developments
    8.2.1.    Mergers and Acquisitions, Legal, Awards, Partnerships
    8.2.2.    Product Launches and execution
    9.    Vendor Profiles
    9.1.    3D Systems Corporation
    9.1.1.    Overview
    9.1.2.    Financial Overview
    9.1.3.    Product Offerings
    9.1.4.    Developments
    9.1.5.    Business Strategy
    9.2.    Stratasys, Ltd.
    9.2.1.    Overview
    9.2.2.    Financial Overview
    9.2.3.    Product Offerings
    9.2.4.    Developments
    9.2.5.    Business Strategy
    9.3.    Arkema SA
    9.3.1.    Overview
    9.3.2.    Financial Overview
    9.3.3.    Product Offerings
    9.3.4.    Developments
    9.3.5.    Business Strategy
    9.4.    BASF SE
    9.4.1.    Overview
    9.4.2.    Financial Overview
    9.4.3.    Product Offerings
    9.4.4.    Developments
    9.4.5.    Business Strategy
    9.5.    Evonik Industries AG
    9.5.1.    Overview
    9.5.2.    Financial Overview
    9.5.3.    Product Offerings
    9.5.4.    Developments
    9.5.5.    Business Strategy
    9.6.    SABIC
    9.6.1.    Overview
    9.6.2.    Financial Overview
    9.6.3.    Product Offerings
    9.6.4.    Developments
    9.6.5.    Business Strategy
    9.7.    HP Inc.
    9.7.1.    Overview
    9.7.2.    Financial Overview
    9.7.3.    Product Offerings
    9.7.4.    Developments
    9.7.5.    Business Strategy
    9.8.    DowDuPont Inc.
    9.8.1.    Overview
    9.8.2.    Financial Overview
    9.8.3.    Product Offerings
    9.8.4.    Developments
    9.8.5.    Business Strategy
    9.9.    Royal DSM N.V.
    9.9.1.    Overview
    9.9.2.    Financial Overview
    9.9.3.    Product Offerings
    9.9.4.    Developments
    9.9.5.    Business Strategy
    9.10.    EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
    9.10.1.    Overview
    9.10.2.    Financial Overview
    9.10.3.    Product Offerings
    9.10.4.    Developments
    9.10.5.    Business Strategy
    10.    Analyst Opinion
    11.    Annexure

    11.1.    Report Scope
    11.2.    Market Definitions
    11.3.    Research Methodology
    11.3.1.    Data Collation and In-house Estimation
    11.3.2.    Market Triangulation
    11.3.3.    Forecasting
    11.4.    Report Assumptions
    11.5.    Declarations
    11.6.    Stakeholders
    11.7.    Abbreviations

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