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Additive Manufacturing with Metal Powders 2017:  An Opportunity Analysis and Ten-Year Forecast

Additive Manufacturing with Metal Powders 2017:  An Opportunity Analysis and Ten-Year Forecast

SmarTech Publishing’s 2017 report on metal powders for additive manufacturing will cover more metals than ever reflecting the growing palette of metal printing.  We will also analyze the latest printers and technology developments that have emerges since our 2016 report on this topic.  And we also take a look at who have been the winners and losers in the past year.

As usual we include ten-year forecasts of the additive manufactured metals market with projections by type of machine and software, metal consumed and service revenue bureau.  Forecasts are also included by application/end-user industry.

Watch this space for more details.  No other source provides such a wealth of analysis and market data on metal additive manufacturing.

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Chapter One: Metal Additive Manufacturing Market in 2017 – A Pivotal Year
1.1 Trailing Twelve-Month Review of Metal AM Market Activity
1.1.1 Major Market Structure Changes – Acquisitions to Affect Supply Chain of Metal Powders
1.1.1.1 Puris and Carpenter
1.1.1.2 DMG Mori and Realizer
1.1.2 Major Market Structure Changes – Significant New Entrants to Powder Bed Fusion Technology
1.1.2.1 AddUp Solutions
1.1.2.2 OR Laser
1.1.2.3 Additive Industries
1.1.3 Significant Process Development for Alternatives to Powder Bed Fusion – Anticipating Commercial Impacts
1.1.3.1 MarkForged Metal X
1.1.3.2 XJet Nano Particle Jetting
1.1.3.3 Longer Term Process Developments–Adira Tiled Laser Manufacturing and Prodways MovingLight for Metals
1.2 Regional Growth Perspectives in Metal AM
1.2.1 European OEM Landscape Undergoing Changes
1.2.2 North America Becoming Key Target for Major Players, Powder Supply Chain
1.2.3 Demand for Metal AM In Asia Being Powered by Advanced Healthcare
1.2.4 Rest of World – India, Mid-East Showing Signs of Growth
1.3 Key Trends in Metal AM Technology Shaping the Future of Additive Manufacturing
1.3.1 Advancements in Metal Additive Manufacturing Software Solutions
1.3.2 Powder Bed Fusion Process Architecture Shifting Towards Automation, Serial Manufacturing
1.3.3 Advancements in In-Situ Process Monitoring and Quality Assurance Technologies
1.3.4 Key Growth Factors and Development Goals by Print Technology
1.4 Shifting Market Requirements for Metal Powders and Alloys in Additive Manufacturing
1.4.1 Need for Expertise Development and Consulting Services in Niche Alloy Groups
1.5 Characterizing Metal Additive Manufacturing Markets and User Groups in 2017 and Beyond
1.5.1 Aerospace Industry Driving Serial Manufacturing, Use of Specialized Alloys
1.5.2 Medical Industry Transitioning to Metal AM at Record Levels
1.5.3 Service Providers Capitalizing on Metal Additive Manufacturing Expertise
1.5.4 Automotive Industry Expected to Grow Through Rapid Metal Tooling
1.5.5 Emerging Opportunities: Defense, Energy, Oil and Gas, and More
1.5.5.1 Energy, Oil and Gas
1.5.5.2 Defense and Civilian Firearms
1.5.5.3 Summary
1.6 Summary of Latest Market Forecasts and Data

Chapter Two: Metal Additive Manufacturing Technologies and End Users
2.1 Metal Powder Bed Fusion Technology
2.1.1 Laser-Based Powder Bed Fusion Market Metrics
2.1.1.1 Average Market Cost of Laser Powder Bed Fusion Technology
2.1.1.2 Market Share of Laser Powder Bed Fusion Market – 2016
2.1.1.3 Laser Powder Bed Fusion – Share of Alloys
2.1.1.4 New Laser Metal AM Systems Coming to Market in 2017
2.1.2 Electron Beam-Based Powder Bed Fusion Market Metrics
2.1.2.1 Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion – Share of Alloys
2.1.3 Key Technology Developments in Powder Bed Fusion
2.1.3.1 Automated Handling Unit Integration
2.2 Powder Based Directed Energy Deposition (Laser Cladding)
2.2.1 Significant Technical Developments in Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing
2.2.2 Wire-Based Directed Energy Deposition and Its Impacts
2.2.3 Laser-Based Directed Energy Deposition Market Metrics
2.2.3.1 Average Market Cost of Laser Powder Bed Fusion Technology
2.3.2.2 Market Share of Laser Powder Bed Fusion Market – 2016
2.3.2.3 Laser Powder Bed Fusion – Share of Alloys
2.3 Metal Binder Jetting
2.4 Analysis of Hardware Market Major Players: Incumbents
2.4.1 3D Systems
2.4.2 EOS
2.4.3 Concept Laser
2.4.4 Arcam
2.4.5 SLM Solutions
2.4.6 Renishaw
2.4.7 Optomec
2.4.8 ExOne
2.5 Analysis of Hardware Market Major Players: Challengers
2.5.1 Trumpf/Sisma
2.5.2 OR LASER
2.5.3 Additive Industries
2.5.4 Farsoon
2.5.5 AddUp Solutions (Fives/Michelin)

Chapter Three: The Metal Powder Supply Chain – Production, Supply, and Influencers
3.1 Characterization of Metal Powders for Additive Manufacturing
3.1.1 Evolving Powder Specifications and Requirements Influencing Supply Chain in 2017
3.2 Overview of Metal Powder Supply Chain in 2017
3.2.1 Ongoing Evolution in the Additive Manufacturing- Specific Metal Powder Supply Chain
3.2.2 Success Recommendations for Metal Powder Suppliers Targeting AM in 2017
3.3 Metal Powder Production Methods for Additive Manufacturing Technologies
3.3.1 Major Trends in Powder Production 2017-2026
3.3.2 Gas-Based Atomization
3.3.3 Plasma-Based Atomization
3.3.4 Alternative Atomization and Production Methods
3.3.4.1 Water Atomization
3.3.4.2 Non-Atomization Approaches
3.3.5 Cost Analysis and Expectations for Metal Powders in AM
3.4 Analysis of Powder Supply Chain Players
3.4.1 AP&C
3.4.2 Carpenter
3.4.3 Sandvik
3.4.4 H.C. Starck
3.4.5 GKN Hoeganaes
3.4.6 Osaka Titanium
3.4.7 Praxair Surface Technologies
3.4.8 ATI Metals
3.4.9 Alcoa/Arconic
3.4.10 Pyrogenesis
3.4.11 US Metal Powders/AMPAL, Inc.
3.4.12 Suppliers of Precious Metal Powders
3.4.13 System OEMs Influencing Supply Chains through Reselling

Chapter Four: Metal Alloy Categories in Additive Manufacturing – Opportunities and Applications
4.1 Steels in Additive Manufacturing
4.1.1 Top Growth Applications and Associated Markets for Steels in Additive Manufacturing
4.1.2 Primary Production Methods, Processing Technologies, and Suppliers for Steel Powders
4.1.2.1 Leading Suppliers of AM Steel Powders
4.2 Cobalt Chrome
4.2.1 Top Growth Applications and Associated Markets for Cobalt Chrome in Additive Manufacturing
4.2.2 Primary Production Methods, Processing Technologies, and Suppliers for Cobalt Chrome Powders
4.3 Titanium Alloys
4.3.1 Top Growth Applications and Associated Markets for Titanium Alloys in Additive Manufacturing
4.3.2 Primary Production Methods, Processing Technologies, and Suppliers for Titanium Alloys Powders
4.4 Nickel Alloys
4.4.1 Top Growth Applications and Associated Markets for Nickel Alloys in Additive Manufacturing
4.4.2 Primary Production Methods, Processing Technologies, and Suppliers for Nickel Alloys Powders
4.5 Aluminum Alloys
4.5.1 Top Growth Applications and Associated Markets for Aluminum Alloys in Additive Manufacturing
4.5.2 Primary Production Methods, Processing Technologies, and Suppliers for Aluminum Alloys Powders
4.6 Refractory Metals and Other Alloys — Tantalum, Tungsten, Molybdenum, and More
4.6.1 Top Growth Applications and Associated Markets for Refractory Metals in Additive Manufacturing
4.7 Precious Metals

Chapter Five: Ten-Year Forecasts for Metal Powders and Metal Additive Manufacturing Technologies
5.1 Methodology and Forecast Considerations
5.2 Presentation of Key Market Metrics
5.3 Metal AM Hardware Forecast Data
5.4 Metal Powders for AM Forecasts by Industry Segment
5.4.1 Aerospace
5.4.2 Automotive
5.4.3 Medical
5.4.4 Dental
5.4.5 Service Bureaus for Metal AM Services
5.4.6 Jewelry
5.4.7 Oil and Gas
5.4.8 Other Industries
5.5 Summary of Metal AM Forecast Revenues

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List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1-1: Updated Metal AM Adoption Model
Exhibit 1-2: Illustration - AM Growth Balance and a Disconnect of Value
Exhibit 1-3: Projected Impact of General Electric AM Activity on Hardware Market
Exhibit 1-4: Summary of Traditional Machine Tool Provider Development of Additive Technology
Exhibit 1-5: Comparison: Average Metal Powder Bed Fusion Sales Price versus OR Laser ORLAS CREATOR
Exhibit 1-6: Additive Industries MetalFab1 Machine Demonstration
Exhibit 1-7: Analysis of Market Potential: Atomic Diffusion Additive Manufacturing
Exhibit 1-8: Analysis of Market Potential: Nano Particle Jetting
Exhibit 1-9: Updated Expectations and Outcomes on Key Metal AM Influencing Factors
Exhibit 1-10: Summary of Available Specialty Metal AM Print Preparation Software Packages
Exhibit 1-11: Metal Powder Bed Fusion Process Architecture Changes Illustrated
Exhibit 1-12: Summary of Metal AM Growth Drivers and Development Goals by Print Technology
Exhibit 1-13: Demand for Diversified Nickel and Titanium Alloys in Additive Manufacturing, 2014-2026
Exhibit 1-14: Total Projected AM Metal Powder Demand (All Alloy Groups and
Technologies), Automotive Applications, 2015-2026
Exhibit 1-15: Summary of Other Industries and Related Opportunities in Metal AM
Exhibit 1-16: Total Primary Metal AM Market Size, by Category, 2014-2017(e)
Exhibit 2-1: Current Metal Additive Manufacturing Technology Hierarchy
Exhibit 2-2: Summary of Top Powder Bed Fusion Markets and Materials
Exhibit 2-3: Laser Metal Powder Bed Fusion System Parameters
Exhibit 2-4: Market Average Cost of Laser Powder Bed Fusion Technology, 2014-2017(e)
Exhibit 2-5: Laser Based Metal Powder Bed Fusion Market Share, by Vendor, 2016
Exhibit 2-6: Total Share of Metal Powders from Laser Powder Bed Fusion Systems, by Alloy Group, 2014-2016
Exhibit 2-7: Relevant New Laser Metal Powder Bed Fusion Systems Coming to Market in 2017
Exhibit 2-8: Electron-Based Powder Bed Fusion System Parameters
Exhibit 2-9: Total Share of Metal Powders from Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion Systems, by Alloy Group, 2014-2016
Exhibit 2-10: Next Generation Powder Bed Fusion System Architecture Illustration
Exhibit 2-11: Summary of Top Powder Based Directed Energy Deposition Markets and Materials
Exhibit 2-12: Powder Based Directed Energy Deposition System Parameters
Exhibit 2-13: Market Average Cost of Laser Directed Energy Deposition Technology, 2014-2017(e)
Exhibit 2-14: Laser Based Metal Directed Energy Deposition Market Share, by Vendor, 2016
Exhibit 2-15: Total Share of Metal Powders from Laser Directed Energy Deposition Systems, by Alloy Group, 2014-2016
Exhibit 2-16: Total Share of Metal Powders from Metal Binder Jetting Systems, by Alloy Group, 2014-2016
Exhibit 3-1: Metal Powder Supply Chain in AM Capacity Expansions Offset by Increasing Requirements for Manufacturing Applications
Exhibit 3-2: Comparing Powder Supply from the End-User Perspective
Exhibit 3-3: Additive Manufacturing Metal Powder Production Share Analysis, by Production Technique, 2014-2026(e)
Exhibit 3-4: Comparison of Powder Production Techniques for Use in Additive Manufacturing
Exhibit 4-1: Available Steel Powders for Additive Manufacturing
Exhibit 4-2: Available Cobalt Chrome Alloys for Additive Manufacturing
Exhibit 4-3: Potential AM Powder Market for Industrial Superalloy Materials
Exhibit 4-4: Beneficial Traits of 3D-Printed Orthopedic Implants
Exhibit 4-5: Projected Market Share of Titanium AM Powder Production Methods, 2014-2026(e)
Exhibit 4-6: Summary of Nickel Additive Manufacturing Opportunities by Market Segment
Exhibit 5-1: Total Global AM Metal Powder Demand (Metric Tons), by Alloy Group, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-2: Total Projected Global AM Print Volume (cubic inches), by Alloy Group, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-3: Total Global AM Metal Powder Revenue, by Alloy Group, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-4: Regional AM Metal Powder Revenue, All Alloys, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-5: Global Annual Powder-Based Metal AM Unit Sales, by Technology Subsegment, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-6: Global Annual Powder-Based Metal AM Install Base, by Technology Sub-segment, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-7: Regional Powder-Based Metal AM Install Base, All Technologies, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-8: Global Annual Powder-Based Metal AM Hardware Revenue, by Technology Sub-segment, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-9: Total Projected Metal Powder Demand in Aerospace, by Alloy Type, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-10: Total Projected Metal Powder Revenue in Aerospace, by Alloy Type, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-11: Total Projected Metal Powder Demand in Automotive, by Alloy Type, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-12: Total Projected Metal Powder Revenue in Automotive, by Alloy Type, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-13: Total Projected Metal Powder Demand in Medical, by Alloy Type, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-14: Total Projected Metal Powder Revenue in Medical, by Alloy Type, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-15: Total Projected Metal Powder Demand in Dental, by Alloy Type, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-16: Total Projected Metal Powder Revenue in Dental, by Alloy Type, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-17: Total Projected Metal Powder Demand in Service Bureaus, by Alloy Type, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-18: Total Projected Metal Powder Revenue in Service Bureaus, by Alloy Type, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-19: Total Projected Metal Powder Demand in Jewelry, by Alloy Type, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-20: Total Projected Metal Powder Revenue in Jewelry, by Alloy Type, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-21: Total Projected Metal Powder Demand in Oil and Gas, by Alloy Type, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-22: Total Projected Metal Powder Revenue in Oil and Gas, by Alloy Type, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-23: Total Projected Metal Powder Demand in Other Industries, by Alloy Type, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-24: Total Projected Metal Powder Revenue in Other Industries, by Alloy Type, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-25: Total Projected Metal Powder Shipments for Additive Manufacturing, All Alloys, by Industry, 2014-2026
Exhibit 5-26: Total Projected Metal Powder Revenues for Additive Manufacturing, All Alloys, by Industry, 2014-2026

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