Markets for Precious Metals in Additive Manufacturing: 2018 – 2028

Report # SMP-AM-AMPM-0318
Published March 27, 2018

In this new report SmarTech Publishing maps and quantifies the use of precious metals in additive manufacturing. The report differentiates between alloys used as atomized powders for powder bed fusion processes and those (mainly silver) used as nanoparticle inks for 3D printed electronics. The report further breaks down its analysis and forecasts for specific alloys including gold, platinum silver, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium and other rare metals and their relative applications.

SmarTech’s analyses of precious metals in additive manufacturing focuses on major industrial segments such as Jewelry, Dentistry, Aerospace and Electronics that are driving adoption of AM and precious metal AM (PMAM) for high performance and high-profile applications. The report accurately describes and quantities the primary revenue opportunity segments both in terms of materials and applications.

By conducting interviews with major stakeholders and adopters in the global markets for AM and precious metal powder production, SmarTech Publishing goes on to break down major revenue opportunity segments for AM (materials, hardware and service) while conducting further analysis into the value of precious metal AM part production both for industrial manufacturing and electronics manufacturing. This revenue opportunity segment is expected to drive the market for AM of precious metals to unprecedented heights over the next 10-year period.

 

“Be sure to register to attend SmarTech’s upcoming Analyst Day taking place on September 27, 2018 where analysis and forecasts of precious metals markets will be presented.  See https://www.smartechpublishing.com/smartech-event/ for additional details.”  

Chapter One: Analysis of Commercially Viable 3D Printing Applications for Precious Metals       
1.1 3D Precious Metals Rising
1.2 Penetration of AM in Precious Metal Adopting Industries
1.3 Precious Metals 3D Printing in the Electronics Industry
1.4 The Jewelry Industry and Precious Metal Additive Manufacturing (PMAM)
1.4.1 Jewelry Driving the Precious Metals AM Market
1.5 Dental and Biomedical Applications for 3D-Printed Precious Metals
1.6 Current and Future Challenges for AM of Precious Metal
1.7 Ten-year Market Forecast for Precious Metals in AM
1.8 Relevant PMAM Technologies
1.8.1 Selective Laser Melting
1.8.2 Analysis of the Metal Powder Bed Fusion Market
1.8.3 Material Jetting
1.8.4 Indirect 3D Printing and Casting Processes
1.8.5 Future Processes
1.8.5.1 Laser Metal Deposition
1.8.5.2 Binder Jetting (Bound Powder)
1.8.5.3 Pneumatic Extrusion
1.9 Ten-year Sales Forecast of AM Hardware for Processing Precious Metals
1.10 Objective of this Report
1.11 Methodology of this Report
1.12 Key Points from this Chapter
 
Chapter Two: Precious Metals that Can Be 3D Printed: Types, Properties and Demand  
2.1 Evolution of Precious Metals for 3D Printing
2.1.1 Forecast of Precious Metal Materials Revenues in AM
2.2 Gold and Gold Alloys
2.2.1 Available Gold Powders for AM
2.2.2 Forecast for Gold and Gold Alloys
2.3 Silver
2.3.1 Available Silver Powders for AM
2.3.2 Forecast for Silver
2.4 Platinum
2.4.1 Available Platinum Powders for AM
2.4.2 Forecast for Platinum and Platinum Alloys
2.5 Other Precious Metals and Alloys Used in Direct AM
2.6 Hardware for Direct Precious Metal Powder 3D Printing
2.7 Precious Metals Used in 3D Printing of Electronics
2.8 Professional Hardware for 3D Printing Precious Metal Inks in Electronics
2.9 Key Points from this Chapter
 
Chapter Three: Primary Applications for Direct 3D Printing of Precious Metals  
3.1 Direct Precious Metal AM Applications in Jewelry
3.1.1 Intricate Geometries
3.1.2 Printed Metal Fabric, Interconnected Parts and Sub-assemblies
3.1.3 Printing “Impossible” Precious Metal Alloys and Colors
3.1.4 Metal Jewelry Prototyping
3.1.5 One-stop Jewelry Production
3.2 Characteristics and Challenges of Precious Metal Additive Manufacturing in Jewelry
3.2.1 Mechanical and Post Process Optimization
3.2.2 Price Optimization
3.2.3 Low Productivity Rates
3.2.4 High Inventory Costs Associated with Precious Metal Alloys
3.2.5 Forecast for Direct Precious Metals 3D Printing in Jewelry
3.3 Precious Metal 3D Printing in Digital Dentistry (and Forecast)
3.4 Precious Metal 3D Printing Service Bureaus (and Forecast)
3.4.1 Precious Metal 3D Printing Service Bureaus
3.4.2 Forecast for Precious Metal Materials in AM Service Bureaus
3.5 Precious Metals 3D-Printed Electronics Applications
3.5.1 Optomec
3.5.2 Nano Dimension
3.6 Present and Future Applications of 3D-Printed Electronics
3.6.1 Military
3.6.2 Energy
3.6.3 3D Microstructures
3.6.4 Forecast for Use of Precious Metals in 3D-Printed Electronics
3.7 Key Points from This Chapter
 
Chapter Four: Stakeholders and Adopters of Precious Metal 3D Printing              
4.1 Suppliers of Precious Metals for 3D Printing
4.1.1 Cooksongold
4.1.2 Legor
4.1.3 Heraeus
4.1.4 Johnson Matthey
4.2 Precious Metal AM Hardware Manufacturers Covered in this Report
4.2.1 EOS
4.2.2 Concept Laser
4.2.3 Realizer (DMG Mori)
4.2.4 Sisma
4.2.5 Trumpf
4.2.6 OR Laser
4.3 Manufacturers Openly Adopting and Researching Direct Precious Metal AM
4.3.1 Bulgari
4.3.2 Nuovi Gioielli
4.3.3 Bolternstern
4.3.4 Argen (Dentistry)
4.4 Stakeholders in Precious Metal 3D Printing in Electronics
4.4.1 Optomec
4.4.2 Nano Dimension
About SmarTech Publishing
About the Analyst
Acronyms and Abbreviations Used In this Report
 
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1-1: Adoption trends for precious metal 3D printing by segment
Exhibit 1-2: Benefits of directly fabricated jewelry via AM vs. investment casting
Exhibit 1-3: Total revenue opportunity related to AM of precious metals
Exhibit 1-4: Total revenue opportunity associated with AM of precious metals and forecasted YoY growth
Exhibit 1-5: Ten Year revenue forecast for precious metal materials and hardware
Exhibit 1-6: Ten-Year revenue forecast for precious metal materials and hardware in industrial applications (jewelry, medical, dental, aerospace)
Exhibit 1-7: Major AM systems for processing precious metals
Exhibit 1-8: Precious metal powder bed fusion jewelry market share, unit sales, 2017
Exhibit 1-9: Forecast of hardware sales for processing precious metals
Exhibit 2-1: Leading commercially available precious metal powders for direct jewelry AM
Exhibit 2-2: Forecast of precious metals revenues in AM
Exhibit 2-3: Forecast of demand for gold and gold alloys by industrial segment
Exhibit 2-4: Revenues forecast for gold and gold alloys by industrial segment
Exhibit 2-5: Forecast of demand for silver and silver alloys by industrial segment
Exhibit 2-6: Revenues forecast for silver by industrial segment
Exhibit 2-7: Demand for silver in AM vs. electronics 3D printing
Exhibit 2-8: Revenues for silver in AM vs. electronics 3D printing
Exhibit 2-9: Forecast of demand for platinum and platinum alloys by industrial segment
Exhibit 2-10: Revenues forecast demand for platinum and platinum alloys by industrial segment
Exhibit 2-11: Leading systems for precious metal additive manufacturing currently on the market
Exhibit 2-12: Commercially available electronic 3D printing hardware
Exhibit 3-1: Benefits of directly fabricated jewelry via AM versus investment casting
Exhibit 3-2: Forecast for precious material demand in jewelry direct AM
Exhibit 3-3: Forecasted revenues for precious materials in jewelry direct AM
Exhibit 3-4: Forecast for precious material demand in dentistry direct AM
Exhibit 3-5: Forecasted revenues for precious material in dental direct AM
Exhibit 3-6: Forecast for precious material revenues for direct 3D printing in AM Services
Exhibit 3-7: Forecast for precious material revenues for direct 3D printing in AM Services
Exhibit 3-8: Forecast for precious material demand for electronics 3D printing
Exhibit 3-9: Forecast for precious material revenues for electronics 3D printing


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