Titanium Opportunities In Additive Manufacturing

Report # SMP-AM-TI-1015
Published October 13, 2015

A new specialty market report from SmarTech is the first of its kind to explore opportunities and considerations specifically for titanium and titanium alloys, to be released in October 2015. Titanium is becoming one of three premiere metal group opportunities for additive manufacturing systems of numerous types, sought after primarily for its high strength to weight ratio, biological inertness, and other desirable properties when combined with additive layer manufacturing.

As a specialty study in a specific material, this report presents both market forecast data as well as critical market analysis for use of titanium in key industries adopting AM, as well as considerations for the future adoption and use in other applications. The primary opportunity factors related to the broader supply chain, primary providers of AM titanium powder and other forms, and analysis of the print technologies and powder production processes all combine to help business development and strategy professionals determine how to focus their efforts in titanium powder, parts, and print technologies.

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Chapter One: State of Metal Additive Manufacturing in Key Markets
1.1 Key Trends in Metal Additive Manufacturing Influencing Demand for Titanium
1.1.1 Development of Quality Assurance Initiatives in  Metal AM
1.1.2 Development of Part Testing Processes for Titanium Components made via Metal AM
1.2 Metal AM and Titanium in Aerospace
1.2.1 Titanium Helping to Move Metal AM Beyond Aircraft Engines
1.2.2 Titanium in Space Applications
1.2.3 Total Aerospace Titanium Opportunity May Leave Room for New Alloys
1.3Metal AM and Titanium in Medical
1.3.1 Powder Bed Fusion in Implants Increasingly Fragmented, Hold Implication for Titanium Powder Production
1.3.2 Competition in Orthopedic Implants from Outside the Metals Segment
1.3.3 Titanium in Dental Applications
1.4 Metal AM and Titanium in Automotive
1.4.1 Use of Titanium in Performance Motorsports
1.4.2 Critical Factors for Breaking into Commercial Vehicle Segments
1.4.3 Future of Titanium 3D Printing in Automotive
1.5 Metal AM and Titanium in Other Potential Industries
1.5.1 Heavy Equipment Industries — Maritime and Energy
1.5.2 Consumer Products
1.6 Comparisons to Powder Metallurgy and Broader Metal Powder Manufacturing
1.7 Key Points from this Chapter
Chapter Two: Additive Manufacturing Technologies and Utilization of Titanium Metal Powders 
2.1 Primary Titanium Powder Characteristics for AM Technology
2.1.1 General Requirements for Spherical Titanium Metal Powders for AM
2.2 Metal Powder Bed Fusion Technology and Related Metal Powder Production Considerations
2.2.1 Laser-Based Metal Powder Bed Fusion
2.2.2 Electron Beam Based Metal Powder Bed Fusion
2.3 Blown Powder Directed Energy Systems and Related Metal Powder Production Considerations
2.4 End User Considerations for Titanium Powder in Additive Manufacturing
2.5 Key Points From this Chapter
Chapter Three: Analysis of Titanium Powders for Additive Manufacturing – Production Methods, Players, and Supply Chain 
3.1 Supply Chain Considerations for Titanium Powder
3.2 Production Methods for Titanium Powder for AM
3.2.1 Gas-Based Atomization Methods
3.2.2 Plasma-Based Atomization Methods
3.2.3 Emerging AM Powder Production Methods
3.3 Competing Titanium Materials in the AM Industry
3.3.1 Titanium versus Nickel Superalloys, Cobalt Chrome, and Aluminum in AM
3.4 Profiles of Current and Potential Future Providers of Titanium Products to the AM Market
3.4.1 AP&C
3.4.2 GKN Hoeganaes
3.4.3 LPW Technology
3.4.4 Metalysis
3.4.5 Praxair Surface Technologies
3.4.6 Puris LLC
3.4.7 Tekna
Chapter Four: Summary of Ten-Year Forecasts for Titanium Powders in Additive Manufacturing 
4.1 Methodology Review
4.2 Metal 3D Printing Hardware Forecasts
4.2.1 Annual Unit Sales and Market Growth
4.2.2 Install Base
4.3 Titanium Powder Demand and Revenues by Vertical Industry
4.3.1 3D Printed Titanium in Aerospace
4.3.2 3D Printed Titanium in Automotive
4.3.3 3D Printed Titanium in Medical
4.3.4 3D Printed Titanium in Dentistry
4.3.5 3D Printed Titanium in Service Bureaus, Jewelry, and Other Applications
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List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1-1: Top Short Term 3D Print Material Opportunities for Commercial Aerospace and General Aviation
Exhibit 1-2: Total Titanium Mix in Aerospace 3D Printing Applications – Multi-Year Evolution
Exhibit 1-3: Beneficial Traits of 3D Printed Orthopedic Implants
Exhibit 1-4: 3D Printable Implant Material Comparison
Exhibit 1-5: Titanium versus PEKK Orthopedic Implant Material Revenue Mix ($US Millions) – 2014-2024
Exhibit 1-6: Total Projected 3D Printed Titanium Metal Powder Demand, 2014-2024(kilograms)
Exhibit 1-7: Total Projected 3D Printed Titanium Metal Powder Revenue, 2014-2024 ($US Millions)
Exhibit 2-1: Current Metal Additive Manufacturing Technology Hierarchy
Exhibit 2-2: Laser Metal Powder Bed Fusion System Parameters
Exhibit 2-3: Electron Based Powder Bed Fusion System Parameters
Exhibit 2-4: Powder Based Directed Energy Deposition System Parameters
Exhibit 3-1: AM Metal Powder Production Process Flow
Exhibit 3-2: Comparison of Titanium Powder Production Techniques for Use in Additive Manufacturing
Exhibit 3-3: Currently Available Specialty Titanium Alloys for AM
Exhibit 3-4: Potential Future Specialty Titanium Alloys for AM
Exhibit 4-1: Total Projected Annual Metal 3D Printing System Unit Sales, by Technology, 2014-2024 (Units Sold)
Exhibit 4-2: Total Projected Metal System Install Base, by Technology – 2014-2024 (Units Sold)
Exhibit 4-3: Total Annual Titanium Metal Powder Demand, by Type – Aerospace Industry, 2014-2024
Exhibit 4-4: Total Annual Titanium Metal Powder Revenue, Aerospace Industry – 2014-2024 ($US Millions)
Exhibit 4-5: Total Annual Titanium Metal Powder Demand, by Type – Automotive Industry, 2014-2024
Exhibit 4-6: Total Annual Titanium Metal Powder Revenue, Automotive Industry - 2014-2024 ($US Millions)
Exhibit 4-7: Total Annual Titanium Metal Powder Demand, by Type – Medical Industry, 2014-2024
Exhibit 4-8: Total Annual Titanium Metal Powder Revenue, Medical Industry – 2014-2024 ($US Millions)
Exhibit 4-9: Total Annual Titanium Metal Powder Demand, Dental Industry – 2014-2024
Exhibit 4-10: Total Annual Titanium Metal Powder Revenue, Dental Industry – 2014-2024 ($US Millions)
Exhibit 4-11: Total Annual Titanium Metal Powder Demand, Non-Specialty Service Bureaus – 2014-2024
Exhibit 4-12: Total Annual Titanium Metal Powder Revenue, Non-Specialty Service Bureaus – 2014-2024 ($US Millions)
Exhibit 4-13: Total Annual Titanium Metal Powder Demand, Jewelry Industry – 2014-2024 (Kilograms)
Exhibit 4-14: Total Annual Titanium Metal Powder Revenues, Jewelry Industry – 2014-2024 ($US Millions)
Exhibit 4-15: Total Annual Titanium Powder Demand, Other Industries –2014-2024 (Kilograms)
Exhibit 4-16: Total Annual Titanium Powder Revenue, Other Industries –2014-2024 ($US Millions)


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