Projected Growth of 3D Printing in Construction Market to USD 3.3 billion by 2031 – Insights by Transparency Market Research, Inc.


Utilizing eco-friendly materials and curbing construction waste will enhance the use of 3D printing within the construction sector.

In Wilmington, Delaware, United States, on 2nd January 2024, Transparency Market Research Inc. has informed that the worth of 3D printing within the construction industry was USD 1.2 billion in 2021. It is projected to grow at a CAGR of 40.3% from 2022 through 2031. The market is likely

to reach US$ 3.3 billion by the end of 2031. It can significantly diminish the costs of construction by decreasing waste and labor expenses. Besides enabling efficient usage of materials, this technology makes the construction processes economical.

When compared with traditional approaches, 3D printing enables quicker construction. A step-by-step building process could expedite project schedules by granting the development of complicated structures in lesser time. It allows for complex and personalized designs that were previously hard or impossible to be created using traditional construction methods. When architects and builders use innovative and unique designs, the buildings can be structurally robust and innovative simultaneously.

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Key Findings of the Market Report

The services segment, when categorized based on components, is anticipated to stimulate demand in 3D printing within the construction industry.

Focusing on the materials, the concrete segment is projected to create considerable demand in the forthcoming years.

Powder bonding, in terms of construction methods, is predicted to enhance the growth of 3D printing in the construction market.

North America is anticipated to retain a leading position in the 3D printing for construction market over the following few years.

It is projected that the market for 3D printing in construction within the Middle East & Africa will witness a substantial growth from 2022 to 2031.

Global 3D Printing in Construction Market: Main Factors of Growth

One of the significant advantages of 3D printing is its contribution to waste reduction, thereby making it a sustainable process. In line with global trends to foster eco-friendly practices, a variety of 3D printing processes utilize environment-friendly and recyclable materials. Employing robotics and automation in 3D printing methods results in greater efficiency and accuracy. Automated systems enable construction personnel to operate incessantly and eliminate the need for prolonged breaks, leading to boosted efficiency and speed.

3D printing is gaining traction globally due to the increasing demand for affordable housing solutions. This technology offers rapid and cost-efficient solutions for addressing the housing shortage. As the perks of using 3D printing in construction become more familiar, development and construction firms are starting to exploit its vast potentials.

3D printing has steadily gained a foothold in the construction sector. Some governments are boosting its adoption by providing grants, funding, and beneficial regulations to companies. This, in turn, spurs the industry to embrace innovation and adopt groundbreaking technologies. In terms of material options, speed, and scale, 3D printing technology used in construction is continually improving. Traditional construction methods pose safety risks to workers, risks that can significantly be minimized through the automation of processes achievable with 3D printing technology. This will aid in decreasing accidents associated with manual labor.

Key Players in the Global 3D Printing in Construction Market

Various types of 3D printers, such as gantry-mounted printers, polar machines, and mobile robots, are currently available in the market. These printers can be used to build a variety of structures, from domestic houses to office buildings, and even bridges. Despite the numerous benefits that 3D printing brings, its utilization is not widespread. As such, vendors are striving to develop advanced products to increase their market share in the 3D printing in construction space.

<p>The construction sector is majorly dominated by a conservative approach, largely leaning on traditional methodologies. This is why 3D printing technology, specifically for construction purposes, is encountering copious challenges and has not yet fully matured. There are only a handful of companies in the industry employing 3D printing for their large-scale projects.</p>

<p>Apis Cor Inc.</p>

<p>COBOD International A/S</p>

<p>Contour Crafting Corporation</p>

CyBe Construction

ICON Technology, Inc.

MudBots 3D Concrete Printing, LLC


WASP S.r.l.


Yingchuang Building Technique (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. (WinSun)

Black Buffalo 3D Corporation

Samsung C&T Corporation

L&T Construction

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Key Developments

In December 2023, a Danish real estate firm, AKF, developed a small-sized low CO2 concrete building in collaboration with Danish 3DCP Group and Saga Space Architects. The building includes various facilities such as a gymnasium, guest room, laundry facilities, and a COBOD BOD2 printer.

A promising German-based company, Domex 3D, emerged in the 3D printing industry in December 2023. This company has successfully managed to make a mark by integrated latest technologies in construction automation using 3D printing and robotics.

Market Segmentation in Global 3D Printing for Construction

Component-based Segmentation




By Material






By Construction Method


Powder Bonding

Others (Additive Welding, etc.)

By Printing Type

Full Building

Modular Components of Building (Walls, Ceilings, Floors, etc.)

By End User








By Region

North America

South America


Asia Pacific

Middle East & Africa

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