The 3D Printing Filament Market Set to Reach USD 14.07 Billion by 2032, According to Emergen Research


Increasing use of 3D printing filaments in automotive and aerospace industries, coupled with the growing demand for 3D printing filaments in mass communication, are the primary factors contributing to the revenue growth of the market.

Vancouver, Dec. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The global Three Dimensional (3D) printing filament market is on a strong growth trajectory. The market, valued at USD 1.23 billion in 2022, is anticipated to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 27.6% during the forecast period. Factors such as varied applications of 3D printing filaments in the automotive and aerospace industries, the increasing demand from the mass communication sector, and the numerous benefits of 3D printing technology including decreased operating time and manufacturing costs, are driving this growth.

Governments globally are actively promoting the adoption of 3D printing, bolstering market growth. To underline this trend, the US Air Force’s funding of Aerojet Rocketdyne’s development of 3D printing engines and the 2021 U.S. military budget’s allotment for defense-related 3D printing research are noteworthy. Additionally, the additive manufacturing method, particularly for making prosthetics and dental attachments, is another driving force. The use of 3D printers for educational and developmental purposes is also a significant contributor.

However, the market also faces challenges such as potential health risks for workers due to particle emissions during the 3D printing process. These issues may include respiratory and neurological conditions, underlining the importance of appropriate safety precautions.

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Material Insights: Plastic Leads the Market

In 2022, the plastic segment held the most significant revenue share in the global 3D printing filament market. The widespread use of plastics in various industries, such as healthcare and automotive, is primarily due to government initiatives endorsing 3D printing filament implementation. The advantages offered by 3D printing filaments in plastics, namely increased production efficiency, cost savings, and personalized products, have further propelled their demand.

End-use Insights: Consistent Growth of the Medical and Dental Segment

The future financial prospects of the medical & dental sector are predicted to be stable, thanks to a trend that is seeing a rise in the use of eco-friendly PLA in the crafting of prosthetics and implants, as well as the inclusion of 3D printing technology in medical procedures. This is going a long way in driving the progress of the sector. 3D printing filaments play a key role in the creation of a wide range of medical equipment that includes, but is not limited to, prosthetics, implants, scaffolds, and surgical devices.

Deep Dive into Application: Prototyping Taking the Lead

The market segment focusing on prototyping is anticipated to record a large portion of the global revenue of the 3D printing filament market. The rapid pace of prototyping in the final stages of the manufacturing process is gaining momentum, casting a spotlight on 3D printing as an industry-redefining technology in diverse sectors inclusive of automotive, healthcare, aerospace, and consumer goods among others.

Analysis by Region: North America in the Lead, Asia Pacific Gaining Traction

North America accounted for the largest revenue share in 2022, attributed to technological advancements in the 3D printing plastic industry and government support. The Asia Pacific market is anticipated to register the fastest revenue growth rate, driven by the adoption of large-format pellet extrusion 3D printing and technological advancements. Notable collaborations, like 3D Systems and SWANY in Japan, are enhancing the adoption of 3D printing in the Asia-Pacific region.

Europe is expected to account for a considerable revenue share, driven by the rising adoption of 3D prototype parts in the automotive industry. Countries like Germany, the UK, France, Italy, and Sweden, known for their technological advancements, are fostering an environment conducive to the implementation of 3D printing technology.

The 3D printing filament market is evolving rapidly, propelled by technological innovations, increasing applications, and supportive government initiatives. As the market continues to expand, stakeholders are urged to prioritize safety measures to mitigate potential health hazards.

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Scope of Research

Report Details


Market Size in 2022

USD 1.23 Billion

CAGR (2023–2032)


Revenue Forecast To 2032

USD 14.07 Billion

Base Year For Estimation


Historical Data


Forecast Period


Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million and CAGR in % from 2023 to 2032

Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments Covered

Materials, end-use, application, and region

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa

Country Scope

U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Benelux, Rest of Europe, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Rest of APAC, Brazil, Rest of LATAM, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa, Turkey, and Rest of and Middle East & Africa

Key Companies Profiled

BASF, Arkema, Höganäs AB, 3D Systems, Inc., DuPont, OXFORD PERFORMANCE MATERIALS, INC., Stratasys, EOS GmbH, Sandvik AB, Evonik Industries AG, Materialise, and Dow

Customization Scope

10 hours of free customization and expert consultation

Major Companies and Competitive Landscape

The global 3D printing filament market is fragmented, with large and medium-sized players accounting for the majority of market revenue. Major players are deploying various strategies, entering into mergers & acquisitions, strategic agreements & contracts, developing, testing, and introducing more effective 3D printing filament products in the market. Some of the major companies included in the global 3D printing filament market report are:



Höganäs AB

3D Systems, Inc.





Sandvik AB

Evonik Industries AG



Strategic Development

On July 24, 2023, the Poland-based company Zortrax unveiled its Endureal industrial 3D printer. This printer is equipped to deploy a flame-resistant BASF Ultrafuse PPSU filament, which is approved for usage in the railway industry. Zortrax asserts that PPSU shows excellent resilience in extreme thermal conditions and possesses significant fire and chemical resistance, discussing its aptness for applications in hydraulic and aerospace sectors.

On the last day of the year 2020, December 31, 3D startup Stratasys successfully acquired Origin. This acquisition has infused Stratasys with Origin’s software-centric Additive Manufacturing (AM) approach, boasting top-tier printing technology determined by digital light processing for production-intended polymer applications.

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For the creation of this report, Emergen Research has divided the global 3D printing filament market based on several factors: materials, end-use, application, and region.

Materials Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2019-2032)


Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

Polylactic Acid (PLA)

Polyamide (PA)

Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE)




Fused Silica







Stainless Steel


Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2019-2032)




End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2019-2032)

Aerospace & Defense Medical


Medical & Dental

Consumer Electronics


Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2019–2032)

North America











Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific




South Korea

Rest of APAC

Latin America


Rest of LATAM

Middle East & Africa

Saudi Arabia


South Africa


Rest of Middle East & Africa

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