Publishing: September 2021 | Report Code: CM12228 | Available Format: PDF
The global 3D printing construction market generated ~$15 million revenue in 2020. The major factors responsible for the growth of the market are the growing environmental concerns regarding the waste generated by the construction industry and presence of more possibilities for customization and architectural flexibility using this technology.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdowns and partial factory closures negatively impacted the construction industry across the globe. As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, with the sudden imposition of lockdowns, construction activities have been on halt for months in major economies, such as China, the U.K., and India, which led to the shutting down of various construction projects. Nonetheless, since the last quarter of 2020, the market has started recovering and initiated a growth trend.
The 3D printing construction market is categorized into extrusion and powder bonding, based on construction method. of the two categories, the extrusion construction category is projected to generate the higher revenue . The key reason behind the popularity of the method is the high demand for concrete in the extrusion 3D printing method in building and infrastructure sectors.
In 3D printing construction market, the building category is expected to grow at the higher growth rate during the forecast period, based on end-user sector. This will mainly be due to the growing construction sector in developing countries and surging need for affordable housing.
Geographically, APAC was the largest contributor to the 3D printing construction market in 2020. This is mainly attributed to the rising number of buildings being constructed using this advanced technology and increasing research and development activities. The building and infrastructure sectors are the major consumers of 3D-printable construction materials in the region. Moreover, the strong presence of a large number of construction firms is another key factor for the market growth in the region.
The development of robotic arm extruders and the sand 3D printing and metal technologies is leading to new methods of construction. One of the biggest benefits of 3D printing in construction is the ease of creating complex and unusual designs and shapes, over traditional construction methods. For instance, in May 2021, BigRep and BASF SE’s additive manufacturing arm, Forward AM, launched a new architecture-oriented 3D printing material. The Concrete Formwork filament is designed to enable the creation of complex supports for precast concrete at lower costs and lead times than normal building methods allow. Using BigRep’s STUDIO G2 3D printer and new polymer, the companies are planning to construct a concrete staircase, to showcase the material’s design and efficiency potential.
The construction industry is responsible for the generation of a significant amount of waste. The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) states in its U.K. Statistics on Waste report that in 2016, the U.K. generated 221.0 million tons of waste. Construction, demolition, and excavation activities were responsible for 59% of the total waste. Furthermore, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that in 2018, the construction industry of the U.S. produced about 600 million tons of debris.
With the usage of 3D printing for construction, the wastage can be minimized to a huge extent, as the technology only uses the material required to print the structure. Moreover, 3D printers use materials that are lighter than traditional building materials; thus, transporting them saves energy.
|Base Year (2020) Market Size||~$15 Million|
|Report Coverage||Market Trends, Drivers, and Restraints, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Regional and Country Breakdown, Impact of COVID-19, Companies’ Strategic Developments, Business Model, Company Profiling,|
|Market Size by Segments||By Construction Method, By Material Type, By End-User Sector, By Region|
|Market Size of Geographies||U.S., Canada, Germany, U.K., France, Denmark, Russia, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E.|
|Secondary Sources and References (Partial List)||Additive Manufacturing Association of Taiwan, Advanced Manufacturing Association of Tokyo, National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, Association of Small and Medium Chemical Manufacturers, Plastics Industry Association, American Society for Testing and Materials|
The market for 3D printing construction is consolidated in nature. Some of the major players in the market are Yingchuang Building Technique (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Xtreee, Cybe construction, Mx3D, and Beijing Huashang Luhai Technology.
In recent years, players in the 3D printing construction market have been entering emerging economies to widen their customer base. For instance:
The 3D printing construction market report offers comprehensive market segmentation analysis along with market estimation for the period 2015-2030.
Based on Construction Method
Based on Material Type
Based on End Use
Market Segment Analysis of Countries
The global 3D printing construction market generated a revenue of ~$15 million in 2020.
Asia-Pacific will be the fastest growing region in the 3D printing construction industry during 2021–2030.
The extrusion construction category will hold the larger share in the 3D printing construction industry during 2021–2030.
The surging environmental concerns being raised over the increasing waste generation by the construction industry is the major factor driving the growth of the market for 3D printing construction.
China is the largest country in the market for 3D printing construction.
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