3D Printing Filament Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Global 3D Printing Filament Industry Companies & Manufacturers. The Market is segmented by Type (Metals, Plastics, Ceramics, and Other Types), Application (Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Medical and Dental, Electronics, and Other Applications), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa). For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done on the basis of revenue (USD million).

3D Printing Filament Market Size

3D Printing Filament Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 0.91 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 2.21 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 19.48 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia-Pacific
Largest Market Europe

Major Players

3D Printing Filament Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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3D Printing Filament Market Analysis

The 3D Printing Filament Market size is estimated at USD 0.91 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 2.21 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 19.48% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The COVID-19 outbreak caused nationwide lockdowns around the world, disruption in manufacturing activities and supply chains, and production halts, all of which had a negative impact on the market in 2020. However, conditions began to improve in 2021-2022, which is expected to boost market growth during the forecast period.

  • Over the short term, the growing usage of 3D printing filament in manufacturing applications along with mass customization associated with 3D printing are the factors driving the market demand during the forecast period.
  • On the flip side, high capital investment requirements in the 3D printing process is hindering the market's growth.
  • 3D printing innovation in the medical sector and advancements in 3D printing materials may likely act as growth opportunities for the 3D printing filament market in the future.
  • Europe is expected to dominate the market with largest market share in the forecast period.

3D Printing Filament Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the 3D Printing Filament Market according to our research experts:

Increased Demand from the Medical and Dental Segment

  • The Medical and Dental Industry is the leading industry that uses 3D printing filaments. The industry contributes to around 30-35% of the total applications of 3D printing filaments.
  • 3D printing technology using different filaments allowed the creation of tissues and organoids, surgical tools, patient-specific surgical models, and custom-made prosthetics as applications in the medical and dental industry. These 3D printed objects are significantly contributing to the advancement and development of the industry.
  • Medical devices produced by 3D printing include orthopedic and cranial implants, surgical instruments, dental restorations such as crowns, and external prosthetics.
  • In August 2022, Nexa3D, an industrial 3D printing solution company, announced its work on advancing its digital dentistry portfolio by making new expansions and installations for the 3D printing processes for applications in the dental industry.
  • In August of 2022, Lithoz, a 3D ceramic printing reported the first half of the year as the most successful first half in its history due to the increased order of its products. The company offers a wide range of ceramic 3D printers used for various applications, including medical, dental, and industrial applications.
  • Owing to all the above-mentioned factors for 3D printing filaments, its market is expected to grow rapidly over the forecast period.
3D Printing Filament, Revenue CAGR (%), by Application, Global, 2022-2027

Europe Region to Dominate the Market

  • The European region is expected to dominate the market. In the region, Germany is the largest economy in terms of GDP. Germany, United Kingdom and France are among the fastest emerging economies globally.
  • As of June 2021, in Europe, expenditure on medical technology per capita accounted for EUR 265 (~USD 278.47). Moreover, as of June 2021, an average of ~11% of gross domestic product (GDP) is spent on healthcare in Europe.
  • According to MedTech Europe, over 33,000 medical technology companies are present in Europe. Most of them are located in Germany, followed by Italy, the United Kingdom, France, and Switzerland. Small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) make up around 95% of the medical technology industry.
  • The German aerospace industry includes more than 2,300 firms located across the country, with northern Germany recording the highest concentration of firms. The country hosts many production bases for aircraft interior components and materials, largely in Bavaria, Bremen, Baden-Württemberg, and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
  • According to the Department for International Trade, the electronics sector in the United Kingdom contributes GBP 16 billion (~USD 19.53 billion) each year to the local economy. The country currently holds 40% of the share in the available electronics design industry in Europe. Current expertise within the industry is focused on integrated circuits (ICs), RFIDs, optoelectronics, and electronic components.
  • France has been witnessing an increase in aircraft manufacturing and assembly operations in recent times as it is a major manufacturing base for manufacturers such as Airbus, Safran, Embraer, and Daher-Socata.
  • France is continuing with its plan to increase its defense budget by EUR 1.7 billion (~ USD 2.08 billion) per year between 2019-2025 and to fulfill its commitment to increase the defense budget to 2% of its GDP by 2025.
  • All the factors mentioned above are expected to boost the demand for 3D printing filament in the region.
3D Printing Filament Market-Growth Rate by Region, 2022-2027

3D Printing Filament Industry Overview

The global 3D printing filament market is highly fragmented in nature with a few major players dominating a significant portion of the market. Some of the major companies are Stratasys Ltd, SABIC, BASF SE, Evonik Industries AG, and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, among others (not in any particular order).

3D Printing Filament Market Leaders

  1. Stratasys Ltd.

  2. SABIC

  3. BASF SE

  4. Evonik Industries AG

  5. Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

3D Printing Filament Market Concentration
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3D Printing Filament Market News

  • In August 2022, Covestro AG signed an agreement with the Ireland-based company, Stratasys, to sell its 3D printing business/additive manufacturing business. Covestro AG has been a major part of Stratasys' third-party materials ecosystem. The acquisition will allow Covestro to focus on its other core business.
  • In March 2022, Evonik Industries AG expanded its family of VISTAKEEP Fusion 3D printing filaments with the launch of VESTAKEEP iC4800 3DF, a new osteoconductive PEEK filament that enhances the fusion between bone and implants. The filament is ideal for use in the fused filament fabrication technology 3D printers.
  • In June 2021, Covestro AG signed an agreement with a major thermoplastics resin distributor and the United States-based company, Nexeo Plastics, for the distribution of a new polycarbonate/ABS 3D printing filament named AddigyFPB 2684 3D. The agreement has helped the company expand its reach to many regions.

3D Printing Filament Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growing Usage in Manufacturing Applications

      2. 4.1.2 Mass Customization Associated with 3D Printing

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Capital Investment Requirement in 3D Printing Process

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value)

    1. 5.1 Type

      1. 5.1.1 Metals

        1. Titanium

        2. Stainless Steel

        3. Other Metals

      2. 5.1.2 Plastics

        1. Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

        2. Polylactic Acid (PLA)

        3. Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

        4. Nylon

        5. Other Plastics

      3. 5.1.3 Ceramics

      4. 5.1.4 Other Types

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Aerospace and Defense

      2. 5.2.2 Automotive

      3. 5.2.3 Medical and Dental

      4. 5.2.4 Electronics

      5. 5.2.5 Other Applications

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 BASF SE

      2. 6.4.2 Covestro Ag

      3. 6.4.3 DOW

      4. 6.4.4 DSM

      5. 6.4.5 Evonik Industries Ag

      6. 6.4.6 Keene Village Plastics

      7. 6.4.7 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

      8. 6.4.8 SABIC

      9. 6.4.9 Solvay

      10. 6.4.10 Shenzhen Esun Industrial Co. Ltd

      11. 6.4.11 Stratasys

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

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3D Printing Filament Industry Segmentation

3D printer filament is a type of printing material used by the FFF type 3D printer. It is one of the most common 3D printing materials in the world. It is mostly made of thermoplastic. However, metal, ceramics, and other materials are also used to make 3D printing filaments. The 3D printing filament market report is segmented by type, application, and geography. By type, the market is segmented into metals, plastics, ceramics, and other types. By application, the market is segmented into aerospace and defense, automotive, medical and dental, electronics, and other applications. The report also covers the market size and forecasts for the 3D printing filament market in 15 countries across major regions. For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been done based on revenue (USD Million).

Stainless Steel
Other Metals
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Polylactic Acid (PLA)
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
Other Plastics
Other Types
Aerospace and Defense
Medical and Dental
Other Applications
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
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3D Printing Filament Market Research FAQs

The 3D Printing Filament Market size is expected to reach USD 0.91 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 19.48% to reach USD 2.21 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the 3D Printing Filament Market size is expected to reach USD 0.91 billion.

Stratasys Ltd., SABIC, BASF SE, Evonik Industries AG and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation are the major companies operating in the 3D Printing Filament Market.

Asia-Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Europe accounts for the largest market share in 3D Printing Filament Market.

In 2023, the 3D Printing Filament Market size was estimated at USD 0.76 billion. The report covers the 3D Printing Filament Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the 3D Printing Filament Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

3D Printing Filament Industry Report

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3D Printing Filament Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)