Selective laser sintering-essential patents are about to expire: 3D printing powder market reached 4.1 billion

Review: based on selective laser sintering of powder materials print (SLS) key patents expire, and advances in technology, new product development, the stimulus, global market for 3D printing powder us $ 636.9 million in sales within five years, equivalent to about 4.1 billion.

OFweek laser net news: recently, according to a recent market report, based on selective laser sintering of powder materials print (SLS) key patents expire, and advances in technology, new product development, the stimulus, global market for 3D printing powder us $ 636.9 million in sales within five years, equivalent to about 4.1 billion from 2015 to 2020 year compound growth rates of 24.4%.

-D print the report also reveals the future of powder materials of the main field of application is the aerospace and military industry, the needs of these two industries accounted for one-third of the total market demand. In recent years, has increasingly used in Jet engines into the 3D printed parts. Not long ago, Aerojet Rocketdyne company received a United States Space Agency (NASA) 1.62 billion dollar 3D engine, which fully shows the great potential of this market. In addition, 3D printing powder is mainly used in automotive, medical, many auto makers have been used for prototyping and mold manufacturing of metal powders, such as using 3D printing technology from BMW has a history of 25 years. In addition medical dental, custom-made implants and medical equipment has been showing a strong need.

In addition, 3D printing powders of metal powder occupies the largest share. Global 3D printing and distribution of the powder case, is still the largest market in North America, Asia-Pacific second. The report also cited a number of 3D printing powder market in the world's most powerful companies, including: Sandvik Materials Technology (Sweden), GKN Hoeganaes Corporation (United States), Carpenter Technology Corporation (United States), LPW Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom), Arcam AB (Sweden) and Erasteel Kloster AB (Sweden), and so on.