North America & Asia-Pacific accounted for more than 68.0% of the 3D printing materials revenue in 2012.
North America & Asia-Pacific accounted for more than 68.0% of the 3D printing materials revenue in 2012.

In particular, Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at a high CAGR from 2013 to 2018, followed by the North American region. Europe is expected to be the next fastest growing market, with a CAGR of 15.7% from 2013 to 2018, due to an increase in consumption. End user markets of 3D printing materials are growing steadily, especially in manufacturing industrial and consumer products. The ROW market is expected to grow the least, compared to other regions in terms of revenue.

North America & Asia-Pacific accounted for more than 68% of the 3D printing materials revenue in 2012 and are the first and second largest consumer of 3D printing materials, globally. Both are expected to compete with each other to dominate the market by 2018, with advanced technological developments in 3D printing materials for end users. 

The report, published by MarketsandMarkets, covers plastics, metals, ceramics, and others. Metals covered include steel, silver, gold, titanium and aluminium.