3D Printing Market Size Segment Forecast, 2021-2026

The 3D printing market size was valued at US$15.8 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.4% during 2021-2026. The 3D printing industry is on an upwards curve, with growing usage in manufacturing, alongside injection molding and computer numerical control machining. The use of polymers, particularly plastics, in 3D printing still exceeds metals, but the gap is narrowing, and metals could outstrip polymers in the coming years. The increasing usage in the manufacturing sector is expected to be a key driving factor for 3D printing demand over the forecast period.