4D Printing Market: High investment by North America to dominate 4D during 2016-2021.
4D printing is the three dimension printing of any material of any prototype with time as its fourth dimension. The created component structure grows or modifies as the time passes. The 4D Printing Market deals with demand and supply, production and scope of this technology in various fields during 2016-2021.
The major application of the 4D Printing Market is in medical field and automotive industry. 4D printing can be used for making implant components and reconstruction structures that will develop as the time passes. Self-repairing cars and nano carbon tube materials can be fabricated for industrial use in upcoming years.
North America is the biggest investor in the 4D Printing Market with high investment for R&D and growth of this technology. Many companies and research institutes in the global 4D market are based in North America and Europe.
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The Asia Pacific is the largest region for the applications and sales of the 4D Printing Market. China and Japan are the potential countries for innovation in the 4D technology in the APAC region.
Segmentation of 4D Printing Market:
The 4D Printing Market is segmented into various categories according to the IndustryARC market studies report by materials, by applications, by end user industry and geography.
By materials: smart metal alloy (Ni-Ti, Ag-Cd, Au-Cd, Cu-Al-Ni, Cu-Al-Zn, Cu-Sn, Cu-Zn, Cu-Zn-Al, In-Ti, Ni-Al, Fe-Pd, Fe-Pt), self-healing polymers (Thermoplastic, thermoset, thermoset composites), dielectric elastomers, programmable materials (Hybrid plastics, Wood Grains, Textiles, Carbon Fibers) and others
By applications: space structures, morphing aircraft, artificial muscles, pipe manufacturing, insulation wall manufacturing, humanoid robot, transformative shoes, adaptive tire compound, nano scale objects, concept modeling, future prototyping and additive manufacturing
By end user industry: aerospace industry (airbus, UAV), military and defense, automotive, biomedical (dental, medical), consumer products, construction, manufacturing and infrastructure and others (entertainment, packaging, clothing and utilities)
By geography: North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific and ROW
Some of the key companies in the 4D Printing Market that are mentioned in the IndustryARC market research report are as follows:
- 3D Systems Corp.
- Stratasys Ltd.
- Autodesk Inc.
- Exone Co.
- Hewlett Packard Co.
The 4D Printing Market is a rapidly growing market with wide scope of applications in various end user industries across the globe. This market is expected to witness high demand due to its applications in medical sector and automotive industry during 2016-2021.