Digital Fabrication Market

3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing) is the largest segment driving the growth of Digital Fabrication Market


The global Digital Fabrication Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 38.01 Bn or Mn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 30% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.

Market Overview:
Digital fabrication involves the use of computer-controlled tools and machines to manufacture components directly from digital models, prototypes or data in a fully automated way. Digital fabrication offers benefits such as mass customization, high precision, reduced lead times and wastage.

Market key trends:
One of the key trends in the digital fabrication market is the growth of 3D printed prosthetics and orthopedic implants. 3D printing enables customized implants and prosthetics to be printed matching patients’ body contours and bone structures, thereby improving fixation and comfort. The customized implants have superior biomechanical properties and infection resistance compared to traditional implants. Additionally, 3D printed prosthetics are increasingly being used for pediatric patients to support bone growth as the child develops.
Market key trends:
The digital fabrication market is witnessing increased adoption of additive manufacturing and 3D printing technologies across various industries. There is a growing demand for customized and personalized products across automotive, consumer goods and healthcare sectors. 3D printing allows low-volume production of complex parts on-demand with reduced lead time. Additive manufacturing is being used to produce intricate components for aerospace, defense and medical devices which were otherwise impossible to manufacture through conventional methods. Customers are also increasingly opting for newer form factors, multi-functional and personalized products.

SWOT Analysis
Strengths: 3D printing enables cost-effective production of low-volume and customized parts without tooling costs. It provides design flexibility to produce complex shapes and lattice structures.
Weaknesses: High capital costs of 3D printers limits its adoption. Availability of materials is limited for some 3D printing technologies.
Opportunities: Growth in automotive, healthcare and consumer goods sectors. Increasing R&D investment in new 3D printing materials and composite materials.
Threats: Skepticism about parts quality and repeatability of 3D printed parts limits broader adoption. Slow regulatory approval limits utilization of 3D printing in healthcare industry.

Key Takeaways
The global Digital Fabrication Market Share  is expected to witness high growth, exhibiting CAGR of 30% over the forecast period, due to increasing demand for customized and personalized products in automotive, consumer goods and healthcare sectors.

The regional analysis of Digital Fabrication Market observes that North America dominated the market in 2023 with over 30% share owing to widespread adoption of 3D printing and additive manufacturing in aerospace, defense and healthcare industries in the US. Asia Pacific is expected to grow at fastest pace during the forecast period due to growth of automotive and manufacturing industries in China and India.

Key players operating in the Digital Fabrication Market are Stratasys Ltd., 3D Systems Corporation, HP Inc., General Electric Company, Materialise NV, Proto Labs Inc., Voxeljet AG, ExOne Company, Autodesk Inc., Siemens AG, EOS GmbH, Renishaw plc, SLM Solutions Group AG, Carbon Inc., Desktop Metal Inc.

1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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