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3D Printed Electronics Market Size, Share, Industry, Forecast and outlook (2023-2030)

Published: 2023 August 17
SKU : ICT661
187 pages
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3D Printed Electronics Market is Segmented By Product (Antennas, Sensors, Printable Displays, PCB, Others), By Application (Production Line, Rapid Prototyping), By End-User (Aerospace and Defense, Consumer Electronics, Medical, Telecom, Others), By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2023-2030


3D Printed Electronics Market Overview

[187 pages] Report on Global 3D printed electronics market reached US$ 0.3 Billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD million by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 30.4% during the forecast period 2023-2030. Demand from Aerospace, Automotive, Metalworking, Consumer Electronics in North America is booming. Competitive rivalry intensifies with Novacentrix, EoPlex Technologies, BotFactory Inc and others operating in the market.

3D printing produces three-dimensional functional objects from its digital prototype. The process involves additive processes of laying down successive layers of materials to create the final product. The technology is finding applications in various industries from electronics to automotive, aerospace, metalworking and jewelry. Electronics evolved as the most lucrative growth spectrum for 3D printing globally.

3D printed in electronics is largely a prototyping tool and offers benefits such as in-house prototyping, design flexibility and customized design. Electronic components such as antennas, sensors and displays are to be printed directly over base surfaces, reducing overall device size and complexity. 3D printing offers high accuracy and throughput of production and uses significantly lower volumes of raw material than traditional manufacturing technologies. Also, 3D printing enables customized solutions and flexible designs to cater to individual industry demands. These benefits are driving the use of 3D printing in the electronics industry.

3D Printed Electronics Market Scope



Market CAGR


Segments Covered

By Product, By Application, By End-User, and By Region

Report Insights Covered

Competitive Landscape Analysis, Company Profile Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Recent Developments, Mergers and acquisitions, New Product Launches, Growth Strategies, Revenue Analysis, and Other key insights.

Fastest Growing Region

Asia Pacific

Largest Market Share 

North America


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3D Printed Electronics Market Dynamics and Trends

The increasing popularity of 3D printing is a major market driver for the respective market. Nonetheless, cybersecurity risks associated with 3D printing restrain the market's growth.

The increasing popularity of 3D Printing

The popularity of 3D printing has increased significantly in recent years as it makes 3D printing easier for small businesses and consumers with limited technical knowledge. 3D printing has been made possible through a well-developed and rapidly evolving range of CAD programs. The technology is used in many industries and sectors, including automotive, aerospace and defense, industrial and commercial, medical, government, construction and education. The benefit of 3D printers to print anything from the provided model data enables manufacturers to produce products immediately after they receive an order. Moreover, 3D printing eliminates the need to construct complex assembly lines before production. Also, factories using this technology require fewer workers and materials, which reduces production costs.

The global market is developing more innovative products in different application areas. The market is witnessing growing demand for 3D printed, electronic components and products. The wide range of existing products and possible applications of 3D printing materials has increased usage in the electronics industry. For instance, mobile device antennas are being printed using conductive nanoparticle silver inks. In addition, the integration of printed radio antennas in products made for the defense sector is being explored. R&D activities and the innovative application of 3D printing materials are trends that are expected to drive the market in the future.

Cybersecurity risks associated with 3D printing

The use of additive manufacturing in producing electronic devices is increasing cybersecurity risks in the industry. As 3D printing involves device development from digital layout, it poses a high risk of design theft to planned destruction or failure of components. The security risks of using 3D printing in production and assembly operations are growing with a widening range of applications in industrial, consumer and wearable electronics. For instance, 3D-produced medical components such as prosthetics and implants deal with personalized health information and are susceptible to data compromise. CAD files, which hold the valuable digital models used to create additively manufactured products, are easily transmitted and thus are prime targets for cyber theft.

Similar to computing and the electronic industries, this new technology is beginning to face some of the same threats as trusted, somewhat trusted and sometimes untrustworthy parties are becoming part of the global supply chain, which has severely challenged the market growth for the product. In addition, Almost every technology has a downside. 3D printers can print dangerous objects such as guns, gun components and other weapons and illegally use them. Furthermore, authentic skimmers that can be used to steal client information from ATMs can be constructed.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis on 3D Printed Electronics Market

The spread of COVID-19 following lockdowns imposed negatively impacted the global 3D printed electronics market. The market has witnessed the impact from the demand side, owing to the lowered demand for functional components from electronic OEMs. However, before the impact of COVID-19, the range of materials has continued to diversify, with key 3D printer equipment manufacturers devoting significant resources to bringing new materials to market. The portfolio of compatible materials for 3D printed electronics continued to expand before the pandemic as end-users demanded higher quality products, greater choice and flexibility, thereby accelerating the market demand for the product. During the pandemic, 3D printed electronics have significantly dropped, particularly due to a drop in product demand from different industries. As a result, of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic led to nationwide lockdown in major countries, affecting various industries, including automotive, aviation, consumer electronics and medicines.

Moreover, the declined automotive production during the pandemic, particularly during H1 2020, affected the growth of the 3D printed electronics market globally. The factors declined the market's annual growth rate from 20% in 2019 to 12.7% in 2020. However, In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, 3D printing technology has been put in the spotlight in the medical sector, allowing for the centralized and personalized production of on-demand substrates ranging from personal protection equipment to medical gadgets and isolation wards, all of which can be made in minutes. The broad spectrum of 3D-printing applications in the fight against COVID-19 includes personal protective equipment (PPE), medical and testing devices, personal accessories, visualization aids and emergency dwellings. Furthermore, the ongoing research on 3D printing technology for developing COVID-19 sensing systems is still early and expected to boost the product's market in the forecast period. For instance, on September 28, 2020, Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University created a novel COVID-19 antibody detection system that can identify antibodies in 10 to 15 seconds and is now being tested on COVID patients. The low-cost sensor comprises tiny gold electrodes 3D printed using Optomec's Aerosol Jet technology.

3D Printed Electronics Market Segmentation Analysis

The global 3D printed electronics market is classified based on product, application, end-user and region.

Advancements in printing methods and development of new printing materials

The electronics industry has been an early adopter of 3D technology in design and production activities. This technology is used to produce both external and internal components in various product categories. Production of electronic components includes additive coatings of plastic or metal in layers utilizing a 3D printer. Additive layering is performed under a pre-set digital model. The technology finds applications in producing various functional components such as antennas, sensors, batteries, transistors, capacitors and interconnects.

3D printing is considered the most resource-efficient production technology owing to its significantly lower material waste. As 3D printing involves layer-by-layer addition of the raw material, the process uses minimum required material. The aforementioned factor has added to the growing interest in 3D printing in electronic manufacturing, particularly in high-value materials. The market is witnessing advancements in printing methods and the development of new printing materials. Substrates and metal inks are the key raw materials used in 3D printing. Printed electronics use conductive and dielectric inks in the preparation of PCBs. Companies focused on building their in-house production are forwarding for integration of 3D technology. The use of 3D printing in production lines Also, the ability of 3D printing to create a digital inventory and on-demand production is helping the companies in lowering distribution and warehouse expenses

Global 3D Printed Electronics Market Geographical Share

Presence of major corporations and the adoption of 3D printing by them for quick design testing and manufacturing advantage

North America 3D printed electronics market was valued at US$ xx million in 2021 and is estimated to reach US$ xx million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of xx% during the forecast period due to the increasing adoption of 3D printing technology across various industry verticals, especially aerospace & defense and countries, namely U.S. and Canada. U.S. dominated the North America 3D printed electronics market with the presence of major corporations and the adoption of 3D printing by them for quick design testing and manufacturing advantage.

The aerospace & defense industry of U.S. is the leading innovator and producer of technologically advanced aircraft, space and defense systems globally. As the aerospace & defense industry plays a critical role in securing U.S. national security and driving its economy, the sector witnesses various R&D investments from government and industry in new & emerging technologies. As the adoption of 3D printed electronics in the A&D industry improves efficiency and quality, reduces manufacturing cost, accelerates the process and makes new & complex designs practical, the investments in 3D printed electronic components for A&D are surging, propelling the growth of the market in the region. The country's giants like Boeing, Airbus, GE Aerospace and NASA are widely accepting and investing in 3D printed electronics for aerospace. As of 2018, the company has produced and is set to install 3D-printed spacer panels on its commercial A320 aircraft.

3D Printed Electronics Companies and Competitive Landscape

The global 3D printed electronics market is highly dynamic regarding global and local producers' numbers and strengths. The market is fragmented due to numerous large-scale manufacturers such as Nano Dimension, Optomec, Inc., Zortrax, Novacentrix, Ceradrop, Neotech AMT, EoPlex Technologies, nScrypt Inc., Cartesian Co., BotFactory Inc., Notion Systems GmbH, Pulse, a Yageo company and ChemCubed. Pivotal market stakeholders employ tactics like mergers, acquisitions, product launches, contributions, and collaborations to gain competitive advantages and recognition in their respective markets.


Overview: Nano Dimension is a leading additive electronics provider of precision 3D printed electronics that is disrupting, reshaping and defining the future of how functional and connected products are made. The company products combine three advanced technologies that include 3D inkjet, 3D software and associated nanomaterials.

The company's primary products include the development of 3D printers dedicated to printing multilayer PCBs (printed circuit boards) and advanced nanotechnology-based conductive and dielectric inks. Nano Dimension's printer integrates advanced functional nanomaterials (polymers and metals) in the same print process to make rapid prototyping of multilayer circuit boards an easy in-house process.

Product Portfolio:

  • DragonFly IV: The DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D printer is used for commercial purposes. Its dual-material system lets users 3D-print prototype multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs), saving time and supporting more design explorations. The product offers a build volume of 20 x 20 x 0.3 cm inside a unit that sits on the floor and measures 140 x 80 x 180 cm.

Key Development:

  • On January 6, 2022, Nano Dimension announced the acquisition of UK-based Inkjet Systems Ltd. for nearly US$ 18.1 million. The acquisition strengthens Nano Dimension's offerings in the 3D printing hardware market.

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The global 3D printed electronics market report would provide approximately 70 tables, 62 figures and almost 187 pages.

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What is the Growth Rate of the 3D printed electronics market?
Grows at a CAGR of 30.4% during the forecast period (2023-2030).
What Companies Are Included in the 3D printed electronics market?
Nano Dimension, Optomec, Inc., Zortrax, Novacentrix, Ceradrop, Neotech AMT, EoPlex Technologies, nScrypt Inc., Cartesian Co., BotFactory Inc., Notion Systems GmbH, Pulse, a Yageo company, and ChemCubed. Pivotal market.
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