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Latest SmarTech Analysis report sees aluminum AM powder market reach $300M by 2028

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Leading AM market research firm SmarTech Publishing has issued a new report that examines the current market for aluminum alloys additive manufacturing. The company’s first report on aluminum alloys in AM also explores the potential and forecasts the growth in the adoption of this family of fascinating materials during the next 10 year period. SmarTech expects the market for aluminum alloys in AM to become a major segment in metal 3D printing, with materials revenues topping $300 million by 2028.

In this new report, SmarTech Publishing maps and quantifies the use aluminum alloys in AM. The report differentiates between alloys that were originally developed for die-casting applications (and are now being optimized for AM) and a new family of AM-specific alloys such as the popular new Scalmalloy supplied by APWorks (Airbus) and its global partners.  The report further breaks down its analysis and forecasts to specific alloy aluminum alloy families (Al7xxx, Al6xxx, Al2xxx and even Al1xxx) that leading companies are using or developing for AM applications.

AAAM: aluminum alloys additive manufacturing

Leveraging its extensive and growing database of AM technologies and AM materials, SmarTech Publishing precisely breaks down the Aluminum AM landscape into major applications driving the use of aluminum alloys. SmarTech’s analyses focuses on major industrial segments such as Aerospace, Automotive, AM Service Bureaus and Other Industries (Energy/Oil&Gas, Consumer Products, Medical, Jewelry) and the specific applications for which first adopters have demonstrated the cost-effectiveness of the AM process.

By conducting interviews with major stakeholders and adopters in the global markets for AM and aluminum, the specifics of technological and material science evolutions are further analyzed throughout this study and culminate in the most up-to-date market forecast projections specific to aluminum-based additive manufacturing processes. Thus, SmarTech Publishing is pleased to present the only comprehensive market research guide to one of the most interesting areas of additive manufacturing.

Aluminum alloys additive manufacturing
Source: SmarTech Publishing

Material-specific Reporting

This is the third single material-specific report from SmarTech Publishing after titanium (which was first released in 2015 and updated in 2017) and nickel alloys (released in 2017). The penetration of AM into global manufacturing industries for higher batch production also carries along a shift from high-cost/top performance alloys such as titanium and nickel superalloys toward more affordable materials that can still offer adequate performance in larger batches. Aluminum is expected to be among the key materials in the shift toward larger batch production of mass goods.

  • Ten-year aluminum AM opportunity and market data forecasts in volume and value terms. These cover:
    • material consumption by hardware technology
    • material consumption by adoption market segment
    • material consumption by application 
    • material consumption by alloy type
  • Analysis and description of all major AM technologies (present and expected to be available in the near future) for processing aluminum alloys
  • A detailed description of the most significant stakeholders in the aluminum alloy AM market including material suppliers and major adopters.
  • The latest competitive analysis to reflect the rapidly evolving landscape in which major global aluminum AM users are now increasingly interfacing directly with material suppliers.
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