3D Concrete Printing Market - Global Industry Insights, Trends, Outlook and Opportunity Analysis, 2017-2025

3D Concrete Printing is a fresh construction method which provides advantages in the construction field such as design flexibility, construction time optimization, cost, environmental factors and error reduction. Structural components are built layer-by-layer from the high-performance concrete that is emitted from the nozzle with no framework used or any vibrations. This technology is bringing new and innovative architectural ideas and completely varies to the present architectural structures. In addition to this, 3D concrete printing technology paves ways for limitless rich décor with new shapes and elements and minimizes waste, compared to current technology that makes new constructions more expensive and difficult. Constructions printed in 3D provides immense speed for construction making complex structures easy with high performance concrete. Moreover, contour crafting uses robotics and is used for industrial parts delivering large components for structural building.

Emerging economies are the key players in the market of 3D concrete printing. However, high initial cost and lack of awareness of this technology together stands as the major restrains of 3D Concrete Printing market.

Global 3D Concrete Printing Market Taxonomy

On the basis of product type the global 3D concrete printing market is segmented as:

  • Walls
  • Floors
  • Roofs
  • Panels
  • Lintels
  • Staircase
  • Paving Slabs
  • Others

On the basis of concrete type the global 3D concrete printing market is segmented as:

  • Ready-Mix Concrete
  • Shotcrete
  • High-Density Concrete
  • Precast Concrete
  • Lightweight Concrete
  • Limecrete
  • Stamped Concrete
  • Others

On the basis of software the global 3D concrete printing market is segmented as:

  • Design Software
  • Inspection Software
  • Printing Software

On the basis of end-use industry the global 3D printing market is segmented as:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Architectural
  • Industrial Construction
  • Sports
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Others

Walls segment is accounted to have the highest market in 3D concrete printing market and is anticipated to be at the highest level over the forecast period as this technology constructs the wall with detail and is convenient use and saves time. Similarly, ready-mix concrete segment has a large market share in the 3D concrete printing market as it provides less labor cost, consumes less space on the site and has good quality.

Residential segment is projected to be the largest market in the 3D concrete printing market owing to rise in construction and need for affordable habitat.

Global 3D Concrete Printing Market Outlook

  • Asia-Pacific has witnessed to be the fastest growing market in the 3D concrete printing owing to the rise in major aspects of this region such as increase in green construction, industrialization, population, construction, rise in standard of living, advancement in technology, mainly in the emerging economies such as India and china the growth of 3D concrete printing market in this region. China is one of the leading market in the 3D concrete printing market owing to the increasing innovation, government backing, increase in awareness of the technology and numerous other reasons contributing to the growth of the region. Government of India is looking forward for scheme, ‘Houses for all’ by 2022, providing sustainable and affordable houses for citizens.
  • North America is projected to be the dominant market in the 3D concrete printing market and comprises of the largest share this market globally owing to the strong and continuous rise in technology development. U.S. And Canada are proving to be the frontrunners in this industry allowing huge change in manufacturing goods all over the world. Latin America, on the other hand is accounted to have an upward inclination in 3D concrete printing market.
  • Europe is witnessed to have a burgeoning growth in the 3D concrete printing market owing to technological advancement in the economies like Netherlands, Spain and numerous other regions. World’s largest printed was designed in Europe and also commenced the first 3D printing building full filling the government regulations. The Dutch companies are focusing on Dubai, Netherland and China for their growth which adds up to the growth of 3D concrete printing market. The automotive industry is taking a fast pace in this region using new technology to fulfill the economy demand.

In 2016, the pedestrian bridge was built for the first time in the world printed in 3D developed by ACCIONA. The bridge was 12 meters long and 1.75 meter in width.

The world’s largest printer is designed by Universal Architecture, a Dutch company, which uses sand to create stone like material.

The WinSun, a Chinese company, recently constructed 10 houses in 24 hours using 3D concrete printing with per house costing US$ 5000.

The major companies that are that are operating 3D concrete printing are WinSun Global, Universe Architecture, Sika, Carilliom Plc., Fosters + Partners, Skanska, DUS Architecture and LafargeHolcim.

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