Global Additive Manufactured Polymer Automotive Parts Market Report 2022 – Impact of the Rise of Electric Vehicles

DUBLIN, May 03, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “The Market for Additive Manufactured Polymer Automotive Parts: Europe and North America Regions” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The automotive market is one of the longest-standing users of 3D printing technology, has been one of the first to produce rapid prototypes, then rapid-tooling.

Today, a convergence of several technological, market and environmental trends is radically transforming the automotive industry, and 3D printing is being turned to as a critical tool to enable this transformation, from the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) to the drive towards making supply chains more sustainable.

This report analyzes the future of 3D printing of polymers within the automotive industry through the lens of megatrends that are already having profound effects on the supply chain, design cycles and market strategies of the world’s biggest automakers.

By strategically assessing the automotive value chain, this report identifies the areas of opportunity for 3D printing adoption and growth, and forecasts the long term revenue potential for 3D printing hardware and materials within the automotive industry focusing on jigs, tools and end-use parts.

This report will be followed by a publication of 3D-printed metal parts for the automotive industry.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter One: Opportunities for AM in the Automotive Industry: A Strategic Appraisal of the Value Chain

1.1 AM and the segmentation of the automotive value chain

1.1.1 Upstream opportunities: Rapid prototyping and supporting the design process

1.1.2 Midstream opportunities: Supporting the manufacture of parts through indirect process support or direct additive manufacture of parts.

1.1.2.1 Production support assets

1.1.2.2 Low volume production runs

1.1.2.3 Customization

1.1.2.4 Advanced part designs

1.1.3 Downstream opportunities

1.1.3.1 Mitigation of obsolescence

1.1.3.2 Digital inventory management

1.1.3.3 Distributed aftermarket production

Chapter Two: Impact of Major Automotive Trends on Additive Manufacturing Polymer Adoption

2.1 Rise of electric vehicles

2.1.1 The effects on the value chain moving from ICE to EV construction

2.1.2 Opportunities for AM in EV part and assembly design

2.1.3 AM within native EV and mixed EV/ICE assembly lines

2.1.4 New entrants enabled by low-volume and flexible additive manufacturing

2.2 Autonomous driving technology

2.2.1 Opportunities for 3D printing in autonomous vehicle development

2.2.2 Mass reduction opportunities for AM

2.2.3 How AM can support a mass-reduction strategy

2.3 Commitments to decarbonisation, supply chain sustainability and the “race to zero”

2.3.1 Reduction of non-recyclable materials and plastics in vehicle design

2.3.2 How AM materials and hardware providers can meet the demand for recycled materials

Chapter Three: Material Assessment for 3D-Printed Polymer Parts in the Automotive Industry

3.1 Evolution of materials within AM industry

3.1.1 Composite materials

3.1.2 Advanced materials

3.2 Eight-year materials forecasts

3.2.1 Thermoplastic filaments

3.2.2 Thermoplastic powders

3.2.3 Thermoset resins

3.2.3.1 VAT resins

3.2.3.2 Jetted resins

3.2.4 Distribution material by region

3.2.5 Eight-year CAGR

Chapter Four Polymer 3D-Printing Hardware for the Automotive Industry

4.1 Developments in key AM technologies in automotive

4.1.1 Powder bed systems

4.1.2 Material extrusion

4.1.3 VAT systems

4.1.4 Material jetting

4.2 Eight-year forecast for AM hardware

4.2.1

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Passenger Cars After Market Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact Analysis and Forecast to 2030

DUBLIN, December 08, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Passenger Cars After Market Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Growth and Change to 2030” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global passenger cars aftermarket is expected to grow from $230.17 billion in 2020 to $247.49 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5%. The market is expected to reach $289.37 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 4%.

Major players in the passenger car aftermarket market are Denso Corporation, Robert Bosch Gmbh, Continental AG, 3M company and Delphi Automotive PLC.

The passenger car aftermarket consists of sales of passenger car aftermarket parts and services. Companies operating in the passenger car aftermarket (parts and services) provide manufacturing, remanufacturing, distribution, retailing, and installation of replacement vehicle parts, equipment, service repair, and automotive accessories. The market includes the sales of the tires, batteries, brakes parts, filters, lightings, and electronic components.

The passenger cars aftermarket covered in this report is segmented by type into tires, battery, brake parts, filters, body parts, lighting, wheels, exhaust components, turbochargers, others. It is also segmented by distribution channel into retailers (OEM’s, repair shops), wholesalers & distributors and by certifications into genuine parts, certified parts, uncertified parts.

Many companies are offering extended warranties to third parties on vehicle parts or services which in turn is hampering the growth of independent service providers. Extended warranties are given on a vehicle part/service to increase the lifetime of a vehicle which leads to free service or discounts towards the consumer.

Since all warranty repairs are performed by the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) only, the aftermarket sales and services market which is generated majorly from dealer service centres suffers a loss. According to Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), in California for all light-duty vehicle extended warranties did not have an effect on independent repair shops.

The passenger car aftermarket is using 3D printing technology also called as Additive Manufacturing (AM) to make high-quality off-the-shelf car parts using 3D printers that are capable of printing in metals and alloys. 3D printing works by making a virtual 2D object in the software and constructing the 3D framework by using the printer.

The use of 3D printing in producing automobile parts increases the efficiency and raises the production standards of the companies. Companies (original equipment manufacturers) such as General Motors, BMW, Ford and Porsche have already started investing in this trend.

Increasing average lifespan of a car is one of the major drivers of the passenger car aftermarket as it leads to an increase in consumer’s regular maintenance and scheduled servicing of the vehicle. The lifespan of the car describes the maximum service life in terms of mileage and time. Changing of wheels, batteries, spark plugs, air filters plays a significant role in prolonging the life of a vehicle.

The industry is regulated by several regulations governed by multiple international and country-specific agencies. One of the examples of such regulatory body is National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of

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