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’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. Production support assets Low volume production runs Customization Advanced part designs

1.1.3 Downstream opportunities Mitigation of obsolescence Digital inventory management 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 VAT resins 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


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Is U.S. excitement around Volkswagen ID Excitement plenty of to get it manufactured listed here? VW’s Scott Keogh now says it’s possible

Keogh spoke of driving European-spec ID Excitement models in Austin this thirty day period, where he was joined by Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen Group, and the two executives had been in a position to see regional response firsthand. Ralf Brandstaetter, CEO of VW passenger autos, mentioned past 7 days that the brand name anticipates offering 120,000 ID Excitement products for every calendar year.

“Autos like this do the most crucial factor. Organization is superior, generating income is superior, but get the model liked and cherished all over again, which is where we want to get to, and that is what this is performing,” Keogh said. “Getting down in Austin with this auto” was the emphasize so significantly of his a few-12 months stint as CEO of VW of America, he explained. “Driving all around and just obtaining literally men and women jumping in front of the motor vehicle which is amazing.”

Speaking March 10 to sellers gathered in Las Vegas for the NADA Display, Keogh was questioned about classes discovered from the firm’s launch of the ID4 last 12 months that he would have ahead to the launch of the ID Buzz.

Initially and foremost, he mentioned, “I would have pushed tougher to localize the auto and localize the auto quicker, without a doubt.” He explained then that need for the ID4 was broader nationwide than predicted, inspite of a deficiency of designed-up charging infrastructure in many spots.

Just after his speech, Keogh clarified to Automotive News that ID Buzz gross sales volumes in the U.S. would possible be beneath 100,000 every year — a benchmark that historically has authorized automakers ample scale to save income on production.

“Honestly, the ID Excitement, I don’t see localizing,” Keogh mentioned then, “but the sky’s the limit, and we are thrilled.”

Monday, having said that, that altered a bit.

Keogh stated he acquired “a 4-website page email” from a modest seller in the U.S. who he claimed may possibly have envisioned to market 1 or two ID Buzz models when reservations formally opened afterwards this year for the minivan, which will not arrive in the U.S. until eventually 2024. The dealer explained to Keogh that he “had 75 reservations individuals put down $500 just about every,” in a vendor-run advertisement hoc reservation for the U.S. edition of the ID Buzz, which has not even been shown nevertheless.

Keogh claimed he was shocked.

“To be a small little bit cynical, [a new microbus] is a car or truck we have been in a person sort or manner talking about for above 20 yrs,” Keogh stated. But the ID Excitement combines “strong nostalgia” with “an entirely new way to be a neat Father, a awesome household, a great anything,” and with need as it is, “we may possibly need to have to react appropriately,” by localizing generation to make certain the manufacturer can deliver plenty of for North America.

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