With technological advancements transforming the consumer goods market, additive manufacturing is set to create high impact in the near future. Additive manufacturing has garnered increased interest from industries such as consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace, and manufacturing in the past few years for prototyping and production applications. The technology has advanced multi-fold in terms of functionalities, design, equipment, and materials to serve the rapidly changing demands of end-users in multiple industries.
In North America, material development and manufacturing processes are driving development trends. The European market is geared towards addressing the material requirement (biodegradable material) and market expansion activities. The Asia-Pacific market is supporting lean and green manufacturing technologies and R&D activities are supported through government grants.
Mass customization, lean manufacturing, increasing customer demands, and digitization trends drive the need for advanced technologies in consumer goods market. Addressing post processing needs, achieving economies of scales can hamper mass adoption of 3DP. By 2022, Frost & Sullivan believes that 3DP technologies can have wide-scale adoption in consumer goods market delivering increased value at low price points.
The technology and innovation report captures the impact of 3D printing on consumer goods manufacturing industry. Impact is assessed for application sectors such as food and beverages, consumer electronics, apparels, entertainment, and accessories (jewelry).
Key Questions answered in the study
1. What is the significance of 3DP in manufacturing consumer goods?
2. What are the key applications impacted by 3DP?
3. What are the key factors that influence development and adoption?
4. Who are the key innovators and how are they driving innovation?
5. What is the role of patents in driving R&D activities?
6. What is the influence of different stakeholders on innovation ecosystem?
7. What is the impact of 3DP across different applications?
8. What is the prospect for technology in 2022?
9. What strategies companies should embrace to remain competitive?
Table of Contents
1.0 Executive Summary1.1 Research Scope1.2 Research Methodology1.3 Explanation of Research Methodology1.4 Key Findings - Applications, Regional Trends and Activities1.5 Key Findings – R&D Activities, Patents, and Opportunities in 20222.0 Status Review of Disruptive Technology Driving Manufacturing2.1 Manufacturing of Consumer Goods with 3DP2.2 What is the need for 3DP?2.3 Industry Advancements in Meeting End-user Demands2.4 Classification of Consumer Goods2.5 Technology Segmentation of 3DP2.6 3DP Value Chain and the Impact on Stakeholders3.0 Applications Assessment3.1 Application Landscape – Consumer Electronics and Food and Beverage Sectors3.2 Application Landscape – Apparels, Entertainment, and Jewelery3.3 Technology Advancement in Consumer Electronics 3.4 Technology Advancement in Food and Beverages Sector3.5 Technology Advancement in Apparels and Jewelry3.6 Technology Advancement in Entertainment Industry4.0 Development and Adoption Factor Assessment4.1 Summary of Key Drivers and Restraints Influencing Development and Adoption4.2 Global Key Driving Factors for the Period between 2017 and 2022 – Mass Customization and Digitization4.3 Global Key Driving Factors for the Period between 2017 and 2022 – Rapid Response and Lean Manufacturing4.4 Global Key Challenging Factors for the Period between 2017 and 2022– Variation in Material Selection and Post Processing Needs4.5 Global Key Challenging Factors for the Period between 2017 and 2022– IP Infringement and Economies of Scale5.0 Innovation Ecosystem, Key Innovations, and Key Innovator Profiles5.1 Role of Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholders – Regulatory Agencies, Academia, and Collaborations5.2 Role of Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholders – Funding Agencies, Corporate5.3 Innovative 3D Printers for Food and Beverages Sector – Choc Edge, ZMorph, Biozoon 5.4 Innovative 3D Printers for Food and Beverages Sector – Dovetailed, TNO, ByFlow 5.5 Key Innovators in Manufacturing of Edible Products – Wacker, 3D Systems5.6 Key Innovators in Manufacturing of Edible Products – Natural Machines, SMRC, ICL5.7 Key Innovators in Entertainment and Apparels – Kniterate, ShareCloth, and Wiiv Wearables5.8 Key Innovators in Entertainment and Apparels – Sols, Doob Group, and Nano Dimension5.9 Innovators in Jewelry and Other Consumer Goods – Blueberries and EnvisionTec 5.10 Innovators in Jewelry and Other Consumer Goods – Lockheed Martin, Toyze, and 3D Hubs5.11 Illustrative Key Stakeholders in the Innovation Ecosystem5.12 Stakeholder Influence Assessment5.13 Stakeholder Influence Assessment Explained6.0 Innovation Indicator Assessment and Global Innovation Hotspots6.1 Patent Trends in 3DP of Consumer Goods6.2 Patent Focus Areas6.3 Key Collaborations to Accelerate Adoption6.4 Technology Development and Adoption Trend in USA6.5 Technology Development and Adoption Trend in Europe6.6 Technology Development and Adoption Trend in Asia Pacific7.0 Technology Impact Assessment, 2017-20227.1 Global Technology Impact of 3DP in Consumer Goods, Assessment Period 2017‒20227.2 Criteria Description – Customers and Wide-scale Adoption7.3 Criteria Description – Profitability and Market Entry Barriers7.4 Criteria Description – Market Segmentation7.5 Global Technology Impact of 3DP in Consumer Goods, Assessment Period 2017‒2022 – Key Conclusions7.5 Global Technology Impact of 3DP in Consumer Goods, Assessment Period 2017‒2022 – Key Conclusions (continued)8.0 Roadmap, 2017 to 2022 and Growth Opportunities8.1 Roadmap of Impact and Adoption of 3DP for Consumer Goods Manufacturing, Global, 2017–20228.2 Analyst Point of View about Value Add of 3DP for Manufacturing Consumer Goods8.3 Analyst Point of View about Creating Competitive Advantage8.4 Analyst Point of View about Key Success Factors9.0 Key Patents and Contacts9.1 Key Patents: 3DP Food Heating System and Manufacturing Method9.2 Key Patents: Incorporation of Additive Manufacturing in Fabric Production9.3 Key Patents: Self-service 3D Printer; 3D Printed Activity Toys9.4 Key Patents: 3DP in Consumer Electronics Research Studies9.5 Key Patents: 3DP of Fashionable Jewelry 9.6 Key Contacts Legal Disclaimer10.0 The Frost & Sullivan Story10.1 The Frost & Sullivan Story10.2 Value Proposition: Future of Your Company & Career10.3 Global Perspective10.4 Industry Convergence10.5 360º Research Perspective10.6 Implementation Excellence10.7 Our Blue Ocean Strategy