Four-Dimensional (4D) printing develops materials that alter their properties and behaviours based on external stimuli such as changes in temperature, pressure etc. Four-Dimensional printing, an extension of three-dimensional printing, is superior to conventional manufacturing techniques in terms of performance, efficiency and quality, and can create new products with increased capabilities. Research work is ongoing on the 4D printing technology and is expected to be commercialized by 2019. It is expected that, the 4D market will grow at a CAGR of 40% during 2019-2027.
RNCOS’ research study, “Global 4D Printing Market Outlook 2027” analyzes the market dynamics in key segments to draw attention to areas offering immense possibilities for companies to boost their growth. The report studies the market at three levels viz. by material (programmable carbon fibre, programmable wood grain, programmable fabric), by region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific) and by application (aerospace industry, military and defense, automotive industry, clothing, construction, healthcare industry and utility). The military and defense sector is expected to be at the forefront of overall growth of the 4D printing market.
We have prepared a detailed section on trends, which are driving the sector, and that can aid readers in designing their business strategies and to provide them with key insights about competition in the market. As with any new technology, the initial implementation cost of 4D printing is an adoption hurdle. In cases where companies are willing to make this investment, product prices tend to be high in order to recover this and other costs incurred and maintain profitability levels in the face of modest production volumes. Thus, the big players like Autodesk, Dassault etc. are involved in this industry. To provide an unbiased outlook of the global 4D printing market to clients, our report also includes the profiles of key industry players with their business overview. The report provides information for readers looking to venture into this industry, and facilitates them to formulate strategies while going for an investment/partnership in the global 4D printing market.