Key market trends in the European Additive Manufacturing Sector – May 2022

30 May 2022

Between March and May 2022, CECIMO, the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries and related Manufacturing Technologies, organized the fourth round of its European Additive Manufacturing Survey, which aims to assess key market trends in the Additive Manufacturing (AM) sector.

It is a six-month survey that will help the industry record trend indications for key business areas, such as domestic business, AM exports, orders by type of material, client industry demand and investment trend. 3D printing companies express their six-month indications in the key business areas compared to the situation over the past six months.

Key remarks:

  • Strongly positive AM growth expectations on home and foreign markets over the next six months
  • Composite & Metals deposits are expected to have the strongest demand in the next six months.
  • While the medical sector remains in first place, aerospace and automotive orders expectations are experiencing strong growth.
  • High investment expectations lead to the highest level of the AM Confidence Index.

As CECIMO has established cooperation with VDMA (The association of Germany's engineering industry) to obtain a wider European figure in the AM sector including data for Germany, the report is now divided into two sections. The first part (marked as PART I) contains the results of the combined data of the CECIMO national associations' surveys and the VDMA survey. The second part (marked as PART II) of the report contains only data from countries using the CECIMO survey and shows a trend based on the results of previous surveys.