3D Printing Photopolymer Market, By Technology (Digital light processing, Polyjet, Stereolithography), By Light Spectrum (Ultraviolet, Visible, Infrared), By End-Use Industry (Healthcare, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Electronics & Electrical), By Region (North America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Rest of the World) – Market Size & Forecast by 2032

COVID-19 Impact : Our team has been closely monitoring the current developments to identify the potential impact of COVID-19 on stakeholders and business processes across the value chain of industries. A special section about COVID-19 will be covered with the report to help companies in defining sustainable strategies.

The 3D Printing Photopolymers market size is projected to reach USD 1.76 Billion in 2022 at a CAGR of 15.98% during the forecast period.  Significant use of 3D printing technology in the pharmaceutical applications as well as in aerospace & defense parts is anticipated to drive the market during the forecast period.

In today’s market scenario, photopolymers are the most commonly used materials under polymers in 3D printing technology. These materials are inexpensive in comparison with metals and are significantly more reliable, which is one aspect behind their increasing popularity. As 3D printing matures, developers continue to explore photopolymer chemistries and capabilities to offer materials that compete with traditional ways.  Photopolymers are used in stereolithography (SLA), and polyjet processes under 3D printing. Stereolithography (SLA) is a 3D printing process used for the creation of prototypes, models & patterns in a layer by layer sequence with the use of a number of processes. Stereolithography is extensively used in the healthcare sector to develop prototypes pertaining to certain medications. These prototypes are then thoroughly analyzed & some concrete conclusions are drawn. This helps in systematical planning of medicinal development. In electronics, stereolithography is used to develop models in various electronic devices that are still under testing. These models in comprehensively studying different nuances present in the device.

Figure 1: 3D Printing Photopolymer Market

3D printing photopolymer market is witnessing positive growth in APAC region owing to growth in the healthcare sector. China and Japan are among the major contributors to the market in terms of production & consumption. India is emerging as a major player in the market & is expected to show high demand in the forecast period. The North American & European markets are relatively established markets with emphasis on commercialization of 3D printing technology. Other regions including the Middle East and rest of the World are some of the emerging markets for 3D printing photopolymers market.

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • Increased demand in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • An increasing number of applications in the healthcare sector.
  • Photopolymers are substitutes to traditional polymer technology. 

Key Developments:

  • In 2014, Stratasys Inc. acquired Solid Concepts. Inc who is a global pioneer of custom photopolymer manufacturing & 3D with the objective of expanding their market share in the 3D printing photopolymer market.
  • In January 2017, 3D Systems (US) acquired Vertex-Global Holding B.V. (Netherlands), a provider of dental materials worldwide, which offers products (photopolymer, thermoplastic, polymer, and monomer materials) under the Vertex and NextDent brand for traditional and 3D printing dental applications

What This Study Provides

  • Global market and submarket forecast covering the period of 2022 to 2032, with accompanying analysis
  • Regional market and submarket forecast covering the period of 2022 to 2032, with accompanying analysis
  • National market and submarket forecast covering the period of 2022 to 2032, with accompanying analysis
  • Extensive details and analysis of contracts, projects, and program
  • Market dynamics scenario, along with growth opportunities of the market in the years to come
  • Analysis of game-changing technological trends and how these will shape the industry
  • Explanation or political, regulatory and technical factors to consider
  • Barriers to entry analysis for markets around the world
  • Profiles of leading companies operating within the sector with market share analysis
  • SWOT analysis of the market, together with the opportunities available and the key threats faced
  • Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • Market conclusions & recommendations

Market Segmentation:

By Photopolymer Type:

  • Digital light processing
  • Polyjet
  • Stereolithography

By Light Spectrum:

  • Ultraviolet
  • Visible
  • Infrared

By End-User Industry:

  • Healthcare Industry
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Automotive Industry
  • Electronics & Electrical
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
    • By Photopolymer Type
    • By Light Spectrum
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Western Europe
    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)
    • By Photopolymer Type
    • By Light Spectrum
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Eastern Europe
    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)
    • By Photopolymer Type
    • By Light Spectrum
    • By End Use Industry
  • Asia Pacific
    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)
    • By Photopolymer Type
    • By Light Spectrum
    • By End-Use Industry
  • Middle East
    • By Country (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, Rest of Middle East)
    • By Photopolymer Type
    • By Light Spectrum
    • By End Use Industry
  • Rest of the World
    • By Region (South America, Africa)
    • By Photopolymer Type
    • By Light Spectrum
    • By End-Use Industry

Companies Covered: 3D Systems Corporation, Formlabs Inc., Stratasys, Adaptive 3D, Molecule Corp. (Henkel), ProLab Materials srl, Henkel, Shenzhen Yongchanghe 3D Resin Co., Ltd, and Formi 3PD. Inc...

Years Considered In The Study

Historic Year

2016, 2017

Base Year


Forecast Period


CAGR % (2019-2028)



Key Questions Answered By This Report

  • How is the 3D printing photopolymers market evolving?
  • What is driving and restraining 3D printing photopolymer dynamics?
  • How will each 3D printing photopolymer submarket segment grow over the forecast period and how much Sales will these submarkets account for in 2032?
  • How will market shares of each 3D printing photopolymer submarket develop from 2022-2032?
  • Which 3D printing photopolymers submarket will be the main driver of the overall market from 2022-2032?
  • How will political and regulatory factors influence regional 3D printing photopolymer markets and submarkets?
  • Will leading national 3D printing photopolymers broadly follow macroeconomic dynamics, or will individual country sectors outperform the rest of the economy?
  • How will market shares of the national markets change by 2032 and which nation will lead the market in 2032?
  • Who are the leading players and what are their prospects over the forecast period?
  • How will the sector evolve as alliances form during the period between 2022 and 2032?

Reasons To Buy This Report:

  • Market size estimation of the 3D printing photopolymer market on a regional and global basis
  • The unique research design for market size estimation and forecast
  • Profiling of major companies operating in the market with key developments
  • Broad scope to cover all the possible segments helping every stakeholder in the market


We provide customization of the study to meet specific requirements:

  • By Segment
  • By Sub-segment
  • By Region/Country

For more information, contact: sales@quincemarketinsights.com