3D Printing Gases Market Anticipated $222.09 B By 2032,15.1% CAGR

3D Printing Gases Market Size Worth $222.09 Billion By 2032 | CAGR: 15.1%

The global 3D printing gases market size is expected to reach USD 222.09 billion by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “3D Printing Gases Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Type (Argon, Nitrogen, Gas Mixtures, Argon Mixtures); By Technology; By Application; By Distribution; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2024 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

The market for gases used in 3D printing is significantly impacted by its dedication to environmentally friendly and sustainable manufacturing methods. With manufacturers emphasizing environmentally friendly approaches, there is a growing demand for specific gases in the field of 3D printing. These gases are critical in establishing controlled atmospheres, which are required for producing high-quality prints while minimizing environmental impact.

The 3D printing gas industry is anticipated to expand significantly in the coming years, driven by diverse end-user applications, increased R&D investments, and a surge in consumer goods sales, particularly in electronics, jewelry, and footwear. Industry players are actively working to reduce both manufacturing and processing costs associated with 3D printing gases, with the goal of lowering overall costs and minimizing downtime in service provision.

The 3D printing market has undergone some constraints owing to the high cost of gas processing and the intricate manufacturing procedures. Because of these factors, organizations face potential risks. The geographical diffusion of operations across continents and oceans presents significant logistical challenges for oil and gas operators. The high costs of downtime heighten the supply issues with parts.

Gases used in 3D printing serve a variety of purposes other than improving the quality of printed components. They help to reduce oxidation in forged parts by minimizing oxidation content within the printing chamber, maintaining consistent pressure to create a stable printing environment, preventing combustible dust during sieving and powder handling to improve safety, reducing powder clumping in the feed tube, and managing thermal stress through gradual cooling to avoid deformities in the printed parts.

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The growing demand for specialty gases tailored to specific 3D printing processes is a notable trend in the market. Manufacturers are seeking precise gas compositions to optimize print quality and performance as the range of materials used in 3D printing grows. Further, there is a growing emphasis on sustainability, which is leading to the use of environmentally friendly gases and processes in 3D printing. Novel gas mixtures that reduce environmental impact while maintaining printing efficiency are gaining traction. Another significant trend is the formation of alliances and collaborations between gas suppliers and 3D printer manufacturers in order to provide integrated solutions.

3D Printing Gases Market Report Highlights 

  • In 2023, the argon segment held the largest revenue share in the 3D printing gases market owing to the surge in demand for inert gases in the industries to match and survive with high argons, which are essentially needed in 3D printing. During the 3D metal printing process, argon gas is used as a shielding gas to eliminate reactive gases that could potentially harm the manufactured component.
  • The stereolithography segment accounted for the highest market share during the forecast period, due to the increasing use of 3D printing gases in the 3D metal printing and plastic to assemble automotive die-casting parts, motor housing, and sheet metal forming.
  • In 2023, North America accounted for the largest market share in the 3D printing gases market, owing to the development and high innovations in the manufacturing of the products which generates a large consumer base.
  • The Asia-Pacific region witnessed for the fastest growth in the 3D printing gases market due to the rising demand for inert gases is crucial for industries such as aerospace and healthcare, as their requirement for stringent quality standards performs as a significant catalyst.
  • The global key market players include Air Liquide, Air Products Inc., AIMS INDUSTRIES PRIVATE LIMITED, Amico Group, Atlas Copco AB, BASF SE, GCE Group, Linde Plc, Messer Group GmbH, Praxair Technology, Inc., Rotarex, Scicalgas, SOL Group, TAIYO NIPPON SANSO CORPORATION, and Zaburitz Pearl Energy Co., Ltd.

Polaris Market Research has segmented the 3D Printing Gases market report based on type, technology, application, distribution and region:

3D Printing Gases, Type Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Argon
  • Nitrogen
  • Gas Mixtures
  • Argon Mixtures

   3D Printing Gases, Technology Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Laser Sintering
  • Stereo-lithography
  • Others

3D Printing Gases, Application Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Design & Manufacturing
  • Consumer Products
  • Healthcare
  • Others

3D Printing Gases, Distribution Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • Merchant Liquid/Bulk
  • Cylinders & Packaged Gas
  • Tonnage

3D Printing Gases, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Billion, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • UK
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Latin America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
  • UAE
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Israel
  • South Africa

3D Printing Gases Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2024

USD 71.87 billion

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 222.09 billion


15.1% from 2024 – 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 – 2022

Forecast period

2024 – 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Segments Covered

By Type, By Technology, By Application, By Distribution, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa


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