Global 3D Printing in Education Market to Reach US$ 771.8 Million by 2032, Stimulated by Rising Emphasis on STEM Education

September 07, 2023 | Technology & Media

According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “3D Printing in Education Market Report by Type (3D Printers, 3D Printing Services and Materials), Application (Higher Education, K-12), and Region 2024-2032,” the global 3D printing in education market size reached US$ 338.5 Million in 2023. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a process that creates three-dimensional objects by layering materials based on digital designs. In an educational context, this technology empowers students and educators to transcend traditional theoretical learning and engage in practical, hands-on experiences. By enabling the transformation of abstract concepts into tangible objects, 3D printing fosters a deeper understanding of complex subjects, particularly in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. The integration of 3D printing in education offers various benefits. First and foremost, it cultivates creativity and critical thinking skills as students are encouraged to conceive and design their projects. Moreover, it promotes problem-solving abilities, as learners encounter real-world challenges during the design and prototyping stages. Additionally, 3D printing facilitates cross-disciplinary learning, as it can be applied across various subjects, ranging from biology and physics to art and history. Furthermore, this technology nurtures a collaborative and interactive learning environment, where students can collaborate on group projects and share their creations with peers. It also promotes inclusivity, as 3D printing allows for the creation of customized learning tools and aids for students with diverse learning needs.


Global 3D Printing in Education Market Trends:

3D printing provides students with hands-on learning experiences, allowing them to bring their ideas to life. This interactive and tangible approach to learning enhances student engagement and comprehension, especially in complex subjects like science, engineering, and design. Additionally, there has been a growing emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education worldwide. 3D printing aligns perfectly with this focus, enabling educators to impart practical skills and problem-solving abilities crucial for future STEM professionals. Other than this, 3D printing allows for the customization and personalization of learning materials, catering to individual student needs and learning styles. Educators can create tailored educational aids, models, and prototypes, fostering a more inclusive and adaptive learning environment. Besides this, by incorporating 3D printing into educational settings, institutions promote an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset among students. This encourages them to think creatively, develop prototypes, and explore entrepreneurship at an early stage. In line with this, the 3D printing technology is increasingly prevalent in various industries, such as manufacturing, healthcare, and architecture. Integrating 3D printing into education equips students with relevant skills, enhancing their employability in the job market. Furthermore, governments and educational organizations across the globe are recognizing the potential of 3D printing in transforming education. As a result, they are actively investing in and promoting the adoption of 3D printing in schools and colleges. Moreover, rapid advancements in 3D printing technology have resulted in more affordable and accessible 3D printers and materials. As the cost of 3D printers decreases and their capabilities improve, educational institutions can easily integrate this technology into their curricula Looking forward, the market value is projected to reach US$ 771.8 Million by 2032, expanding at a CAGR of 9.3% during 2024-2032.


Market Summary:

  • Based on the type, the market has been segmented into 3D printers and 3D printing services and materials.
  • On the basis of the application, the market has been divided into higher education and K-12.
  • Region-wise, the market has been segmented into North America (United States and Canada), Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others), Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, and others), Middle East and Africa, and Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others). Amongst these, North America is the leading market, accounting for the majority of the global share.
  • The competitive landscape of the market has also been examined, with some of the key players being Afinia, Fargo 3D Printing, Formlabs, Materialise NV, Prusa Research a.s, Stratasys Ltd., and UltiMaker.


Report Scope:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Units US$ Million
Scope of the Report Exploration of Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment: 
  • Type
  • Application
  • Region
Types Covered 3D Printers, 3D Printing Services and Materials
Applications Covered Higher Education, K-12
Regions Covered  Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Countries Covered United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Companies Covered Afinia, Fargo 3D Printing, Formlabs, Materialise NV, Prusa Research a.s, Stratasys Ltd., UltiMaker, etc.
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