4D Printing Market: By Material (Programmable Carbon Fiber, Programmable Wood, Custom Printed Wood Grain, and Programmable Textile), By End User (Aerospace, Automotive, Clothing, Construction, Healthcare), and Geography

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4D Printing Market size was valued at USD 63.7 million in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 486.5 million in 2029, growing at a 33.7% CAGR from 2023 to 2029. 4D printing refers to single-material or multi-material printing of a device or object that can be transformed from a 1D strand into a pre-programmed 3D shape, from a 2D surface into a pre-programmed 3D shape, and is capable of morphing between different dimensions. On the basis of material, the 4D printing market is segmented into programmable carbon fiber, programable wood, custom-printed wood grain, and wood grain biomedical textiles. the new technological advancement and increase in the demand increase in automobile industries are the major factor that drives the market in 4D printing, observed that market growth in automobile increasing which leads to an increase in the 4D printing technology across the world also enhancing the technological advancement creates a new opportunity for the key players to expand their business. 

Recent 4D Printing Market Key Developments:
In March 2022, BICO and Organovo Holdings, Inc. announced their agreement to grant BICO and its affiliated businesses a comprehensive license to Organovo's 3D bioprinting core patent portfolio.

In December 2022, 4D printing developed as a collaboration between the Self-Assembly Lab, Stratasys, and Autodesk, is a new process for printing customizable smart materials. 4D Printing entails multi-material prints utilizing the Stratasys Connex printer with the added capability of shape transformation from one state to another, directly off the print bed.

4D Printing Market Summary

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Largest Market

North America

Fastest Growing Market

Asia Pacific
4D Printing Market Dynamics

The increasing technological advances in 4D printing across the world are the major market driver in the 4D printing market increasing the demand for 4D models in the automobile and healthcare industry which helps the manufacturer to create new prototypes for the model. The self-repairing, self-assembly, and addictive manufacturing are the major benefits of 4D printing, which results in an increase in the demand for 4D models in the market. Hence, this will drive global market growth at a significant rate.

Key Features of the Reports

  • The report provides granular level information about the market size, regional market share, historic market (2018 to 2022) and forecast (2023 to 2029)
  • The report covers in-detail insights about the competitor’s overview, company share analysis, key market developments, and their key strategies
  • The report outlines drivers, restraints, unmet needs, and trends that are currently affecting the market
  • The report tracks recent innovations, key developments and startup’s details that are actively working in the market
  • The report provides plethora of information about market entry strategies, regulatory framework and reimbursement scenario
  • The report analyses the impact of socio-political environment through PESTLE Analysis and competition through Porter’s Five Force Analysis in addition to recent technology advancements and innovations in the market

4D Printing Market Segmentation

By Material
  • Programmable Carbon Fiber
  • Programmable Wood
  • Custom Printed Wood Grain
  • Programmable Textile
By End User
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Clothing
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
By Geography
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • MEA


Frequently Asked Questions

The 4D printing market size was valued at USD 63.7 million in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 486.5 million in 2029, growing at a 33.7% CAGR from 2023 to 2029.

The leading players in the 4D Printing Market are Stratasys Ltd, Autodesk Inc., Stratasys Ltd., CT CoreTechnologie Group., EnvisionTEC, Inc., ExOne Corporation, Organovo Holdings, Inc., 3D Systems Inc, Autodesk, Inc, Hewlett Packard Corp., Materialise NV, Dassault Systèmes, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), Norsk Titanium US Inc, Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc., Engineering & Manufacturing Services Inc, and Heineken NV

Historic years considered for the market study are 2018 through 2022, 2022 is considered as the base year for market estimation, and Seven years forecast is presented from 2023 – 2029.

  • Stratasys Ltd
  • Autodesk Inc.
  • Stratasys Ltd.
  • CT CoreTechnologie Group.
  • EnvisionTEC, Inc.
  • ExOne Corporation
  • Organovo Holdings, Inc.
  • 3D Systems Inc
  • Autodesk, Inc
  • Hewlett Packard Corp.
  • Materialise NV
  • Dassault Systèmes
  • ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES)
  • Norsk Titanium US Inc
  • Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc.
  • Engineering & Manufacturing Services Inc
  • Heineken NV