Technology

25 Key Milestones Driving Additive Manufacturing in 2019

04 December 2019 13:29

2019 marks yet another positive year for the additive manufacturing (AM) industry. This year, the industry has continued to mature into a production-ready process, with more companies adopting the technology or ramping up their involvement in the industry.    To highlight the evolution of AM, we’ve compiled a list of the key milestones that shaped …

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The Evolution of 3D Printing Materials Market: Trends and Opportunities in 2019

21 November 2019 10:49

This is the second article in our AM Landscape series. Check out our previous article, exploring the state of 3D printing hardware.    The market for 3D printing materials is growing rapidly. Demand is increasing, with more companies buying additive manufacturing (AM) hardware and scaling their AM usage. In 2019, the AM materials market is …

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How the 3D Printing Hardware Market is Evolving in 2019

22 October 2019 9:04

Earlier this year, AMFG published its first-ever Additive Manufacturing Landscape 2019 report, looking at the key market players and biggest trends shaping the industry. Today, we’re launching a series of articles, taking a deeper dive into each segment of the additive manufacturing (AM) ecosystem, beginning with hardware.    In 2019, hardware manufacturers make up more …

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10 of the Biggest Challenges in Scaling Additive Manufacturing for Production [Expert Roundup]

08 October 2019 9:32

Design flexibility, material efficiency and viable low-volume production are just some of the reasons why companies have increasingly turned to additive manufacturing (AM). But to make the most of AM in production, there are still some issues to tackle.    Below, we’re looking at some of the most pressing challenges the technology needs to overcome …

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How Mature Are Metal 3D Printing Technologies?

03 September 2019 17:53

Metal 3D printing encompasses a broad range of technologies, each with its own benefits and applications — as well as its own level of maturity.    When looking to adopt a specific metal 3D printing technology for production, it’s crucial to understand where its capabilities and limitations currently lie. However, when often when it comes …

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3D Printing In Healthcare: Where Are We In 2019?

30 August 2019 7:15

3D printing is creating an enormous opportunity for the medical industry. According to a report by market research firm, SmarTech Analysis, the market for medical 3D printing is currently estimated to be worth $1.25 billion. By 2027, the market value is set to grow to $6.08 billion. Clearly, the potential for 3D printing within healthcare …

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10 Predictions on the Future of 3D Printing [Expert Roundup]

21 August 2019 13:54

Without a doubt, 2019 is an exciting time for 3D printing. The industry continues to move towards industrialisation, and the technology is increasingly becoming part of the wider manufacturing ecosystem.   But in such a rapidly evolving industry, it can be difficult to keep up with the key trends that are driving the future of …

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What Ultimaker’s Rebranding Says About the Industrialisation of 3D Printing

31 July 2019 11:27

[Image credit: Ultimaker]   Earlier this month, desktop 3D printer manufacturer, Ultimaker, announced a new branding strategy, aimed at strengthening its focus as a B2B company.    Ultimaker’s new business trajectory points to a broader trend within the 3D printing market: the shift towards industrial applications of the technology, as businesses begin to recognise the …

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7 Complex Designs Achieved With 3D Printing

24 July 2019 14:11

By taking advantage of the design flexibility afforded by 3D printing, engineers can bring even the most challenging ideas to life.    3D printing is a technology that can produce shapes and features unachievable with conventional manufacturing methods. To showcase the power of the technology, we explore 7 examples of impressive designs that were achieved …

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How Mature Is Your Industry In Its Adoption Of 3D Printing? [Infographic]

09 July 2019 13:37

[Image credit: EOS]   3D printing is now being used across many industries for prototyping, product development and production. From automotive to construction, industries can benefit from faster lead times, greater design freedom and toolless manufacturing offered by 3D printing.   However, many companies remain hesitant about embracing 3D printing, often out of a lack …

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