London, UK, Tuesday 26 May 2020 – AMFG, the leading provider of MES and workflow software for additive manufacturing, has today released the second edition of its annual Additive Manufacturing Landscape report and infographic.
The AM industry has made huge leaps forward since AMFG published its first report in April 2019. The entry of new companies and investors, the development of advanced materials and technologies and the emergence of new applications indicate the industry’s move towards industrialisation.
The Additive Manufacturing Landscape 2020 documents this evolution and provides manufacturers and industry stakeholders with valuable insights into the trends shaping the AM industry in 2020 and beyond.
This year, 231 organisations have been included in the landscape’s infographic, including hardware, software, materials and post-processing companies.
The 27-page report includes an overview of each of the key segments within the additive manufacturing industry, a look at 3D printing adoption rates globally, as well as a breakdown of the trends to expect in the coming year. It also features expert insights from SmarTech Analysis’ VP of Research, Scott Dunham and Additive Manufacturing Technologies’ CEO, Joseph Crabtree.
Keyvan Karimi, CEO of AMFG, says: ‘While the start of 2020 has ushered much uncertainty globally, the progress within the 3D printing industry shows no signs of slowing down. In these extraordinary times, we are witnessing the continued maturation of 3D printing into an industrialised technology, driving digital transformation.’
From the report:
- → Hardware is the largest category within additive manufacturing, making up 56% of the overall AM landscape
- → The largest segment is metal machines, which makes up 22.5% of the overall landscape
- → Collaboration and connectivity will be critical to consolidating an industry that remains highly fragmented