26 May 2020 11:56
Update 27/05/2020: Taking on board all of the feedback we've received from the 3D printing community, we've now updated the landscape to include 7 new companies.   Much has changed in the Additive Manufacturing (AM) industry since AMFG published the first Additive Manufacturing Landscape in 2019. To document the evolution of the industry, AMFG has published the second edition of our annual Additive Manufacturing Landscape.     In 2020, the 3D printing industry is continuing to mature. The ecosystem is expanding, with new companies and investors continuing to enter the market.    Download the report and ...
14 January 2020 8:43
A collection of 40+ relevant 3D printing statistics and facts looking at the current state of the industry   The 3D printing industry is evolving and developing rapidly, making it difficult to keep up to date with the trends in this space. A great way to stay up to speed is to keep an eye on 3D printing statistics.   To ensure that you keep up with the latest in the industry, we’ve compiled a list of relevant 3D printing statistics, highlighting the recent growth and evolution of the industry, alongside a ...
07 January 2020 10:47
3D printing has made considerable progress in 2019, with many milestones shaping the industry throughout the year. With a myriad of new developments, partnerships and applications, the industry continues to grow and become more consolidated.    As we move into a new year and a new decade, it’s only natural to wonder what the future holds for the 3D printing industry. In this article, we dive into the 10 key 3D printing trends that will unfold over the next 12 months.    1. The 3D printing landscape will become even more diverse    [caption id="attachment_10703" align="aligncenter" ...
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 the industry in 2019.  [toc]   Hardware   1. Desktop Metal delivers its first Production System   In March, Desktop Metal delivered its first Production System to a currently undisclosed Fortune 500 company. First unveiled in 2017, Desktop Metal’s Production System is powered by ...
07 November 2019 9:17
North America and Europe remain the two regions with the largest share in the additive manufacturing (AM) market. A considerable number of companies developing, adopting or investing in AM are headquartered in these regions, making them hotbeds of technology advancements.    At the same time, however, North America and Europe could be at risk of losing their role as leaders in AM to the rapidly growing AM market in Asia.    So how is the 3D printing industry evolving in these regions? And what should North America and Europe do to secure their competitiveness?    [caption ...
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 3D printing.     To help you better understand where 3D printing is headed, we’ve sifted through over 30 of our Expert Interviews conducted over the last 12 months and extracted key insights as to what the future holds for ...
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 industrial potential of 3D printing. And Ultimaker is not the only company reflecting this trend.   In today’s article, we’ll explore key examples that demonstrate how 3D printing has evolved to become an industrial, business solution.   Making the leap from consumer to ...
11 July 2019 13:55
AMFG has recently released its first State of the 3D Printing Industry Survey Report, which looks at the key trends within the AM service provider market today. We surveyed service bureaus in over a dozen countries to find out, first-hand, how this segment is fairing and the overall outlook for the next 12 months.   The service provider market in 2019 Service bureaus have been a cornerstone of the additive manufacturing industry since its inception, and they continue to play a pivotal role in driving the industry forward. The ability for companies to ...
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 of understanding of how the technology is currently being used in their sector, and uncertainty as to whether it is the right time to invest.   [toc] The adoption of 3D printing across industries To help companies better understand how 3D ...
20 June 2019 15:07
In rapidly maturing 3D printing industry, what are the trends shaping the materials market?   Materials are one of the three key pillars underpinning 3D printing, alongside hardware and software. According to the Wohlers Report 2019, the 3D printing material segment experienced record growth in 2018 due to the increasing use of 3D printing for series production.   In 2019, this growth is only set to continue, supported by a number of trends at which we’ll be taking a closer look at below.   1. Composite 3D printing is taking off [caption id="attachment_9672" align="aligncenter" ...