30 July 2020 8:49
Composite 3D printing, despite being a young technology, is rapidly maturing to unlock new opportunities in the production of robust, yet lightweight, parts.    One company pushing the limits of composite 3D printing is Anisoprint, the Russian start-up, which has developed a material extrusion process called Composite Fiber Coextrusion (CFC).  [caption id="attachment_14021" align="alignright" width="300"] Fedor Antonov, CEO of Anisoprint [/caption]  CFC technology enables the reinforcement of plastic with continuous composite fibres directly during the printing process, making it possible to produce highly durable, strong parts.    We caught up with Fedor Antonov, CEO of Anisoprint, ...
01 June 2020 8:13
Whether it’s sunglasses, the colour of a smartphone, or the design of shoes, people want to buy products that feel personalised. In fact, more than 50 per cent of consumers showed interest in purchasing customised products or services, according to the Deloitte Consumer Review report.    As consumers increasingly expect products and services that feel tailored to them, mass customisation is growing as a central trend. And digital manufacturing technologies, like 3D printing, play a crucial role in driving it forward.    Today’s blog dives into the role of 3D printing in enabling mass ...
26 May 2020 11:56
Update 16/06/2020: Taking on board all of the feedback we've received from the 3D printing community, we've now updated the landscape to include 9 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" ...
11 December 2019 10:48
Post-processing can be one of the key bottlenecks in using additive manufacturing (AM) as an industrial process. Each AM technology requires its own set of post-processing solutions, which need to be automated as much as possible, to enable viable use of the technology in production.   Fortunately, the industry has started to tackle post-processing challenges, with more companies introducing solutions to help automate and optimise the post-printing workflow.   In today’s article, we’ll be taking a look at some of the solutions available for polymer and metal 3D printing, as ...
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 ...