16 September 2020 12:40
In the new reality, created out of complexity and opportunities, industrial 3D printing continues to evolve to help companies stay resilient and agile.    However, the outbreak of the pandemic brought a lot of uncertainty into the 3D printing industry itself, as some companies experienced a decline, while others managed to stay afloat.    To discover how the pandemic has impacted the industry, we take a look at the state of 3D printing today and explore what lies ahead for the technology as the world recovers.     On the brink of going mainstream   The 3D printing industry ...
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 ...
18 May 2020 13:32
In April, AMFG brought together 3D printing professionals and experts in our first Additive Manufacturing Landscape Digital Conference 2020, where we shared perspectives and insights into the current state of the industry.    This is Part 2 of the article exploring key learnings from the AM Landscape conference. You can read Part 1 here.    7. The combination of AM and digitisation will encourage industries to rethink their approach to supply chains    ‘Traditional supply chains have failed, and it’s made battling the pandemic much harder,’ said Lee-Bath Nelson, Co-Founder and VP Business at LEO Lane in ...
09 January 2020 13:04
The 3D printing industry has entered a new year, with many exciting opportunities looming on the horizon.    To give you an idea of what to expect in the 3D printing industry in the year ahead, we’ve reached out to 20 3D printing industry experts. Below, they share their vision and expectations of how 3D printing will evolve in 2020.    1. John Barnes, Founder of The Barnes Group Advisors:   ‘I think, coming out of Formnext, the feeling I very much got was that the “tire kicking” in AM for the early movers is closing, ...
21 November 2019 10:49
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 valued at $1.5 billion. In the next five years, it’s expected to grow into a whopping $4.5 billion opportunity.   With such an opportunity at hand, material suppliers, particularly giant chemical companies and metal producers, are becoming increasingly involved in the industry. Alongside developing new materials, they are contributing heavily to the industrialisation of AM.    In today’s article, we’ll delve into ...
20 November 2019 9:04
Check out Part 1 of AM Around the World series, which explores the adoption of 3D printing in North America and Europe.     Asia-Pacific (APAC) is transforming into the fastest growing 3D printing market. The region is expected to grow at the highest rate of 18% and to spend $3.6 billion on 3D printing within the next 5 years.    Until recently, the region has been lagging behind in 3D printing’s adoption, compared to North America and Europe. However, growing interest from APAC manufacturing companies and the introduction of many government-led strategies and policies ...
07 November 2019 9:17
Chech out Part 2 of AM Around the World series, which explores the adoption of 3D printing in the APAC region.   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 ...
15 October 2019 10:04
Over the last 12 months, many railway companies, including Deutsche Bahn, Bombardier and Angel Trains, have invested in 3D printing or have been ramping up their 3D printing capabilities.    16 per cent of companies in the logistics and transportation sector are now using 3D printing to manufacture spare parts, according to a recent report by EY.    What is driving this adoption?    In this week’s Application Spotlight, we’ll be looking at the drivers behind the increased adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) in the railway industry, alongside exploring the most exciting use cases.    Take a look ...
08 October 2019 9:32
[Updated in 2020]   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 to accelerate its adoption:    Technological challenges    1. Slow production speeds  [caption id="attachment_9572" align="aligncenter" width="700"] EOS's LaserProFusion technology will be equipped with up toa million of diode lasers to enable faster SLS 3D printing [Image credit: EOS] [/caption]   No ...
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 ...