04 January 2019 10:46
2018 was the year in which 3D printing quietly solidified its position as a commercially viable, industrial manufacturing technology. With key developments across hardware, materials and software last year, 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is becoming an increasingly important part of the manufacturing process.   With an impressive year for 3D printing in 2018, what does 2019 hold for the additive manufacturing industry? In this article, we share the top 5 industrial 3D printing trends you can expect to see over the next 12 months.      1. Polymer 3D printing will continue ...
19 October 2018 13:27
The road to standardisation for emerging industries and technologies can be long and arduous. But for an industry to develop a strong market, the need for standardised processes becomes increasingly important.   3D printing has reached this watershed moment: 46 % of companies surveyed by EY expect to apply the technology for end-part production by 2022. Clearly, as the technology continues to shift towards production, the need for standardisation is more acute than ever.   The benefits of standardisation for 3D printing   Standardisation refers to the best practices, regulations and benchmarks that guide ...