3D Printing Intelligence Services

3D Printing comprises of a range of technologies based on different physical mechanisms which create a 3 dimensional object. The process is additive, with materials being deposited only where needed, resulting in less material waste and enabling much faster production of low quantity structures.

Developed in the 80s, it is now experiencing large demand thanks to greater media coverage, lower priced printers, and new technologies and material sets. Today, start-up companies are being sold within years for breath-taking multiples. IDTechEx help clients to see through the bubble and exploit the real opportunities.

Companies that seek to profit in this sector need to:

  • Understand opportunities for new material requirements
  • Assess the value chain of 3D printing by application type
  • Explore new markets such as the impact 3D printing is having on electronics manufacture
  • Know the competitive landscape, IP and freedom to operate
  • Identify and assess companies throughout the value chain for potential partnership, acquisition and customer/client collaboration
  • Stay appraised of latest global trends, what is coming next, and what it means with impartial insight

Topics covered in 3D Printing area:

Enabling materials and manufacturing processes…
  • Photopolymers
  • Thermoplastics
  • Thermosets
  • Metals
  • Sand
  • Glass
  • Composites
  • Conductive Inks
  • Materials in development
…creating these devices…
  • Stereolithography
  • Polyjet
  • Fused Deposition Modelling
  • Selective Laser Sintering
  • Selective Laser Melting
  • Direct Metal Laser Sintering
  • Electron Beam Melting
  • Inkjet printing
  • Laser Engineered Net Shaping
  • 3D Screen Printing
  • Film Transfer Imaging
  • Aerosol Jet
…being exploited by these industries
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Consumer products
  • Architecture
  • Medical/dental
  • Jewellery
  • Design arts
  • Foundry's
  • Prototyping services

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