3D Printing Materials

Compiled by:
Dr Bryony Core, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx


This forum will arm you with the latest knowledge of 3D printing hardware and software - what exists, what is coming and what is needed. Learn what is currently available and gain insights into trends and analysis with IDTechEx analyst led sessions. External speakers will highlight key processes, providing an expert focus on some of the most impactful technologies available. Specifically, the forum will cover:

3D printing material appraisal: current and emerging

The following types of 3D printing materials will be appraised:

  • Thermoplastic filaments
  • Thermoplastic powders
  • Photosensitive resins
  • Metal powders

This forum will cover the advantages and disadvantages of each material class, key suppliers, costs, performance specifications and limitations, and the impact of new emerging options.

For those attending.

  • The PDF files of the presentations will be available to download from this website after the sessions are ended.


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Forum 3 / Agenda

May 9 / Morning

Please join IDTechEx Analysts for lunch and networking from 1:00pm-2:00pm


  • 8:30am - 9:15am
  • Registration
  • 9:15am - 9:45am

Introduction to 3D Printing Equipment

Compiled by Dr Bryony Core, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Introduction to 3D printing materials
  • The 3D printing supply chain
  • Complementary printing processes
  • 9:45am - 10:15am

Advances in materials for metal 3D printing

Compiled by Dr Bryony Core, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Introduction to powdered metals for 3D printing
  • Technical parameters required
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Case studies and applications
  • 10:15am - 10:45am

Guest speaker (tbc)

  • 10:45am - 11:15am
  • Networking break
  • 11:15am - 11:45am

Advances in materials for polymer 3D printing

Compiled by Dr Bryony Core, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Introduction to polymers for 3D printing
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Case studies and applications
  • 11:45am - 12:15am

Guest speaker (tbc)

  • 12:15am - 12:45am

New materials

Compiled by Dr Bryony Core, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • New metal printing materials
  • New polymer printing materials
  • Whitespaces for materials
  • 12:45pm - 1:00pm

Conclusions and questions

Compiled by Dr Bryony Core, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Market drivers and restraints
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Lunch
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Timings and the agenda are subject to change

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