4, 5, 6 December 2018
Cambridge, UK

Wolfson College, Cambridge

Introduction to 3D Printing Materials


This forum will arm you with the latest knowledge of 3D printing materials - what exists, what is coming and what is needed. Learn what the key players are offering, areas of research and development activity, trends and market sizing. Specifically, the forum will cover:

Material Appraisal: Current and Emerging

Analysts will appraise each of the following types of materials for 3D printing:

  • Photosensitive resins
  • Thermoplastic filament
  • Thermoplastic powder
  • Metal powders
  • Emerging materials

They will cover the advantages and disadvantages of 3D printing with each, key suppliers, costs, performance specifications and limitations, and the impact of new emerging options.

Material Market Appraisal

  • How existing and emerging applications are dependent on materials properties
  • Need for new materials and opportunities for materials development
  • Current market size for materials by value and volume
  • Future material market opportunity with ten-year forecasts

This forum provides you with a full assessment of this complex and rapidly changing subject.

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 5 / Agenda

6 December / Morning

Please join IDTechEx Analysts for lunch and networking from 13:00-14:00


  • 08:30 - 09:15
  • Registration
  • 09:15 - 09:45

Introduction to 3D Printing Materials

Compiled by Dr Bryony Core, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Introduction to 3D printing
  • Overview of 3D printing technologies
    • Polymers
    • Metals
    • Ceramics
    • Bioprinting
  • 09:45 - 10:15

Photosenstive resins

Compiled by Dr Bryony Core, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Introduction to Photosensitive resins
  • Compatible printing technologies
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Case studies and applications
  • Market forecast
  • 10:15 - 10:45

Thermoplastics: powders and filaments

Compiled by Dr Bryony Core, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Introduction to standard temperature thermoplastic powders and filaments
  • Compatible printing technologies
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Case studies and applications
  • Market forecast
  • 10:45 - 11:15
  • Networking break
  • 11:15 - 12:00

Metal powders

Compiled by Dr Bryony Core, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Introduction to powdered metals for 3D printing
  • Technical parameters required
  • Compatible printing technologies
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Case studies and applications
  • Market forecast
  • 12:00 - 12:15

Emerging materials

Compiled by Dr Bryony Core, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Introduction to engineering grade thermoplastics
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Market forecast
  • 12:15 - 12:30

Conclusions

Compiled by Dr Bryony Core, Technology Analyst, IDTechEx

  • Market drivers and restraints
  • Outstanding opportunities
  • 12:30 - 13:00
  • Questions & Answers
    followed by networking and lunch
  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch
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Timings and the agenda are subject to change

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