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Business and Technologies Insight Forums Seoul 2016

All Insight Forums will be conducted in English

21-23 September 2016 | Seoul, Korea

The-K Hotel Seoul Geumkang,
#70 Baumoe-ro 12-gil Seocho-gu, Seoul

Rooms: Hankang, Annex 1F

3D Printing: Technologies, Materials, Applications and Opportunities


Critical business intelligence covering forecasts, players, case studies, opportunities and technology and market assessment.

3D printing covers a range of technologies based on a number of different physical mechanisms and a diverse set of material types. Since key patents have expired over the last few years there has been a raft of new companies, M&A activity and media attention because 3D printing opens up the opportunity for the introduction of cheap complexity into manufacturing. There has also been big improvements with high performance systems. There has also been strong progress with material development to meet end user needs.

What you will learn

This forum addresses both the business and technologies behind the broad set of 3D printing technologies and materials - providing deep depth including significant market data to allow you to understand this complex landscape. Attendees will leave with a clear, quantified view of the markets, technology assessment and development roadmaps, key player profiles and their strategy for market adoption, with lessons from successes and failures.

    The following technologies are covered in detail including lists of major vendors and applications:
  • Stereolithography
  • Digital Light Processing
  • Inkjetted photopolymers
  • Thermoplastic extrusion
  • Selective Laser Sintering of plastics
  • Selective Laser Melting of metals
  • Blown metal powder
  • Welding
  • Sand binding
  • Binder jetted into metal powder (by ExOne)
  • Smooth Curvature Printing (by Solidscape)
  • Selective Deposition Lamination (by Mcor Technologies)
  • Hybrid CNC
    Forecasts are given, with assessment of applications including:
  • Manufacture of flight-critical production parts in metals
  • Mold making for metal casting
  • Edutainment
  • Art
  • Modelling
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Tooling

The forum is hosted by IDTechEx, a global market research and technology scouting firm focussing on emerging technologies since 1999. Research is based on direct interviews conducted with the main 3D printing and material providers and users of 3D printing. IDTechEx analysts are deeply technical (typically PhD level) and commercially experienced, conducting research from bases in Europe, Asia and USA in six languages.

This event is targeted to those involved in growth strategy, business development, research and engineering, material and process development and innovation management. It is attended by companies involved in material supply, equipment manufacture, systems integrators and technology users.

All Insight Forums will be conducted in English



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Forum 6 / Agenda

23 September / Afternoon / Room Hankang, Annex 1F

IDTechEx Japanese Analysts Yasuo Yamamoto and Danny Jung, will be available at this Insight Forum for further discussion.

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


  • 13:00 - 14:00
  • Lunch, networking and registration
    for the afternoon session
  • 14:00 - 14:30

Introduction to 3D Printing Technologies and Markets

  • Value Chain and business models
  • Market structure
  • M&A history
  • 14:30 - 15:30

Detailed assessment of 3D Printing Technologies

Compiled by Dr Jon Harrop, Director, IDTechEx.

    For each technology, the following will be covered:
  • Technology process specifications including resolution, speed, material compatibility and output product capabilities/limitations
  • Advantages and disadvantages analysis
  • Key players
  • Equipment costs
  • Market revenue and key player market share by technology type

  • This will covered for the following types of technologies
  • 14:30 - 14:50

Photopolymerisation-based (SLA)

  • 14:50 - 15:10

Thermoplastic Extrusion/Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM)

  • 15:10 - 15:30

Powder bed including: Selective laser sintering (SLS), Electron beam melting (EBM), Inkjet.

  • 15:30 - 15:55

Material analysis and trends

Compiled by Dr Jon Harrop, Director, IDTechEx.

  • Material options and appraisal
  • Patent trends
  • Emerging material types for 3D printing - global state-of-the-art
  • 15:55 - 16:25
  • Networking Break
  • 16:25 - 17:00

Applications Assessment and Forecasts

Compiled by Dr Jon Harrop, Director, IDTechEx.

    Requirements, case studies, drivers and ten year forecasts for the following sectors:
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Consumer products
  • Medical/dental
  • Other
  • 17:00 - 17:10

Technology to Application suitability and disruptive potential

Compiled by Dr Jon Harrop, Director, IDTechEx.

  • Which technologies target which applications
  • Market share of technologies by application and future outlook
  • 17:10 - 17:30

Business and market intelligence data, unmet needs and opportunities

Compiled by Dr Jon Harrop, Director, IDTechEx.

  • Ten year forecasts by materials, printers and software/services
  • Company positioning and competitive business intelligence on all key industry players
  • End user needs
  • 17:30 - 17:50
  • Questions & Answers
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Timings and the agenda are subject to change

About IDTechEx

Since 1999 IDTechEx has provided independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technologies to clients in over 80 countries. Our clients use our insights to help make strategic business decisions and grow their organizations. IDTechEx is headquartered in Cambridge, UK with additional offices in Boston, USA; Berlin, Germany; Tokyo, Japan; and Seoul, Korea.

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