1 Jun 2023
Is This A Turning Point For Consolidation In Additive Manufacturing?
In the past decade or so, the additive manufacturing industry has been characterized by an ever-increasing number of hardware players trying to capture their own share of the market. While there were signs of consolidation in the early 2010s, given major moves by industry leaders like Stratasys and 3D Systems, AM has instead seen a consistent stream of newcomers with their own innovative takes on AM, such that IDTechEx now segments their 3D printing hardware forecast by seventeen different categories to account for such diversity.
16 Jan 2023
In July 2022, Markforged acquired Digital Metal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Swedish multinational Höganäs AB developing metal binder jetting printers.
9 Jan 2023
Prima Additive are a group company of Italian machinery company Prima Industrie which produce metal powder bed fusion and direct energy deposition printers. IDTechEx spoke with Applications Engineer Lorenzo Abrusci.
21 Dec 2022
Segmenting the Polymer 3D Printing Materials Market
"Diverse and Developing" - the only way to describe the current breadth of the polymer materials portfolio for additive manufacturing. From materials that vary in form factor (i.e., powders, resins, filaments) to material properties (i.e., flexible, reinforced, tough, etc.) to application (i.e., medical, industrial, dental, etc.), it can be difficult to define suitable enough categories that adequately cover this diverse market.
12 Dec 2022
Axtra3D is an Italy/US-based startup developing a new photopolymer resin printing technology called Hybrid Photosynthesis. IDTechEx spoke with CEO Gianni Zitelli.
3 Aug 2022
PrinterPrezz are a US-based end-to-end manufacturer of 3D printed medical devices. IDTechEx spoke with CEO Shri Shetty to discuss the company's mission.
27 Jun 2022
Ultimaker are a Dutch manufacturer of desktop FFF printers. This update covers two major changes for the company.
22 May 2022
ExOne are a fully-owned subsidiary of Desktop Metal manufacturing binder jetting printers. At RAPID + TCT 2022, ExOne launched a new sand binder jetting printer called the S-Max Flex.
15 Mar 2022
Metal Additive Manufacturing Rebounds to Hit $18 Billion by 2032
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted a key target market for metal additive manufacturing - aviation. Additionally, global supply chain disruptions have led companies to re-evaluate their operations. Within this environment, how has metal additive manufacturing fared?
8 Feb 2022
Desktop Metal's healthcare business unit, Desktop Health, launched its first DLP printer called the Einstein in February 2022.
19 Jan 2022
Why is the 3D Printing Market not Consolidating?
"We expect to see the additive manufacturing market consolidating in the near future" has been the refrain of many for nearly a decade now. The thought really strengthened after major acquisition moves by industry titans Stratasys and 3D Systems between 2010-2012. Stratasys would acquire wax 3D printer company Solidscape and merge with material jetting pioneer Objet in 2011-2012, while 3D Systems completed a jaw-dropping 13 acquisitions between 2011-2012. With so many major moves by market leaders in the early 2010s, it seemed like market consolidation was just around the corner.
16 Dec 2021
3D Printing Hardware: On Its Way to an $9.9 Billion Peak
In the thirty years since the founding of the 3D printing industry, countless printing technologies have been invented, patented, and commercialized - from fused filament fabrication to digital light processing, selective laser melting to binder jetting, material jetting to sheet lamination, and every unique printing technology in between. With every new technology, the additive manufacturing market has grown its ability to expand into new applications, end-users, and industries. From this perspective, 3D printers can be considered the core foundation underlying the additive manufacturing industry's growth in recent years.
7 Dec 2021
Join the Upcoming Webinar Exploring the 3D Printing World After COVID
Wednesday 8 December 2021 - How has COVID-19 affected the 3D printing industry? Is the industry already on the path to recovery, or is the pandemic a major setback to AM's progress? What do the IPOs, mergers, acquisitions, and SPAC-offerings mean for the future of 3D printing? and more.
7 Dec 2021
3D Printing in 2021: Micro-Trends in Major Materials
Within this year of recovery, IDTechEx has noted the development and/or continuation of micro-trends within each major 3D printing subspecialty: polymer, ceramic, composite, and metal additive manufacturing. In this article, IDTechEx identifies and explains the micro-trends for each material specialty that are worth keeping an eye on going into 2022.
2 Dec 2021
Tethon3D is a materials company specializing in ceramic resins and powders for 3D printing based out of Omaha, Nebraska, USA. IDTechEx spoke with Trent Allen, CEO of Tethon3D.
1 Dec 2021
Massivit 3D recently released the Massivit 10000, their printer for large tooling for composites manufacturing. IDTechEx interviewed Erez Zimerman, CEO of Massivit, about the Massivit 10000 launch.
23 Aug 2021
3D Printed, Biocompatible Graft Could Repair Damaged Ear Drum
The PhonoGraft device is a 3D-printed, biocompatible graft that could be implanted to repair a damaged eardrum. If its clinical development is successful, the PhonoGraft technology could mitigate the pain, drainage, and hearing loss associated with ear drum perforations that affect millions of individuals worldwide.
22 Jul 2021
3D Printing Composites Will be a $2bn Industry Within the Next Decade
3D printing of fiber-reinforced polymers is rapidly approaching a commercial tipping point. This is quickly becoming one of the most exciting and impactful areas of 3D printing; over the next decade the market will grow to $2 billion, the installed base and applications will expand, and technology will continue to mature.