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.
9 Jul 2021
Markforged is a company that specialize in 3D printing of composites and metals. IDTechEx visited their facilities and spoke with Michael Papish (Head of Marketing) and Elissa Silverman (Senior Product Marketing Manager).
26 May 2021
Massivit 3D is an Israeli 3D Printing company that manufactures and sells large-format thermoset deposition printers and materials. IDTechEx spoke with Ido Eylon, VP of Global Sales and Marketing at Massivit 3D.
10 May 2021
Additive Manufacturing for Volume Production of Wood Parts
At the core of this innovation is the Forust process, which combines two waste streams from traditional wood production, sawdust and lignin, to sustainably produce isotropic, high-strength wood parts.
6 May 2021
Uniformity Labs produces new dense powders for metal additive manufacturing. IDTechEx spoke with Dr Adam Hopkins (CEO & Founder) and Geoffrey Doyle (VP of Business Development).
18 Jan 2021
Desktop Metal to buy EnvisionTEC for $300 Million
Desktop Metal Inc announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire EnvisionTEC for total consideration of $300 million, consisting of a combination of cash and newly issued Desktop Metal stock.
15 Dec 2020
3D Printing 2020: A Challenging Year But Fascinating Times Ahead
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted the 3D printing sector and its end users (such as printing bureaus), new directions of travel have nonetheless emerged. Some opportunities have even been directly prompted by the pandemic.
21 Aug 2020
Metal Additive Manufacturing: The Cheaper the Better?
Metal additive manufacturing has seen many trends over recent years including pushing the (build) envelope & deposition rate to higher levels, broadening the materials portfolio, and expanding into new markets. One trend that cannot be overlooked is the number of product launches for low-cost "desktop" variants; the question is will they be successful?
6 Jul 2020
Markforged are notable players in composite 3D printing (notably with continuous carbon fiber) and Metal 3D printing.
6 Jul 2020
BMW Group Opens new Additive Manufacturing Campus
The BMW Group has officially opened its new Additive Manufacturing Campus. The new centre brings together production of prototype and series parts under one roof, along with research into new 3D printing technologies, and associate training for the global rollout of toolless production.
1 Jul 2020
Rapidia provide a bound metal 3D printing system. IDTechEx spoke Dan Gelbart (Founder).
24 Jun 2020
Desktop Metal is providing affordable high-throughput additive manufacturing solutions. IDTechEx spoke with Arjun Aggarwal (VP of Business Development & Product).
25 Sep 2019
Desktop Metal expands materials portfolio
Characterized by its stability in heat treatment, exceptional hot hardness, and abrasion resistance, H13 is a tool steel widely used in hot work applications. High toughness and hardness also make it an ideal metal for cold work tooling applications as well.