3D Printing comprises of a range of technologies based on different physical mechanisms which create a 3 dimensional object. The process is additive, with materials being deposited only where needed, resulting in less material waste and enabling much faster production of low quantity structures.
Developed in the 80s, it is now experiencing large demand thanks to greater media coverage, lower priced printers, and new technologies and material sets. Today, start-up companies are being sold within years for breath-taking multiples. IDTechEx help clients to see through the bubble and exploit the real opportunities.