This research report analyzes the potential of the 3D printing technologies and market potential, and the various applications where 3D printing is currently being used. We profile 3-D printing applications in industries such as Aerospace, Defense, Healthcare, Automotive, and others.
3D printing is a process that makes three dimensional objects. In this process, an object is created by laying down several layers of material. There are many types of material that can be used to build the 3-D model, giving the designer unprecedented control and speed in a prototype project.
You'll learn how 3D printing has been used for years in dental applications, human organ production, military and aerospace, auto manufacturing, and even in the food industry.
This report analyzes the technologies that are used in 3D printing, and the advantages and disadvantages of 3D printing. We also examine the commercial and consumer printers on the market, as well as online print-on-demand services.
History of 3D Printing
Additive Manufacturing Basics
Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
Selective Laser Sintering
Direct Metal Laser Sintering
Granular Materials Binding
Combining Additive Manufacturing with Other Technologies
Applications of 3D Printing
Impact of 3D Printing on Commercial Manufacturing
3D Printers and Services
3D Print-on-Demand Services
Market Potential of 3D Printing
Marketing Process for 3D Products
Advantages of 3D Printing
Increased part complexity
Digital design and manufacturing
Complexity is free
Instant production on a global scale
Limitations of 3D Printing
3D Printing and Intellectual Property
Predictions for 3D Printing Market
TED Talks on 3D Printing
Print on Demand services
Freedom of Creation
Custom “Inks” Designed for 3D Printing