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What Is 3D Printing
Types Of 3D Printing
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Growth Of The Industry
The growth in this industry over the years and the need to adopt 3D printing
The 3D scanning market was estimated at £1.37 billion in 2013; with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.6%. and growth to £2.71 billion by 2018. In comparison, the 3D printing market was expected to reach £8.31billion by 2018. Therefore, it seems that the 3D printing market is almost four times bigger than the 3D scanning market.
In the last four years there has been a steady growth in the industry that is reflected in the sale of consumer 3D printers, which are now being sold as ‘plug-and-play’ electrical devices. To date, over 100,000 consumer machines have been sold. Although limited in their capabilities compared to professional hardware, these machines are finding applications in direct part manufacture, effectively turning home consumer users into manufacturers and home factories.
The market for customised products is anticipated to grow by reducing machine and material costs along with increased software accessibility will undoubtedly drive growth within the 3D printing market, which is one day estimated to reach 2% (£125 billion) of the global manufacturing economy. As technology, up-skilling, awareness and product development specifically for 3D printing consumer customisation increases, the value of this sector will certainly account for a significant portion of this total projected market.
Industry Inducted 3D Printing
Adoption of 3D printing is increasing across different industries, with annual growth estimated at 23.5% over the next five years. … Practical deployment of 3D printed parts by companies also occurred in 2018. For example, HP—which also makes 3D printers—announced plans to use 3D printed parts in their internal supply chain.
Automotive industries are amongst those having great potentials for adopting 3D printing in design and manufacturing vehicles due to the extent and size of the industry and well-established supply chains. In addition, massive automotive aftermarket, which is a broad term used to describe the manufacture, supply and fitting of spare and service parts needed after the initial sale of a vehicle.
Reverse Engineering: scanning technologies offer an alternative solution to creating digital content from existing physical objects – a technique commonly referred to as “Reverse Engineering”.
Healthcare and aerospace are other industries, which have great potentials for adopting 3D priming for manufacturing high value customised printed parts/ devices.
Bottle necks in the industry and how they are being overcome (e.g. the speed at which parts are built, post processing and large-scale production, etc)
- Materials and quality: current low–cost printers use different kinds of plastics as materials. That materials need to be developed in variety (types) as well as quality enhancement.
- Software/hardware seems to be hard to use and learn for unprofessional consumers. New 3D printers need to be more user friendly with a more compatible software dedicated to each 3D printer type.,
- Community attributes, and lack of social co–operation due to lack of public awareness. This can be overcome by enhancing public awareness through education and engagement of social media.