No other year in the history of the dental industry has seen as great a push towards global adoption of digital dentistry than 2017 and, as a result of this, attention from dental professionals on 3D printing technologies is at an all-time high. This, of course, is a net positive for the dental 3D printing.....

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Posted by 27 Nov 2018

We continue to identify the application of 3D printing technology to medical treatments as one of the biggest technological innovations in healthcare over the next thirty years. In particular, SmarTech Publishing is active in quantifying medical 3D printing market opportunities in the shorter term, through the coming decade. During this period, 3DP is likely to.....

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Even though metal AM has been booming, total revenues reported in 2015 have been revised down from our previous study. This may seem counter-intuitive but is actually due to greater than anticipated activity from major metal powder suppliers and their sales activity with major end users. This activity, characterized by much larger average order quantities.....

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The Oil & Gas industry is poised to become one of the most important generators of revenue – both near and long-term — for additive system manufacturers and service providers worldwide. We believe that AM will be invaluable to oil and gas industry stakeholders as well as to the investment community, while it will offer.....

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We foresee a continuously and rapidly expanding market opportunity for the supply of plastics, polymers, and thermoplastic composite print materials. When accounting for low-cost printers utilized in professional environments, this market has grown from an estimated $670 million worldwide in 2014, to nearly $1.1 billion by the end of 2017. We are now forecasting that.....

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If you were to ask anybody about metal 3D printing technology, chances are today that a lot of people would actually know what you were talking about. Metal additive manufacturing has grown significantly in awareness over the last decade, after all. If you were to find somebody who knew a little bit about the current.....

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Posted by 19 Sep 2018

SmarTech was impressed with HP’s metal printing announcements at IMTS 2018. The company announced a new metals printing technology based on a binder jet approach, a metals service bureau offering (of sorts) that lets new customers try out HP’s new technology, and a group of apparently happy customers, who had tried it out already. The.....

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In the 3D printing industry, polymer powder bed fusion technology isn’t what it used to be. It’s not just about two companies anymore. It’s not just about selling machines that are a few hundred thousand dollars to rapid prototyping service bureaus anymore. And, beginning late last year, it’s definitely not just about realizing long term.....

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Polymer material extrusion 3D printing is one of several really interesting markets for polymer additive maufacturing, and one that’s largely been responsible for the significant growth in public and corporate awareness of 3D printing technology which occurred since around 2011.  Material extrusion is often referred to as Fused Deposition Modeling –the trade name for the.....

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By Scott Dunham Vice President of Research, SmarTech Publishing Recently, I’ve been talking to a lot of people in the 3D printing industry regarding competing polymer 3D printing processes and their future. During the research process for the latest SmarTech market research study, Additive Manufacturing with Polymers and Plastics 2018, I’ve had the pleasure of.....

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