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Emerging Opportunities for 3D Printed Nanomaterials


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Published on Nov 20, 2018 SKU SMP-AM-NANO-1118 Category Tag

In this report, SmarTech analyzes how the market for 3D printed nanomaterials will evolve of the coming decade and it includes ten-year forecasts of revenue generation by end-user application and type of nanomaterial. The report also includes a discussion of which 3D printing processes are most suitable for nanomaterials as well as of the types of nanomaterials which offer the most commercial potential for 3D printing. Because of the inherent role of 3D printing is as a low-volume manufacturing technology, we also pinpoint where there are markets suitable for low-volume fabrication using 3D-printed nanomaterials.

Over two decades, nanomaterials have proved themselves highly useful in areas as diverse as electronics, healthcare and consumer products. Nanomaterials currently in use include both nanoparticulate versions of conventional materials and entirely novel nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes.  Activity  in 3D printed nanomaterials and nanostructures has been going on for years, but SmarTech believes that the business opportunities in 3D printed nanomaterials are about to expand driven both by demand from major applications and by the need of the 3D printing sector to explore and commercialize new materials.

This report is divided into six chapters and an Executive Summary.  The Executive Summary is intended to summarize the opportunities that we have uncovered in the main body of the report. It also identifies which companies SmarTech believes will drive 3D printing of nanomaterials going forward.

Chapter One of this report—this chapter—is intended as an introduction to the whole report.  Its goal is to set the scene for the whole report indicating why one should treat 3D-printed nanomaterials as more than a science project.

In Chapter Two, we review the commercialization of 3D-printed nanomaterials, with much of the chapter devoted to the technology of 3D printing nanomaterials including the emergence of 3D printing technologies specifically deigned to cope with nanomaterials.  This Chapter also contains a discussion of how nanomaterials can enhance existing 3D printing materials

In the rest of the chapters, we examine how commercial 3D printing will be used in the application/industry sector.  Each of these chapters is dedicated to a separate sector.