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Opportunities For 3d Printing Precious Metals: Jewelry And Other Applications


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Published on Mar 13, 2015 SKU SMP-3D-PM-0315 Categories , Tag

SmarTech believes that 3D printing of gold, silver, platinum and precious metal alloys will present important opportunities for the 3D printing community in the near future.

  • 3D printing has been of growing importance in the jewelry industry for a decade and we are about see 3D printing enter new territory; directly fabricated jewelry, timepiece components, and accessories made from precious metal powder
  • We also expect new opportunities for 3D-printed precious metals to emerge in the medical/dental and electronics sectors.  For example, 3D printers can be used with additive-appropriate gold alloy powders as a result of increasing awareness of complications developing from use of less-inert gold substitutes
  • The budding area of 3D-printed electronics are expected to use silver and gold inks for customized and short run fabrication of antennas and PCBs

This new report identifies the market opportunities for 3D-printed precious metals and provides ten-year forecasts for them in both volume (Kgs) and value ($millions) terms.  Breakouts by type of metal and application are also included as are product/market assessments of the leading equipment and service players in this space.

Readers of this report will gain insight into the established market for printed jewelry casts, directly fabricated jewelry and consumer products utilizing precious metal materials, as well as emerging uses for the 3D printing of precious metal powders and compatible precious metal materials.  Coverage includes:

  • Analysis of applicable print technologies, materials, printers, and market leaders
  • Market opportunity segmentation by application, print technology, and material type
  • Quantified scenario analysis for emerging trends in 3D printable precious metals
  • Survey of relevant supply chains for 3D printed jewelry and consumer products utilizing precious metals