Smartech Polymer Additive Manufacturing Research And Advisory Service


Additive manufacturing (AM) of polymers is where the 3D printing industry began. But this sector is profoundly changing as it shifts from a prototyping role to creating parts in healthcare, aerospace, automotive, and other industries. New polymers are now being 3D printed with technologies like material extrusion, photopolymerization, and powder bed fusion. The control of the materials supply chain is shifting from printer OEMs who have developed tight machine/material relationships to offer repeatable prototyping and tooling applications, to the global chemical and polymer manufacturing materials suppliers of the world as a desire for production parts is now stronger than ever. PAEK polymers, thermoplastic composites, polypropylene, elastomers, and various thermosetting polymers are all now being explored by multiple print technologies.

The SmarTech Polymer Manufacturing Research and Advisory Service is the industry’s premier analyst service for companies looking to maximize their success in the market.  Providing clients with regularly updated forecasts, analysis of key market and technology trends, company announcements and access to tier one market analysts, SmarTech’s services are used by companies all over the world.

Programs can be customized for client specific needs

Why SmarTech:

SmarTech is in its fifth year of providing industry analysis of the 3D printing/AM space. We are the only firm that provides regular in-depth forecasting and analysis focused entirely on 3DP/AM.  Our tier one analysts are renowned experts in the market and their expertise is sought out by leading companies around the world.


Scott Dunham: Vice President of Research 

Davide Sher: Senior Analyst, Europe

Lawrence Gasman: President

Partial List of Related Client Companies of SmarTech:

3D Systems, Aperam Alloys Imphy, Autodesk, Bain & Company, BASF SE, Callaway Golf, Carpenter Powder Products,Coherent, Colfax Corporation, Daido Steel Co., Ltd., Divergent 3D, EOS GmbH, Ferriere Di Stabio, Fraunhofer IWU, GE, GfE Metal and Material GmbH,Grand River Ironsands, H.C. Starck Gmbh,Heraeus Additive Manufacturing GmbH, HP, Hosokawa Alpine, Investcorp,ITRI,Jaykay Enterprises Ltd., Johnson Matthey, KIMS, KITECH, Krastsvetmet, Lincoln Electric, Lonmin, Microfabrica Inc., Molymet,Oerlikon, Osaka Titanium Technologies Co, Ltd.,Politecnico di Milano, Retech Systems LLC, Sandvik AB, Schuler Pressen GmbH, Sigma Powders Ltd.,SLM Solutions NA, Stratasys, Swagelok, Swarovski, Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., VDM Metals International, XponentialWorks

For further details of the service contact:

Robert Nolan

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