Published December 2018
Report # SMP-2019 AMMO

Additive manufacturing in 2018 continued to become a centerpiece for digital transformation strategies from leading innovators across industries worldwide. But unlike years past where the discussions in the industry were on how to achieve long term goals, in 2018 a number of significant engagements and strides were achieved or revealed. Auto manufacturers reported success in.....

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Published December 2018
Report # SMP-3DPCOMP-1218

SmarTech Publishing is seeing continuing interest and development activities around 3D printed composites, reinforced thermoplastic materials – primarily carbon fiber and glass fiber – in major 3D printing technologies. Since our previously issued 2016 report was published, several changes have occurred which are further consolidating the 3D printed composites segment. This report analyzes these trends.....

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Published October 2018
Report # SMP-PA-Metals 0718

New 3D Printed Metals Patent Analysis Report from SmarTech Metals-based 3D printing is one of the fastest growing sectors of the 3D printing industry.  SmarTech has already published widely on the growing market opportunities available in this space.  Building on our extensive knowledge and understanding of this area, we are now offering an updated and revamped.....

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Published August 2016
Report # SMP-PATENT-3DPP-0816

Polymer-based 3D printing has been mainstay of 3D printing/additive manufacturing since its inception.  It still represents the overwhelming majority of activity for low-cost 3D printers and continues to grow rapidly.  In addition, 3D printing has expanded to cover an extraordinarily wide variety of polymers. SmarTech Publishing has already published widely on the growing market opportunities available.....

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Published May 2014
Report # SMP-3D-AMF-0514

In 2013, 3D printing grew up.  World-class manufacturers shifted their 3D printing focus from rapid prototyping to rapid manufacturing; Some of largest consumer firms – Amazon, HP, Microsoft, Staples and UPS – began to pursue 3D opportunities; New commercialization directions for 3D-printed medical and dental implants and prosthetics accelerated.  Meanwhile, the IPO and M&A acquisition activity.....

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Published May 2015
Report # SMP-3D-DENTAL-0515

The dental industry is transforming into a fully-digital one quicker than most dentists imagined, and 3D technologies are completely altering the way in which dental solutions can be approached thanks to its ability to print a variety of complex shapes on demand, in a variety of applicable materials, in significant volumes. No other industry currently.....

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Published August 2016
Report # SMP-3D-16DENTAL-0816

The dental industry continues to be one of the strongest targets for development of new 3D printers, materials, and applications. Revenues from additive manufacturing (AM) in the dental sector have grown almost 12 percent since 2015.  Conversely, challenges in the 3D printing industry as a whole were weathered in part thanks to a continuing acceptance.....

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Published January 2018
Report # SMP-3D-18DENTAL-0118

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Published December 2013
Report # SMP-3D-MDM-1213

3D printing has already found substantial traction in the dental implant and hearing aid business and SmarTech believes that the prospects for many other uses of 3D printing in the medical/dental market are rosy.  There are numerous applications in the healthcare field where highly customized products, such as implants, must be created quickly.  3D printing fits such.....

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Published February 2015
Report # SMP-3D-MM-0215

In this report SmarTech identifies the main opportunities for 3D printing in the medical environments.  It identifies where money is being made through the current use of 3D printers in this area and shows where the revenue streams will be found in the future.  It also identifies current technical weaknesses in 3D printing and where.....

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Published July 2013
Report # SMP-3D-HHS-0713

3D printing, actually a technology with a fairly long history, is suddenly being touted as a dramatic new market opportunity.  President Obama mentioned 3D printing in his State of the Union speech as a way to revitalize the US manufacturing sector.  Meanwhile, industry journalists insist that the “Maker” movement is the next Home Brew Computer.....

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Published March 2017
Report # SMP-3DP-JEWEL17-0317

3D printing finds is finding its way into just about every aspect of jewelry manufacturing, due to the widespread adoption of CAD software among jewelry designers.  Annual revenues from 3D-printed hardware, materials, services and software used in the jewelry industry is expected to top $900 Million in 2026.  Even in traditional jewelry manufacturing with vulcanized.....

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Published October 2016
Report # SMP-3DP-SOFTM-1016

The 3D printing industry has been riding a historic growth wave since 2012, but today in 2016 the landscape for opportunities is continuing to evolve. With significantly increased competitiveness causing fluctuations in the hardware market, printer OEMs and third party developers are now collaborating to develop 3D printing software as one of the biggest future.....

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Published July 2016
Report # SMP-EU-3DPM-0716

Metal additive manufacturing (AM) is revolutionizing the manufacture of many products in aerospace, medical and dental, and jewelry to name a few. Over the next decade, the implementation of metal additive manufacturing (AM) will complete the transition from a purely R&D activity to a full distributed manufacturing process. Understanding the advantages and challenges that this.....

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Published November 2016
Report # SMP-3D-COMP-1116

SmarTech Publishing is seeing growing interest and development activities around the use of composites – especially carbon- and glass-fiber reinforced thermoplastic materials within the 3D printing/additive manufacturing (3DP/AM) community We believe that such developments are creating new revenue generation opportunities within 3DP/AM by expanding upon current labor-intensive composite materials manufacturing processes for the production of final.....

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Published March 2019
Report # SMP-AM-FW-0319

After eyewear, the next highly relevant consumer product that is expected to begin to reap the benefits of additive manufacturing for production and mass customizations is footwear. SmarTech Publishing now presents the first ever in depth-analysis of additive manufacturing in the footwear segment. In this report, SmarTech forecasts the 3D printed footwear industry to grow.....

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