Metal Additive Manufacturing

Metal additive manufacturing is the fastest growing area of industrial 3D printing and is continuing on its disruptive journey, overcoming major challenges and seeing faster movement into true serial production applications.


This trend is spurring more healthy growth in the segment, despite temporary slowdowns experienced at the end of 2016. Now the metal additive manufacturing market appears to be entering its next major phase of growth, with the established area of metal powder bed fusion technologies undergoing major changes to address costs and volumes limitations, and an emerging market coalescing around new bound metal printing technologies.


Relevant Initiatives in this metal additive manufacturing include end-to-end process optimization for both powder bed (SLM, EBM) and powder fed processes (DED, LMD) by all major manufacturers including GE (Concept Laser and Arcam), EOS, 3D Systems, SLM Solutions, Trumpf, DMG Mori and more. Another interesting area of growth is the development of production-ready metal binder jetting technologies and bound metal technologies from major new entry players such as Desktop Metal, HP and GE – along with polymer market leader Stratasys’ own initiatives.


Latest metal additive manufacturing news:

Optomec releases pure copper DED additive manufacturing process

US-based DED system pioneer Optomec is introducing a new pure copper DED additive manufacturing process using Optomec’s LENS directed energy…

11 hours ago

Volkswagen produces 10,000 3D printed ID.3 models using HP Metal Jet technology

The partnership between HP and Volkswagen, two of the largest companies in the world in their respective fields of expertise,…

1 week ago

Israeli startup Tritone to unveil metal 3D printer at Formnext

Founded in 2017, Israeli startup Tritone has been quietly working on a new technology for some time. Now, the young…

1 week ago

VELO3D releases Assure Quality Assurance and Control System for Sapphire 3D printer

VELO3D, the metal AM company behind the Sapphire 3D printer, has announced the release of the new VELO3D Assure Quality…

2 weeks ago

Alfa Romeo Racing installs Quintus HIP tech for optimized 3D printed automotive parts

Alfa Romeo Racing, a Formula One team operated by Sauber Motorsport AG, is furthering its investment in additive manufacturing. The…

2 weeks ago

Lithoz spin-off Incus to unveil lithography-based metal 3D printing at Formnext

Lithoz, an Austria-based company specializing in ceramic additive manufacturing, has announced the formation of a new company: Incus GmbH. The…

2 weeks ago

Titomic Kinetic Fusion exceeds ASTM standards for tensile strength and elongation

Australian metal AM company Titomic announced that it has surpassed ASTM International standards with its Titomic Kinetic Fusion process. The…

3 weeks ago

Prima Industrie opens 4000-sq-m Advanced Laser Center at Innovation Days

This week, Italian manufacturing company Prima Industrie hosted the second edition of the international Innovation Days event at its new…

3 weeks ago

MTC3, GE Additive’s Chris Schuppe on evolving AM from parts to system integration

GE Additive is a leading AM hardware and materials manufacturer, with the added benefit that GE is also a major…

4 weeks ago