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SmarTech report: metal AM exceeds expectations with over 20% growth in 2017, bound metal printing to transform industry

For the fourth year in a row, market research company SmarTech Publishing has delivered a thorough and illuminating report about the state of the metal additive manufacturing market. The report, entitled “Additive Manufacturing With Metal Powders 2018” and authored by Scott Dunham, SmarTech’s vice president of Research, presents a comprehensive …

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Top 3D printing designers discuss their approach to DfAM (Design for Additive Manufacturing)

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While 3D printing has now been around for over thirty years, and some 3D printing designers have been exploring the technology since then, until recently, there was no clear-cut approach to fully exploiting the technology’s potential for near-limitless geometries. The recent rise in the adoption of the acronym DfAM (Design …

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Industry leaders discuss exponential growth potential of aluminum alloys additive manufacturing

SmarTech Publishing recently released its first report on aluminum alloys additive manufacturing. During the research phase, several interviews were conducted with leading AM and aluminum market operators and stakeholders. All the information collected was used – in combination with SmarTech’s material and hardware database – to build the 10-year projections …

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New Diversity for Additive Manufacturing quarterly report highlights gender gap in 3D printing


Straddling the technology and manufacturing industries, the burgeoning 3D printing sector receives much attention in market analyses and industry forecasts. One aspect of the industry that has been notably less subject to analysis, however, is its work force. Like most technology-centered industries, additive manufacturing has largely remained a male-dominated sphere, …

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