Category Archives: Industry Insights

INTERVIEW: 3D printing for maritime maintenance and repair with DNV GL

This week NAMIC’s 5th additive manufacturing summit will address the use of industrial 3D printing for the maritime and energy sectors. Joining the event is DNV GL, an accredited registrar and classification society headquartered near Oslo, Norway. DNV GL provides services for 13,175 vessels and mobile offshore units (MOUs) giving the enterprise a global market […]

The best 3D printing startups of 2018

3D printing startup of the year is proving to be a popular category in our 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards. In addition to the 10 3D printing startups shortlisted during the nomination process, our readers have used the wildcard option to vote for more than 70 additional enterprises. We’ve included the wildcard option to ensure […]

Half million 3D printers sold in 2017 – on track for 100M sold in 2030

3D Printing Industry research shows, the market for Desktop 3D Printers has experienced an acceleration of growth in 2018, with just under 500K desktop 3D printers sold. Extending and analysing the quarterly data provided by research firm Context, shows an impressive 52% year-on-year growth in 3D printer volume sales. This is a sizeable shift from […]

INTERVIEW: Maritime 3D printing with RAMLAB and Semcorp Marine

3D printing for the maritime and energy industries is the focus of NAMIC’s 5th additive manufacturing summit later this month. Taking place in Singapore, the Maritime and Energy AM Summit is organized by the country’s National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), an organization focused on developing a collaborative and innovative ecosystem for additive manufacturing. At […]

INTERVIEW: Terry Wohlers on the 2018 Wohlers Report, explosive growth in 3D printing

The Wohlers Report 2018 was published last week. As in previous years, I caught up with Principal Author Terry Wohlers to learn more. The Wohlers Report is always eagerly awaited and regarded by many as the definitive guide to our industry. The vast amount of data provided has launched a thousand power-point presentations, and makes […]

Forecast says Asia Pacific to spend $3.6 billion on 3D printing in next 3 years

The market for additive manufacturing is growing. As we saw earlier this month, the International Data Corporation (IDC) has updated its Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide, predicting that the market-wide spending for 3D printing this year will rise to $12 billion around the world. To give further insight, the IDC has now released a […]

IDC forecasts worldwide spending on 3D printing to be nearly $12 billion in 2018

The International Data Corporation (IDC) has updated its Worldwide Semiannual 3D Printing Spending Guide forecasting market-wide spending on additive manufacturing throughout 2018. IDC’s international team of analysts looked at key markets across 9 regions including Europe, Asia/Pacific and the U.S. In the trifecta of 3D printing, hardware will constitute $6.9 billion, materials $6.7 billion, and […]

The Best 3D printers of 2018? 3D Printing Industry Awards nominations update

The 3D Printing Industry Awards 2018 are once again bringing out the community votes. Although less than a month into the process, already we’ve received well over 2,000 nominations for the best 3D printers, breakthrough 3D printing applications, 3D printing materials and software driving the industry forward. You can make your nominations for the 2018 […]

Interview: New study shows 3D printing is second fastest growing technology of 2017

IFI CLAIMS Patent Services has published a new report showing the enterprises, technologies and countries with the most patents. For 2017, over 320,000 patents were granted – an increase of 5.2% on the previous year and a new record. I caught up with Larry Cady, senior analyst, IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, to learn more about […]