Category Archives: Industry Insights

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 […]

Visiting the National Physical Laboratory advanced materials showcase

The National Physical Laboratory, based in Teddington, south-west London, is Britain’s national measurement institute and the country’s largest applied physics laboratory. While their main purpose is to manage the MSF time signal and provide the government with expert scientific advice, they also provide scientific skills training to everyone from school leavers to postgraduates, and support […]

Royal Navy unveils 3D printed “Nautilus 100” mothership concept

Earlier this year, the Royal Navy ran the Nautilus 100 challenge together with UK Nest, a not-for-profit Technology forum that “promotes the Engineering, Science and Technology interests of UK Naval Defense”. Scientists, designers, and engineers from across defense and aerospace sectors were tasked with envisioning the future of underwater warfare. 20 participants, aged between 16 […]

Royal Navy unveils 3D printed “Nautilus 100” mothership concept

Earlier this year, the Royal Navy ran the Nautilus 100 challenge together with UK Nest, a not-for-profit Technology forum that “promotes the Engineering, Science and Technology interests of UK Naval Defense”. Scientists, designers, and engineers from across defense and aerospace sectors were tasked with envisioning the future of underwater warfare. 20 participants, aged between 16 […]

The future of 3D printing for the supply chain by Len Pannett

This is a thought leadership article in our series looking at the future of 3D printing. Len Pannett is an operational strategy consultant at Visagio Ltd, where he helps organisations to realize their operational aspirations.  He is a specialist in the impact of 3D printing on supply chains, and is a founder of Supercharg3d.com. The […]