Five major trends in 3D printing industry
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In the field of 3D printing, we have found no less than 50 new companies are raising funds, which does not include all the chips on the platform Kickstarter more than and 40 projects. It can be expected that these activities will lead to 3D printing technology has rapid development in 2015, we forecast its trend:
1 better, faster, and cheaper entrepreneurs are moving from all angles to 3D printing, even if it is a new technology that can print, scan, create and share 3D content. To date, 3D printing is mainly focused on the production of consumer grade machines. But compared with the traditional methods, 3D printing lack of accuracy, it is difficult to form a scale, and the material selection is very harsh. However, 3D printing costs are rapidly declining, competitors are driving technology to continue to improve, so that it is easier to use, more powerful. As the company engaged in 3D printing company and the lack of a large number of killer applications, startups entrepreneurial journey certainly very difficult, but consumers should be able to benefit from. Outlook: functional materials are put into the market, and more advanced 3D printing technology combined, in 2015 we are likely to see a more powerful desktop advent. Many startups are also climbing the top of the value chain, creating a faster, less cost, industrial machine. Commercial users of the metal printer is particularly interested in the big, I predict 2015 will see more cheap 3D printing technology.
2.3D printing area of mergers and acquisitions increased In order to continue to maintain the dominance of 3D printing in the field of rapid growth, the current 3D printing company 3D Systems, Stratasys is a simple strategy: either the acquisition of new start-ups, or industry it outside the door. We have seen the merger of Stratasys and Objet, the acquisition of Industries 3D; Systems Formlabs MakerBot sued start-ups, etc.. These tactics may be counterproductive, so that the integration of mergers and acquisitions become more difficult. In the past 3 years, the field of 3D printing has nearly 50 companies were acquired. In the last quarter, Systems 3D, Stratasys's stock market performance is not satisfactory, which greatly affected the acquisition of the two companies. Due to the expiration of the patent, the printer giant HP announced to enter the field of 3D printing, coupled with the cumulative efforts of countless startups, 3D printing area has been protected by the company, defense began to decline sharply. Prospects: the current 3D printing company can not play as great power as before. Due to the slow pace of development, they need to accelerate the development of new innovations, and to provide consumers with better and cheaper solutions to promote the rapid marketization of 3D printing technology. The key aspect of the improvement lies in: printing speed and material price.
The rise of 3.3D model Many companies have begun to try to print shop 3D model in limited range, that allows you to capture your continuous body or body as, and then used to build a statue. For example, U.S. President Barack Obama, had used 3D printing technology to print out the statue of the head. Prospect forecast: with the simple 3D scanning device and software more and more, their price is also getting cheaper, and ultimately may appear portable 3D capture facilities. 2015 is expected to see more 3D printing technology presents important progress, so when you see your own 3D model in your own fashion wedding, do not have to be surprised. Of course, if you do not want to print their own statue, you can also display the best angle of the digital 3D photo shoot. More important is that these same scanning and capture tools are the basis of mass customization, the company can be customized for each customer personalized products.
4 print weapons Anything is possible. The most effective way to use the robot hot glue gun is not genuine transformation of weapons, but the sensational world. The Netflix documentary "print the legend" (Print the Legend), the protagonist of the gun rights activists support Cody Wilson (Cody Wilson) unfortunately encouraged many imitators. Prospects: more guns, grenades were printed out after the regulators, the more worried about 3D printer technology to become the ultimate tool of the non - government.
5 medical miracle 3D print the most promising applications in the medical field, even if the high price can be accepted, personal customization is very important. In today's medical field, the world's largest 3D printing technology users Technologies Align is rarely known, this enterprise is the maker of the Invisalign system. Outlook: we have seen the skull, facial implants, low cost, such as tracheal repair surgery success, but I think 2015 will have more good ideas. Although there is still a long way to go, it is a good idea to provide personalized customized solutions for individual patients, even though it is still a long way to go. In addition, the use of these powerful 3D printing tool, practitioners will feel more comfortable, more experience.
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