3D Natives: Is Industrial Scale AM Production Limited by Vendor Lock-In?

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At the end of last year, we told you about Essentium’s study on the state of industrial scale 3D printing. According to findings, between 2018 and 2019, the number of manufacturers that were using 3D printing for full-scale production doubled – 40% in 2019 compared to 21% in 2018.

Today, the company based in Texas has released some new findings that detail manufacturers’ take on the industrialization of 3D printing. More precisely, the company surveyed 162 managers and executives from large manufacturing companies across the world about their current experiences with 3D printing for production manufacturing in order to draw a clearer picture of their expectations.

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3D Natives: Essentium Survey Shows That Investments in AM are Paying Off

In early February, Essentium, Inc announced the results of the second in a series of findings from independent global research on the current and future use of industrial 3D printing. We previously covered the first survey published in 2019, which focused mainly on the slow adoption of additive manufacturing for mass-production. This new survey has shown significant advancements in that particular arena as well as significant benefits for users of industrial additive manufacturing while also highlighting remaining challenges to overcome, notably concerning the cost of 3D printing technologies and materials.

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