Medical Plastics News: Essentium: AM Ready for Prime Time

| The Essentium Team

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Essentium, Inc. has announced the first in a series of findings from independent global research on the current and future use of industrial 3D printing. The third annual study reveals that the use of large-scale AM has more than doubled in the past year for 70 per cent of manufacturing companies.

The number of companies that have shifted to using AM for full-scale production has doubled from seven per cent in 2019 to 14 per cent in 2020. During the Covid-19 pandemic, AM proved it can step in to make quantities of supplies at scale, or at least the mould to make the product, to keep the assembly lines moving. The survey found 57 per cent of manufacturers increased 3D printing for production parts to keep their supply chains flowing during the crisis.

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