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The Long-Term Trends Shaping Additive Manufacturing

The Long-Term Trends Shaping Additive Manufacturing

3D Printing Progress
Jan 24, 2024
New Episode of 'Tomorrow's Tech by IDTechEx' Podcast: 3D Printing

New Episode of 'Tomorrow's Tech by IDTechEx' Podcast: 3D Printing

IDTechEx have released a brand new episode of the 'Tomorrow's Tech by IDTechEx' podcast, '3D Printing: Hobbyist Pastime or Industrial Evolution'. Host Dr Tess Skyrme and industry expert Sona Dadhania will be discussing the up-and-coming trends in the 3D printing landscape.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 22, 2024
Webinar - The Trends and Movements Shaking Up Additive Manufacturing

Webinar - The Trends and Movements Shaking Up Additive Manufacturing

Thursday 1 February 2024 - Identify technical and material trends within the 3D printing market; Highlight key developments influencing AM's rise, including discussion on relevant players and news; Present IDTechEx's outlook on the AM market
3D Printing Progress
Jan 17, 2024
3D Printing: A Dynamic Industry Approaching a Crossroads

3D Printing: A Dynamic Industry Approaching a Crossroads

The 3D printing industry is by no means new, given the invention of the first 3D printing technologies in the 1980s; yet, in an industry with a long history of twists and turns, 2024 is looking to be the most consequential yet for additive manufacturing. This can be traced back to the shockwaves set off by COVID-19. While the pandemic initially lowered sales for many 3D printer manufacturers, it also created opportunities for additive manufacturing to showcase its unique strengths, as numerous companies looked to reshoring and strengthening their supply chain to avoid persistent disruptions amidst global shipping shortages.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 16, 2024
Brand New Podcast: Tomorrow's Tech by IDTechEx

Brand New Podcast: Tomorrow's Tech by IDTechEx

IDTechEx have launched a new monthly podcast, 'Tomorrow's Tech by IDTechEx', bringing you up to date technology trends. In each episode our host will interview an industry expert from IDTechEx, offering insights into a range of emerging technologies.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 18, 2023
The Continued Rise of the Robotics Industry Over the Next Decade

The Continued Rise of the Robotics Industry Over the Next Decade

Due to rising labor costs and labor shortages, coupled with the surge in e-commerce and logistics demands, the mobile robotics market is rapidly expanding. IDTechEx's forecast indicates that the annual market size for mobile robotics in logistics and delivery is set to approach US$150 billion, marked by a robust double-digit compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next two decades.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 23, 2023
Upcoming Webinar - 3D Printing Innovation: Key Takeaways from 2023

Upcoming Webinar - 3D Printing Innovation: Key Takeaways from 2023

Friday 3 November 2023 - Analyze financial activity in 2023 within the AM industry; Identify AM industry trends and challenges from 2023 and predict future 2024 industry moves; Present IDTechEx's 2024 takeaways for the 3D Printing market
3D Printing Progress
Sep 7, 2023
Join Our Upcoming Webinar - How EVs Will Invigorate the Aerogel Market

Join Our Upcoming Webinar - How EVs Will Invigorate the Aerogel Market

Wednesday 20 September 2023 - Drivers behind the greater fire safety focus in EVs; Battery design and evolution impacting material selection; Aerogels compared to other fire protection materials; Key players in the aerogel market for EVs and market progress; Outlook for the future of aerogels in EV applications
3D Printing Progress
Aug 22, 2023
EVs to Dominate Aerogel Applications by 2025

EVs to Dominate Aerogel Applications by 2025

Aerogels have experienced steady market growth historically, reaching a market of just under US$450 million in 2022. Progress has been somewhat slower than some would expect; this has largely been due to competition with lower-cost incumbent insulation materials.
3D Printing Progress
Jun 1, 2023
Is This A Turning Point For Consolidation In Additive Manufacturing?

Is This A Turning Point For Consolidation In Additive Manufacturing?

In the past decade or so, the additive manufacturing industry has been characterized by an ever-increasing number of hardware players trying to capture their own share of the market. While there were signs of consolidation in the early 2010s, given major moves by industry leaders like Stratasys and 3D Systems, AM has instead seen a consistent stream of newcomers with their own innovative takes on AM, such that IDTechEx now segments their 3D printing hardware forecast by seventeen different categories to account for such diversity.
3D Printing Progress
May 17, 2023
How the 3D Printing Industry Emphasized Production at Rapid + TCT

How the 3D Printing Industry Emphasized Production at Rapid + TCT

RAPID + TCT is one of North America's biggest trade shows and conferences for the additive manufacturing (AM) industry. This year, IDTechEx attended and spoke at the show; they interviewed prominent players and observed industry trends.
3D Printing Progress
May 5, 2023
Unravelling Competing In-Mold Electronics Manufacturing Methodologies

Unravelling Competing In-Mold Electronics Manufacturing Methodologies

Smooth, functional surfaces that provide touch sensing, often with backlighting, are becoming increasingly common. Applications range from vehicle interiors and domestic appliances to medical devices and aircraft seating. Rather than relying on a mechanical or membrane switch, these surfaces utilize capacitive touch sensing - the same principle used in smartphone displays.
3D Printing Progress
Mar 10, 2023
Embedding Electronic Functionality: Is It Worthwhile?

Embedding Electronic Functionality: Is It Worthwhile?

Integrating multiple functionalities within a single entity promises simpler, more efficient devices without compromising capability. Smartphones are a great example, with maps, diaries, phones, cameras, games consoles, and more integrated into a single, compact device.
3D Printing Progress
Mar 2, 2023
Major News in the Progression of Graphene Batteries

Major News in the Progression of Graphene Batteries

Using graphene to improve the performance of energy storage devices has been a key focus ever since the 2D material was isolated. As soon as the first commercial graphene manufacturers were established, there has been a steady stream of announcements related to batteries, but perhaps none are as significant as the 2023 news of Evonik entering the field with their investment in SuperC.
3D Printing Progress
Feb 22, 2023
In-Mold Electronics: The Future of Smart Surfaces?

In-Mold Electronics: The Future of Smart Surfaces?

Surfaces, be they in kitchen appliances, automotive interiors, medical devices, or even furniture, are becoming increasingly smart. Embedded lighting, touch sensitivity, heating, and even haptic feedback enables inanimate and often neglected surfaces into a design feature with seamlessly integrated user controls. But what is the best way to manufacture these smart surfaces?
3D Printing Progress
Feb 8, 2023
Join Our Upcoming Webinar on In-Mold Electronics

Join Our Upcoming Webinar on In-Mold Electronics

Thursday 23 February 2023 - Opportunities for Integrated Functionality. In this webinar Dr Matthew Dyson, a Principal Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, will discuss the following topics: - The status of IME and competing approaches for creating functional and decorative interfaces across multiple application sectors. - The challenges and benefits associated with functionality integration, and how the value proposition of IME is likely to grow over time. - IME specific material requirements, especially for conductive inks. - A roadmap for IME adoption, segmented by industry.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 31, 2023
Join Our Upcoming Webinar on Opportunities for Photonic Chips

Join Our Upcoming Webinar on Opportunities for Photonic Chips

Wednesday 8 February 2023 - Technological Developments and Applications. Contents that will be covered in this webinar include: An overview of PIC technology; Drivers of increased data demands from data centres; PIC trends in the communications industry; and PIC adoption in other markets
3D Printing Progress
Jan 17, 2023
Developments in Semiconductor Photonics: More Data, More Quickly

Developments in Semiconductor Photonics: More Data, More Quickly

As high-performance computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, and even consumers become increasingly data-hungry, hardware struggles to keep pace. In addition, the need for real-time assessments of moving data points - such as for the accurate velocity-mapping of other objects in autonomous systems and facial recognition for security systems - is crucial to an increasingly hands-free society.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 12, 2023
What to Expect From the Graphene Industry in 2023

What to Expect From the Graphene Industry in 2023

Is this the year of rapid graphene sales? Are we slipping deeper into a disillusionment phase? Who will emerge as the market leaders? Is consolidation inevitable? 2023 will be a telling year for the industry.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 21, 2022
Segmenting the Polymer 3D Printing Materials Market

Segmenting the Polymer 3D Printing Materials Market

"Diverse and Developing" - the only way to describe the current breadth of the polymer materials portfolio for additive manufacturing. From materials that vary in form factor (i.e., powders, resins, filaments) to material properties (i.e., flexible, reinforced, tough, etc.) to application (i.e., medical, industrial, dental, etc.), it can be difficult to define suitable enough categories that adequately cover this diverse market.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 24, 2024
New Episode of 'Tomorrow's Tech by IDTechEx' Podcast: 3D Printing

New Episode of 'Tomorrow's Tech by IDTechEx' Podcast: 3D Printing

IDTechEx have released a brand new episode of the 'Tomorrow's Tech by IDTechEx' podcast, '3D Printing: Hobbyist Pastime or Industrial Evolution'. Host Dr Tess Skyrme and industry expert Sona Dadhania will be discussing the up-and-coming trends in the 3D printing landscape.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 17, 2024
3D Printing: A Dynamic Industry Approaching a Crossroads

3D Printing: A Dynamic Industry Approaching a Crossroads

The 3D printing industry is by no means new, given the invention of the first 3D printing technologies in the 1980s; yet, in an industry with a long history of twists and turns, 2024 is looking to be the most consequential yet for additive manufacturing. This can be traced back to the shockwaves set off by COVID-19. While the pandemic initially lowered sales for many 3D printer manufacturers, it also created opportunities for additive manufacturing to showcase its unique strengths, as numerous companies looked to reshoring and strengthening their supply chain to avoid persistent disruptions amidst global shipping shortages.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 18, 2023
The Continued Rise of the Robotics Industry Over the Next Decade

The Continued Rise of the Robotics Industry Over the Next Decade

Due to rising labor costs and labor shortages, coupled with the surge in e-commerce and logistics demands, the mobile robotics market is rapidly expanding. IDTechEx's forecast indicates that the annual market size for mobile robotics in logistics and delivery is set to approach US$150 billion, marked by a robust double-digit compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next two decades.
3D Printing Progress
Sep 7, 2023
Join Our Upcoming Webinar - How EVs Will Invigorate the Aerogel Market

Join Our Upcoming Webinar - How EVs Will Invigorate the Aerogel Market

Wednesday 20 September 2023 - Drivers behind the greater fire safety focus in EVs; Battery design and evolution impacting material selection; Aerogels compared to other fire protection materials; Key players in the aerogel market for EVs and market progress; Outlook for the future of aerogels in EV applications
3D Printing Progress
Jun 1, 2023
Is This A Turning Point For Consolidation In Additive Manufacturing?

Is This A Turning Point For Consolidation In Additive Manufacturing?

In the past decade or so, the additive manufacturing industry has been characterized by an ever-increasing number of hardware players trying to capture their own share of the market. While there were signs of consolidation in the early 2010s, given major moves by industry leaders like Stratasys and 3D Systems, AM has instead seen a consistent stream of newcomers with their own innovative takes on AM, such that IDTechEx now segments their 3D printing hardware forecast by seventeen different categories to account for such diversity.
3D Printing Progress
May 5, 2023
Unravelling Competing In-Mold Electronics Manufacturing Methodologies

Unravelling Competing In-Mold Electronics Manufacturing Methodologies

Smooth, functional surfaces that provide touch sensing, often with backlighting, are becoming increasingly common. Applications range from vehicle interiors and domestic appliances to medical devices and aircraft seating. Rather than relying on a mechanical or membrane switch, these surfaces utilize capacitive touch sensing - the same principle used in smartphone displays.
3D Printing Progress
Mar 2, 2023
Major News in the Progression of Graphene Batteries

Major News in the Progression of Graphene Batteries

Using graphene to improve the performance of energy storage devices has been a key focus ever since the 2D material was isolated. As soon as the first commercial graphene manufacturers were established, there has been a steady stream of announcements related to batteries, but perhaps none are as significant as the 2023 news of Evonik entering the field with their investment in SuperC.
3D Printing Progress
Feb 8, 2023
Join Our Upcoming Webinar on In-Mold Electronics

Join Our Upcoming Webinar on In-Mold Electronics

Thursday 23 February 2023 - Opportunities for Integrated Functionality. In this webinar Dr Matthew Dyson, a Principal Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, will discuss the following topics: - The status of IME and competing approaches for creating functional and decorative interfaces across multiple application sectors. - The challenges and benefits associated with functionality integration, and how the value proposition of IME is likely to grow over time. - IME specific material requirements, especially for conductive inks. - A roadmap for IME adoption, segmented by industry.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 17, 2023
Developments in Semiconductor Photonics: More Data, More Quickly

Developments in Semiconductor Photonics: More Data, More Quickly

As high-performance computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, and even consumers become increasingly data-hungry, hardware struggles to keep pace. In addition, the need for real-time assessments of moving data points - such as for the accurate velocity-mapping of other objects in autonomous systems and facial recognition for security systems - is crucial to an increasingly hands-free society.
3D Printing Progress
Dec 21, 2022
Segmenting the Polymer 3D Printing Materials Market

Segmenting the Polymer 3D Printing Materials Market

"Diverse and Developing" - the only way to describe the current breadth of the polymer materials portfolio for additive manufacturing. From materials that vary in form factor (i.e., powders, resins, filaments) to material properties (i.e., flexible, reinforced, tough, etc.) to application (i.e., medical, industrial, dental, etc.), it can be difficult to define suitable enough categories that adequately cover this diverse market.
3D Printing Progress
Jan 22, 2024
Webinar - The Trends and Movements Shaking Up Additive Manufacturing

Webinar - The Trends and Movements Shaking Up Additive Manufacturing

Thursday 1 February 2024 - Identify technical and material trends within the 3D printing market; Highlight key developments influencing AM's rise, including discussion on relevant players and news; Present IDTechEx's outlook on the AM market
3D Printing Progress
Jan 16, 2024
Brand New Podcast: Tomorrow's Tech by IDTechEx

Brand New Podcast: Tomorrow's Tech by IDTechEx

IDTechEx have launched a new monthly podcast, 'Tomorrow's Tech by IDTechEx', bringing you up to date technology trends. In each episode our host will interview an industry expert from IDTechEx, offering insights into a range of emerging technologies.
3D Printing Progress
Oct 23, 2023
Upcoming Webinar - 3D Printing Innovation: Key Takeaways from 2023

Upcoming Webinar - 3D Printing Innovation: Key Takeaways from 2023

Friday 3 November 2023 - Analyze financial activity in 2023 within the AM industry; Identify AM industry trends and challenges from 2023 and predict future 2024 industry moves; Present IDTechEx's 2024 takeaways for the 3D Printing market
3D Printing Progress
Aug 22, 2023
EVs to Dominate Aerogel Applications by 2025

EVs to Dominate Aerogel Applications by 2025

Aerogels have experienced steady market growth historically, reaching a market of just under US$450 million in 2022. Progress has been somewhat slower than some would expect; this has largely been due to competition with lower-cost incumbent insulation materials.
3D Printing Progress
May 17, 2023
How the 3D Printing Industry Emphasized Production at Rapid + TCT

How the 3D Printing Industry Emphasized Production at Rapid + TCT

RAPID + TCT is one of North America's biggest trade shows and conferences for the additive manufacturing (AM) industry. This year, IDTechEx attended and spoke at the show; they interviewed prominent players and observed industry trends.
3D Printing Progress
Mar 10, 2023
Embedding Electronic Functionality: Is It Worthwhile?

Embedding Electronic Functionality: Is It Worthwhile?

Integrating multiple functionalities within a single entity promises simpler, more efficient devices without compromising capability. Smartphones are a great example, with maps, diaries, phones, cameras, games consoles, and more integrated into a single, compact device.
3D Printing Progress
Feb 22, 2023
In-Mold Electronics: The Future of Smart Surfaces?

In-Mold Electronics: The Future of Smart Surfaces?

Surfaces, be they in kitchen appliances, automotive interiors, medical devices, or even furniture, are becoming increasingly smart. Embedded lighting, touch sensitivity, heating, and even haptic feedback enables inanimate and often neglected surfaces into a design feature with seamlessly integrated user controls. But what is the best way to manufacture these smart surfaces?
3D Printing Progress
Jan 31, 2023
Join Our Upcoming Webinar on Opportunities for Photonic Chips

Join Our Upcoming Webinar on Opportunities for Photonic Chips

Wednesday 8 February 2023 - Technological Developments and Applications. Contents that will be covered in this webinar include: An overview of PIC technology; Drivers of increased data demands from data centres; PIC trends in the communications industry; and PIC adoption in other markets
3D Printing Progress
Jan 12, 2023
What to Expect From the Graphene Industry in 2023

What to Expect From the Graphene Industry in 2023

Is this the year of rapid graphene sales? Are we slipping deeper into a disillusionment phase? Who will emerge as the market leaders? Is consolidation inevitable? 2023 will be a telling year for the industry.
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