Visualizing the 3D printing landscape

The 3D printing industry is still going from strength to strength. According to the IDTechEx report “3D Printing 2015-2025: Technologies, Markets, Players” this industry is set to grow from $1bn in 2012 to $20bn in 2025. This growth is due…
Printed electronics equipment sales: companies look to Asia

The printed electronics equipment and consumables supplier base consists of over 100 global organizations, according to IDTechex Research in their report “Printing Equipment for Printed Electronics 2015-2025”. The majority of these are based in Europe, followed by a roughly even…

In today’s fast-paced world, companies are always looking to release products in a short span of time. Product development can be a lengthy process if one does not have access to the right tools. Computer Aided Engineering tools are used…
3D printing in metal

Metal parts – the only way 3D printing can become productive By Rachel Gordon, Technology Analyst IDTech Ex Plastic 3D printing has its place in prototyping and education, but 3D printing in metal is being used to manufacture parts in…
From 2D to 3D Printed Electronics

In 2012 a tsunami of media hype began around consumer 3D printing that turned a lacklustre 30-year-old technology into a household name and created massive growth in the industry even among large established players. The same pattern of hype is…
3D Printing – beyond the hype

So at the moment every other day we see or hear news stories about 3D Printing and its limitless possibilities. From space age projects from houses being built to skull transplants all coming from a 3D Printer. This almost completely…