The use of additive manufacturing will grow rapidly

By Don Nelson, The Fabricator

The town I live in is home to four companies involved with additive manufacturing: a builder of 3D printers, an international distributor of resins, a multinational consultancy, and a 3D printer of small toys.

That certainly doesn’t make the town a hotbed of AM activity. But it’s an impressive number of companies for a community of 35,000 and indicative of how the AM sector is heating up locally, nationally, and globally.

The “2018 Wohlers Report” estimates that the global AM market was $5.17 billion in 2015, $6.06 billion in ’16, and $7.30 billion in ’17.

The annual report also notes..(read the whole article on thefabricator.com)

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