The second edition of the Additive Manufacturing Landscape offers key insights into the AM market
The AM industry has made huge leaps forward since AMFG published its first report in April 2019. The entry of new companies and investors, the development of advanced materials and technologies and the emergence of new applications indicate the industry’s move towards industrialisation.
The Additive Manufacturing Landscape 2020 documents this evolution and provides manufacturers and industry stakeholders with valuable insights into the trends shaping the AM industry in 2020 and beyond.
This year, 231 organisations have been included in the landscape’s infographic, including hardware, software, materials and post-processing companies.
The 27-page report includes an overview of each of the key segments within the additive manufacturing industry, a look at 3D printing adoption rates globally, as well as a breakdown of the trends to expect in the coming year. It also features expert insights from SmarTech Analysis’ VP of Research, Scott Dunham and Additive Manufacturing Technologies’ CEO, Joseph Crabtree.
Keyvan Karimi, CEO of AMFG, said, “While the start of 2020 has ushered much uncertainty globally, the progress within the 3D printing industry shows no signs of slowing down. In these extraordinary times, we are witnessing the continued maturation of 3D printing into an industrialised technology, driving digital transformation.”
EXCERPTS FROM THE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING LANDSCAPE 2020 REPORT
Some of the key takeaways of the report are as below:
- Hardware is the largest category within additive manufacturing, making up 56% of the overall AM landscape
- Materials are the second largest category, making up 20% of the AM Landscape
- The largest segment is metal machines, which makes up 22.5% of the overall landscape
- Collaboration and connectivity will be critical to consolidating an industry that remains highly fragmented
- The largest industry segment is metal AM machines, which makes up nearly 23% of the overall landscape
- The AM industry remains a fragmented market, with different solutions across each of the key segments that are not necessarily integrated. Collaboration will be crucial to consolidating the industry.
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING IN 2020: SHAPING THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL MANUFACTURING
A year on from AMFG’s first Additive Manufacturing Landscape, it couldn’t be clearer that the 3D printing industry has matured significantly since then.
New companies have entered the market, with new 3D printing technologies; materials companies are accelerating material development, and there is more focus than ever before on automation and connectivity.
In spite of the current global uncertainty, the AM industry remains ripe with opportunities. We’re confident that AM will come out of the global crisis stronger and more consolidated than ever before. One thing that will be instrumental in this is the ongoing collaboration within the industry – and we’ve already seen multiple examples of this trend.
Ultimately, 2020 looks set to be a year in which additive manufacturing demonstrates its value in the mainstream, gaining an even stronger footing within the wider manufacturing industry.
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