“This is Prime Time for Additive Manufacturing” Claims New Report from Markforged

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A new report from Markforged finds an unprecedented array of applications that demonstrate a strong, growing “movement toward additive manufacturing”.

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Above: Markforged Metal X 3D printer/Image Credit: Markforged

Markforged, the manufacturer of metal and carbon fiber 3D printers in a recent report revealed that this is a prime time for Additive Manufacturing. After conducting an analysis of more than 100 use cases, the American manufacturer recently in an official release announced the launch of its 2020 Additive Trends Report and Additive Applications Library which shows how modern manufacturers are using additive manufacturing to drive supply chain optimization and value in their organizations.

After examining more than 100 applications within aerospace and defense, automotive, education, electronics, medical, and manufacturing; and applications across prototyping, tools and fixtures, end-use parts, and maintenance parts, the company is certain that there is a growing “movement toward additive manufacturing”.

The Additive Moment Has Arrived

Following an analysis of 100+ applications from around the globe across six major industries to understand how 3D printing is being used in the world today, the report finds an unprecedented array of applications that demonstrate a strong, growing “movement toward additive manufacturing”.

Centering around four major themes namely accessibility, design freedom, physical strength and durability, and reliability — all of which are meant to improve or complement their traditional manufacturing processes and workstreams, the report outlines how operators should focus on prototyping instead of tooling to produce critical experimental test nozzles in a matter of days instead of months.

Speaking about the shift towards AM, Michael Papish, VP of Marketing at Markforged said, “Many of our industry peers still believe that the value of additive manufacturing is 10-15 years away when you can 3D print houses, cars, and airplanes,”.

“But we’re seeing real value with customers today. Applications we’re featuring in our new Trends Report and Applications Library are already practical applications that manufacturers can use to save money, reduce downtime, and open up new revenue streams. Additive isn’t future hype, it’s already here calling from inside the house,” adds Mr. Papish.

The Additive Applications Library

In addition to the report, Markforged also launched The Additive Applications Library. The library, which is one of its kind is a comprehensive exploration tool that allows users to find real-world 3D printing use cases and examples from Markforged customers around the globe.

Users can filter by industry, application, and materials to help to identify similar 3D printing opportunities in their organization and provide inspiration for new ways to improve their manufacturing processes.

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