Here's What 2020 Holds for 3D Printing

Here's What 2020 Holds for 3D Printing

By Manufacturing Technology Insights | Wednesday, January 08, 2020

3D printing is coming of age, and with its progression, it is a space to watch closely in the year ahead.

FREMONT, CA: Additive manufacturing or 3D printing molds the way one builds objects opening up a sea of new capabilities. By gradually adding layers of materials, instead of cutting and soldering, 3D printing facilitates firms to make parts with new geometries. New-fangled compositions have different physical properties. The instance is where 3D printing becomes a powerful tool for industrial applications where one can now build parts that are lighter, stronger, more heat resistant, and requiring fewer parts. The complexity comes free with additive manufacturing—one can create a geometrically complex object as effortlessly as a simple one.

However, in 2020, the most exhilarating new expansions will possibly come from the evolution of 3D printing technology. Manufacturers of 3D printers are working hard to develop the performance of their equipment along different dimensions:

3D Printers Will Get Faster: For additive manufacturing to achieve a grander scale 3D Printers require to produce much larger volumes, and to do so, they need to print faster. One firm has already been pushing its limits of speed, with a thermal inkjet technology, which leverages the speed properties of 2D printing. The business also unveiled a new machine intended to be ten times faster than conventional 3D printing processes. The race is on, and so one can expect more speed records to be broken this year.

3D Printers Will Inhabit an Extensive Range of Environments: Additive manufacturing can be a delicate process. In most 3D printers, it takes place inside a chamber, which controls humidity and temperature and keeps out superfluous particles. The occurrence can considerably limit what the machines can do. One manufacturing firm has developed tools that can print in uncontrolled settings: they can operate on oil rigs, in the field, and army forward operating bases. Free of the constraints of a limited chamber, they can print more significant parts and be used to repair along with building new pieces. In 2020, businesses can anticipate seeing 3D printers to operate in an extensive range of remote environment.

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