3D Printing

Technology Map Detailed Contents October 2016

Importance of the Technology

The Technology in Brief

  • 3D-Printing Technologies
    • Fused-Deposition Modeling
    • Stereolithography
    • Selective Laser Sintering
    • Direct-Metal Laser Sintering
    • Selective Laser Melting
    • Electron-Beam Melting
    • Jetted Photopolymer
    • Binder Jetting
  • Materials
    • Thermoplastics
    • Photopolymers
    • Metals
    • Ceramics and Inorganic Powders
    • Biomaterials
  • Object Modeling
    • Object-Modeling Classification
    • 3D-Printing File Types
    • Slicing Software and Design Rules
  • Computer-Aided Engineering
  • Object Scanning
    • Stereovision
    • Time of Flight
    • Structured Light
    • Computer Axial Tomography

Commercial Development Parameters

  • Demand Factors
  • General Constraints
  • Competing Technologies
  • Regulatory Factors
  • Required Resources
  • Synergistic Technologies

Areas to Monitor

  • Application Development
  • Business Models
  • CAD Design and Modeling
  • Copyright and IP
  • Ease of Use/Accessibility
  • 3D Imaging/Scanning
  • Inspection and Metrology
  • Materials Costs
  • Materials Quality
  • Multimaterial Printers
  • New 3D-printing Techniques
  • New Printable Materials
  • Print Scale and Resolution
  • Production Speed
  • Regulations
  • Standards Development

Implications of Commercialization

Opportunities

  • The 3D-Printing Market
    • Industry Structure, Value Chain, and Business Models
    • 3D-Printing End Users
  • Aerospace
    • Current Applications
    • Opportunities
  • Architecture
    • Current Applications
    • Opportunities
  • Automotive
    • Current Applications
    • Opportunities
  • Defence and Space
    • Current Applications
    • Opportunities
  • Dentistry
    • Current Applications
    • Opportunities
  • Electronics
    • Current Applications
    • Opportunities
  • Fashion and Clothing
    • Current Applications
    • Opportunities
  • Food
    • Current Applications
    • Opportunities
  • Medicine
    • Current Applications
    • Opportunities
  • Toys and Recreation
    • Current Applications
    • Opportunities

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