The year 2020 was an interesting 12 months for the additive manufacturing industry. It started with reaction to the loss of one its leading inventors, to responded admirably to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were then closures of businesses, reductions in workforces and goodwill impairment charges, and finally, a host of product launches and acquisition deals thrashed out towards the end of the year.
A glance at how 2021 is shaping up doesn’t indicate that the pace is slowing down. In fact, there are a number of technologies, machines and software tools that will be made commercially available for the first time and a couple of mergers set to close. Below, we speak to the companies who have big things planned for the year 2021, including GE Additive, Desktop Metal, HP, Wayland Additive, Hyperganic and more. GE Additive Binder Jet Technology launch planned for 2021 “ The motivation of this technology comes from the goal of making the production of game changing additive designs a reality. ” On the back of GE Additive’s H2 beta programme, which includes the likes of Cummins , Wabtec and Sandvik , the company is readying to launch a binder jet technology that moves the […]
Above: PepsiCo food, snack, and beverage product line-up/Source: PepsiCo PepsiCo turned to tooling with 3D printing...