According to the latest report by Amsterdam-based online manufacturing platform 3D Hubs, North America and Europe are the clear leaders in online 3D printing, representing together more than 95% of the global demand.
U.S. businesses account for nearly 50% of the global online 3D printing demand, while U.K. firms are the most avid 3D printing users in Europe, accounting for more than 12% of global online 3D printing. “3D Printing Trends 2020,” which includes insights from the company’s order database and a systematic review of news and market analyst reports, found that more than 550,000 parts were 3D-printed in 2019 using its platform, and the total value of 3D- printed parts tripled. Key findings of the report include: 3D printing now is adopted by the early majority for serial production. With ubiquitous applications across multiple industries—including automotive, aerospace, maritime, medical, space, sports, motorsports, railway, and defense—3D printing is changing […]
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