The adoption of metal additive manufacturing is progressing in numerous sectors, with notable use-cases and success stories appearing. IDTechEx forecast this industry to be $19bn in 2029.
One of the key ambitions for all additive manufacturing players is to allow more design freedom. However, there are many factors holding adoption back including the quality of physical properties, material selection, rate of production, suitable software, and cost. These are all being rapidly improved from young innovative players to the more established giants of the 3D Printing world.
An additional often overlooked parameter is the build envelope. Polymers and composites players have certainly progressed this limitation, notably with the development of LSAM and BAAM, but the same has, understandably, not been seen for metal additive manufacturers. The below press release from VELO3D is looking to change that: VELO3D Launches Large Format, 1 Meter Tall Industrial 3D […]
Above: PepsiCo food, snack, and beverage product line-up/Source: PepsiCo PepsiCo turned to tooling with 3D printing...