3DPRINTING.COM: SURVEY INDICATES 3D PRINTING SHIFTING FROM PROTOTYPING TO PRODUCTION

March 21, 2019

Essentium, a Texas-based industrial 3D printing company, just released the findings of its independent survey, 3D Printing At Scale, conducted by Dimensional Research. The survey targeted manufacturing decision makers and 3D production stakeholders, and over half of the respondents said they’re already preparing for full-scale production runs with 3D printing. As more metals and industrial-grade composites are developed for additive manufacturing, production managers are taking note.

Nearly 90% feel that the economic benefit of adopting 3D printing for manufacturing will be in the billions of dollars. Here are some forward-looking expectations from the respondents:

  • 38% believe 3D printing will bring manufacturing supply chains closer to customers
  • 39% expect that a shorter design and proof of concept cycle will provide a competitive advantage
  • 43% predict that 3D printing will enable the mass customization of products

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