Materialise Introduces New 3D Printing Materials and More 3DP News

We’re also looking at a new IDTechEx 3DP market analysis report and new 3D printing software from HP.

Rob Spiegel

April 11, 2024

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At a Glance

  • Here's some new certified 3DP software from HP.
  • 3DP is still finding new applications and end-users.
  • Nikon unveils a new metal additive manufacturing system.

Other additive manufacturing news includes a new metal additive manufacturing system and news from another 3D printing manufacturer.

A recent story that appeared in Design News revealed that that Metal additive manufacturing hit a steep growth spurt in 2023, according to Wohlers Associates, a firm run by ASTM International. In the Wohlers Report 2024, research revealed a 24.4% increase in the shipments of metal 3D printers during 2023. An estimated 3,793 metal AM systems were sold in 2023, compared to 3,049 in 2022. The report also shows an overall additive manufacturing (AM) industry growth of 11.1%, reaching $20.035 for 2023.

The story also revealed that Demand for 3DP metal parts is driving the growth. Further growth is expected as costs come down and production speed increases.

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Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel serves as a senior editor for Design News. He started with Design News in 2002 as a freelancer and hired on full-time in 2011. He covers automation, manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, AI, and more.

Prior to Design News, he worked as a senior editor for Electronic News and Ecommerce Business. He has contributed to a wide range of industrial technology publications, including Automation World, Supply Chain Management Review, and Logistics Management. He is the author of six books.

Before covering technology, Rob spent 10 years as publisher and owner of Chile Pepper Magazine, a national consumer food publication.

As well as writing for Design News, Rob also participates in IME shows, webinars, and ebooks.

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