3D printing is now embraced by the early-majority for serial production. With widespread applications across several industries - including Automotive, Aerospace, Maritime, Medical, Space, Sports, Motorsports, Railway, and Defense - 3D printing is modifying new product development and aftermarket supply chains across the world. With greater acceptance of 3D printing and more sensors offering enhanced understanding into the 3D printing build process, organisations are gathering more data than ever. But collecting data is not sufficient as organisations need to build the accumulated data actionable.
At present, AI is a promising and potent technology to assimilate large datasets and produce actionable insights. But this demands not only substantial datasets but also in-depth knowledge of the process itself. Or in this instance: the 3D printing build process. In recent years, 3D printing has progressed on many fronts: faster machines, fresh materials, and better finishing options. Currently, organisations witness all of this progress coming together to establish a fascinating new climate of innovation.
Further, recent developments in 3D printing machines, software, and materials are generating an impeccable storm of opportunities. In previous years, consumers may not have the knowledge or bothered about the manufacturing process behind their product of choice. Now, with more remarkable performance, aesthetics, and active participation in the customisation process, 3D printing is all set to make a substantial impact across industries. In 2020, and beyond, people will uncover and experience products they never envisioned before.
Manufacturing Technology Insights editorial board has assessed and shortlisted a number of the foremost prominent organizations within the 3D printing solution and service industry. We hope this issue of the Manufacturing Technology Insights helps you build the partnership you and your firm need to foster a technologically-driven learning environment.
We present to you Manufacturing Technology Insights, Top 10 3D Printing Consulting/Service Companies in Europe 2020.