Since the appearance of 3D printing, it has been more than 30 years of history. In the past decade, 3D printing has gradually entered the public's attention. This industry has been undergoing a constant transformation in recent years. The development of new 3D printing materials, the advent of better and faster 3D printers and increased automation have all given it a new impetus, putting 3D printing on a whole new footing at the moment.
The advent of 3D printing offers a new way of manufacturing and more possibilities for manufacturing. When asked about the relationship between 3D printing and traditional manufacturing, the idea that "3D printing would be a complement to traditional manufacturing" was shared by the majority of respondents. However, when asked which applications are ripe for 3D printing, respondents' responses focused on producing cosmetic prototypes, producing functional prototypes and producing molds and fixtures.
3D printing is a complementary technology, not only for manufacturing prototypes, but also for manufacturing end products. Because 3D printing can optimize the design of existing vertical applications, it also has the potential to create significant business opportunities in new markets. Over the past decade or so, 3D printing has had a number of success stories in the manufacture of end products. Magforms believes that 3D printing has the potential to capture a much larger share of the $12 trillion global manufacturing market.