March 2023

👀 We constantly monitor new releases to keep our AM product database up-to-date. March was a somewhat busy month, mainly in Dental. Our takeaways from this batch:

🦷 Several dental AM solutions were launched by Shining 3D Dental: a resin 3D printer, intraoral and facial 3D scanners, and 2 post-processing stations (washing and curing). They now offer a complete end-to-end system, covering the full digital dentistry workflow.

🦗 Rosotics, a US startup, came out of stealth with the Mantis: a massive (and intriguing) LFAM metal system based on the Rapid Induction Printing technology. This beast kind of looks like a mantis!

⚙️ Binder jetting expert Dan Brunermer launched b-jetting LLC. with James Gill, introducing not one but 2 BJ platforms, leveraging their extensive hands-on experience with the technology.

As usual, you can use our industrial 3D printer catalog to explore, filter, and compare all AM systems currently on the market (that’s about 2K machines!).

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January & February 2023

2023 is off to a (very) slow start in terms of product releases in the AM market. Signs of an industry slowdown or classic post-Formnext drought?

We constantly monitor the AM market to update our database of AM systems. The past 3 months have been quite slow, with only a dozen of announcements since Formnext.

Such a slowdown can be expected in Q1 to some extent, after the typically busy Q4 period. But this low activity could also be a sign that the economic slowdown is impacting activity in the AM industry.

That said, here are 3 segments where we saw interesting announcements:

➡️ Application-specific 3D printers
Applications have become a key driver in AM adoption. This trend is confirmed by the recent release of several systems designed for application-specific use cases (dental, jewelry, silicone AM, micro AM).

➡️ Large-format AM systems
The rise of LFAM is another well-documented trend in the AM industry. It shows here with releases from two (US-centric) OEMs introducing large-scale FFF 3D printers (including the Ares which uses pellet feedstock; another trend we’re monitoring).

➡️ Handheld 3D scanners
February was a busy month in the 3D scanner world with major announcements from global leaders Zeiss and Creaform, who both released new versions of their flagship industrial-grade handheld 3D scanners.

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