In the two decades since the first fully-dense 3D-printed metal part, a great deal has changed in the 3D metal printing arena as its applications have now penetrated a plethora of additional markets including aerospace, automotive, and more. Today, the market has systems that boast build speeds that are 100 times faster than the last iteration of printers with a significantly lower investment. The need for such products have exponentially increased in the last 12 months as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted conventional manufacturing and machining processes, causing the industry as a whole to lean toward 3D metal printing.
Furthermore, with the development of more precise and accurate lasers, 3D metal printing has unlocked a new paradigm, playing a new critical role in the development of components in electric vehicles. Moving forward, the realm of 3D metal printing is poised to become ubiquitous in the production of mission-critical spare parts in oil & gas, aviation, and power generation, among others.
To help companies find the right metal 3D printing partner, Metals and Mining Review has compiled a list of prominent metal 3D printing companies that are changing the industry’s status quo with their innovative solutions. The listed organizations are transforming the metal manufacturing processes at the convergence of next-gen technologies. This issue also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for aspiring CIOs.
We present to you Metals and Mining Review’s “Top 10 Metal 3D Printing Companies – 2021.”