Essentium is a specialist in commercial Additive Manufacturing. It has declared the second in a list of discoveries from a self-governing global study. This on the present and future application of additive manufacturing.
99 percent of the surveyed manufacturing executives think an open ecosystem is crucial to improve AM at scale. 85 percent of the makers reported that commercial-scale 3D printing has the ability to raise income for their business. It is just 22 percent that stated that their additive manufacturing efforts have led to merchant lock-in that restricts flexibility. These are all findings from the research.
Up to now, the commercial AM business has been controlled by closed systems. This is where clients are secured into the vendor’s hardware procedures and materials. The manufacturer number utilizing additive manufacturing for complete-scale manufacturing has doubled.
The increase is compared to the past year. 40 percent in 2019 and 21 percent in 2019. The increase comes in even as the technology barriers across scale, economics, speed, and strength of production falls away.
Producers are now asking for an open ecosystem to endure system stability and utilize the materials they prefer. 50 percent of the firms stated that they require high quality and affordable materials. This would help them achieve the increasing demand for commercial 3D printed pieces.
Essentium states that an extensive additive ecosystem will encourage more collaborations. These are partnerships centered on offering clients greater power of their discovery, more selection in materials. It will also give them industrial-scale manufacturing at pioneering economics.
The business need for the firm’s open additive manufacturing ecosystem is a good sign. It shows that an extensive ecosystem strategy is handling unmet demands in the commercial additive market. The need was formed in partnership with global chemical firm BASF and 3D software creator Materialise NV.
“At Essentium, we strongly believe that an open ecosystem will be key to the evolution of Additive Manufacturing. Being locked into proprietary solutions that limit flexibility and choice is no longer an option if 3D printing is to become a serious contender as an industrial process for end-use products,” said the CEO and co-founder of Essentium, Blake Teipel.
“An open market focused on developing new materials and better and faster machines is the only way for manufacturers to unlock new applications and new business opportunities. With this approach, the future belongs to the customer, not to the OEM.”