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3D Metal Printing: Dark Art or Modern Blacksmith?

3D Metal Printing: Dark Art or Modern Blacksmith?

The 3D metal print industry anticipates that solutions to obstacles faced by the metal additive manufacturing (AM) are ready to galvanize a ten-fold increase in AM-produced metal products by 2021.

Metal products produced by additive manufacturing had a value of about $210 million in 2016, a fraction of the $10-plus trillion global manufacturing market. By 2021, BCC Research predicts new SLM software, alongside consistent optimized powders, could drive this figure just more than $2 billion.

Report includes
Analysis of the development of product qualification, certification method, and protocol that will be essential to replicable product characteristics.
Insight into why improved process control software is needed to ensure consistent production of parts.
Details on gas atomization optimization of metal powders tailored for AM.
Details on improved beam control and in-process data gathering for SLM approaches.

Chapter 1 Introduction
Andrew McWilliams
Chris Spivey
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What is all the excitement about?
Chapter 2 Background
Medical and dental
Military and defense
Other end-use sectors
Market restrictions
High costs
Performance standards
Process description
Digital light processing
Direct metal laser sintering
Selective laser melting
Electron beam melting
Laser metal deposition
Electron beam additive manufacturing
Ion fusion formation
Laser powder forming
Sheet lamination
Digital Metal
Multi-metal printing
3D printing steel
Stainless steel
Nickel alloy
Super alloys
Chapter 3 Recent Developments
Novel approaches
New processes
Liquid metal inkjet printing
Siemens PLM Software
General Electric/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory open-source software
Additive Works’ Amphyon
Simufact Additive
Renishaw’s QuantAM
3D Systems’ 3DXpert
Product qualification and certification
Patent activity
Chapter 4 Effect on the Market
Positioning for the future
Baseline forecast
Market forecast with technology and other improvements
Overall impact on global manufacturing economy
Lists of Tables and Figures
About BCC Research
About BCC Research
Conditions of purchase
Report Subscriptions
Custom Analyses

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