British market research firm Context released a report that shipments of industrial-grade metal and polymer 3D printers continues to grow. Chris Connery, vice president of global research CONTEXT said: “2019 is expected to metal printer shipments grew more than 49%, while the polymer 3D printer shipments are expected to grow more than 20%.”
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“lower-cost metal 3D printer for factory use only, is also applicable to office use, not necessarily compete conventional metal 3D printer, 3D printer conventional metal powder is generally used to print laser melting metal member , such as GE Additive, EOS, SLM Solutions, 3D Systems of equipment. “
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from the jet engine to the orthopedic implant components Copyright control Engineering [ 123], the powder bed 3D laser printer has been widely applied. New low-cost metal printer hope to further improve the utilization of , now more economical methods can be used to create metal prototype parts, and can achieve a more expensive low-volume production of metal parts. “2018 metal 3D printer shipments Context pointed out that 2018 shipments of metal and polymer industrial 3D printers increase, mainly due to markforged, carbon, hp and 3D Systems and other companies have introduced new products result. In particular, 3D Systems is a company whose earnings increased in 2018. this can be attributed to portfolio enhancement, as Figure 4 Standalone system and NextDent 5100. in addition , Context report said, the emergence of low-cost metal 3D printer provides a new price category. this enables manufacturers to enter the growing metal additive manufacturing market. the following table shows the Context of statistics in 2018, the largest shipments of industrial metals3D printer vendor share. These data include the price from $ 20,000 to $ 100,000 and above 3D printer. The report acknowledges Control Engineering Copyright , by markforged and desktop metal, less expensive multi-step metal 3D printer sales continues. From the table we can see that GE Additive shipments of the largest, accounting for 18%, followed by Germany EOS accounted for 17%, indirect metal 3D printers represent the company has been quite good Markforged shipments accounted for more than 9% [123 ] control Engineering Copyright , fourth place is Germany SLM Solutions, the fifth is 3D Systems. 2018 Industrial Polymers 3D printer shipments Context of the report, a series of economic, can be used for small batch production of polymer 3D printer will bring growth in 2019. The new digital technologies including the photosynthesis Carbon (DLS) and HP Multi-jet process fusion technique is also considered to be accelerated 3D printing applied in small series production. The following table shows the statistics of 2018 Context shipments of industrial polymer 3D printer shipment share of the top five suppliers. These data also include the price from $ 20,000 to $ 100,000 and above 3D printer. Stratasys shipments which accounted for 37% of the largest, followed by Germany EnvisionTEC shipments accounted for more than 16%, accounting for 9% of the new Unicorn Carbon ranked third, 3D Systems shipments accounted for 9%, much attention HP ranked fifth higher shipments accounted for 6%. Context The report stated: “Machine 2019 industry shipments than expected 2018 global shipments of similar products in more than 25% in the field of industrial 3D printer, no Chinese companies list, Chinese companies still need. efforts.