The global 3D printing materials industry is in the early stages of growth
3D printing is a kind of rapid prototyping technology. It is a technology based on digital model files that uses powder-like metals or plastics and other adhesive materials to print objects layer by layer. 3D printing is usually achieved using digital technology materials printers. It is often used to make models in the fields of mold manufacturing and industrial design, and then gradually used in the direct manufacturing of some products. There are already parts printed using this technology. The technology has applications in jewelry, footwear, industrial design, architecture, engineering and construction, automotive, aerospace, dental and medical industries, education, geographic information systems, civil engineering, firearms, and other fields.
At the current stage, with the advancement of technology and research and development, there are more than 1,000 materials that can be used for 3D printing. At this stage, 90% of 3D printer users are using desktop-level products, so two plastic materials such as ABS and PLA Consumption materials account for more than 50%. At present, polymer material manufacturers are mainly concentrated on ABS and PLA and nylon materials.
Today, the global 3D printing materials industry is in the early stages of growth. With the development and promotion of global 3D technology, the demand for the 3D printing material industry is increasing, and the particularity of the technology of the 3D printing industry depends on the material industry. There has been an increase, and companies engaged in 3D printing technology and universities' related research laboratories are actively developing new materials that are widely used and easier to mold. In the future, the technical barriers to 3D printing materials will further increase, and the market price of materials is also expected to decrease.
The increase in 3D printing materials is an inevitable trend in the technological development of the 3D printing industry. Recently, several new types of 3D printing materials have appeared every so often. In the next few years, the research and development cycle of these materials will gradually shorten, and the release frequency will gradually increase. At this stage, the major domestic 3D printing material companies generally exist in an integrated form of equipment manufacturing and printing services. This is due to the restriction of technology promotion and market scale in the early stage of industrial development. In the long run, each link of the industrial chain will produce a professional separation: professional material suppliers and printing companies will appear, and product design services will be independent or transferred to downstream consumer companies.