Three-dimensional (3D) printing is making multi-dimensional inroads in varied domains. For instance, Nike unveiled its latest footwear innovation, ISPA Universal, which merges an artificial intelligence (AI) design, eco-friendly materials, and 3D printing. According to Inkwoood Research’s evaluations, the global 3D printing market is expected to garner a revenue of $109258.46 million by 2032 and is predicted to project a CAGR of 18.41% during 2023-2032.
This blog enlists a few interesting product-related developments in the global 3D printing market.
Customize to Personalize: Nano Dimension’s DeepCube® AI Software
On February 8th, 2023, Nano Dimension announced that it received the grant for the patent for artificial intelligence (AI) with regard to neural networks for its cloud-based manufacturing platform, DeepCube. The patent entails an extensive list of claims encompassing the deployment and training of neural networks. It will allow the efficient functioning of DeepCube AI solutions on 3D printers.
DeepCube’s software inference accelerator significantly enhances the 3D printing hardware’s performance. DeepCube deploys the same neural network training for speech & photo recognition as that of parts manufacturing. In addition, AI-driven decision-making rectifies printing errors in real time and raises manufacturing output.
As a result, DeepCube transforms 3D printers into a viable global solution to cater to Industry 4.0 demands. Such patents project deep learning-based AI’s ability to lay the foundation for developing additive manufacturing solutions.
Says Yoav Stern, Chairman and CEO of Nano Dimension, “…we have and continue to see deep learning-based AI as a key to driving the throughput and yield improvements that will take our advanced manufacturing solutions to the next level. These patents, and the others like them, are clear examples of the hard work that is coming to fruition. It is difficult to imagine these achievements without the Deep Learning dedicated leaders we have in our DeepCube Group. Our customers are noticing the difference that these technologies enable.” (Source)
Lesser Frowns: Stratasys’ TrueDent™ Resin – the First Multi-Color, Monolithic 3D-Printed Dentures Solution
On February 7th, 2023, Stratasys introduced TrueDent™, a full-color 3D-printed permanent dentures solution. It facilitates labs to create natural-looking and permanent gums with precise tooth shade, structure, and translucency in one continuous print. It is specifically made for fabricating dental appliances like removable dentures. In addition, it will enable dental labs to scale manufacturing by minimizing processing time and simplifying workflow. Moreover, TrueDent™ is evaluated to be a welcome change from manufacturing and designing printed dentures and appliances in multiple parts.
In addition, TrueDent™ is designed to eliminate barriers for laboratories and patients. For instance –
- It can potentially minimize chair time for office visits, fittings & adjustments, and measurements.
- There’s high allegiance between fit, design, and scan.
- It can improve efficiency through streamlined workflow with less time between scan and delivery.
Explains Ronen Lebi, Vice President of Dental at Stratasys, “This new solution will be transformative for the dental industry, and we believe it will help our customers significantly reduce the time and cost of producing dentures and temporaries. Stratasys continues to push the boundaries of digital dentistry leveraging our portfolio of advanced 3D printing technologies, including hardware, resins and software to deliver disruptive solutions that make a difference.” (Source)
Passive Production, Massive Output: Massivit 3D Printing Technologies Ltd’s Massivit 10000-G
On April 24th, 2023, Massivit 3D Printing Technologies Ltd announced that it would introduce its disruptive Massivit 10000-G at JEC World, Europe’s most prestigious composite materials tradeshow. The event will also mark the launch of Massivit’s 2023 corporate rebranding aligning with the company’s strategic penetration and latest technological milestones in the composite domain.
Further, the Massivit 10000-G establishes a new standard in industrial mold production by accelerating and automating workflows for composite manufacturing. It is based on the company’s Cast In Motion technology. It facilitates the production of fixtures, complex molds, master tools, mandrels, and jigs for a range of industries, including sporting goods, consumer goods, defense, marine, rail, and automotive. Moreover, the system offers substantial production costs and time savings. For instance, around 50% of material costs and 80% of mold production time.
As per Erez Zimerman, CEO of Massivit 3D, “We are confident that our 10000-G printer will disrupt composite materials manufacturing as we know it, and we can’t wait to share it with the world.” (Source)
Similarly, Lancy Lyons, President of Massivit’s customer Lyones Industries, further testified, “Massivit’s Cast In Motion process is a game changer. Finally, someone’s figured out how to print a composite mold. Now, with the Massivit 10000, it prints the mold in a fraction of the time, energy and cost.” (Source)
Global 3D Printing Market Future: Technology Integration is Here to Stay
The intersection of 3D printing and artificial intelligence (AI) has long been in the talks. Merging 3D printing and AI is an evolution of manufacturing paradigms. For instance, prosthetics design is among the most important 3D printing applications. Accordingly, as technology progresses, 3D printers and AI can be used to regulate 3D printers and raise the number of compatible materials for the process.
Similarly, 3D bioprinting, also known as bioprinting, is an emerging arena wherein machine learning (ML) is used to enhance organoid-making. Machine learning in 3D bioprinting can help detect defects like microstructure errors, curved layers, and incorrectly positioned cells. As a result, technology integration is a definitive and lucrative trend in the global 3D printing market.
By Akhil Nair
Which is the prominent technology in the global 3D printing market?
Polyjet Printing is the prominent technology in the global 3D printing market.
Which is the dominant component in the global 3D printing market?
Hardware is the dominant component in the global 3D printing market.