Arc Report: AM Market Growing Despite Macroeconomic HeadwindsDecember 7, 2022
A new offering from Arc Advisory Group, Additive Manufacturing Systems Market Research Report, shows that the additive manufacturing (AM) ecosystem has reached a pivotal point of opportunity with the crisscrossing of macroeconomic headwinds and advancement of technologies, with those in the AM space cognizant of the benefits of the technology on the digital transformation journey.
Intersection of 3D-printer innovation, software advances and material creation combined with pandemic-related supply-chain shortages are shining new light on industrialized AM, the report explains, detailing that as part of a broader digital-transformation strategy, AM provides part of the solution for disrupted supply chains, operational efficiencies and new-product development.
"AM continues to evolve from prototyping or proof of concept to serialized parts production,” says Daniel Keyser, Arc analyst and key author of the report. “2021 demonstrated this continued shift in mindset from utilizing AM as an R&D system to employing it as a parts-production platform, with companies demonstrating the ability to manufacture through numerous use cases across diverse industries. Sustainability has become an increasingly important business concern to combat the ongoing climate crisis. AM gives buyers flexible manufacturing options and the ability to reduce complexity by making more efficient parts, which shortens supply chains and allows for reduced energy and material costs versus traditional manufacturing methods."
In addition to providing specific market data and industry trends, the Arc report also identifies and positions the leading suppliers to this market, and provides and summarizes their relevant offerings. It explores the current and future market performance and related technology and business trends, and identifies leading technology suppliers. Also included: competitive analysis, 5-yr. market forecasts and 1 yr. of historical analysis segmented by sales channel, world region, industry, customer type and printing technology.