NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- While a number of firms in 3D printing faltered in 2015, participants in the metal additive manufacturing segment continued on their path of explosive growth. With interest and acceptance from critical industries at an all time high, the conversation for widespread metal additive manufacturing is beginning to shift from "when?" to "where?" - a question that reflects an evolution away from just tactical manufacturing of low volume components and prototypes, and into addressing serial production opportunities and integration into established manufacturing environments. With these developments in mind, SmarTech is following up to our best-selling 2014 study of metal powder opportunities in additive manufacturing, with the most comprehensive market study of metal additive manufacturing ever created, including analysis of:
- Opportunities for metal powder suppliers
- The evolution of metal powder supply chains to meet the needs of evolving additive manufacturing markets
- Existing and emerging metal additive manufacturing technologies
- Metal-oriented 3D printing services
- End user industries and applications that are adopting metal printing.
In this report, SmarTech presents a complete analysis of the powder manufacturing supply chain. No other source provides such a wealth of analysis and market data on metal additive manufacturing. SmarTech's industry-standard ten-year forecasts are applied in this report across the entire metal additive manufacturing sector - from print technology and install bases, to powder demand by adopting industry, to revenues associated with metal additive manufacturing materials.
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