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Global Additive Manufacturing Market expected to be worth $3.5 Billion by 2017

According to a new report by MarketsandMarkets, the global market for Additive Manufacturing market is expected to grow from $1,843.2 million in 2012 to $3,471.9 million by 201, thanks to a compound annual growth rate of 13.5% from 2012 to 2017.


This report is mainly focusing on medical applications of additive manufacturing. Within the medical industry, additive manufacturing is used in making end-products such as surgical equipment, prosthetics & implants, and scaffolds. The market is growing due to the rising incidence of surgeries, coupled with increasing awareness and advances in technology. Surgical equipment accounts for the largest share in this market due to their wide applicability.
Europe accounts for the largest market share of the global additive manufacturing for medical devices market in 2012, followed by North America. However, adoption of novel additive manufacturing technologies in the medical field is gaining momentum at a fast pace in emerging nations due to growing educational and awareness efforts of industry players among physicians and patients. Moreover, increasing healthcare expenditure, growing income levels, low cost of manufacturing, rapid product development, growing surgical procedures in lieu with medical tourism, and lesser competition than mature countries, have amplified interest of market players in emerging markets, thus lowering Europe’s share in favour of the Asian and Latin American regions.


The study segments the market by Application (Medical Devices, Automotive, & Aerospace) and by Technology (3D Printing, Laser Sintering, Stereolithography, Fused Deposition Modeling, Electron Beam Melting, & Tissue Engineering), and identifies major market drivers, restraints, and opportunities in North America, Europe, Asia, and the rest of the world, specifically in additive manufacturing for the medical devices market over the period from 2012 to 2017.


New and improved technologies, financial support from governments, large application area, rapid product development at a low cost, and ease of development of custom products are the major drivers that are slated to propel this market. However, a few pivotal factors restraining the growth of this market are regulatory hurdles in different countries, material characterization during development, and process control and understanding.


The key players in this market are 3D Systems Corporation (U.S.), 3T RPD (U.K.), Arcam AB (Sweden), Biomedical Modeling, Inc. (U.S.), Envisiontec GmbH (Germany), EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems (Germany), Fcubic AB (Sweden), GPI Prototype and Manufacturing Services, Inc. (U.S.), Greatbatch, Inc. (U.S.), Layerwise NV (Belgium), Limacorporate SPA (Italy), Materialise NV (Belgium), Medical Modeling, Inc. (U.S.), and others.

 

The price is US $ 4.650.


http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/additive-manufacturing-medical-devices-market-843.html

 

 

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When will missleading headlines end: "Objet 3D Printed “Microswimmer” Opens Door to Self-Propelled Biomedical Industry"

When will missleading headlines end: "Objet 3D Printed “Microswimmer” Opens Door to Self-Propelled Biomedical Industry" | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

They used an Objet 260 Connex system to make a 3D printed mold. The negative for the micro-scallop mold was printed using Stratasys’ RGD 525 high-temperature resistant material.

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Sorry, but I strongly disagree with missleading headlines like this. They didn't print any device but just moulds, that could have been otherwise made by traditional means. 
The original headline doesn't have the same punch as it doesn't use the "3D-printed" hook.

For me, it would have been  "using a screwdriver..", or "baseed on a CAD design"


The original paper's title is equally interesting without the 3d printed thing:

Swimming by reciprocal motion at low Reynolds number

 

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/141104/ncomms6119/full/ncomms6119.html

 


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Design News - Engineering Materials - Report: Metamaterials Will Partly Depend on Additive Manufacturing

Design News - Engineering Materials - Report: Metamaterials Will Partly Depend on Additive Manufacturing | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Artificially created metamaterials are already appearing in niche applications like electronics, communications, and defense, says a new report from Lux Research. How quickly they become mainstream depends on cost-effective manufacturing methods, which will include additive manufacturing.
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Meniscus Regenerated with 3D-Printed Implant - Columbia University Medical Center

Meniscus Regenerated with 3D-Printed Implant  - Columbia University Medical Center | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
CUMC scientists have created a 3D-printed implant that stimulates stem cells to regenerate the meniscus, cartilage that cushions and protects the knee.
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The scaffold is manufactured in polycaprolactone, and infused with two recombinant human proteins: connective growth factor (CTGF) and transforming growth factor β3 (TGFβ3). Dr. Mao’s team found that sequential delivery of these two proteins attracts existing stem cells from the body and induces them to form meniscal tissue.For a meniscus to properly form, however, the proteins must be released in specific areas of the scaffold in a specific order. This is accomplished by encapsulating the proteins in two types of slow-dissolving polymeric microspheres, first releasing CTGF (to stimulate production of the outer meniscus) and then TGFβ3 (to stimulate production of the inner meniscus). Finally, the protein-infused scaffold is inserted into the knee. In sheep, the meniscus regenerates in about four to six weeks. Eventually, the scaffold dissolves and is eliminated by the body.

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HP 3D printing with Multi Jet Fusion™ technology | HP® Official Site

HP 3D printing with Multi Jet Fusion™ technology | HP® Official Site | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology enables the world to realize the full potential of 3D printing—in full-color, highly functional parts.
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Tests Thrust Chamber Assembly Using Copper Alloy Additive Manufacturing Technology | Aerojet Rocketdyne

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on an advanced rocket engine Thrust Chamber Assembly (TCA) using copper alloy additive manufacturing technology. This testing, conducted for the first time in the industry, was done with cooperation between Aerojet Rocketdyne, NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate Game-Changing Development Program and NASA's Glenn Research Center under a Space Act Agreement.

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Last Aug 18, 2014 Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced it had recently been awarded a contract by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base through the Defense Production Act Title III Office for large-scale additive manufacturing development and demonstration. The contract will secure multiple large selective laser melting machines to develop liquid rocket engine applications for national security space launch services. Aerojet Rocketdyne and its subcontractors will design and develop larger scale parts to be converted from conventional manufacturing to additive manufacturing.

Now, they present results from a lot of hot fire tests on copper parts. Does it indicate UK-based 3T-RPD are behind this? 

http://www.3trpd.co.uk/3t-success-with-pure-copper-am-production/

 

They also indicate that they have been working with 10 inch machines and the new system is bigger, so they are probably talking about the new ESO M-400 (http://www.eos.info/systems_solutions/metal/systems_equipment/eos_m_400)

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FDA Clears 3-D Printed Osteotomy Truss System from 4WEB Medica

FDA Clears 3-D Printed Osteotomy Truss System from 4WEB Medica | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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“Similar to the technology used in bridges, skyscrapers, and airplane wings, truss designs provide strong structural support and integrity when implanted within the body with the goal of sustaining angular corrections,” said John Crates, M.D., a foot and ankle surgeon based in Plano, Texas. “Additionally, the structural mechanics and surface topology of the Osteotomy Truss System promote osseous incorporation and potentially accelerate healing.” 

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EOS industrial 3D printing flight-certified components

EOS industrial 3D printing flight-certified components | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Aerospace: Making Production-Grade, Flight-Certified Hardware Using Industrial 3D Printing


The Bell 429: Parts of the Environmental Control System (ECS) of this commercial helicopter were produced by using EOS technology (courtesy Bell Helicopters)

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Customuse - SLS polyamide AM customisable electric guitars

Customuse - SLS polyamide AM customisable electric guitars | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

Customisable 3D printed electric guitars at an affordable price for eeveryday musicians, who wish to express their personality through their instrument...

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After Olaf Diegel's amazing creations, an english startup sells these guitars

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FHC Switches to EOS Technology for Manufacturing of Stereotactic Platforms for Neurosurgery

FHC Switches to EOS Technology for Manufacturing of Stereotactic Platforms for Neurosurgery | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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Olaf Diegel grows the band: Alto Saxophone attempt

This is a quick sneak preview of my 3D printed alto sax. And an important note: I am not a sax player, so be amazed by what 3D printing is capable, rather th...
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Kepler's Dream - Analog projection device for 3D printed content

Kepler's Dream is an aesthetical investigation, exploring analog projection technology in the combination with computationally created content that is given a physical…
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Aerospace: Advanced Manufacturing Process by EOS Optimizes Satellite Technology

Aerospace: Advanced Manufacturing Process by EOS Optimizes Satellite Technology | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Aerospace: Advanced Manufacturing Process by EOS Optimizes Satellite Technology
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Titan 1: Fastest, Tallest Print, High Res SLA 3D Printer

Titan 1: Fastest, Tallest Print, High Res SLA 3D Printer | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Up to 2.7 inches per hour print time, 9.5 inches tall print size, and min 37 micron XY resolution - enabled by Patent-Pending PSP Tech
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Another interesting machine, based on DLP

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Derby the dog: Running on 3D Printed Prosthetics

Derby the dog was born with very small forelegs and no front paws. This resulted in his ending up in the care of Hillsborough, New Hampshire-based dog rescue group, Peace and Paws. Fortunately, he then proceeded into the foster home of Tara Anderson. She works for 3D printing company 3D Systems (3DS), and set about using her employer's technology to make him a set of prostheses. As a result, he's now able to run for the first time.

Anderson worked with animal orthotist Derrick Campana and two of her 3DS co-workers, designers Kevin Atkins and Dave DiPinto.

 

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Ricoh Launches 3D Printing Related Business

Tokyo, September 8, 2014. Ricoh Company, Ltd. announced the launch of an additive manufacturing business (AM Business) centered on 3D printers. Through this new business, Ricoh will sell 3D printers and its associated output service directly to manufacturing customers, as well as provide consulting services to these customers using first-hand knowledge and experience.  

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There are a number of 3D printing methods, including inkjet, material extrusion, and laser sintering. Ricoh has its own technologies related to inkjet, materials, and powders, which are necessary elements to produce these outputs. In particular, Ricoh directly sells inkjet heads utilizing laminated piezoelectric technology to industrial customers worldwide, which are widely used for paper printing and a variety of media, including signage, graphics, and three-dimensional fabrication. Ricoh will continue its research and development, leveraging its experience and technologies, while also consider in-house production and sales of 3D printers.

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Oxford Performance Materials Launches First Two Grades of Proprietary PEKK-Based OXFAB(R) 3D Printing Technology for Aerospace and Industrial Applications

 Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM) today announced the launch and availability of the first two grades of its OXFAB® 3D printing technology for aerospace and industrial applications – OXFAB-N and OXFAB-ESD. OXFAB is OPM's proprietary technology platform and formulation of poly-ether-ketone-ketone (PEKK), an ultra-high performance polymer with exceptional strength, chemical resistance, low and high temperature performance, radiation resistance, superior wear properties and ultra-low outgassing – all of which are critical to aerospace and industrial applications.

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Magics19, Expertise at your fingertips | Software for additive manufacturing

Magics19, Expertise at your fingertips | Software for additive manufacturing | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it

For this latest release, many features such as labeling and cutting have been improved, and thereporting functionality has been upgraded to give you more control over how quotations are generated. In addition to the large number of enhanced feature

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Global 3D Printing Materials Market 2014-2018

TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global 3D Printing Materials market to grow at a CAGR of 19.97 percent over the period 2013-2018. 

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ARCAM buys customer DISANTO, gains position in 3D PRINTING implants

ARCAM buys customer DISANTO, gains position in 3D PRINTING implants | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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Last year, Arcam’s shares soared a 530% thanks to the hype in 3D printing trending topic (http://3dprinting-stocks.com/swedens-arcam-share-price-has-soared-530-in-the-past-year/). DiSanto Technology, founded in 1967 had bought 2 Arcam machines, and last year generated $12 million in revenue. Arcam acquired DiSanto Technology in a $15.8 million cash deal.

Read Arcam’s 2013 report here: http://ir.arcam.se/files/Arcam-Annual-Report-2013.pdf

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Norge SLS 3d Printers: low cost Selective Laser Sintering

Norge SLS 3d Printers: low cost Selective Laser Sintering | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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In December 2005 this was the price range for low cost FDM machines, whith half the building volume, at EUROMOLD.

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GE-AVIO use Electron Beam to build Jet Engine parts

GE-AVIO use Electron Beam to build Jet Engine parts | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
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GE and AVIO have built a 3KW ARCAM EBM machine  to work with TiAl, a lighter alloy, yet temperature resitant.

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SpaceX Launches Additive Manufatured Part to Space, Creates Engine Chamber for Crewed Spaceflight

SpaceX Launches Additive Manufatured Part to Space, Creates Engine Chamber for Crewed Spaceflight | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Through 3D printing, or additive manufacturing, robust and high-performing rocket parts can be created and offer improvements over traditional manufacturing methods. SpaceX is pushing the boundaries of what additive manufacturing can do in the 21st century, ultimately making the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft more reliable, robust and efficient than ever before.
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Very nice part. I guess it has "secret" cooling chambers inside. This could be manufactured in one thanks to the new EOS M400. Inconel produces great results with EOSINT machines.

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Another DLP-based machine, on the cheapest side of the road: Sedgwick - 3D DLP Printer

Another DLP-based machine, on the cheapest side of the road: Sedgwick - 3D DLP Printer | Additive Manufacturing News | Scoop.it
Sedgwick™ is a low cost 3D DLP Printer, perfect for the Hobbyist or Educator.
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THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY - Analogue 3D printer

3d printing allows me to create products more swiftly and more efficiently than ever. but these products are not mine. they are merely a product of this new technology.…
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I really love this one: old mechanical things, no electronics, no sensors, just pure old mechanical. Maybe I would just a steampunk style and a steam generator, a bit of copper here and there, just to make it industrial.

Enjoy watching.

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