This trends and developments update from the SME Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing (RTAM) Technical Community discusses advancements in 3D imaging, medical applications, direct digital manufacturing, materials, and Web-based content. Among the key observations are that there will be continued industry consolidation, rapidly expanding technology capabilities, exponential numbers of new companies, niche business models, substantial application discovery, and market displacements.
The Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing Community’s focus is on the technologies and processes that help conceive, test, improve, and manufacture new products to bring them to market faster and most cost effectively. See more at www.sme.org/rtam
Presented at: SME Annual Conference, June 2-4, 2013, Baltimore, MD.