3D printing trends

Printing companies in Dubai and worldwide are more and more embracing the 3D printing technology which is becoming an increasingly important printing innovation aimed to be used for several purposes. The 3D outdoor design can be considered very on-demand nowadays, generated by the additive printer technology. In an additive process, objects are created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is shaped.

Several industries, including automotive, healthcare, aerospace, and defense have been knowing impactful changes in production and a noticeable business transformation due to additive technologies. Additive permits to reduce the number of components in assemblies, and give freedom to experiment with more efficient part shapes which provide manufacturers with more flexibility. 

3D printing technology is knowing major trends such as the rise in numbers of large-format printers allowing designers and engineers to print large prototypes in one single operation. This provides them with the advantage of not being forced to print several pieces in order to assemble them at a later stage.

Another trend is represented by metal 3D printing; however, in this case, the price of the printer itself is very expensive along with the maintenance and energy costs. Pieces printed using this technology require additional finishing techniques, making the process more time and cost consuming.

3D printing technology is also knowing an increased demand when it comes to printers that can work with high-performance thermoplastics. The printing of composite materials is also one of the recent trends in 3D printing.

With all of these emerging trends, we can notice the increase in the number of 3D printing online services and the variety in the 3D outdoor designs demanded. However, 3D printing technology is more and more utilized by the automotive, transportation, and heavy equipment industries, as additive manufacturing allows for easy scalability from prototyping to full-scale manufacturing.

3D printing is enabling manufacturers to produce a part on-demand as needed instead of pulling it out of a supply warehouse. This can lead to a huge reduction for companies in inventory and storage costs. Rather than stocking a warehouse full of parts that could be never used or which can become obsolete, additive technology turn the piles of boxes hosting the parts at the warehouse into digital files that can be stored digitally with ease of access to them whenever needed. It is sufficient to store a file that has a representation of the final wanted product and to convert into a physical good through 3D printing anytime.

On the other hand, as consumers are more and more appreciative of personalization when it comes to purchasing products by chasing what they consider their personal preferences, additive technology is giving manufacturers the ability to offer low-volume production with more flexibility in design to respond to specific consumers' needs. Instead of producing a large number of similar items and release them in the market, they now can produce smaller batches, allowing engineers and designers to adjust product designs based on the feedback of consumers in a cost-effective way. Personalized orders are frequently taken by 3D printing online services.