A Look back at 3D Printing Trends in 2022

Changing perspectives in Manufacturing

a change in perspectives

3d printing making waves

As the Additive Manufacturing industry surges ahead in many industries, we take the opportunity to look at the past year and how far 3D Printing and manufacturing have come.

  • Sustainability: 3D Printing with a larger format is being produced, focusing on sustainability.
  • Environmental Impact: Additive Manufacturing continues to create an environmental impact by reducing waste.
  • Industry growth: With the consolidation of some of the more prominent players merging, Markforged the acquisition of Digital Metal for its metal binder jetting.
  • Product Shortages: Supply chain interruptions due to the shortage worldwide of plastic and microchips.

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How is 3D Printing being used in other industries?

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  • Space Exploration: The introduction of the E-2 Liquid Rocket Engine using Additive manufacturing for parts
  • Medical applications in 3D Printing, including microfluidics. Microfluidic devices (microfluidic chips) are rapidly being integrated into various biomedical applications, including cancer research, drug screening, drug delivery and molecular diagnostics.
  • Beauty Industry: 3D Printing is now part of the beauty industry, with Neutrogena combining skincare and 3D-printed skincare supplements.
  • Jewellery making: Using Additive manufacturing technology using 925 sterling silver.
  • Luxury Goods: Using 3D Printing to make all kinds of clothes: dresses, bags and shoes.
  • 3D Printed food: Although in its infancy this concept is currently being used as decorations; however, printed plant-based steaks are available in Europe.
  • Heavy Metal Part production: The ability to print metal parts up to thousands of kilograms in weight has opened new doors for manufacturing.
  • Healthcare: Producing artificial tissue, hip joints, medical equipment and more.

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3D Printing is the future of Manufacturing

Manufacturing technology can increase production efficiency and decrease costs, which means you’ll be able to market your new product more effectively.  Retrocast 3D Printing will mold your design into a reality. Submit your design for a quote or call us today. 

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