Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping Services industry has grown quickly in recent years, driven by rapid technological developments, falling costs and new applications for 3D printing technology. In the coming years, industry demand and revenue are forecast to surge forward as 3D printing and rapid prototyping explodes in popularity and accessibility, especially in consumer markets.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The 3D Print and Rapid Prototyping Services industry provides a wide variety of additive manufacturing technology services to cater to their broad range of consumer markets.
Selective laser sintering
Selective laser sintering (SLS) techniques use high power lasers to combine small particles of plastic, metal, ceramic or glass and form them into a three-dimensional shape. Before the lasers begin forming the desired product, a computer-aided design (CAD) file or scan data displays a three-dimensional digital portrayal of the part. The laser device scans the cross-section of the CAD file on the surface of a power bed, where material is heated below its melting point, and then begins layering material... purchase to read more