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3D Printing Technology Facilitates Industrial Transformation and Upgrading
Publish Date: 2021/01/25
Medical: 3D Printing Technology Can Cure Diseases and Save Lives

Medical is one of the most popular sub-fields of the 3D printing industry. Due to the continuous development and application of 3D printing technology, the transformation and upgrading of traditional medical industry has been accelerated, made it more intelligent, professional and efficient. According to the analysis of market research institute, the medical 3D printing market has been growing at an annual growth rate of 25.3%, and the market value will reach to $8.9 billion by 2022.

Regarding to the medical application areas, 3D printing can be used in the production of surgical guides (dental guides, orthopedic implants), surgical instruments (retractors, surgical fasteners), prosthetics and tissue engineering products (cartilage stents, tendon stents) etc. Additionally, it also can be used on printing nasopharyngeal swabs and Y-tube connects e.g., during the Covid-19 outbreak, Nexa3D used this technology to alleviate the shortage of anti-epidemic supplies.

Industrial Production: 3D Printing Technology Has Become the New Potential to Automotive, Aerospace and Consumer Electronics Industries

3D printing technology has become an important technique for repairing and manufacturing in terms of aerospace in the recent years. While it also has gradually become the main techniques of product design as well as rapid prototyping for automotive, shipping and nuclear industries. According to the "Wohlers Report 2020", the automotive industry is the industry that applies 3D technology the most among all industries, accounting for 16.4%, while followed by the consumer electronics industry, accounting for 15.4%.

There are 2 main features made 3D printing technology the new potential to various industries: the first one is to improve the quality of design. 3D printing technology helps to realize model creating of complicated design plan, saving time for product designers, improving technique level of the design products. The second feature is to reduce materials and time waste. The raw materials utilization rate of 3D printing can theoretically reach 100%, which is much higher than traditional technique (25%).

New market: 3D Printing Helps to Create Customized Products

By using 3D printing technology, companies can gain a competitive advantage that they are able to provide customized services in the same price and standardized products as their competitors. From mobile phone cases, shoes to jewelry, decorations etc., more and more daily necessities can be customized though 3D printing technology, which lead a new market trend among various industries.

There are two 3D printing related forums will be held on 15/04/2021 in CHINAPLAS 2021: the 3rd Biomedical 3D Printing Development Forum (10:00-13:00, CC201A meeting room in 2nd floor of Hall 18) and 2021 Additive Manufacturing Innovation and Development Forum (14:00-17:00, 13AB meeting room in 2nd floor of Hall 13).

Meanwhile, CHINAPLAS 2021 concurrent event – Tech Talk will hold hands with more than 40 experts to introduce six themes: Plastics & Rubber + 5G, Environmental-friendly Automotive Technology, Intelligent Packaging Solutions, Innovative Materials, Molding Technology of Bioplastics & Composite Materials and Automated Precision Manufacturing. It's suitable for manufacturers from different industries to participate.

For event details, please visit: https://www.chinaplasonline.com/CPS21/techtalk

Source from CPRJ, Sina Finance, 3D Printing World, Wohlers Report 2020