Aniwaa’s updated 2024 Additive Manufacturing hardware infographic features over 600 suppliers

June 11, 2024

Aniwaa has released its updated AM hardware landscape infographic (Courtesy Aniwaa)

Aniwaa, an online B2B sourcing platform dedicated to Additive Manufacturing equipment, has released a new edition of its AM hardware landscape infographic, enabling AM buyers to better navigate the complex industry. The 2024 release includes a new section dedicated to post-processing equipment, as well as over 100 further updates reflecting the industry’s changing landscape.

Despite ongoing consolidations, Aniwaa states that the Additive Manufacturing industry remains incredibly fragmented, with a multitude of manufacturers offering a wide range of solutions. Understanding this complexity, the company has created a comprehensive industry landscape infographic, mapping over 600 active AM and post-processing equipment manufacturers by materials and technology.

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Key findings from Aniwaa’s 2024 industry landscape include the dominance of polymer Additive Manufacturing machines (offered by 55% of manufacturers), followed by metal AM machines (26% of manufacturers). Among the highly scrutinised metal AM machine market, spanning 157 manufacturers across twenty-nine countries, Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) represents 40% of metal AM manufacturers, down from 50% last year. Conversely, Directed Energy Deposition (DED) technology is on the rise, now accounting for 37% of all metal AM equipment brands. In terms of geographic distribution, the top three countries are home to more than half of metal AM brands: the US leads the way with thirty-three OEMs, followed by Germany (twenty-eight) and China (twenty-five).

The team at Aniwaa worked collaboratively to improve the infographic, incorporating more than 100 modifications based on feedback from the AM community. Notably, the mapping now includes a section dedicated to post-processing, highlighting twenty pure-play manufacturers offering solutions in this key area of the AM ecosystem, from powder handling to heat treatment, surface finishing, colouring and more.

Users can search for companies via the Aniwaa website platform (Courtesy Aniwaa)
Users can search for companies via the Aniwaa website platform (Courtesy Aniwaa)

“At Aniwaa, we understand the challenges faced by buyers in navigating the complex additive manufacturing ecosystem,” said Martin Lansard, founder of Aniwaa. “Our landscape infographic, combined with our digital catalogs, provides buyers with a comprehensive view of all active manufacturers and solutions in each market segment. These insights are invaluable in their journey to make informed purchasing decisions.”

The team recently hit an important milestone: more than 160 manufacturers now actively manage their presence on Aniwaa, thanks to self-service accounts enabling them to optimize their visibility, monitor their traffic and connect with potential customers.

“Our goal is to provide manufacturers with the tools they need to succeed in this competitive industry,” explained Martin Lansard. “Our platform serves as a gateway for manufacturers to showcase their products, reach new markets, and ultimately acquire new customers. We believe that by enabling seamless and valuable interactions between manufacturers and buyers active in the market, we are driving the industry forward.”

This release comes on the heels of several key upgrades to Aniwaa’s digital marketplace, solidifying Aniwaa’s position as a trusted resource for professional buyers navigating the ever-evolving AM industry.

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