SmarTech Analysis, a market research and industry analysis firm based in Crozet, Virginia, USA, has published a new report: ‘Automation, Additive Manufacturing and the Factory of the Future.’ The report provides raw data and analysis for marketers, product planners, general management, investors and users looking to incorporate AM in an automated factory of the future.
The report examines the AM supply chain and its digitalisation in a number of critical industries, including electronic instruments, medical devices, transportation, industrial machinery and process equipment. In addition, the report takes a look at the critical issue of automation both of local AM processes and distributed AM networks. Two other areas that the report examines are design automation and post processing.
A number of companies that SmarTech believes are already developing products and services that will help take AM into the automated factory are also discussed. The firms profiled in the report include Castor, nTopology, Dassault Systemes, PTC, Autodesk, Siemens, 3YourMind, Authentise, Link3D, SAP, Materialise Build Simulation, ParaMatters, Ansys, Additive Assurance, EOS, Renishaw, 3D Systems, Senvol, Identify3D, Simba Chain, GranuTools, Aris Technology, PostProcess Technology, DyeMansion, AMT, AREVO, and Divergent 3D.