SmarTech guide to automation in Additive Manufacturing and the factory of the future

April 7, 2021

Potential adoption rates for AM digitalisation technologies (Courtesy SmarTech Analysis)

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.

Read more about the report here.

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As well as an extensive AM industry news section, this 168-page issue includes articles and reports on:

  • Metal Additive Manufacturing and the new Space Race: The inside track with Launcher and AMCM
  • Falcontech: The journey from materials engineering to large-scale metal Additive Manufacturing
  • Strategies for advancing the automation of metal Additive Manufacturing
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  • System 3R: Bridging critical gaps in the Additive Manufacturing workflow to enable serial production
  • Metal AM in South Africa: Research and commercial initiatives bring the benefit of AM to the African continent
  • CFD simulation for metal Additive Manufacturing: Applications in laser- and sinter-based processes
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