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Expanding The 3D Printing Market, Desktop 3D Printers Have Great Potential

Sep 18, 2018

At present, with the continuous development of technology, 3D printers have been widely used in many fields of industrial production. In the process of promoting the application, the demand for desktop-level 3D printers continues to grow, providing many conveniences for people's production and life. The 3D printing market is expanding its desktop 3D printers with great potential.

 Technology is the first driving force for industrial development. In recent years, China has issued a number of policies to promote the development of cutting-edge technology. As one of the cutting-edge technologies, 3D printing has had a profound impact on traditional process flow, production line, factory model, industrial chain combination, etc., and has effectively changed the development process of manufacturing and other industries.


    China's 3D printing market continues to expand

    3D printing has experienced a long process of development since conception. Since the 1980s, China has started research and development of 3D printing technology. So far, it has formed four research and development centers of Beihang University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University and Tsinghua University. With the unremitting efforts of R&D personnel, the number of patent applications for 3D printing technology in China has exceeded 9,000 in 2017, and the development speed of 3D printing technology is accelerating.

  In recent years, with the continuous development of technology, the application scenarios of 3D printing have been continuously expanded. At present, the application of 3D printing in China is mainly concentrated in the fields of medical, aerospace, automotive and other transportation, home appliances and consumer electronics. According to the “3D Printing Industry Market Demand and Investment Potential Analysis Report” released by the Foresight Industry Research Institute, from 2012 to 2016, the compound growth rate of China's 3D printing industry exceeded 49%, which is a rapid growth.

 Under the impetus of many parties, China's 3D printing industry has continued to develop in a good manner in recent years, and the market scale has continued to expand. In 2017, the market size of 3D printing in China exceeded 1.7 billion yuan, an increase of more than 47%. At the same time, with the continuous advancement of technology, the demand for 3D printing in aerospace, automotive and other industries will continue to increase.


    Relevant policies drive 3D printing devices to accelerate application

    Overall, 3D printing includes not only "fusion molding", "laser sintering" and other technologies, but also 3D printing equipment and corresponding supporting services. As a device that can “print” real objects, 3D printers are increasingly recognized by researchers in various industries. At present, researchers at home and abroad regard 3D printers as a new engine to promote the continuous development of related industries.

  In order to promote the practical application of 3D printing equipment, China has introduced a number of policies in recent years. In 2017, the “Implementation Plan for Key Technology Industrialization of Major Technical Equipment” was released. The program pointed out that the backbone enterprises should take the lead and cooperate with relevant units to accelerate the development of 3D printing equipment to meet the demand of black and aluminum alloy castings in large engines, aerospace and other fields, which shows that 3D printing equipment plays an increasingly important role in industrial development. important.

    Under the policy guidance, the technology research and development of 3D printing equipment has been accelerating, and many manufacturers have begun to strengthen communication with their peers and strive to produce printing equipment with different functions. In 2017, global 3D printer shipments have exceeded 390,000 units, an increase of more than 30% year-on-year. At the same time, although there is a certain gap between the manufacturing level of China's 3D printers and developed countries, Chinese brands' 3D printers also occupy a certain market share.


  Users are looking forward to the future of desktop 3D printers

    At present, the demand for desktop-level 3D printers is gradually increasing among various types of printing devices. Among the users of desktop-level 3D printers, education and students account for a large proportion, and the mechanical manufacturing industry as the main extension group and product development related practitioners also occupy a certain proportion.

 Desktop-grade 3D printers are relatively inexpensive compared to industrial-grade 3D printers. The desktop-level 3D printers used by ordinary people often use FDM3D printing technology. The technology printed by this technology is closer to the daily necessities of the people, and the operation is simple and convenient, so it is sought after by some users. At the same time, users have more expectations for desktop 3D printers.

    For example, the print duration of a desktop 3D printer can be shortened. When users use desktop-level 3D printers, they often have to wait for a long time. If you need to print more documents or materials, it will take a long time. At the same time, some desktop printers can only interconnect the printing devices, but can not realize the interconnection of scanning devices. This defect needs to be improved.

  In addition, managers can only implement decentralized management for desktop-level 3D printers, and centralized management is more difficult. If the user has multiple desktop-level 3D printers, the management is time-consuming and labor-intensive. If you can achieve one-button operation, it is best.

In short, users are looking forward to networking, automatic detection, etc. for desktop-level 3D printers. I hope that desktop-level 3D printers can continue to improve in performance and achieve intelligent upgrades. Only by continuously improving the design and performance, can the enterprise truly build the core competitiveness of the desktop-level 3D printer and provide more convenience for users to use the desktop-level 3D printer!