In 2011, the focus in our industry was mainly rapid prototyping on expensive machines from a few suppliers. The industry is now shifting to end use production and that brings a lot of challenges in machines, materials and workflows. The landscape has changed tremendously with the introduction of many low-cost 3D Printers that do a lot of things really well.
This session will contrast the case for professional equipment vs. introductory technology from a user and re-seller perspective, and sharing some of our learning from years in being on the bleeding edge of technology while trying out a lot of machines that never really met expectations.
Looking at future trends in the industry
An overview of what to consider when evaluating technology from the perspective of small to medium sized manufacturers who don’t have huge budgets to spend on machines or R&D. A discussion on what factors to consider when it comes to parts, quality, throughput, cost and workflow.