Welcome to another episode of the CADimensions Additive Manufacturing Podcast. In this episode, we will talk about the key takeaways from the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Conference and what the future of 3D printing looks like.
2:00 Tod Grim – Additive Manufacturing Analyst 4 Key Trends: Software, Automation, Innovation, and “Industrial.”
3:00 Software: More and more companies are integrating Software and Hardware together.
6:47 Automation: Looking at the whole process flow perspective. This includes post processed parts. The print coming out of the printer is the starting line, not the finish line.
9:35 Innovation: A lot of companies are making new printing processes. In the history of 3D printing, we have had about 3 core technologies and in the last few years, there has been a lot of innovation in new 3D printing technologies. Is 2019 the year of innovation?
12:50 The overuse of the word “Industrial” in the 3D printing world. It is just a marketing phrase like the term, “military grade or “all natural”? Or does the term industrial correctly explain the durability, reliability, and repeatability standards of some 3D printers?
21:55 3D Printed Steak: Is it really green way to enjoy eating a steak without having to worry about all the pollution from cows? Or is it just another way that vegans are trying to make their bean and soy mash more palatable?
29:16 3D Printing Materials: The disagreements between the Materials Manufacturer, the 3D Printing Materials Supplier, and the end user. Why users want their printers to accept all materials brands and why the manufacturers haven’t done it.
35:14 Universal standards are the one thing that everyone in the 3D Printing industry needs.