3D Printing is gaining popularity on a global scale due to its potential to transform how products are designed and manufactured. This technology allows for the customization and production of complex parts at lower costs, to adapt to evolving technological trends, and to keep pace with increasing industrial demands. This results in vast potential for new market opportunities and business partnerships.
However, there is still much research to be done. Some of the key challenges of 3D Printing include:
Large scale/ format printing
3D Printing of lightweight structures
Lack of multiple materials platform for 3D Printing
Qualification and certification of 3D Printing processes
To address these concerns, SC3DP will be focusing on 6 key areas that cater to the specific needs of each identified sectors through the introduction of new game-changing capabilities and knowhow.
1. Aerospace and Defence
2. Building and Construction
3. Marine and Offshore
4. Future of Manufacturing
5. Biomedical and Food