Public perception of additive manufacturing has been skewed for years. Industry monoliths have obsessed over futuristic, vanity applications instead of practical use cases. But they’ve had it wrong. Today, 3D printing solutions are already transforming the way manufacturers work around the world.
In this 2020 Additive Trends Report , Markforged surveyed over a hundred customers across a broad range of industries and analyzed their use cases to get a deeper understanding into how the
technology is being used within their organizations. What we learned is astounding. Manufacturers are already reaping the benefits of high-value, productive applications in additive manufacturing, years before analysts predicted. Their additive journeys have positively impacted the entire product development cycle, resulted in optimized workstreams, and streamlined supply chains.
Here is a story of how these modern manufacturers are reinventing manufacturing today.
A traditional robotic production line
requires multiple expensive robot cells,
because each can only perform one
Strong, lightweight custom end effectors
made by Markforged 3D printers add
customization to a standardized
ProCobots streamlines its customers’
manufacturing workflows by minimizing
overhead and maximizing effectiveness.
93% lower cost