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3D printing has already started to change how manufacturing organizations operate, and this exciting technology is set to impact nearly every facet of human existence as these printers become faster and more advanced.

A new technique with incredible potential
Since 1984, manufacturers and engineers have used industrial 3D printers to rapidly prototype new products and create unique parts for specialized devices, according to Engineering.com. The early 3D printers were crude devices by today’s standards, but they still opened the floodgates to streamlined manufacturing processes that cut costs throughout many industries.

A 3D printer creates a three-dimensional object by laying hundreds or thousands of two-dimensional layers of plastic or metal on top of one another. This process can result in highly complex final products, and today’s printers can create everything from small plastic toys to delicate one-of-a-kind structures for medical applications.

The benefits of 3D printing
While the high costs associated with 3D printing initially made it more useful for prototyping single versions of unique items, the technology has rapidly made inroads as a process for manufacturing final products. Traditional manufacturing processes are “subtractive,” because raw materials are cut down into a final product, according to the Economist. 3D printing is additive, because materials are stacked until they result in a final product. This cuts down on waste significantly, and today’s 3D printers accommodate a wider variety of materials and are fast enough to unseat older manufacturing processes in certain circumstances.

Currently 20 percent of 3D printer output results in a final product. The Economist reported some believe 50 percent of the goods produced by 3D printers will be a final product by 2020.

What can be printed?
Nearly any physical object can be created by a 3D printer, and the machines are becoming more capable each year. Today, plastics are the dominant material printed by 3D printers, but metal follows close behind, according to Autodesk. The range of materials 3-D printers can use is consistently expanding, and new substances like graphite and graphene open up new industries to disruption from 3-D printing. That has the potential to revolutionize elements of the semiconductor industry and others.

As 3D printing capabilities grow, the direct impact of this technology on our lives will increase. This could be a valuable cost-saving method for manufacturers and engineering firms in nearly every industry.

10 Top 3D Printing Companies

10 Top 3D Printing Companies

It’s expected that the 3D Printing market will be worth over $30 billion by 2022. Here, the Investing News Network looks at 10 of the big players in the industry.

Nano Dimension Opens Nano Particle Ink Production Facility to Expand Production Capacities for 3D Printed Electronics

Nano Dimension Opens Nano Particle Ink Production Facility to Expand Production Capacities for 3D Printed Electronics

Nano Dimension (TASE:NNDM,NASDAQ:NNDM), announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Nano Dimension Technologies Ltd., today celebrated the opening of its nano particle ink production facility. Scientists at this facility will produce advanced nanoparticle conductive and dielectric inks for its DragonFly 2020 Pro, the company’s first commercial 3D printer for rapid prototyping of complex multilayer printed

Nano Dimension Partners with Cadlog to Distribute Nano Dimension’s DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer in Italy

Nano Dimension Partners with Cadlog to Distribute Nano Dimension’s DragonFly 2020 Pro 3D Printer in Italy

Nano Dimension (TASE:NNDM,NASDAQ:NNDM), announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Nano Dimension Technologies Ltd., intends to collaborate with Milan-based Cadlog Srl. Cadlog to develop the commercial and service infrastructure to commence sales of the DragonFly™ 2020 Pro 3D Printer in Italy.

Headquartered in Milan, Italy, Cadlog is an industry-leading distributor of software tools, support, and

Nano Dimension Partners with CADvision to Distribute Nano Dimension’s 3D Printer in France, Belgium and Switzerland

Nano Dimension Partners with CADvision to Distribute Nano Dimension’s 3D Printer in France, Belgium and Switzerland

Nano Dimension (TASE:NNDM,NASDAQ:NNDM), announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Nano Dimension Technologies Ltd., intends to collaborate with CADvision, a leading 3D printing distributor in France, to develop the commercial and service infrastructure to commence sales and support of the DragonFly 2020 3D Printer across France, Belgium and Switzerland.  Nano Dimension and CADvision will

Nano Dimension Reports 2017 Second Quarter Financial Results

Nano Dimension Reports 2017 Second Quarter Financial Results

Nano Dimension (TASE:NNDM,NASDAQ:NNDM), a leader in the field of 3D printed electronics, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Nano Dimension ended the second quarter of 2017 with $16,495,000 (NIS 57,666,000) in cash, while total loss for the quarter was $5,000,000 (NIS 17,481,000).

Management Comments

“During the second quarter,

Nano Dimension Collaborates with Emona Instruments to Distribute Nano Dimension’s 3D Printer in Australia

Nano Dimension Collaborates with Emona Instruments to Distribute Nano Dimension’s 3D Printer in Australia

Nano Dimension (TASE:NNDM,NASDAQ:NNDM), announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Nano Dimension Technologies Ltd., intends to collaborate with Emona InstrumentsPty Ltd, a leading supplier of electronic test and measuring instruments, 3D printers and additive manufacturing solutions to  develop the commercial and service infrastructure to commence sales of the DragonFly 2020 3D printer in Australia.

The

Nano Dimension Supplies 3D Printer to a PCB Design Bureau

Nano Dimension Supplies 3D Printer to a PCB Design Bureau

Nano Dimension (TASE:NNDM,NASDAQ:NNDM), a leader in the field of 3D printed electronics (NASDAQ, TASE: NNDM), announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Nano Dimension Technologies Ltd., has supplied its flagship DragonFly 2020 3D Printer to a PCB design bureau, located in Israel. This design bureau helps a broad range of

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