3 3D Printing Trends To Keep Watch On

THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS WILL GROW

In 2018, more industries will find more ways to use additive manufacturing for more applications. Materials other than plastics, such as metals, will help facilitate these new uses, especially in industries such as the automotive and aerospace sectors.

NEW AND BETTER DESIGNS WILL SURFACE

3D printing will enable better product design as more companies start to use it during the design and prototyping process, along with Internet of Things technology.

PROCESSES WILL ACCELERATE

The speed of the 3D printing process will continue to increase, making it more competitive with traditional manufacturing methods.

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3D Printing News – Hollywood Is Loving 3D Printing Technology

Screenwriters in a jam can hit a new panic button. It’s the switch on the nearest 3D printer. This nifty new technology, which took its first substantial silver screen bow in 2006’s Mission: Impossible III, has surfaced in three recent motion pictures. And in each case not a moment too soon. It’s enough to make you think there’s a contraption somewhere in the Hollywood hills that spits out storytelling solutions.

Think back to early February and the release (more like escape) of The Cloverfield Paradox, a movie that announced itself fully formed on Netflix the night of the Super Bowl. It’s set 10 years in the future, aboard a space station (and in a parallel universe? Or were we the parallel universe?) where things go haywire in a knockoff Alien manner. A Russian engineer loses his mind a bit when he discovers interplanetary parasites under his skin (you blame him?) and when he is “contacted” by his alternate (evil?) self, he renders up a 3D-printed gun and bullets. Read more about Hollywood and 3D Printing here.

Where Can You Submit Information On 3D Printing Trade Shows?

The Association of 3D Printing has set up a free site for 3D Printing trade shows, which can be found at: http://3dprintingtradeshows.com.

No matter whether you are a 3D printing veteran, trying to stay on top of the latest development in the 3D printing space. or whether you just want to check out the 3D printing trend: 3D Printing Conferences and 3D Printing Expos are great occasions to do just that. Below is our listing of 3D Printing Events taking place across the globe.

Members and non members alike can click the “submit” button and place a free listing on the site. Upgraded listings are available as well.