1, the consumer market collapsed in the CES 2016 show, focusing on the consumer market of 3D printing companies pull out all the stops. Problem is, those cheap 3D pens are very good , but are similar to each other, trying to break, occupying a place in the market can be described as difficult. The best example is the Stratasys and 3D Systems, the former consumer market in 2015 was a complete mess, which was recently announced it was discontinuing the consumer level desktop 3D printer. Predictable is that 2016 more 3D printing enterprise to reluctantly abandon the consumer market into industrial markets.
2. the breakthrough technology limited
In addition to GM and Ford-d print much-exposed companies the technology planning process, there are a lot of companies choose to quietly technology research and development, and has made a lot of amazing scores. 3D Tiger know 3D printing breakthrough technologies that are not promotional exposure than one. Some of them relate to 3D printing supplies, some 3D printing equipment, in 2016, once applied, will stir up the entire area of reform.
3. outsourcing 3D printing make a profit year
So far, most online 3D printing service providers are “production integration” model, but there are a lot of problems, problems occurred during the first 3D printer in use, if not professional, solution is in trouble. In addition, if there is a quantity of orders, either making or transporting is no small issue. Other experienced skilled providers clearly have an advantage in every way, for example, shipping time, and so on. Future designers and engineers will outsource suppliers, will be more and more common.
4. with virtual stock will become a reality
Printing is one of the features of low cost, one of the key factors is that “removing unnecessary inventory.” When major manufacturers using 3D printing techniques, can be made according to the need for timely articles, minimizes waste occurs.
5. distributed manufacturing
The past 10 years, Amazon rely on cloud servers have changed throughout the computer world, demand for companies found on the network. Can estimate is that manufacturing will also be on the road, only a matter of time. In 2016, maybe manufacturers have already announced that the construction of such a system, let us wait and see.
6. overall manufacture
For the traditional manufacturing, to produce a complete product, different parts often come from different countries, they need to be delivered to the same place, and then assembled. 3D printing can be achieved once formed, and such machines are operating conditions are breached, makers of the future will tend to choose this time, cost-saving technologies.
7. the combination of Internet and 3D printing
Have to say “Internet of things” is a modern product is an important element, a growing number of consumer goods was installed on the sensor or other electronic components, such as the last time Japan launch 3D print bike in an enterprise. Next, using artificial intelligence to design products to become mainstream, intelligent products, many parts of which are currently only made by 3D printing.
8. real manufacturing occurs
3D printing and 3D printing service providers appear very early on, but in the past, most of these services are a simple prototyping. In 2016, the company will focus on the manufacturing end products, making true to life 3D printed goods. Comparing with the traditional manufacturing process, the advantages of 3D printing: production consistency, safety, material traceability, and so on.