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.