Credit: Aniwaa

Exactly one year after the launch of an AM hardware landscape infographic mapping over 500 active industrial 3D printer manufacturers, Aniwaa announces an updated 2024 infographic.

This time, the sourcing platform dedicated to AM equipment has included  a new section dedicated to post-processing equipment, along with 100+ updates reflecting the current state of the AM industry.

With over 600 active AM and post-processing equipment manufacturers mapped by materials and technology cements the fact that the AM market remains very fragmented.

Key findings from Aniwaa’s 2024 industry landscape include the dominance of polymer 3D printers (offered by 55% of manufacturers), followed by metal AM systems (26% of manufacturers). Among the highly scrutinized metal 3D printer market, spanning 157 manufacturers across 29 countries, laser powder bed fusion technology represents only 40% of metal AM manufacturers, down from 50% last year. Conversely, DED technology is on the rise, now accounting for 37% of all metal AM equipment brands. In terms of geographic distribution, the top three countries are home to more than half of metal AM brands: the US leads the way with 33 OEMs, followed by Germany (28) and China (25), Aniwaa explains.

At Aniwaa, we understand the challenges faced by buyers in navigating the complex additive manufacturing ecosystem,” said Martin Lansard, founder of Aniwaa. “Our landscape infographic, combined with our digital catalogs, provides buyers with a comprehensive view of all active manufacturers and solutions in each market segment. These insights are invaluable in their journey to make informed purchasing decisions.”

Over 160 manufacturers are actively managing their presence on Aniwaa, thanks to self-service accounts enabling them to optimize their visibility, monitor their traffic and connect with potential customers.

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