Online B2B marketplace for AM hardware Aniwaa has unveiled an AM hardware landscape infographic mapping over 500 active industrial 3D printer manufacturers by materials, technology, and other key factors.

Key findings from Aniwaa’s industry landscape include the dominance of polymer 3D printers (offered by 57% of polymer AM manufacturers) and the popularity of laser powder bed fusion technology in metal AM (50% of metal AM manufacturers). The correlation between the companies currently making headlines for potential mergers and their extensive technology portfolios is also noteworthy. Leading the pack is 3D Systems, boasting an impressive range of 9 print technologies. Desktop Metal closely follows with 6 technologies available in its portfolio of solutions, while Stratasys holds a strong position with 5 technologies in its arsenal, a press communication explains.

This infographic also alerts on the fact that maybe it’s time to think outside of the box as AM has been teaching us to do since the beginning – and acknowledges the fact that it’s increasingly hard to try fitting all AM processes into just 7 categories, as recognized by the ASTM standards. It’s probably time to redefine the entire range of these categories.

That being said, it should be noted that Aniwaa has upgraded its industrial 3D printer database, incorporating the latest ASTM standards among other improvements.

Another highlight of this release is the introduction of Manufacturer accounts on its platform, enabling AM manufacturers to effectively manage their presence on the platform and optimize their visibility through tailored membership plans. With these accounts, manufacturers can showcase their products, establish a robust presence within the marketplace, and connect with potential customers, the company says.

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