Additive Manufacturing is characterized by a high dynamic in technological and market development. This dynamic shows in nearly monthly market entries of new system suppliers in established AM technologies such as Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion as well as the introduction of unique and proprietary Additive Manufacturing principles. To navigate in this environment, a detailed understanding of the different technologies and their capabilities as well as their impact on the overall market development and revenue share is important.
Within our projects we realized the difficulties our customers have to get independent and trustworthy data on the state of the AM industry for metal and polymer applications. This led to AMPOWER’s decision to combine our network and profound experience in the AM industry as well as our technological know-how and create the AMPOWER Report. Our goal is to provide the AM experienced user with deep insights into current and expected future market data, but also provide the inexperienced reader with technological background on the different current AM technologies and those of potential future importance.
The first edition of the AMPOWER Report with a focus on the metal market only was released in 2019. In 2021, AMPOWER released an additional market report to include polymer materials.