各電力產業用3D列印 - 各主題分析
3D Printing in Power - Thematic Research
|出版日期||內容資訊||英文 35 Pages
|各電力產業用3D列印 - 各主題分析 3D Printing in Power - Thematic Research|
|出版日期: 2019年10月24日||內容資訊: 英文 35 Pages||
3D列印 (AM:層積造型) 產業，從2013年的30億美元，2017年成長到70億美元。
Has 3D printing come of age?
3D printing is in its mid-thirties and is now approaching market growth that Chuck Hull could only have dreamt about when he invented it in 1983.
By 2025, 3D printing, or additive manufacturing (AM), will be a $32bn industry, rising to over $60bn by 2030. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2018 and 2025 will be 16%, according to GlobalData estimates, with software growing slightly faster than hardware, materials and services.
3D printing has always been most closely associated with prototyping and short production runs. But now it is becoming a key part of the manufacturing mix alongside injection molding and computer numerical control machining. The use of polymers - particularly plastics - in 3D printing still exceeds metals, but the gap is narrowing, and metals could outstrip polymers from 2021.
3D printing, a cutting-edge technology, is also steadily opening up opportunities for the power industry, with its applications in numerous facets of the power domain including renewable energy, conventional power, along with battery energy storage. Be it rapid prototyping and producing components or parts with complex geometries, AM results in shorter lead time, reduced costs, faster upgrade of existing assets and optimized efficiency, and is expected to further enhance with the invention of larger printers.
With the power industry under pressure, manufacturers are focusing on 3D printing for solutions with decreased costs and shorter timeframes. Power sector companies such as Siemens, GE, Rosatom and Westinghouse have been early adopters in the industrialization of 3D printing.