During the epidemic, in order to solve the problem of the shortage of emergency supplies for the prevention and control of the epidemic, the United States, Italy and other countries have used 3D printers to produce ventilator accessories, personal protective masks, etc., and even created forums for hospitals and NGOs to release their needs.
Although the application of 3D printing technology is not extensive, 3D printing, which originated at the end of the 19th century, has actually appeared in various countries around the world, and the United States is one of the countries with relatively mature 3D printing technology.
In recent years, 3D printing is undoubtedly one of the hottest projects in the field of science and technology. The so-called 3D printing is actually achieved through the use of accurate digital modeling, the use of bonding materials that can be easily molded, which can finally print out the products people need.
From space shuttles to artistic ornaments, many large and small products can be manufactured through 3D printing technology.
Restricted by high production costs and low production efficiency, the application of 3D technology is not popular at present, and many people don't even know the existence of this technology. But due to the amazing creativity of 3D technology, the future development of this technology is undoubtedly full of broad prospects.
In recent years, many major countries in the world have increased their efforts to support 3D printing technology. The global 3D printing technology industry has entered a period of rapid development. 3D printing technology has been applied to make products ranging from children's toys to complex parts such as airplanes and rockets.
In 2019, the scale of the global 3D printing technology industry was about 12 billion U.S. dollars, a year-on-year increase of about 30%. It is not difficult to see from its growth of the global market that 3D printing technology is a very promising technology rookie.
At present, many countries around the world are trying to increase their efforts to support 3D printing technology, but the United States is still the country with the largest 3D printing market in the world. The share of the 3D printing market in the United States accounts for 40.4% of the global market, followed by Germany, and China ranks third in the world.
As 3D printing technology becomes more and more mature, the market scale is also increasing year by year. From 2017 to 2020, the growth rate of China's 3d printing service design market will be slightly faster than the overall global growth rate.
Raw materials used in 3D printing mainly include metals, ceramics, plastics, cell tissues, gypsum, inorganic powders, photosensitive resins, and so on. At present, materials such as gypsum, inorganic powder, photosensitive resin, and plastics can meet the needs in general 3D printing, but industrial-level applications of 3D printing are still limited by technology and raw materials.