With the advancement of 3DP materials and technologies, 3D printing has entered in almost all domain of application. It has entered the world of clothing, shoes, frames, food and experimenting with 3D printed dresses, chocolates and shoes. Yesterday, Stratasys, the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, 3D printed oscillation dress designed by threeASFOUR in collaboration with Travis Fitch, produced using Stratasys' color, multi-material 3D printing technology. The piece consists of 30 individual and highly precise multi-color, multi-material 3D printed parts created via assembly of 270 unique design files.
The collection explores a series of graphic 2D patterns created in partnership with Travis Fitch. Leveraging Stratasys’ color, multi-material 3D printing technology, threeASFOUR brought these vibrational forms to life in range of vibrantly colored 3D printed materials – representing the designers’ most intricate and complex creation to date. “3D printing is transformative for designers aiming to take complex designs and realize them as a wearable garment. In the case of ‘Oscillation,’ Stratasys 3D printing enabled us to visualize 3D patterns as they truly are – complex, interwoven circles of energy, transforming in shape, color and flexibility as they radiate around the body,” explains Adi Gil, threeASFOUR.
With the growing popularity of this market, BIS Research has published a report titled, Global 3D Printing Materials Market, Analysis & Forecast (2016-2022) incorporating a broad segmentation of the market into different 3DP materials, forms, technologies, applications and geographies. The analysts have estimated the industry to grow over $1.52 billion by 2022 at a CAGR of 17.6% through 2016-2022, with North America leading the market. The application of 3D printing materials in automotive and healthcare industry is dominating the market, followed by consumer, aerospace & defense and fashion & aesthetics among others.
The market numbers play an important role in the industry, following which a proper market sizing & estimation by materials, by forms, by technologies, by applications, and by geographical location has been undertaken for the industry. A detailed chapter on the market dynamics including the key driving and restraining forces, along with the opportunities for the global 3D printing materials market throughout the forecast period has also been included in the report.
The report has laid special emphasis on the market dominated by plastics which holds almost 51% share of the global 3D printing materials market. Market sizing in terms of revenue generated from 3D printing materials has done in the report to find out the proper estimation. The report includes a separate section of detailed competitive landscape. The recent activities by the key players in this market have also been tracked in the form of company profiles. Some of the key companies covered in the report are Stratasys Ltd., 3D Systems, Arcam AB, Sandvik AB, Hoganas AB, DSM N.V., Arkema and Polymaker.