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The 3D Printer Market Is Being Driven By 3D Printed Products In Automotive Industry

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The Business Research Company’s 3D Printer Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Growth And Change To 2030

The growth in the use of 3D printed products in the automotive industry is a key factor driving the growth of the 3D printer manufacturing market. The manufacture of lightweight vehicle components is possible with the aid of 3D printing that reduces vehicle weight, boosts car performance, and increases fuel economy, and greater productivity can be achieved in injection molding equipment manufacturing using 3D printing technology.

For instance, in 2019, General Motors collaborated with Autodesk to produce 3D printed lower cost and lighter vehicle parts. Therefore, the growth in demand for 3D printed products in the automotive industry drives the demand for manufacturing 3D printers and contributes to the growth of the 3D printer manufacturing market.

The 3D printer manufacturing market consists of sales of 3D printers that are used in automotive, healthcare, industrial, consumer electronics, aerospace and defense industries. 3D printing is the method of creating three-dimensional objects by transferring consecutive material layers through a 3D printer.

The global 3D printer market is expected grow from $8.62 billion in 2020 to $11.1 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 28.8%. The growth is mainly due to the companies resuming their operations and adapting to the new normal while recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The 3D printing market size is expected to reach $25.26 billion in 2025 at a CAGR of 23%.

TBRC’s 3D printers market report is segmented by printer type into desktop 3d printer, industrial 3d printer, by technology into stereolithography (SLA), fused deposition modeling (FDM), selective laser sintering (SLS), direct metal laser sintering (DMLS), polyjet/multijet printing (MJP), inkjet printing, electron beam melting (EBM), laser metal deposition (LMD), direct light projection (DLP), others and by end-use industry into automotive, aerospace & defense, healthcare, food, construction & architecture, others.

The major players covered in the global 3d printing industry are Stratasys, GE Additive, SLM Solutions, Voxeljet, Arcam AB, Hoganas AB, Groupe Gorgé, Renishaw PLC., Markforged Inc., Made In Space, Proto Labs Inc., and Tiertime.

3D Printer Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Growth And Change To 2030 is one of a series of new reports from The Business Research Company that provides 3D printer market overview, forecast 3D printer market size and growth for the whole market, 3D printer market segments, and geographies, 3D printer market trends, 3D printer market drivers, restraints, leading competitors’ revenues, profiles, and market shares.

Vagabund V13 Dominator Is a Partially 3D Printed Honda NX 650

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by Daniel Patrascu from https://www.autoevolution.com

3D printing is slowly making its way into car and motorcycle manufacturing processes. Still to be adopted on a large scale by established players in the two segments, 3D printing is gaining increased traction in the world of startups and smaller, more adaptable entities.

And that’s a good thing, seeing how extraordinary projects came to light over the past few years. And a fine example of that manufacturing process is the Vagabund V13 Dominator based on an otherwise unassuming motorcycle.

Vagabund is an Austrian design studio that specializes in making custom motorcycles. And by that we don’t mean the usual Harley conversions and not even custom frames. Vagabund uses 3D printing for certain parts of the bikes, and it does it really well.

The motorcycle in the gallery above was once a 1991 Honda NX 650 Dominator that got modified beyond recognition and turned the sport bike into a true off-roader. Its modern, yet utilitarian design is heavily due to 3D printing.

A host of new parts for the bike were created this way: the fuel tank, which also features a mini speedometer, the rear end, air filter cover, indicator light bracket, and the handlebar switch housings.

Accompanying these custom made parts were an engine rebuild and the addition of elements sourced from third parties: the front fender comes from a Husqvarna TC 85, there are Kellerman turn signals, and Bridgestone tires.

Despite its minimalistic, borderline futuristic look, the V13 is a road legal motorcycle, at least in its home country of Austria. So much so, that the bike’s official page on Vagabund’s website reads the build is sold – we have no information on how much it went for.

As part of our Two-Wheeler Month coverage, we’ll probably talk more about Vagabund’s creations over the following 30 days, as we’re trying to uncover the best custom motorcycle shops from around the world.