Worldwide Rapid Liquid Printing Industry to 2026 - Featuring 3D Systems, Autodesk and Dassault Systemes Among Others -

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The rapid liquid printing market is set to expand at a promising growth rate of 36.28% to reach US$607.119 million by 2026 from US$69.542 million in 2019.

Rapid liquid printing can be defined as the next generation 3D printing technology. It was developed by the Self-Assembly Lab from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in collaboration with Steelcase, a company known for furniture and interior design. Rapid liquid printing makes use of a viscous gel, this gel, when kept in a tank or vat, allows us to draw shapes which are then chemically cured into the solid product we desire. This final product can then be removed from the vat easily. This process enables building up of a material to be much quicker than any other method. Rapid liquid printing is considered to be the breakthrough that 3D printing needed in order to be adopted on a mass scale. Though 3D printing provided benefits like customization, personalisation and accessibility, it had a major disadvantage of being slow as compared to other traditional processes like casting, injection moulding, milling, etc.

Also, 3D printing was found to be working well for manufacturing or producing only small components or small size products and not products which were large in size. While 3D printing depends on a layer-by-layer extrusion method, rapid liquid printing takes a different turn by using a viscous gel. This gel doesn't require a structural support and can be used to produce shapes and moulds with the help of a precision robot that dispenses the gel in the required shape. This technology can be used in a wide number of industries because of its ability to produce custom made products which are lighter in weight and easily replaceable as compared to other materials used for the same purposes like metals, etc. The automotive industry will be the most benefited industry from using rapid liquid printing technology as all major components of cars and other vehicles can be printed using this technology. Also, the components will be lighter in weight and easily replaceable than components made with metals like aluminium, etc.

While rapid liquid printing offers significant advantages over 3D printing and can be used for a variety of purposes, it requires high capital investment. Since, it is an upcoming technology; the hardware such as printers, material such as foam, etc., as well as the design software may be expensive for general use which acts as a restrain to the growth of the rapid liquid printing market.

Companies Mentioned

  • 3D Systems, Inc.
  • Autodesk, Inc.
  • Dassault Systemes
  • EOS
  • ExOne
  • Materialise
  • Native Shoes
  • Steelcase Inc.
  • Stratasys Direct, Inc.

Key Developments

  • MIT Lab + Steelcase Yield 3D Printing Breakthrough - MIT's Self-Assembly Lab, Steelcase and award-winning product designer Christophe Guberan collaborated to create a new 3D printing process unveiled at Milano Design Week. The technology breaks the three constraints of traditional 3D printing by using a rapid liquid printing technique enhancing speed, scale and quality. The partnership between MIT, Steelcase and Guberan explores the future of furniture personalization and the opportunities for customization through innovation.
  • Liquid Printed Pneumatics: BMW & MIT reimagine car interiors with adaptable 3D printed inflatables - The innovative project, called "Liquid Printed Pneumatics," was carried out in collaboration with the BMW Design Department and is currently being displayed as part of The Future Starts Here exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London, which is highlighting groundbreaking and future-minded designs.
  • Native Shoes presents its 3D printed liquid rubber shoes - The Canadian shoe manufacturer Native Shoes has announced a new collaboration with the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT to design 3D printed shoes, using liquid rubber. The project, called Liquid Printed Natives, aims to use futuristic manufacturing methods to create everyday products, in this case different types of shoes, from sneakers to ballerinas. These shoes are produced in a gel container thanks to Self Assembly Lab's Rapid Liquid Printing technique. The result are highly original and entirely personalised shoes.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

2. Research Methodology

3. Executive Summary

4. Market Dynamics

4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Global Rapid Liquid Printing Market Analysis, By Offering

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Printers

5.3. Services

5.4. Materials

5.5. Software

6. Global Rapid Liquid Printing Market Analysis, By Application

6.1. Introduction

6.2. Prototyping

6.3. Functional/End-Use Part Manufacturing

6.4. Tooling

7. Global Rapid Liquid Printing Market Analysis, By Industry

7.1. Introduction

7.2. Consumer Products

7.3. Fashion

7.4. Automotive

7.5. Healthcare

7.6. Aerospace & Defense

7.7. Utility

7.8. Construction

7.9. Others

8. Global Rapid Liquid Printing Market Analysis, by Geography

8.1. Introduction

8.2. Americas

8.3. Europe Middle East and Africa

8.4. Asia Pacific

9. Competitive Environment and Analysis

9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

10. Company Profiles

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