3D Systems, which has reorganized to focus on the healthcare and industrial markets, has been expanding into bioprinting and created advanced manufacturing and materials labs. 3D Systems also landed wins from Raytheon Technologies and CCDC Army Research Laboratory. 3D Systems has also launched new systems to target the automotive and aerospace industries. Now that 3D Systems has a new management team and improved balance sheet, the company can be more aggressive.
Formlabs has launched new materials for dental, manufacturing and engineering and honed its vertical game. It also used CES 2021 to highlight how its 3D printers can customize consumer products. It also launched the Fuse 1 system.
Simply put, 3D printing and additive manufacturing is going to be among the tech industries to watch in 2021. The competitors are all eyeing that manufacturing renaissance that's going to be increasingly digital.
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