In this article we are going to list the 15 biggest 3D companies in the world. Click to skip ahead and jump to the 5 biggest 3D companies in the world.
3D printing is a fairly new and upcoming technique especially in the field of industrial production. Previously, 3D printing was seen as a technique that could only be used for production of prototypes which was then known as the rapid prototyping process. However, with time and massive efforts in research and development the implementation of 3D technology in the field of commercial manufacturing was discovered and its application in large-scale manufacturing and production has now become a major disruptor in the way of how things were being done traditionally. 3D printing basically makes use of the CAD (Computer Aided Design) technology that uses the layering method to turn the soft copy of an object into a live 3D model.
There are various different kinds of materials that are now being used for 3D printing such as biomaterials, plastics, and composites and the models created by 3D printers are extremely accurate and precisely close to the design copy. The ease in application of 3D printing in various fields is due to its flexibility with what can be printed and the materials that can be used for doing so. Currently, the most widely used application of 3D printing is with rapid prototyping which has massively reduced costs for companies who previously had to invest huge sums of money, a lot of effort and a great amount of time in coming up with a prototype for their business product idea. With 3D printing technology the process has become much faster, cheaper and can be repeated over and over again until the perfect prototype is produced.
There is no two ways about the fact that 3D printing technology is the future of most, if not all, industries. People are already coming up with futuristic ideas that make use of this amazing technology and gaining a competitive advantage in their field of work in terms of cost, accuracy, customization, details, and precision that could only be provided through 3D printing production techniques. The construction industry can use the technology to come up with all kinds of parts required for building purposes along with the tools needed for construction. 3D printing can also be adapted for the making of gadgets such as phones and laptops. It can act as a game-changer for the automotive industry as it can help produce all kinds of auto parts much cheaper and faster than they are produced now.
By far, the most important and impactful application of the 3D printing technique is in the healthcare industry which has already been put to trial in the Covid1-9 pandemic era and proven to be extremely successful. In these challenging times where hospitals fell short of medical equipment much more frequently than they could be produced by the usual traditional production methods and doctors on duty needed a much more complex safety gear as they risked their lives every day to save someone else’s, 3D printing emerged as a savior. Many companies made use of the 3D printing technology to provide the necessary medical equipment to hospitals and the personal protective equipment (PPE) to doctors. This helped match the supply with the demand and aided healthcare workers immensely.
3D printing is all set to change a lot of business processes and work as a disruptor to bring things up to a whole new level. The technique will remove many barriers to entry that exist in various industries and will be extremely beneficial for startups who have big ideas but are short on financial resources. Startups will no longer have to spend thousands on just coming up with a prototype and by making use of 3D technology they will be able to do it much more cost efficiently. This will induce healthy competition in the business world, break monopolies and work for consumer’s best interests.
The 3D printing industry has now become quite saturated and the competition is tough, Following is a list of 15 biggest 3D companies in the world. The rankings and listings have been compiled from 3Dsourced, IG and Forbes, and are based on market capitalization:
15. Nano Dimension (NASDAQ:NNDM)
Starting our list from an Israeli company with a market capitalization of about 23 million. Nano Dimension is a market leader in 3D products based on nano-technology and has recently been in the limelight for producing an award-winning 3D printer called Dragon Fly Pro. The printer is expected to change the entire production process in manufacturing industries. Nano Dimension has clients across the globe who belong to different industries.