- R&D 100 Awards
3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is unique in not only the scale of its impact, but the breadth of it as well. Additive manufacturing finds applications in aerospace, defense, architecture, electronics, education, entertainment, medical, automotive and more. The ability to print on-demand customized parts and solutions at a fraction of the cost is something scientists, researchers, engineers and industry professionals concerned with ROI can relate to. The technology has already been disruptive, and it is only going to grow. In fact, the market for 3D printing is expected to grow to $5.2 billion in the coming three years.