3D Printing Startup Opportunities
3D printing or additive manufacturing is a process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file.
The creation of a 3D printed object is achieved using additive processes. In an additive process an object is created by laying down successive layers of material until the object is created. Each of these layers can be seen as a thinly sliced horizontal cross-section of the eventual object.
3D printing is the opposite of subtractive manufacturing which is cutting out / hollowing out a piece of metal or plastic with for instance a milling machine.
3D printing enables you to produce complex (functional) shapes using less material than traditional manufacturing methods.
"3D printing involves critical elements of design ,technology integration adaptation to legacy processes and different materials."-Arvind Nadig
3-D Printing: Partners Should Pay Attention 3-D printing is a next-generation technology that will revolutionize everything. There's a place for your partner business, but at a cost. Lynn Haber
3-D printing is poised to be a $12 billion market this year, projected to reach $20 billion by 2021, according to IDC. Hardware, materials, software and services account for the global spending figures. So, if you’re a channel partner, you should be paying attention — but not for the reasons you think. There’s printing – document printing as most IT partners are familiar with – and then there’s 3-D printing. There’s quite a bit of difference between printing onto a medium or substrate such as paper, for example, versus a process that prints upon itself to create a part, shape or object.
“We call it printing, but it’s not the same animal,” Keith Kmetz, program vice president for IDC’s imaging and printing areas, told us.There was a time when, during the rise of the hype cycle for 3-D printing, there was a vision of a device in every household, school and business. But that’s not what happened. It’s more realistic to view 3-D printing as a commercial and industrial opportunity.
To date, 3-D printing has had its roots in prototyping, where designers and engineers print out a design to see how it looks, and go through an iterative process of making changes until the object is ready for production. More recently, however, the goal for 3-D printing is to move up from a prototyping application to a final production opportunity. This type of 3-D printer is an industrial tool that can be used for prototyping, but also for final part production. “3-D printing is in the beginning stages of being able to do this for a variety of reasons, such as part quality or speed of the process, for example,” said Kmetz.
Government of India has mandated one 3D printing machine in the tinkering labs under Atal Innovation Mission. It is expected to have 30000 labs across the country
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3D printed pieces of jewelry look and feel exactly like traditionally casted objects, 3D printed jewelry is on the verge of becoming mainstream. Let’s take a closer look at this design revolution.
Actually, there is no single, easy answer to this, since ‘3D printing’ includes many different technologies. While some printers work with filament, others use powder, and yet others work with liquid resin or wax (we’ll talk about which one we think is most suitable for jewelry below).
However, all 3D printers have one thing in common: they need a 3D file. This 3D file holds the information about what object the printer is supposed to print. These 3D files are generated with special 3D modeling software. These programs range from beginner-friendly free modeling apps like Tinkerread to high-end programs especially designed for jewelry makers, such as Rhino gold.
Once the 3D file is generated, the printer can use this information to print a real physical object. Using online 3D printing services like i.materialise, the designer does not even need to own his/her own 3D printer. When we receive the 3D file via our website we know exactly what the client expects.
Houses, furniture, toys, shoes, clothing, medical implants and even tissues and food are today being 3D printed. Not yet on a mass scale.
But experiments in that direction are on.
And the space sounds enormously promising.
In the startup space, 3D printing — a process of making
three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file using special printers that
layer material — has attracted some 124 ventures, according to startup research
platform Tracxn. Of these, 66 emerged in 2015 and 2016, when early-stage
startup funding was at its peak. But only six have been funded to date. Most
remain small ventures, though some are seeing good growth and a few have even
Fracktal Works is a 3D printer manufacturing and product development firm that also provides product design and CAD services.
Founded by Vijay Raghav Varada and Rohit Asil announced that they had raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from 1 Neoteric Technology Solutions which values the startup at USD 3M The startup was founded while the founders were still in college at Manipal Institute of Technology,Manipal. After their incubation period at MUTBI,, they shifted base to Bengaluru to continue developing and manufacturing their own brand of 3D printers 'Julia' and providing customised services to different clients, which include Cisco, Toshiba, L&T etc. Having built many products from scratch they look at themselves as a product development firm, though people know them more for their 3D printers.
The 3DPrinting application provides startup opportunities for tech. entrepreneurs. The capital investment is moderate. It will be a smart and startegic move for any startup to enter this technology domain.