3D printing

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, has taken the world by storm. The process of building solid objects by adding materials layer-by-layer is changing the way in which products are designed, tested and manufactured. This disruptive technology is impacting engineers and materials scientists in academia, as well as designers and product managers in industry, and ultimately, consumers.

In May of 2013 McKinsey & Company published their now famous report which outlined twelve disruptive technologies that would have a big impact by 2025: 3D printing was one of them and consumer products were a driving force. In the report, they noted that, “3D printing could have meaningful impact on certain consumer product categories, including toys, accessories, jewelry, footwear, ceramics, and simple apparel.” McKinsey wrote then that 3D printing could have an economic impact of over $500 billion annually by 2025, with almost all of it coming from “consumer use of 3D printing” and “direct product manufacturing.”

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HP transforming manufacturing with breakthrough 3D printing technology

HP is ushering in a new era for manufacturing with Multi Jet Fusion technology. In this white paper, see how innovations such as high-speed synchronous architecture – that builds parts layer-by-layer – and HP’s Multi Jet Fusion Open Platform are poised to redefine 3D printing.

3D printing taking steps to make impact in the marketplace

McKinsey & Company predicted the impact of 3D printing and direct product manufacturing could hit $500 billion annually 2025. But first, as John Hauer writes, the infrastructure for 3D printing – such as software, color capabilities, and affordable printing materials – needs to keep advancing.

Shapeways builds consumer demand with HP 3D printing

While many consumer manufacturers debate when 3D printing will be ready for final-part production, Shapeways is busy proving that it is.

HP puts 3D printing into practice for its own products

HP knows a powerful technology when it sees one. In this case study, read how HP engineers used the HP Jet Fusion 3D printing solution to cut the cost of producing parts for its own large-format printers while accelerating production and improving part quality.

Reinventing 3D Printing

See how the HP Jet Fusion 3D printing solution unlocks the full potential on 3D printing.

Jabil makes a jump forward with HP 3D printing

As one of the world’s most technically advanced manufacturing solution providers, Jabil keeps a lookout for a competitive edge. Find out how Jabil is making a difference in production speed, quality, and cost-efficiency with HP Multi Jet Fusion technology.


Recent advances in 3D printing of porous ceramics: A review

Lim Chin Hwa, Srithar Rajoo, Alias Mohd Noor, Norhayati Ahmad, M.B. Uday
Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science21 (2017) Pages 323-347

Fundamentals and applications of 3D printing for novel materials

Jian-Yuan Lee, Jia An, Chee Kai Chua
Applied Materials Today(2017) Pages 120-133

3D printing of nano-cellulosic biomaterials for medical applications

Sahar Sultan, Gilberto Siqueira, Tanja Zimmermann, Aji P. Mathew
Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering(2017) Pages 29-34

4D printing of polymeric materials for tissue and organ regeneration

Shida Miao, Nathan Castro, Margaret Nowicki, Lang Xia, Lijie Grace Zhang
Materials Today20 (2017) Pages 577-591

A review on additive manufacturing of polymer-fiber composites

Pedram Parandoush, Dong Lin
Composite Structures182, (2017), Pages 36-53