The 3D printed composites market could reach US$2 billion in the next decade, according to report by market analysis company IDTechEx.

According to the report, 3D printed polymer materials can have mechanical limitations that can be solved by using fiber reinforcement, while composite manufacturing can benefit from the moldless, rapid prototyping, and automated approach of additive manufacturing (AM).

This story uses material from IDTechEx, with editorial changes made by Materials Today.