Materials for Metal 3D Printing

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Published: 1 Dec 2017

This issue of High-Tech Materials covers the latest innovations in the field of metal 3D printing. The materials that are used mostly are titanium, stainless steel, inconel, copper, nickel, and aluminum. The key application segments are aerospace & defense, biomedical applications such as orthopedic and dental implants as well as artificial knee and hip replacement surgeries. North America is the most dominant region in terms of adoption of metal 3D printing. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio–based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Metal 3D printing, titanium, stainless steel, inconel, copper, nickel, aluminum, aerospace, defense, biomedical, orthopedic, dental, implants, artificial knee, hip


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