Basis for the AMPOWER Report 2022 are personal interviews as well as secondary research from publicly available sources. The personal interviews were conducted directly by AMPOWER staff. The respondents were typically the respective Additive Manufacturing managers or directors with insight into the technological as well as economical company figures. The total number of data points of the AMPOWER Report 2022 data acquisition exceeds 23,600. Additional historical data and qualitative information was used to describe the AM market most accurately.
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The global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus led to a lockdown and travel ban in most industrialized countries. AMPOWER analyzes in this section the impact COVID-19 might have on the global metal Additive Manufacturing industry and will discuss potential scenarios on the future development of the market.
Additive Manufacturing is a highly dynamic and innovative industry. This leads to start-ups that form the technology landscape. Emerging mostly from university background, start-ups are most active in area of system development. Other fields include software, materials and applications.
The first user and supplier of Additive Manufacturing had to develop internal Additive Manufacturing standards all by themselves. New Additive Manufacturing standards enable for a faster adoption of the technology and allow suppliers and users to develop new Additive Manufacturing applications much faster. In this report section, the ASTM is reporting the current status of Additive Manufacturing standardization.