Polymer Additive Manufacturing industrialization
Dental leads mass customization efforts
Over 16 different polymer AM technologies are currently known and all at different stages of technological and industrial maturity. This section evaluates important characteristics describing the state of the industrial use of polymer AM today and in the future.
While the dental industry has already implemented mass customized products, the consumer goods industry is also picking up the advantages of Additive Manufacturing. The mass customization of lattice structures within sporting goods or eye ware frames is just another step for the polymer Additive Manufacturing market to take to widespread industrial use of AM.