This IDC Market Perspective highlights some interesting developments at the RAPID 2018 show held in Fort Worth, Texas, from April 23 to 26. The RAPID show has become one of the key stages for the launch and display of new products and technology in North America. This document illustrates some of the key market trends and provides developments from RAPID as proof points for these trends.
"This year, many of the technologies on display represent steps toward faster, more reliable, and more repeatable production using 3D printing systems," said Tim Greene, research director in IDC's Hardcopy Solutions group. "The RAPID event has become an annual platform for game-changing technologies."
Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd., Stacker LLC, EOS Gmbh, Hunan Farsoon High-tech Co.,Ltd., Essentium Materials, LLC, DWS LIMITED, General Electric Company, SPEE3D., BigRep GmbH, Ultimaker B.V., Beijing Tiertime Technology Co. Ltd., HP Inc., MakerGear, LLC, MarkForged, Inc., INTAMSYS TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD., EnvisionTEC Inc., XYZ CORPORATION, Meld Manufacturing Corporation., Desktop Metal, Inc., Formalloy LLC, Stratasys Ltd., 3D Systems, Inc.