The building blocks of innovation—materials, technologies and equipment—across a swathe of industries will be on full display at PLASTEC West in Anaheim, CA, on Feb. 11 to 13, 2020.
As applications multiply in the automotive, medical and other sectors, the 3D-printing market will continue to double in size approximately every three years, according to the "3D Printing Trends 2020" report from 3D Hubs (Amsterdam).
Developer Toray Industries from Japan says true spheroidization at the micro level could enable the production of practical parts that are high strength and heat-resistant.
The company has invested $2 million in a second 3D-printing facility in Sweden. The plant in Umeå is dedicated to the serial production of components, initially designed and validated at the Uppsala facility, for biomanufacturing applications.