In the 3D printing industry, 2020 was a year of significant changes, resulting in diversifications that allowed us to appreciate the full potential of the technology. While it was a year of economic setbacks in various industries as a direct result of the COVID-19 problem, it was also a year of opportunity and democratization of additive manufacturing technologies. These new possibilities have resulted in worldwide growth in the use of 3D printing. Latin America is a region where 3D printing and related technologies have great potential for future adoption.

According to many experts, these countries could be poised to overcome this health and decline faster than those in other regions, opening a door for the adoption of recent technologies similar to 3D printing in the near future.

Additive production technologies may see their adoption increased in the coming years

Latin America represents about ten percent of the world’s population, making it a positively promising market for any industry, as well as for 3D printing, the Photocentric team mentioned.

In Latin America, how has 3D printing been received?

Latin America has been slower to adopt 3D technologies than other regions. This could be because it requires a substantial investment for multiple firms, which is difficult to pin down until first-hand information is available on the benefits of adopting it. As a result, there is a significant dearth of information about the possibilities that additive manufacturing offers. As a result, there is a dearth of knowledge about the 3D business.

Although uptake has been slower than in European countries, firms like Stratasys have seen a 200 percent increase in recent years in occupied countries, due to the Additive Manufacturing Hub established in the North American nation. We are confident that additive manufacturing is energizing the way we design, manufacture, implement and even market end products, and that the results of the modification can be seen immediately in the improvement that occurs in their designs, says Carlos, Territory Manager of Stratasys Mexico. the Jackal Ramirez.

This type of growth is undoubtedly attractive to a number of additive manufacturing companies and businesses. Currently, Mexico has developed consortiums or chambers that encourage assistance between companies in the sector, due to its proximity to the United States. Countries similar to Mexico or Argentina have created consortiums or cameras to promote the dissemination of 3D technologies.

This can be demonstrated in the instance of CONMAD, the Latin American Association of Additive Production, which obtained an investment of $ 13 million in 2018 to promote information and the use of 3D technologies. Argentina has a 3D Printing and Digital Production Chamber that aims to democratize technology in the country since 2016.

In the coming years, what can we expect in Latin America?

3D printing in Latin America still has a long way to go, there is much to know and adopt. The political changes looming in the countries in the coming years, including changes in the United States, will open up relations between the United States, once again allowing the investment of cookware in the occupation industries and paving the way. to new opportunities, translating into more business innovations and therefore the growth of 3D printing. There are still many years to go for additive production to achieve its full adoption in these countries, the main changes that we are going to see are in the arrival of recent materials, the management computer code and the greater adoption of metallic technologies.

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