The AM Production Services category includes 3D printing services that operate with more than 20 industrial 3D printers.
This structure makes these companies an ideal solution for digital production outsourcing. The category also includes companies integrating 3D printing production facilities. This term describes a facility with with 20+ systems for production of end-use components, parts and finished products.
3D printers will play a key role in the evolution of the digital factory. The will eventually provide means to further streamline and automate the manufacturing process. As 3D printing began to shift from a process used for prototyping and small batch production to a large batch and mass customization production technology, major industrial 3D printer manufacturers started working on integrating their systems.
This means that the future of production will consist of 3D printer networks (“farms”) and automated production lines with multiple systems. The first of these factories of tomorrow are listed in this category.