Jabil survey identifies changing perceptions of 3D printing among manufacturers

Supply-chain solutions provider Jabil has released a survey that shows manufacturers are more inclined to use 3D printing today than they were about a year ago and that the technology is being used more often in production applications.

The survey, “Current State of Additive Materials and 3D Printing,” asked 308 individuals responsible for 3D printing at manufacturing companies a series of questions pertaining to their current and anticipated use of additive manufacturing (AM). The responses, gathered at the beginning of 2019, were then compared to responses to the same questions asked in the fall of 2017.

“Over the course of a year, 3D printing utilization has skyrocketed,” says the report. “Our most recent research clearly demonstrates the upward trajectory of the popularity and application of additive manufacturing.”

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