The future of additive manufacturing, through patent analysis
Keywords:Additive manufacturing, Patents, Technological forecasting, Manufacturing.
AbstractIn the present work an analysis is carried out using the database of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, considered the most extensive and important worldwide, reviewing the patents registered by the main manufacturers and developers of additive manufacturing technology to industrial and domestic level, to make a technological forecast that helps identify the trend that the development of additive manufacturing will have, visualizing what the manufacturing principle will be by this technological tool, which will become the industry standard and that predominates in the market. In the results obtained in this analysis, everything seems to indicate that the manufacturing by deposition of molten plastic will become the dominant technology in this segment of the industry.
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