Aniwaa, the online B2B marketplace specializing in additive manufacturing hardware, has unveiled the first edition of its AM hardware landscape infographic. This milestone release, coupled with significant upgrades to its marketplace, solidifies Aniwaa’s position as a trusted resource empowering industry professionals in the ever-evolving AM industry.
Despite ongoing consolidations, additive manufacturing remains an incredibly fragmented industry, with a multitude of manufacturers offering a wide range of solutions. Understanding this complexity, Aniwaa has created a comprehensive industry landscape infographic, mapping over 500 active industrial 3D printer manufacturers by materials, technology, and other key factors. This informative infographic empowers viewers to navigate the complex world of additive manufacturing.
Key findings from Aniwaa’s industry landscape include the dominance of polymer 3D printers (offered by 57% of polymer AM manufacturers) and the popularity of laser powder bed fusion technology in metal AM (50% of metal AM manufacturers). The correlation between the companies currently making headlines for potential mergers and their extensive technology portfolios is also noteworthy. Leading the pack is 3D Systems, boasting an impressive range of nine print technologies. Desktop Metal closely follows with six technologies, while Stratasys holds a strong position with five technologies in its arsenal.
In pursuit of this ambitious industry mapping project, Aniwaa has taken significant strides to upgrade its industrial 3D printer database, incorporating the latest ASTM standards among other improvements. To further enhance the usability of its online catalog, Aniwaa has introduced new filtering options, allowing users to refine their search results based on criteria such as country, feedstock format, print materials, and more.
“At Aniwaa, we understand the challenges faced by professional buyers in navigating the complex additive manufacturing ecosystem,” said Martin Lansard, Co-founder of Aniwaa. “Our landscape infographic, combined with our product catalogs, provides buyers with a comprehensive view of all active manufacturers and solutions in each market segment. These insights are invaluable in their journey to make informed purchasing decisions.”
Another highlight of this release is the introduction of Manufacturer accounts, enabling AM manufacturers to effectively manage their presence on the platform and optimize their visibility through tailored membership plans. With these accounts, manufacturers can showcase their products, establish a robust presence within the marketplace, and connect with potential customers.
“Our goal is to provide manufacturers with the tools they need to succeed in this competitive industry,” said Martin Lansard. “Our platform serves as a gateway for manufacturers to showcase their products, reach new markets, and ultimately achieve their goals. We believe that by enabling seamless and valuable interactions between manufacturers and buyers active in the market, we are driving the industry forward.”