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International Data Corporation (IDC) today published an IDC Innovators report profiling four companies in EMEA with compelling and differentiated 3D printing workflow management solutions. The four companies named IDC Innovators are 3YOURMIND, AMFG, GROW Software, and LEO Lane.
Developments in 3D printing have demonstrated that additive manufacturing technology has the potential to transform traditional manufacturing. But while IDC sees examples of 3D printing slowly moving from prototyping to serial production, the adoption of additive manufacturing (AM) for the latter has been relatively low, as companies struggle to streamline the process. There is a growing need for solutions that can facilitate the adoption of 3D printing for large-scale industrial production. Large companies have a strong foothold in this market, but there are small vendors that bring targeted innovative solutions to this market. The companies identified as IDC Innovators offer innovative new solutions and technologies or groundbreaking business models that could accelerate their growth and potential market impact.
"The vendors profiled here bring innovative solutions to the software market for additive manufacturing production and prototyping," said Galina Spasova, senior research analyst with IDC's Hardcopy Solutions group. "Their solutions help to enable greater control of the entire process, enhance traceability and security, and allow for better product quality control, speeding up production and increasing process automation for improved quality, while minimizing the need for manual labor."
3YOURMIND's software enables the optimization and automation of end-to-end workflows for companies that use additive manufacturing.
AMFG offers a software platform that facilitates moving from rapid prototyping to industrial production by allowing users to manage the entire workflow from design to finished product.
GROW Software's solution enables companies to introduce 3D printing by removing some of the barriers to adoption, such as design IP protection, build validation, and quality assurance.
LEO Lane provides a differentiating software-as-a-service (SaaS) product for 3D printing, enabling companies to ensure manufacturing repeatability and IP Protection over their 3D printing files.
About IDC Innovators
IDC Innovators reports present a set of vendors – under $100 million in revenue at time of selection – chosen by an IDC analyst within a specific market that offer an innovative new technology, a groundbreaking approach to an existing issue, and/or an interesting new business model. It is not an exhaustive evaluation of all companies in a segment or a comparative ranking of the companies. Vendors in the process of being acquired by a larger company may be included in the report provided the acquisition is not finalized at the time of publication of the report. Vendors funded by venture capital firms may also be included in the report even if the venture capital firm has a financial stake in the vendor's company. IDC INNOVATOR and IDC INNOVATORS are trademarks of International Data Group, Inc.