Developers face rising pressure to bring novel, high performance materials and parts to market faster and cheaper. Yet, most materials fail to meet commercial expectations, and lengthy timelines limit attractiveness to investors. On average, materials R&D takes as long today as it did decades ago. Now, emerging design and manufacturing tools such as 3D printing, 3D scanning, material informatics software, modeling and simulation software, automated equipment, and robotics are beginning to accelerate materials and part design times. These same innovations are further beginning to reshape industries and up-end traditional business models.
In our on-going coverage of Materials Design and Manufacturing, Lux Research helps companies:
  • Stay on top of rapidly evolving technology
  • Accurately match material properties and costs to target applications
  • Assess a wide variety of companies, both established and emerging
  • Navigate a crowded intellectual landscape
  • Monitor innovations emerging around the globe
  • Understand how competing technologies stack up
Sample Materials Design and Manufacturing Topics
  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
  • 3D scanning
  • Materials informatics
  • Multiscale modeling
  • Finite element analysis
  • Materials-driven system design
  • Building information modeling
  • VR for design simulation
  • AR for work optimization
  • Novel production methods
  • Part prototyping, tooling, and manufacturing using 3D printing
  • Part design optimization
  • Distributed manufacturing
  • Materials discovery and selection using artificial intelligence
  • Saving labor cost
  • Shortening project period
  • Enhancing design flexibility and efficiency
  • Improving design and simulation

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