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Market for Rapid Prototyping Materials to Grow through 2021

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The worldwide rapid prototyping materials market is expected to reach $903.8 million by 2021, at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.8 percent from 2016 to 2021, according to a new report at

Because rapid prototyping is used in the additive-manufacturing (AM) process to create testing models, AM is helping to drive the growth of the rapid prototyping materials market during the forecast period. Worldwide, the manufacturing and construction end-user segment of the market is expected to lead all segments in growth.

According to the report, the rapid prototyping materials market in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2016 and 2021. This growth is mainly attributed to the increasing demand of rapid prototyping materials across varied end-use industries, such as healthcare, consumer goods, and aerospace and defense. Moreover, low-cost and easy availability of raw materials is another significant factor propelling the growth of the market in this region.

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New Website for Wilson Tool

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wilson Tool International, White Bear Lake, MN, a manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses and press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping and tableting industries, has debuted its new website, at

The site features a responsive design, in-depth resources to help manufactures and enhanced search capabilities for easy product selection, according to company officials. It also features simple contact functionality ranging from finding a contact in the user’s area to online chat and a fresh design that provides a sharp, contemporary look. Users easily can search and access technical articles, case studies, webinars and videos. The site also includes improved news and events sections, highlighting the latest company and industry announcements.

Trumpf Opens Silicon Valley Tech. Center

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Trumpf has opened a technology and laser center in Santa Clara, CA, placing the laser-system manufacturer in close proximity to key customers and partners from a range of industries, including those from the consumer-electronics and e-mobility sectors.

“Our new application laboratory for laser processing, micro-applications and coating technology places us firmly at the heart of the U.S. technology industry and brings us close to our customers and partners in this region,” says Peter Leibinger, vice chairman of the managing board of the Trumpf Group and head of its Laser Technology/Electronics division. “This means that we can examine each customer’s individual requirements and ideas onsite.”

The application laboratory is equipped with cutting-edge technology, including continuous-wave lasers, short and ultra-short pulsed lasers, and beam sources and generators. It joins the other U.S. application laboratories Trumpf has located in Detroit, MI, and Farmington, CT.

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