According to the latest study published by the specialists of Ernst & Young, Germany has become the first country in the world in terms of the use of 3D printing techniques. Apparently this new technology has been very well seen by many of the companies that work in the country since, today, 37% of all German companies use this technology. On the other hand, the government of the country is betting very hard on its implementation, such is the case that today the German government has up to 12 plans to increase its use in the future.
Without a doubt, it is a clear example of how 3D printing technology has not only come to stay, but if, just a few years ago it was a complete stranger, today it can add that value that makes any company become much more competitive. By way of detail, the study comments that for example in the United States the penetration rate of 3D printing is 16% while in China it grows to 24%.
Germany is the country in the world that makes the most use of 3D printing at the business level
As expected, the sector that makes the most use of this type of technology is the one related to plastics, followed by the mechanical engineering sector. Even so, and despite the great acceptance that 3D printing is having, the truth is that it is still there are many obstacles that must be overcome. An example is how 40% of the surveyed companies comment that they cannot access a model due to economic issues, 28% do not use them because they do not believe they have the necessary skills, while 20% allude to fear that the materials and the costs are too high.