Metal Buiuld Market Questions

From: Matt Murphy (
Date: Fri Jul 28 2000 - 14:02:10 EEST

Dear List,

I am trying to estimate the size of the market for direct metal build systems and also the sale of parts built on those systems. This info will help build a business case for one of our research clients.

If anyone can contribute any information at all on the following subjects I would be very grateful.

EU & US market size for sales of DTM Sinterstation(using metals), LENS, and any other LENS-type systems
EU &US market size for sales of parts built on these systems
Approx sale price of DTM, LENS system and LENS-type systems (most expensive option in each case)

I understand that such data may be difficult to come but any info at all would be useful.

Also if any one can shed any light on the size of the turbine component repair market and the mould tool modification & repair market I would be very grateful.

I will be more than happy to post a summary of any responses at a later date.

Thanks in advance for your help,


Dr Matt Murphy
Senior Research Fellow
Rapid & Micro Manufacturing
Dept of Engineering
University of Liverpool
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