Blurring Boundary Lines—The Emergence of 3D Printing in the Water and Wastewater Industry 

Blurring Boundary Lines—The Emergence of 3D Printing in the Water and Wastewater Industry 

  • May 2016 •
  • 26 pages •
  • Report ID: 3846652 •
  • Format: PDF
Blurring Boundary Lines—The Emergence of 3D Printing in the Water and Wastewater Industry : Growing Adoption of 3D Printing is Revolutionizing the Industry Worldwide

The cost of water and wastewater treatment is increasing substantially and countries worldwide are looking at alternate methods to treat water, which are both cost-effective and technologically advanced. Hence, the high cost of water treatment in low-cost countries, including India, China, and Singapore, coupled with the rapidly growing number of smart cities, is acting as a key driver for the adoption of new technologies that allow alternate methods of cleaning untreated, polluted water. The emergence of 3D printing in the water treatment segment is one of the latest ground-breaking developments revolutionizing the water industry.

Key Findings

Key Trends Driving the Adoption of 3D Printing Technology
High Cost of Water Treatment in Developing Nations Extremely high cost of water treatment in low-cost countries including India, China, and Singapore, coupled with the rapidly growing number of smart cities, is acting as one of the key drivers for the adoption of new technologies that allows alternate methods of cleaning untreated, polluted water.
Convergence of 3D Printing with Water Infrastructure The emergence of 3D printing in the water treatment segment is one of the latest ground-breaking developments that is revolutionizing the water industry worldwide. However, the adoption of this method is expected to be slow and the results it is bound to have on a global level is still uncertain.
Innovating to Zero One of the biggest drivers of growth of this new trend, however, can be attributed to the fact that most developed nations are looking to entirely transform their water infrastructures by adopting alternate methods of water treatment that are eco-friendly, low-cost, and those that consume zero energy.