Market Research Working Committee
Understanding the current state of the additive manufacturing market is paramount for stakeholders across the value chain to make informed business and research decisions. Photopolymer-based additive manufacturing (PAM) technology represents a burgeoning sector of this industry. The PAMA Market Research Committee aims to gather data related to PAM, including materials, print platforms, technologies, and industry applications, and report this data in a succinct and actionable form.
The PAMA Market Research Committee is a collaborative collection of organizations from industry, government, and academia focused on gathering information on PAM materials (e.g. volumes, prices, base chemistries, properties, etc.) applications of use, and industries involved. A main goal of the committee is to produce a reliable summary of information focused on PAM, make this summary widely available, and in doing so, encourage innovation, sales, adoption, and growth.
- Creation of a survey to collect PAM materials usage and industry application data
- Poll PAM stakeholders about futurist goals for additive manufacturing and pitfalls on the horizon that collaborative action can avoid.
- Hold regular meetings to discuss market feedback, progress on the above, and real-world examples of PAM materials being utilized.
Stephanie Benight, PhD – PAMA Founder, Ex-Officio Board Member, & Advisor, Tactile Materials Solutions
Chair of Market Research Working Committee
Dr. Stephanie Benight is President and Principal Scientist at Tactile Materials Solutions where she assists clients in overall strategy, marketing, and technical analysis related to materials used in additive manufacturing, medical devices, and other applications. Dr. Benight was formerly Director of Materials at Origin where she forged an open material network of partners developing UV-enabled resins. Her work resulted in the launch of three partnerships, each with an available resin product, in less than one year. As a chemist by training, she has deep expertise in materials characterization, and a demonstrated track record in business development and strategic partnerships. She has led and conducted root cause and failure analysis investigations of plastics, adhesives, and coatings (e.g. inks, paints) used in commercial products such as medical devices, building materials (e.g. flooring), consumer electronics, equipment components, and wind turbine blades, among others. Dr. Benight also has performed research in the areas of polymer mesh, liquid crystals, photonics, electro-optic materials, organic electronics (e.g. sensors, transistors), semiconductors, next generation computing (e.g. optical computing), additive manufacturing (3D printing), and photopolymers. She is currently the Chair of the Silicon Valley Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and is a contributing member of the ASTM F42 Additive Manufacturing Technologies and F04 Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices standards committees.