SME ARTICLE - Additive Manufacturing State of the Industry by Wohlers Associates
About Terry Wohlers:
Terry Wohlers, founder of Wohlers Associates, Inc., a 28-year old independent consulting firm. Wohlers and his team have provided consulting assistance to more than 240 organizations in 24 countries, as well as to 150+ companies in the investment community. He has authored 400 books, articles, and technical papers and has given 125 keynote presentations on five continents. Wohlers has twice served as a featured speaker at events held at the White House. He is a principal author of the Wohlers Report, the undisputed industry-leading study on additive manufacturing and 3D printing for 20 consecutive years.
Here is what industry experts have to say about Mr. Wohlers and his company’s industry report:
"Why waste time and money when you can get a worldwide overview of additive manufacturing from Wohlers Associates—experts that have focused on AM for 26 years. The Wohlers Report is worth every dollar."
Peter Sander, Vice President, Airbus Germany
"Now in its 18th year of publication (that’s right all you 3-D printing arrivistes, this stuff has been around for a while), the annual report describes a healthy and growing market for 3-D printing equipment, services, materials and processes, albeit one where the value continues to accrue to industrial applications."
Michael Copeland, Senior Editor, WIRED
"The amount of information in the report is almost overwhelming. I am awed by its depth and breadth. What's more, the information is not available anywhere else. For example, we hear how China is changing, but few people fully understand the transformation that's underway. The report gives insight and clarification on China and it covers the rest of the world with the same careful analysis. It also provides insight into new products and applications that you normally would not hear about, such as light-weight structures, nanomanufacturing, growing organs, gaming, and new types of protective gear. One of the secrets of your success is the extensive travel worldwide, coupled with the information you seek from experts globally. Thank you for making something so remarkable available each year."
Boris Fritz, Northrop Grumman
"If you need to know anything about where this technology is today or where it is going tomorrow, Wohlers Report is your guide."
Anthony J. Lockwood, former editorial director, Desktop Engineering
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