21% Market Growth for Additive Manufacturing Industry & Metal AM
The Wohlers Report 2018 is the industry-leading global report on the overall state of the Additive Manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing industry, terms used interchangeably. Wohlers Associates has published this annual report series for 23 consecutive years.
Wohlers Report 2018 contains 344 pages, 36 charts and graphs, 110 tables, 192 photographs/ illustrations. The document also includes more than 160 pages of supplemental online information that is available to buyers only. Wohlers’ Associates Report includes sections on design for additive manufacturing, post-processing, and an impressive range of startup companies and research initiatives. These and other new sections of the report provide practical and cautionary advice and guidelines for managers, researchers, educators, and investors in organizations.
Wohlers Report 2018 is filled with insightful data and perspective to inform the reader of the most critical developments. The new report shows an estimated increase of nearly 80% of AM systems sold:
The substantial rise in installations accompanies improved process monitoring and quality assurance measures in metal AM, although more work is ahead. Global manufacturers are becoming aware of the benefits of producing metal parts by 3D Printing.
Dr. David Bourell
In 2017 were found 135 companies that produce & sold AM industrial systems, comparing to 97 AM systems in 2016. The results are defined for machines that cost more than $5.000. The market’s pace growth allows new system manufacturers release machines with open material platforms, faster print speeds and lower pricing. Made by seventy-six co-authors & contributors from 32 countries, the document is a wealth of resources. Then, an imperative by any other organization.
Wohlers Associates offers an unparalleled window into additive manufacturing and 3D printing. The independent consulting firm of 31 years provides technical, market, and strategic advice on the new developments and trends in rapid product development and AM. Wohlers Associates counts 260 organizations in 26 countries among its clients. Separately, the company has provided advice to more than 175 companies in the investment community. More info about Wohlers Report visit https://wohlersassociates.com/2018report.htm.