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About Wohlers Report 2013
The 297-page report was written for executive and engineering management, product developers, service providers, researchers, educators, analysts, the investment community, and others intersted in 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
The report was developed with help from 75 co-authors in 21 countries, 74 service providers, 31 system manufacturers, and many others worldwide. To support the review and analysis, the publication includes 35 charts and graphs, 55 tables, and more than 200 photographs and illustrations.
This study has established a tradition of covering all facets of 3D printing and additive manufacturing, including business, product, market, technology, research, and application.
What Others are Saying
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around the globe."
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"Now in its 18th year of
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growing market for 3-D printing equipment, services, materials and
processes, albeit one where the value continues to accrue to industrial
has been tracking this industry for roughly a quarter-century, and
recently published the 18th annual edition of the industry bible,
"Wohlers Report," which monitors developments in the sector."
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"Terry Wohlers is the
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