Wohlers Report 2013 ISBN 0-9754429-9-6
Wohlers Report 2013, available as a color PDF, provides a review and analysis of additive manufacturing and 3D printing worldwide. This edition marks the 18th consecutive year of its publication.
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.
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