Wohlers to Deliver Rapid
Prototyping & Tooling
State of the Industry Executive
2002 Marks 10th Year for Annual Briefing
COLLINS, COLORADO, USA, April 23, 2002—Industry
consultant, analyst, and author Terry Wohlers, president of Wohlers
Associates, Inc., will deliver the Rapid Prototyping & Tooling State
of the Industry Executive Update at the upcoming Rapid Prototyping &
Manufacturing 2002 Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. This one-hour briefing
will occur on April 30 during the opening plenary session. The RP&M
2002 event marks the 10th year in which Wohlers has been asked to present
his views and opinions on this exciting and fast-developing industry. The
Society of Manufacturing Engineers and its Rapid Prototyping Association
(RPA/SME) are the sponsors of the event.
“SME has done a marvelous job with this event over the past 10 years,”
stated Wohlers. “Being affiliated with SME and its RP&M conference
has been a privilege and an important experience for me professionally,”
he continued. In 1992, Terry led a group of 14 individuals from industry
and academia to form the first association dedicated to rapid prototyping.
In 1993, the association joined SME to become the RPA/SME.
RP&M 2002 coincides with Wohlers Report 2002, an annual market
study that covers all facets of rapid prototyping, including business,
product, market, technology, and applications. Forty-nine professionals,
47 service providers, 25 system manufacturers, and countless others
assisted with its development. The 250-page softbound publication includes
25 charts and graphs, 23 tables, and 87 photographs and illustrations.
For more information on Wohlers Associates and SME, visit http://wohlersassociates.com
and http://www.sme.org, respectively.