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Trends... Analysis... Commentary. Commentary. Additive Manufacturing and 3d Printing State of the Industry Year 2010 Annual Worldwide Progress Report
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Wohlers Report 2010, available as a PDF, provides an in-depth analysis of the additive manufacturing (AM) industry worldwide. AM is the process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer, as opposed to subtractive manufacturing methodologies.
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Wohlers Report 2010, available as a PDF, provides an in-depth analysis of the additive manufacturing (AM) industry worldwide. AM is the process of joining materials to make objects from 3D model data, usually layer upon layer, as opposed to subtractive manufacturing methodologies. It is used to build physical models, prototypes, patterns, tooling components, and production parts in plastic, metal, ceramic, and composite materials.
The report was written for product development and manufacturing professionals and organizations worldwide. Among the groups that have found it useful in the past are company owners, executive management, engineering managers, prototyping supervisors, service providers, system manufacturers, researchers, educators, the investment community, analysts, and the media. This edition marks the 15th consecutive year of its publication.
The report was developed with support from 54 co-authors, 64 service providers, 33 system manufacturers, and many others worldwide. To support the review and analysis, the publication includes 28 charts and graphs, 55 tables, 181 photographs and illustrations, and eight appendices. This study, published for 15 consecutive years, has established a tradition of covering all facets of additive manufacturing, including business, product, market, technology, research, and application.
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Introduction to additive fabrication
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