An in-depth global study on the advances in additive manufacturing technologies and applications.
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Wohlers Report 2009, available as a PDF, provides in-depth analysis of additive manufacturing (AM) worldwide. AM systems build parts layer by layer and are used for a wide range of applications, including design review and validation, fit and function prototyping, pattern making, and tooling. Increasingly, AM is being used for custom and replacement part manufacturing, limited-edition products, short-run production, and in some instances, full production.
The report was developed with support from 54 co-authors, 65 service providers, 29 system manufacturers, and many others worldwide. To support the review and analysis, the softbound publication includes 31 charts and graphs, 45 tables, 154 photographs and illustrations, and eight appendices. This study, published for 14 consecutive years, has established a tradition of covering all facets of additive manufacturing, including business, product, market, technology, research, and application.
Wohlers Report 2009 covers the history of AM technology, the breadth of applications, industries embracing the technology, annual revenues from products and services, growth estimates, sales forecasts, and investor information. It also provides updates on service providers, system manufacturers, direct metal fabrication, cast metal parts, advanced approaches to tooling, and exciting new production applications.
The study reports on new developments in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world, documents the growth of CAD solid modeling, follows the advances in the materials used for AM processes, highlights trends in medical modeling, and lists applications and technologies for 3D scanning and reverse engineering. The report also addresses the challenges that organizations face when trying to understand and make use of this fast-developing technology.
The final parts of the report address emerging AM technologies, government-sponsored research and development, and college and university education and research. Wohlers Report 2009 concludes with a discussion on the future of additive manufacturing—where it is headed and what to expect—to assist in strategic planning and investing.
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