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Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, June 24, 2019—Wohlers Report 2019, an annual report on the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, includes detailed input from 127 providers of AM services worldwide. Companies with both metal and polymer AM services reported that more than 26% of a part's cost is from post-processing, as shown in the accompanying chart. Post-processing can include powder removal, thermal stress relief, support material removal, surface treatment and finishing, and…

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Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, March 26, 2019—Wohlers Associates, Inc. today announced the publication of Wohlers Report 2019, the 24th annual installment of its undisputed, industry-leading report on additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing. The worldwide study provides the “pulse” of the industry by reporting on growth, development, and the future of AM materials, applications, systems, services, design, software, patents, startups, standards, investment, and research. The 369-page Wohlers Report 2019 includes wide-ranging data on…

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FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, USA, March 27, 2018—Wohlers Associates, Inc. announced today the release of Wohlers Report 2018, the industry-leading global report on the state of the additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing industry, terms used interchangeably. Wohlers Associates has published its series of annual reports on AM for 23 consecutive years. Wohlers Report 2018 is filled with insightful data and perspective to inform the reader of the most critical developments. According…

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FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, USA, April 3, 2017—Wohlers Associates, Inc., recognized widely as the leading consulting firm and top authority on additive manufacturing and 3D printing worldwide—terms that are used interchangeably—today announced the publication of the Wohlers Report 2017. This edition marks the 22nd consecutive year of the undisputed industry-leading report. According to Wohlers Report 2017, 97 manufacturers produced and sold industrial additive manufacturing (AM) systems in 2016. This is up from 62…

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FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, USA, April 5, 2016—Wohlers Associates, Inc., recognized widely as the leading consulting firm and preeminent authority on additive manufacturing and 3D printing worldwide—terms that are used interchangeably—today announced the publication of the Wohlers Report 2016. The 2016 edition marks the 21st consecutive year of its availability. According to Wohlers Report 2016, the additive manufacturing (AM) industry, consisting of all AM products and services worldwide, grew 25.9% (CAGR) to $5.165…

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FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, USA, April 6, 2015—Wohlers Associates, Inc., recognized widely as the leading consulting firm and foremost authority on additive manufacturing and 3D printing worldwide, today announced the publication of the Wohlers Report 2015. This annual publication has served as the undisputed industry-leading report on the subject for two decades. Over the 20 years of its publication, many have referred to the report as the "bible" of additive manufacturing (AM)…

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FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, USA, May 21, 2014—Additive manufacturing (AM) systems for metal parts are increasing in popularity, according to Wohlers Report 2014. The 19th annual edition, published recently, includes an in-depth review and analysis of additive manufacturing and 3D printing—terms that are used interchangeably. The worldwide study includes industry growth, competitive products and services, and a futuristic view on an industry that is creating unprecedented interest and excitement. Wohlers Associates has…

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FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, USA, May 1, 2014—Wohlers Associates, Inc. today announced the publication of Wohlers Report 2014. The report marks the 19th consecutive year of its availability. The new publication provides an in-depth review and analysis of the additive manufacturing and 3D printing—terms that are used interchangeably—worldwide. It includes industry growth, competitive products and services, and a futuristic perspective on an industry that has created tremendous interest and excitement in the recent…

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FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, USA, May 23, 2013—Wohlers Associates, Inc. today announced the release of the Wohlers Report 2013, the company’s annual in-depth analysis of additive manufacturing and 3D printing worldwide. Wohlers Report 2013 covers all aspects of 3D printing, including its history, applications, processes, manufacturers, and materials. It documents important developments from the past 18 months, covers R&D and collaboration activities in government, academia, and industry, and summarizes the state of the…

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