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DEARBORN, MICHIGAN, USA, May 10, 2005—Wohlers Associates, Inc. today published its most recent findings in Wohlers Report 2005, a 256-page worldwide progress report on the rapid prototyping, tooling, and manufacturing state of the industry. Last year, the worldwide market for additive fabrication, consisting of all products and services, grew to $705.2 million, up an impressive 33.3% from $528.9 million in 2003. In 2002 and 2001, industry revenues declined by 10% and 10.5%,…

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FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, USA, June 24, 2004—Wohlers Associates, Inc., in cooperation with industry analyst Joe Greco, has announced that 4.96 million mechanical CAD (MCAD) seats were installed worldwide through the end of 2003. This total includes both commercial and educational seats. The leading MCAD product family in cumulative commercial installations, according to the study, is Pro/ENGINEER, followed by CATIA, Unigraphics (including IDEAS), Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, SolidWorks, and Solid Edge. Among…

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DEARBORN, MICHIGAN, USA, May 11, 2004—Wohlers Associates, Inc. today announced the availability of Wohlers Report 2004, a worldwide progress report on the rapid prototyping, tooling, and manufacturing state of the industry. The report covers all facets of the industry, including business, product, market, technology, research, and application. Forty-five experts, 42 service providers, 28 system manufacturers, and countless others assisted with its development. To support the review and analysis, the softbound publication includes…

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA, May 13, 2003—Wohlers Associates, Inc. today announced the availability of Wohlers Report 2003, a worldwide progress report on the rapid prototyping, tooling, and manufacturing state of the industry. In the 270-page market study, the company reveals areas of growth and opportunity, as well as technologies and market segments with disappointing results. Despite some areas of decline in rapid prototyping, Wohlers Associates reports impressive levels of R&D, and an industry…

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CINCINNATI, OHIO, USA, April 30, 2002—Wohlers Associates, Inc. today announced the availability of Wohlers Report 2002, a worldwide progress report on the rapid prototyping (RP) and tooling state of the industry. The 250-page annual study 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 report includes many new sections and a matrix…

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FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, May 8, 2001—Rapid prototyping (RP) system sales grew to a record high, according to a new report made available today by Wohlers Associates, Inc. Twenty-three system manufacturers worldwide sold 1,320 RP systems in 2000, compared to 1,178 in the previous year. “This represents an increase of 12.1% and a cumulative total of 6,755 machine installations in 58 countries,” said industry consultant, analyst, and author Terry Wohlers, president…

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FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, April 19, 1999 – Rapid prototyping (RP) sales have gone from bad to worse, according to a new report announced today by Wohlers Associates, Inc. On the heels of a weak 1997, revenues from RP sales and services fell more sharply than in any previous year. This downturn in sales follows years of impressive growth for most of the 1990s, when annual growth of 35-50% was common. The…

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FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, April 17, 1997 -- Last year, the primary rapid prototyping (RP) market grew by 42.6% to an estimated $421 million, up from 1995's $295 million. The primary market consists of all products and services directly associated with rapid prototyping. Products include RP systems, system upgrades, materials, and after-market products such as third-party software and lasers. Services include revenues generated from RP models and patterns produced on RP systems…

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FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, March 7, 1997 -- Last year, 763 rapid prototyping (RP) systems were sold worldwide, compared to 522 in 1995, according to new market data released today by Wohlers Associates, Inc. "This is solid growth of 46% for the year," said Terry Wohlers, president of the company. "At the end of last year, an estimated 2,243 RP systems were in operation at industrial, academic, and government locations around the…

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