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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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