Additive Manufacturing Consulting Services

Additive manufacturing (AM) can save money, speed product development, and ease supply chain issues. Wohlers Associates’ expertise can help you and your company assess how to advance AM. With the largest collection of AM experts, our knowledge is wide-ranging and comprehensive.

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Consulting Engagements

280+ client organizations, 500+ consulting engagements/Wohlers Associates has the advisory experience you need.

In its 35-year history, the independent advisory firm has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry to provide advice on AM trends and future growth. Wondering whether to enter a particular market? Wohlers Associates can advise. Our consulting experts can also offer guidance on partnership opportunities, product positioning, investment, and competitive issues.

Industry Developments and Trends

Highlights include road mapping five-, 10-, and 15-year AM adoption plans for companies and countries. We’ve assisted with the development of an AM report for the U.S. White House and advised organizations around the world on market trends.


Wohlers Associates has provided consulting assistance to nearly 200 private equity and institutional investors valued at billions of dollars. Our experts have advised venture capital firms, large corporations, and national governments.

Education and Training

We have provided design for additive manufacturing training for aerospace organizations and industrial groups across the world. ASTM’s Center of Excellence offers the Education and Workforce Development program to share AM knowledge with all experience levels. Our team also offers training and guidance on market opportunities through Wohlers Report LIVE.

Innovation and Expansion

Wohlers Associates has helped companies expand into international markets and plan new products. We analyze the market and ensure that our clients are using their technological potential to the fullest. Our services help you accelerate AM adoption through part identification, process selection, facility design, supply chain qualification, and developing business cases/demonstrating proof of concept.

Industrial Applications

Our consultants have shared their expertise in prototyping and tooling with manufacturers of surgical instruments, mobile phones, and bar code printers for example. Unsure how AM can best meet the needs of your company? We can help you decide where to start—and how to keep moving forward.

Automation Approaches

Our industry knowledge goes beyond 3D printing. Wohlers Associates has helped companies develop laser scanning, 3D designs, and CNC machining solutions. Another highlight includes testing new approaches to 3D modeling, reverse engineering, and AM for a government agency. We can help you reduce cost, save on labor, and speed turnaround through technology.

AM Construction

Construction is a growing application for AM. Our experts assist with the full process of the 3D printing framework: defining project paths, establishing goals, and driving implementation. We advise on RFI/RFP development for AM construction projects, as well as standards, permits, and approvals. We also provide cost benefit analysis reporting and offer insight on how AM construction can improve operations.

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Wohlers Associates places the highest degree of importance on honesty, integrity, and customer satisfaction, and seeks to exceed expectations. All clients are references.

Learn more about ASTM and AM CoE

ASTM unites with the Wohlers brand to build on its market influence and access to top AM industry decision-makers worldwide.

  • Establish standards, certification, and qualification for repeatable, consistent parts and processes
  • Prevent gaps and duplication of work in a dynamic, fast-paced technology space
  • Identify challenges that can be solved with technological improvement

Research and Development

Under the leadership of the R&D team, the AM CoE partners plan and conduct coordinated R&D projects, prioritized annually and targeted to expedite...

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Education and Workforce Development

Provide a comprehensive program that educates and trains the additive manufacturing workforce at all levels, while continually incorporating new advances...

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