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Rapid Prototyping & Tooling State of the Industry Year 2000 Annual Worldwide Progress Report
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Wohlers Report 2000 is a 227-page report developed with input from 37 industry experts, 44 service providers, 23 machine manufacturers, and countless others worldwide.
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Wohlers Report 2000 is a 227-page report developed with input from 37 industry experts, 44 service providers, 23 machine manufacturers, and countless others worldwide. It includes 28 charts and graphs, 26 tables, and 82 photographs and illustrations. This annual report has established a tradition of offering high-quality analyses that cover all facets of rapid prototyping, including business, product, market, technology, and applications.
The softbound publication focuses on many important elements of rapid prototyping and tooling, including the industries being served, applications, revenues, unit sales, and forecasts. It also provides current information on trends with regards to service providers, advanced approaches to tooling, machine manufacturers worldwide, RP stocks, and new developments in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. The report covers research and development activities, trends in CAD and the Internet, materials for rapid prototyping, medical modeling, and reverse engineering. The report concludes with a review of the future of rapid prototyping, where it’s headed, and what to do.
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Focus of this report
Introduction to rapid prototyping and tooling
The following individuals and organizations contributed to Wohlers Report 2000 and served as important sources for information.
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