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Rapid Prototyping & Tooling State of the Industry Year 2002 Annual Worldwide Progress Report
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Wohlers Report 2002 is a 250-page report developed with input from 49 experts, 47 service providers, 25 system manufacturers, and countless others worldwide.
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It includes 25 charts and graphs, 23 tables, and 87 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 the many important facets of rapid prototyping and tooling, including the industries being served, applications, revenues, unit sales, and forecasts. It also provides current information on trends with regard to service providers, advanced approaches to tooling, system manufacturers worldwide, RP stocks, and new developments in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world.
The report also covers research and development activities, trends in CAD solid modeling, RP materials, medical modeling, and reverse engineering. Wohlers Report concludes with a review of the future of rapid prototyping, where it is headed, and what to do. The report includes many new sections and a matrix that compares 24 methods of tooling.
The following 49 individuals and organizations contributed to Wohlers Report 2002 and served as important sources for information.
The report PDF is for a single user and cannot be placed on a server or any other multi-user device or system. You can order a print/bound copy of the report here. More information for libraries can be found here.
“The report has become a virtual “Bible” of RP … comprehensive and well organized … and is highly recommended.”
David Cohn, Engineering Automation Report
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Jeffrey Rowe, MCADCafe.com
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Kurt Blankemeyer, GTO
“The report offers the most up-to-date information that is available to us and it continues to improve each year.”
Ranji Vaidyanathan, Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc.
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Tom Greaves, New Directions Consulting
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Brent Ragsdale, Hallmark
“As always, you have done a spectacular job collecting information from around the world on our ever-changing industry. I commend you on the depth and breadth of your labors.”
Marina Hatsopoulos, Z Corp.
“Very easy to read. It gave me just what I was looking for.”
Douglas Freitag, Bayside Materials Technology
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Joe Greco, Desktop Engineering Magazine
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Mike Rynerson, Extrude Hone
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Reagan Hogerty, Jordan Industries, Inc.
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“The section on rapid tooling is particularly interesting. Wohlers systematically looks at all the competing technologies on the market today and provides detailed information on how to best apply each of them.”
Engineering Automation Report
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Todd Grimm, T. A. Grimm & Associates, Inc.
Independent reviews of Wohlers Report 2002 and Wohlers Report 2001 are available.
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