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Trends... Analysis... Commentary. Commentary. Additive Manufacturing and 3d Printing State of the Industry Year 2012 Annual Worldwide Progress Report
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Wohlers Report 2012, available as a color PDF, provides a review and analysis of additive manufacturing and 3D printing worldwide. This edition marks the 17th consecutive year of its publication.
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The 287-page report was written for executive and engineering management, product developers, service providers, researchers, educators, analysts, and the investment community.
The report was developed with help from 56 co-authors in 21 countries, 71 service providers, 27 system manufacturers, and many others worldwide. To support the review and analysis, the publication includes 30 charts and graphs, 55 tables, and 219 photographs and illustrations.
This study has established a tradition of covering all facets of additive manufacturing, including business, product, market, technology, research, and application.
About the principal authors
The following 56 individuals and organizations contributed to Wohlers Report 2012 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.
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