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Analysis. Trends. Forecasts. 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing State of the Industry 2020 Wohlers Report.
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Wohlers Report 2020 provides a worldwide review and analysis of additive manufacturing and 3D printing. This edition marks the 25th consecutive year of publication.
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The report has served as the undisputed, industry-leading report on AM for more than two decades. Many refer to it as the “bible” of 3D printing. It is available in digital and printed/bound formats, both in full color.
New and expanded features of the 2020 edition include:
The report was supported by a record number of 129 service providers, 114 manufacturers of industrial AM systems, and 40 producers of third-party materials and desktop 3D printers. It documents government-sponsored research and development, collaborations and consortia, and the activities of 139 academic and research institutes around the world.
The report has benefited from the important contributions of 78 co-authors and contributors in 33 countries. Wohlers Associates is fortunate to have developed what is believed to be the largest worldwide network of professionals in the industry. This access and trust has resulted in a report that offers an unparalleled window into additive manufacturing and 3D printing.
The 380-page Wohlers Report 2020 includes 42 charts and graphs, 168 tables, and 377 images and illustrations. It also includes more than 145 pages of supplemental online content available exclusively to the buyers of the report.
Over the past three years, the report has been published in mid or late March. It includes a wealth of detailed information on the previous 12 months, along with data and trend lines that span more than 30 years.
Ian Campbell, Wohlers Associates, Inc. (UK)
Olaf Diegel, Wohlers Associates, Inc. (New Zealand)
Ray Huff, Wohlers Associates, Inc. (U.S.)
Joseph Kowen, Wohlers Associates, Inc. (Israel)
Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates, Inc. (U.S.)
David Bourell, University of Texas at Austin (U.S.)
Ismail Fidan, Tennessee Tech University (U.S.)
Peter Sander, Airbus (Germany)
The following 79 individuals and organizations in 33 countries contributed to Wohlers Report 2020 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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