Wohlers Associates has issued their annual report on additive manufacturing.
The company, founded by consultant Terry Wohlers, has been providing highly detailed reports on the state of additive manufacturing for the past 28 years. This year is no exception, as their latest report has been released to the public.
Key Features and Insights of the Report
Wohlers Associates explains:
“This year’s report features updated data that illustrates the current trends in AM, as well as in-depth analysis from expert contributors around the world. We have included new and expanded information on large-format additive manufacturing, the growing number of AM industry standards, and insights into the future of the industry.”
The report includes:
- Updated data and trends in AM
- Expert analysis on the current state and future of the industry
- In-depth information on large-format additive manufacturing
- Insights into the growing number of AM industry standards
- Contributions from leading experts in the field
Contents and Structure of the Wohlers Report 2023
This year’s report’s table of contents includes:
- MATERIALS AND PROCESSES
- INDUSTRY GROWTH
- PRODUCTION OF END-USE PARTS
- GLOBAL REPORTS
- RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
- THE FUTURE OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
- SYSTEM MANUFACTURERS
This year’s report is 404 pages in length and features contributions from no less than 97 co-authors.
The Wohlers Report 2023 is invaluable for those looking for an edge in the highly competitive additive manufacturing marketplace.
Trends and Strategies for AM Companies
Of particular interest is the trends section, where Wohlers Associates attempts to transform their vast collection of data into industry trends that may continue in the future. These trends can be used by AM companies to adjust their future strategies by developing products and services to meet the demands of growing trends and reducing effort on downward trends. As hockey player Wayne Gretzky once said, “you pass to where the player is going to be, not where they are right now.”
Wohlers Associates sells the report in digital form to interested parties for US$750, with discounts for multiple copies. For large companies seeking industry intelligence, that’s a pretty low price.