Wohlers Report for 2020 has been published. Considered by many as the bible of additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing, the report provides a worldwide review and analysis of additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing. This edition marks the 25th consecutive year of publication.
Terry Wohlers, founder and CEO of Wohlers Associates, an independent consulting firm that has been in business for 33 years, noted via LinkedIn that the new report “provides a unique window into the constantly advancing global industry.”
The publication provides numerous details on AM applications, software, workflows, materials systems, and post-processing. It gives specifics on patents, startups, investment, research and development, and the future of AM. The 380-page report also includes extensive information on AM industry growth, including more than 250 examples of AM applications in production or development.
New and expanded features of the 2020 edition include:
- Maturing and emerging applications of AM for series production
- Review of AM in the dental industry
- Commentary on 79 early-stage investments valued at $1.1 billion
- Compilation of 71 industry partnerships in the recent past
- Expert reports from 35 countries
Tables of systems, third-party materials, software tools, and emerging technologies
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 have 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.