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Latest Developments and Trends in AM - Terry Wohlers

The breadth of AM applications is mind-bending to many. Few manufacturing processes cut across so many industrial sectors. Imagine producing a sensor of a few millimeters and a bridge of many meters using a similar successive layering process. This breadth has led to the development of hundreds of startup companies. In the future, it will be thousands. Based on research for Wohlers Report 2021, investment in startups grew from $1.2 billion to $1.3 billion last year, despite a pandemic. Meanwhile, companies in aerospace, healthcare, energy, and consumer products are scaling operations and seeking cloud-based platforms and automation systems to support their efforts. As these organizations scale, talent could become a problem. Other challenges are the adoption of industry standards and development of supply chains.

1 December 2021


Terry Wohlers, Founder of Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International
Terry serves as the head of additive manufacturing market intelligence. Through Wohlers Associates, Wohlers has provided consulting assistance to more than 280 organizations in 27 countries, as well as to nearly 200 companies in the investment community. He has authored 440 books, articles, and technical papers and has given 170 keynote presentations on six continents. Wohlers served as a featured speaker in events held at the White House in 2012 and 2014 and has appeared on many television and radio news programs. He is a principal author of the Wohlers Report, the undisputed industry-leading report on Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing worldwide for 26 years. Many refer to it as the “bible” of 3D Printing.


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