Wohlers Report 2008
An in-depth global study on the advances in
additive manufacturing technologies and applications
Trends .... Analysis
240-page color PDF includes:
developments and business opportunities
section on China
new part on what the future holds
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Wohlers Report 2008,
available as a PDF, provides quantitative and qualitative analysis of
additive manufacturing (AM) worldwide. The technology encompasses a
wide range of applications, including design review, concept modeling,
prototyping, fit and function testing, pattern making, and tooling. A
growing number of companies are using AM to manufacture products—or parts that
going into products—that
are difficult, impossible, or too expensive to produce any other way.
The report covers the growing range of applications and technologies,
as well as the challenges that organizations face when trying to
understand and make use of this fast-developing technology.
The report was developed with support from 53 co-authors, 58 service
providers, 26 system manufacturers, and many others worldwide. To
support the review and analysis, the softbound publication includes 31
charts and graphs, 44 tables, 138 photographs and illustrations, and
eight appendices. This study, published for 13 consecutive years, has
established a tradition of covering all facets of additive
manufacturing, including business, product, market, technology,
research, and application.
Wohlers Report 2008
addresses many facets of additive manufacturing, including its history,
the wide mix of applications, the industries embracing the technology,
annual revenues from products and services, growth estimates, sales
forecasts, and investor information. It also provides current
information on service providers and system manufacturers, as well as
cast metal parts, direct metal fabrication, advanced approaches to
tooling, and exciting new applications of manufacturing.
The study reports on new developments in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and
other parts of the world, documents the growth of CAD solid modeling,
follows the advances in the materials used for additive processes,
highlights opportunities in medical modeling, and lists applications
and technologies for 3D scanning and reverse engineering.
The final parts of the report cover emerging technologies,
government-sponsored research and development, and college and
university education and research. Wohlers Report 2008 concludes with a discussion on the future of additive
manufacturing—where it is headed and what to expect—to assist in strategic planning and investing.
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