consultant, analyst, author, and speaker Terry Wohlers is
president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm
he founded 27 years ago. The company provides technical and strategic
consulting on the new developments and trends in rapid product
development, additive manufacturing, and 3D printing. Through this
company, Wohlers has provided consulting assistance to more than 200
organizations in 24 countries. Also, he has provided advice to 105 companies in the
investment community, most being institutional investors that represent
mutual funds, hedge funds, and private equity valued at billions of
For two decades, Wohlers has served
as a voice in the additive
manufacturing industry. Wohlers has been cited
or quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek, CBS Radio News, CNBC
Discovery News from the Discovery Channel, The
Economist, Financial Times, Fortune, Inc. magazine, and Investor's Business Daily. He has also been a part of publications and broadcasts by NPR, Reuters,
Scientific American, ScienceNews, USA Today, The
Wall Street Journal,
and countless domestic and foreign magazines, journals, and
newspapers. Forbes published an
Wohlers in November 2011 and an article about
July 11, 2012, Wohlers was included in a USA Today article that was published on the
front page of the Money section. The following day, Wohlers was
interviewed live by CBS Radio News. And the
day after it, he was included in an article published by The Wall Street Journal.
November 2011, Wohlers was part of a Business News Network
(BNN) program that was broadcast live,
nationwide in Canada. In
June 2010, Sky News (Sydney, Australia) conducted a live, nationwide interview
broadcast with Wohlers. In January
2012, Bloomberg Businessweek
published an audio interview with him. In
October 2001, Wohlers served as analyst on a fast-paced television news
morning show titled Business Now on ABC. During this fast-paced
program, he provided his views and opinions on 3D printing technology
and its future. Wohlers was interviewed on German radio in June 1999
and again in December 1999 in a program titled "Computer and
Communication." He was also interview on Slovenian radio program.
In 2007, more than 1,000 industry professionals from around the world selected Wohlers as the #1 most influential person in rapid product development and additive manufacturing. The results were published in TCT Magazine (UK) as part of its TCT Top 25 Influential People survey.
Wohlers has authored nearly 400 books, magazine articles, and technical papers on engineering and manufacturing automation. Also, he has been given the opportunity to speak to thousands of engineers, scientists, and executives around the world. Wohlers has given nearly 100 keynote presentations on five continents in cities ranging from Helsinki and Pretoria to Beijing and Kuala Lumpur. He has visited more than 200 organizations worldwide to witness their capabilities, best practices, and challenges.
Wohlers is a partner of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), a $70 million initiative funded by the U.S. government and industry and academic partners. This important national program was announced and launched in Q3 2012.
In January 2009, Wohlers accepted an invitation to chair the Terminology Subcommittee for the ASTM International F42 Committee on Additive Manufacturing Technologies, an international standards development effort. He continues to serve in this position and is also a member of the ASTM F42 Executive Committee.
To satisfy his appetite for adventure, Wohlers
has climbed the Great Wall of China, hiked the rain forests of New
Zealand, bathed in the Dead Sea, and summited the 4,346-meter (14,259-foot) Longs Peak in the Rocky Mountains. He has ridden
elephants in Thailand, encountered lions and Great White Sharks in
Africa, explored ancient pyramids in Egypt, and traveled
crocodile-infested rivers of Malaysian Borneo.
In 1992, Wohlers led a group of 14
individuals from industry and academia to form the first association
dedicated to rapid prototyping. In 1993, the association joined the
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) to become the Rapid
Prototyping Association (RPA) of SME. Today,
it is known as the Rapid Technologies and Additive Manufacturing
Community of SME. In
1998, Wohlers co-founded the Global Alliance of Rapid Prototyping
Associations (GARPA) involving 22 member nations around the world.
Today, GARPA serves as a catalyst for the exchange of information on additive manufacturing technologies and applications
across international borders.
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