Associates has participated in many consulting projects over the company's
27-year history. The work has involved more than 240 client
organizations in 24 countries around the world. Also, Wohlers Associates has provided advice to more than 150 companies in the
Associates has provided organizations of many types and sizes
advice on wide-ranging issues associated with rapid product
development, additive manufacturing, and 3D printing. The work has
dealt with organizational strategy
and direction, investment, growth trends, and what the future holds.
Wohlers Associates has also assisted with mergers and
partnership opportunities, product positioning, competitive issues, and
whether to enter a particular market segment.
The following are example projects.
Developments and Trends
an additive manufacturing technology roadmap for the country of
- Provided insight and advise to a large aerospace company in Europe.
with the development of a report on additive manufacturing for the
the current market and competition for a major European producer of
materials for additive manufacturing.
a Japanese company understand recent developments and trends in
prototyping and tooling.
assistance to a large U.S. manufacturer of consumer products involved
with litigation. The company received a favorable settlement and avoided a trial.
- Supported a U.S. company involved in
patent litigation with a Japanese giant and testified in court. The
jury ruled in favor of the U.S. company.
- Provided consulting assistance to companies
investment community, most being institutional investors that represent
mutual funds, hedge funds, and private equity valued at billions of
- Assisted venture
capital firms with investments in technology companies.
the licensing of a tooling process for a large manufacturer of consumer
technology acquisition options for a manufacturer of additive
acquisition candidates for an established prototyping service provider
in central Europe.
New Product Introduction
information and helped develop a business strategy for a materials
company in Europe.
a new additive manufacturing system in Asia and provided input on how
the company might develop, market, and position the system.
a market analysis for a new additive manufacturing material for a
company in Europe.
strategic advice to the top management of a company that offers CNC
machines and 3D scanning systems.
a company expand into markets outside of Japan.
a European company's products and helped plan a new product family and
Prototyping and Tooling
approaches to tooling for manufacturers of surgical instruments and
options for prototyping and tooling to a manufacturer of bar code
options associated with entering the 3D printing industry
for a large manufacturer of computer products and services.
tooling options for a major manufacturer of mobile phones in Europe.
a laser scanning solution for a manufacturer of custom-fit in-the-ear
hearing aids and explored options for additive manufacturing.
3D design and CNC machining software for a manufacturer of footwear and
other products in Brazil.
- Found and tested
new approaches to 3D modeling, reverse engineering, and additive manufacturing for
a government agency.
places the highest degree of importance on honesty, integrity, and
customer satisfaction, and the company seeks to exceed expectations.
All clients are references.
counts among its clients the following organizations.
Aerosapce and Industrial
DEMAT GmbH (Germany)
MCB University Press
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Advanced Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centres - AMCRC (Australia)
Air Force Research Laboratory
City of Loveland, Colorado
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial
Research Organisation - CSIRO (Australia)
Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Québec - CRIAQ (Canada)
Scientific and Industrial Research - CSIR (South Africa)
Industrial Technology Centre (Canada)
Manufacturing Innovation Institute
of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Swedish Institute of
Production Engineering Research (Sweden)
U.S. Department of
U.S. Department of
U.S. White House Office of Science and
and Financial Services
Lehrman Group (GLG) Research
Meyerson & Co.
North Coast, LLC
River Cities Capital
TDA Capital Partners
Align Technology (Invisalign)
Societies and Associations
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
American Mold Builders
Asian Manufacturing Association (China)
Prototyping Association (Finland)
Prototyping Association (France)
Mechanical Engineers (England)
Japanese Society of
Die and Mold Technology (Japan)
Institute of America
Technology Committee of the Chinese
Engineering Society (China)
Development Association of South Africa (South Africa)
Toy Manufacturers of
3D Systems North
American Stereolithography Users Group
Industrial Clubs of America
Product Development, Additive Manufacturing, and 3D Printing
Alphaform AG (Germany)
Anubis Manufacturing Consultants
INCS Inc. (Japan)
Phillips Plastics Corp.
Park (New Zealand)
Academia, and Education
Asnuntuck Community College
Auckland University of Technology (New
of Technology, Free State (South Africa)
Connecticut Communitiy Colleges
Georgia Institute of
of Technology (Finland)
Loughborough University (England)
National Center for Rapid Technologies - RapidTech
University of Singapore (Singapore)
Milwaukee School of
Polytechnic Institute of Leiria
RMIT University (Australia)
Southeastern Institute of
Manufacturing & Technology
University of Dayton
Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Vaal University of
Technology (South Africa)
Software and Internet Services
Scanning and Reverse Engineering