Articles and Other Publications
3-D 'printing' is Eden Prairie firm's next big thing, MPR News, April 11, 2013
Why 3-D Printing Won’t Turn Your Home Into a Factory, WIRED, March 21, 2013
3D Printing Could Grow to Over $3.7 Billion by 2015, The Fiscal Times, March 6, 2013
Australian Additive Manufacturing Technology and Cooperative Research Roadmap, Advanced Manufacturing CRC, February 28, 2013
3D Printing's Intersection of Promise and Reality: An Interview with Terry Wohlers, Seeking Alpha, February 26, 2013
The 3-D Printing Revolution, ScienceNews, February 20, 2013
3D Printing: Everything You Need to Know, Inc., February 15, 2013
Make Digital Designs Physical: The industry is using AM technology to optimize material use and product weight, and to manufacture complex parts, Desktop Engineering, December 1, 2012
Why 3-D Printing Matters for "Made in U.S.A." Scientific American, December 6, 2012
3-D printing a boon to entrepreneurs, San Francisco Chronicle, November 25, 2012
A Conversation with Terry Wohlers, RapidReady by Desktop Engineering, November 1, 2012
Advances in metals for 3D printing dwarf plastics, Graphic Speak, October 26, 2012
Personal 3-D Printer Sales Jump 35,000% Since 2007, Bloomberg, October 24, 2012
Michael Idelchik: How The U.S. Can Lead The Next Manufacturing Revolution, Ideas Lab, October 16, 2012
HP's profitable printers to buy Whitman time, Chicago Tribune, October 3, 2012
Sintering Your Way To Dental Implants And Hip Replacements, Forbes, September 27, 2012
How 3D Printing Could Save HP, The Street, September 27, 2012
Annual International Wohlers Conference to be Held at EuroMold 2012, Desktop Engineering, September 26, 2012
Formlabs may reshape things with low-cost 3-D printer, The Boston Globe, September 23, 2012
Additive Manufacturing Puts Its Clean-Tech Face Forward in Federally Funded Development Program, ThomasNet.com News, Thomas Publishing Company, August 30, 2012
Opinions and More (Interview with Terry Wohlers), Modern Machine Tools, August 2012
3D Printers Graduate From Prototypes to End Products, Investor's Business Daily, July 20, 2012
Next 3-D Frontier: Printed Plane Parts, The Wall Street Journal, July 13, 2012
3-D printing could remake U.S. manufacturing, USA Today, July 11, 2012
3-D print advances may create more jobs, Chicago Tribune, May 5, 2012
Additive Manufacturing Will Change in the Next 5-10 Years, Forbes, May 2, 2012
3D Printers: Make Whatever You Want, Bloomberg Businessweek, April 26, 2012
Additive manufacturing: Solid print, The Economist, April 21, 2012
Additive Manufacturing Advances, Manufacturing Engineering, April 2012
Additive Manufacturing in the United States, TCT, April 2012
The Aircraft Imperative, Modern Machine Shop, April 16, 2012
3D Printing Industry Will Reach $3.1 Billion Worldwide by 2016, Forbes, March 27, 2012
Still Rapid, but Much More than Prototyping, Foundry Management & Technology, March 16, 2012
More design hobbyists, entrepreneurs use 3-D printing, USA Today, February 21, 2012
3D Printer Makers Aim at Home Market, Bloomberg Businessweek January 9, 2012
3D Printing Coming to the Manufacturing Space—and Outer Space, Bloomberg Businessweek, January 9, 2012
3D printing: A technology awaits its iPad moment, Computerworld, December 21, 2011
3D printers: Almost mainstream, Computerworld, December 21, 2011
Additive Techniques Come to Low-Volume Manufacturing, Design News, December 14, 2011
The shape of things to come, The Economist, December 10, 2011
Manufacturing the Future of 3D Printing, Forbes/Wolfe Emerging Tech Report, Forbes, Inc., November 2011
Wohlers Sees Strong Growth Possibilities for Additive Manufacturing, Design-2-Part Magazine, November 2011
Additive Manufacturing Event Roundup, Desktop Engineering, October 14, 2011
Origo: A 3D Printer For Kids, The Washington Post, September 20, 2011
How 3D Printing Will Change Absolutely Everything It Touches, Forbes, August 17, 2011
3D printing: The world's first printed plane, New Scientist, July 29, 2011
Manufacturing, 3D Printing and What China Knows About the Emerging American Century, Forbes, July 5, 2011
3D printing provides a vision of manufacturing's future, Pioneer Press, June 12, 2011
3-D printers will be your next home accessory, CNNMoney, June 6, 2011
Turning Ideas into Reality, Mail & Guardian Online, May 27, 2011
Rapid prototyping evolves: Welcome AM,
March 29, 2011
3D Printing: The Printed World, The Economist, February 10, 2011
Manufacturing the dream: Game changing new production, BBC News, December 6, 2010
It Will Be Awesome if They Don't Screw it Up: 3D Printing, Intellectual Property, and the Fight Over the Next Great Disruptive Technology, Public Knowledge, November 10, 2010
Billions of Pieces, Billions of Questions, R&D magazine, October 2010
Shapeways Scores $5m From Union Square Ventures, Aims to Be “the Kinko’s of 3-D Printing," Fast Company, September 23, 2010
New ground in laser additive manufacturing, OptoIQ, July 27, 2010
Production technology a game changer, BRW, July 1, 2010
These 'printers' make 3-D stuff, Los Angeles Times, May 29, 2010
Geeks on a Train, The New York Times, April 10, 2010
Additive manufacturing a new frontier for composites, Composites Technology, April 2010
SME unveils annual 'Innovations That Could Change the Way You Manufacture' list, Nanowerk, March 10, 2010
There's a new Red Scare. But is China really so scary?, The Washington Post, February 28, 2010
The Melonia Shoe: A world's first? Wearable 3D printed footwear, Core77, February 21, 2010
Making a bit of me A machine that prints organs is coming to market, The Economist, February 18, 2010
The Replicator, No Longer a Star Trek Dream, The Tyee, January 2010
Additive manufacturing gets standardized, Plastics Today, January 15, 2010
Digital Gastronomy - could 3D printing be the next revolution in cooking?, Cornucopia, January 2010
50 forecasts for 2010, Troy Media, January 5, 2010
50 Things That Will Change Your World in 2010, CNBC Business, December 2009.
Producing Blood Vessels Using 3-D Printer Technology, Medical Device Link, December 28, 2009.
ASTM Additive Manufacturing Committee Approves Terminology Standard, ASTM International, December 2009.
Cheap Rubbish From China Is A Myth, Product Design & Development, December 11, 2009.
Technology Is Stranger Than Fiction, The Wall Street Journal, November 22, 2009.
Is Xerox’s Silver Ink Ready to Print Circuits?, RobotShop.com, October 30, 2009.
Thogus rapidly re-engineers itself, Plastics News, October 19, 2009.
A factory on your desk, Economist.com, September 3, 2009.
SME Program Mentors Future Engineers, Quality Digest, July 6, 2009.
Researchers to Build “Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing” Machine, American Machinist, July 8, 2009.
Stunning new technology allows parents to hold a life-size model of their unborn child, MailOnline, June 26, 2009.
Rapid-Prototyping Gets Serious: Fabricates Entire Building, Fast Company, June 23, 2009.
Manufacturing innovations, Control Engineering, June 19, 2009.
Jay Leno’s 3D Printer Replaces Rusty Old Parts, Popular Mechanics, July 2009.
3D Printer Benchmarking with Action Figures, Replicator, May 2009.
3-D printing hits rock-bottom prices with homemade ceramics mix, March 31, 2009.
Innovations That Could Change the Way You Manufacture, Manufacturing Engineering, March 2009.
UHF carbon nanotube transistors printed using aerosol jet, Electonics News, March 16, 2009.
Shapeways Now Lets You Create Cool Light Sculptures with Just a Photo, Wired Blog Network, March 9, 2009.
Additive Manufacturing — New Capabilities for Rapid Prototypes And Production Parts, Plastics Technology, March 2009.
Tapping Schools, Product Design & Development, March 2009.
Designs on the future of manufacturing, European Plastics News, February 27, 2009.
Beyond Plastics: The Latest in RP&M Material Options, DE Online, February 2, 2009.
What Is This Called Again?, Fabbaloo, January 23, 2009.
Taiwan Researchers Develop 3D Printer
Prototype, Cadalyst, January 8, 2009.
Make Your Web Creature to Life, Castro Valley Forum, January 6, 2009.
Prototyping and Manufacturing by Additive Fabrication, Composites World, October 2008.
Prototyping Power, Product Design & Development, October 2008.
Printing in 3D Gets Practical, BusinessWeek, October 6, 2008.
Figure friendly, The Boston Globe, September 7, 2008.
Caterpillar, Inc. funds USC 'print-a-house' construction technology, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, August 28, 2008.
How To Make Anything, Forbes.com, August 28, 2008.
Rock Band 2 Avatars To Be Printed in 3D, Wired Blog Network, August 25, 2008.
Loughborough University Shielding sportsmen and women from impact and injury, Loughborough News, July 16, 2008.
Direct Digital Manufacturing Aids Assembly Operations, Design News, June 25, 2008
Fabbing Industrialist Predicts Fabbing Cottage-Industry, Wired Blog Network, June 18, 2008.
Das ist kein Gimmick (in German), Technology Review, June 10, 2008.
Fab It Now, Machine Design, May 16, 2008.
Design Focus: Time is money, so prototype for profit, Modern Plastics, May 1, 2008.
Tech Watch: 3-D printer market poised for big growth, IT Channel, May 1, 2008.
3D printing takes a step forward, Eureka, May 6, 2008.
The Art of 3D Printing, Design News, April 28, 2008.
A rapid revolution, Financial Times, April 25, 2008.
3-D printing: The next big thing?, Computerworld, March 12, 2008.
Innovations That Could Change the Way You Manufacture, Manufacturing Engineering, March 2008.
A whole new dimension to printing, The Globe and Mail, February 28, 2008.
Build a Polar 3-D Printer from Legos, Instructables, December 29, 2007.
Trends 2008: Will 3D-Printing Finally Go Mainstream?, CNET.com, December 17, 2007.
How 3-D Printing Figures Turns Web Worlds Real, Wall Street Journal, December 12, 2007.
3-D Home Printers Could Change Economy, LiveScience, October 10, 2007.
US firm brings 3D printing to the deskop with low-priced kit, printweek.com, September 21, 2007.
Rapid processes gaining ground, Modern Plastics Worldwide, August 1, 2007.
Rapid Manufacturing's Role in the Factory of the Future, Design News, July 27, 2007.
What Engineers Should Know about Direct Digital Manufacturing, Design News, July 26, 2007.
Rapid Prototyping? Just Call it '3D Printing,' Design News, July 16, 2007.
Mechatronics Fuels Revolution in 3D Printing, Design News, June 28, 2007.
Local inventor, entrepreneur played early role in developing 3D printing, The Greenville News, May 30, 2007.
Giant Machine Designed to Print Houses, Discovery News, April 3, 2007.
Free-Form Sculpting, Desktop Engineering, November 2006.
Your Next House May Come From A Printer, InformationWeek, December 1, 2006.
3D Printers Reshape the World of Copying, Wall Street Journal, August 3, 2006.
A plane you can print, NewScientistTech, July 21, 2006.
Printable Robots, OhmyNews, June 21, 2006.
Additive Fabrication Facilitates Successful Injection Mold Design and Build, MoldMaking Technology, March 2006.
Productive Nanosystems (From molecules to superproducts), 5-minute video, March 14, 2006.
Additive Fabrication Technology, MoldMaking Technology, January 2006.
Downhill ride: Protomold picks up speed by knowing when to say 'no', Upsizemag.com, December 2005.
Organ Repair, ScienCentralNews, November 10, 2005.
Quick off the mark, Engineering, July/August 2005.
Rapid prototyping grows despite less government funding, Plastics News China eWeekly, July 13, 2005.
Why Western design firms have trouble in mainland China, Plastics News China eWeekly, July 5, 2005.
Make It Quick, Scientific American, July 2005.
If You Can Draw It, They Can Make It, BusinessWeek, May 23, 2005.
Fortune Cookie, Managing Automation, May 13, 2005.
Model medicine, The Salt Lake Tribune, April 24, 2005.
3D printer to churn out copies of itself, NewScientist.com, March 18, 2005.
Time for RP Standards, Desktop Engineering, March 2005
Mummy receives high-tech face-lift, Rocky Mountain News, March 9, 2005.
3-D printers give picture of future for consumers, Chicago Tribune, February 12, 2005.
High-tech glue gun helps engineers make chips, New York Times News Service, September 23, 2004.
3-D scan reconstructs face of a mummy, MSNBC News, September 1, 2004.
Facial Reconstruction of a Wrapped Egyptian Mummy Using MDCT, American Journal of Roentgenology, September 2004.
Using his Bobblehead, The Mercury News, August 27, 2004.
High tech implants to aid facial reconstruction to be developed at Loughborough University, Innovations Reports, August 27, 2004.
3D Printers Lead Growth of Rapid Prototyping, Plastics Technology, August 2004.
Walter Reed using 3-D technology to improve treatment, ARNEWS, March 24, 2004.
Business Beat: Perseverance pays off, Pioneer Press, March 21, 2004.
The Shape of Prints to Come, The Press Association, March 10, 2004.
The CAD Society: Designing a Better Future, Time-Compression Technologies, January 2004.
Molecular Nanotechnology Fully Loaded with Benefits and Risks, The Futurist, January 5, 2004.
Instant Manufacturing, Technology Review, November 2003.
Words of Wisdom: Rapid manufacturing on the horizon, Plastics Machinery & Auxiliaries, October 2003.
3-D Printing's Great Leap Forward, Wired News, August 11, 2003.
Prototype or product? Rapid manufacturing is closer to mainstream, Plastics Machinery & Auxiliaries, April 2003.
Golden firm may aid twins: Skull models could help in separation, published in the August 20, 2002, edition of the Denver Post.
Engineer selling her invention to firms and investors, Detroit Free Press, August 6, 2002.
Rapid Manufacturing, published in the November 2001 issue of Computer Graphics World.
Imaging Faster New design tools and software allow CEOs and customers to move products to market; published in the August 2001 issue of Darwin magazine.
Who Needs a Factory When You Have a Printer?, originally published in the June 2001 issue of eCFO magazine under the title Absolutely Fab.
Cyber Cloning 3-D computer images can be quickly turned into hands-on prototypes; published in May 31, 2001 issue of Minneapolis' PioneerPlanet.
Computer technology helping speed products to market, published in the May 11, 2001 issue of The Cincinnati Enquirer.
The Solid Future of Rapid Prototyping, published in the March 24, 2001 U.S. edition of The Economist.
Rapid Prototyping: Pretty Soon, You Won't Be Able To Get Along Without It, published by Plastics Technology in February 2001.
Rapid Tooling Is Ready For Prime Time, published by Plastics Technology in January 2001.
Methods of Rapid Tooling Worldwide, published in the October 2000 issue of MoldMaking Technology Magazine.
Scale Models from Thin Air Some day in the next millennium, architects may be able to put design information into a machine that will automatically construct a complete building; authored by B.J. Novitski and published in August 2000.
Rapid Prototyping: A Subtle Industrial Revolution, published in the April 2000 issue of Industrial Equipment News.
Foreword to Product Concept & Design Engineering—a supplement to Automotive Manufacturing International published in 1999 by Sterling Publications Limited (London, England).
Digital Architect: Rapid prototyping lets architects make scale models from computer files, authored by B.J. Novitski and published in December 1999.
Industry's Amazing New Instant Prototypes, published in the January 12, 1998 edition of Fortune magazine.
Rapid Prototyping Systems, published in the November 1996 issue of Computer Graphics World.
RP Brings 3D Printing to the Design Office published in the August 1996 issue of Computer-Aided Engineering.
Pondering Windows and the Future of Unix published in the February 1996 issue of CGW.
The Challenge of 3D Digitizing published in the November 1995 issue of CGW.
TriSpectives Should Be a Hit published in the November 1995 issue of CGW.
AutoCAD and Rapid Prototyping published in the November 1995 issue of CADENCE.
Pro/JR Is No Small Fry published in the September 1995 issue of CGW.
3D Digitizers for Engineering published in the March 1995 issue of CGW.
Surfcam Machines to the Max published in the March 1994 issue of Computer-Aided Engineering.
PC Graphics Gear Up published in the January 1994 issue of Computer-Aided Engineering.
Cashing in on Rapid Prototyping published in the September 1993 issue of Computer-Aided Engineering.
Chrysler Compares Rapid Prototyping Systems published in the October 1992 issue of Computer-Aided Engineering.
CAD Meets Rapid Prototyping published in the April 1992 issue of Computer-Aided Engineering.
Reports, Papers, and Other Publications
Roadmap for Additive Manufacturing: Identifying the Future of Freeform Processing, a government-sponsored report produced by 65 experts from academia, industry, and government in March 2009 in Washington, DC.
Wohlers Report 2011, an in-depth analysis of additive manufacturing worldwide.
State of the Industry and Technology Update, presented at EuroMold 2003 in a conference titled "Worldwide Advances and Setbacks in Rapid Prototyping, Tooling & Manufacturing," December 2003.
New Developments and Trends in Rapid and High-Performance Tooling, presented at EuroMold 2002 in a conference titled "Worldwide Advances in Rapid and High-Performance Tooling," December 2002.
Growth Trends and Advances in Rapid Prototyping, presented at EuroMold 2001 in a conference titled "New Developments and Trends in RP Around the World," November 2001.
Using RP Methods for Production Parts, presented at EuroMold in an event titled "RP - Rapid Production: An International Conference," December 2000.
Advances in Rapid Technologies Worldwide, presented at EuroMold at a conference titled "Rapid Tooling's Strategic Benefits & Risks," December 1999.
3,000 Raw Ideas = 1 Commerical Success!, published in 1997 by the Industrial Research Institute.
The Arrival of RP and its Value to US Manufacturing published in October 1995.
RP's Impact Worldwide presented at the 28th ISATA Conference (September 1995) in Stuttgart, Germany.
Rapid Prototyping in Japan and Europe published Second Quarter 1995.
Advanced Applications of Rapid Prototyping a summary of the International Experts' Workshop held in Israel and published in 1993.
Rapid Prototyping Systems an overview of system technologies published in April 1993.
The World of Rapid Prototyping published in September 1992.
Rapid Prototyping Systems: Buy Now... Next Year... or Never? published in June 1992.
Guidelines for RP Success published in October 1991.
Rapid Prototyping: An update on applications, technology improvements, and developments in the industry, published in October 1991.
Installing a Rapid Prototyping System published in September 1991.
Dates the additive manufacturing system manufacturers were founded and when their technologies were introduced.
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2011 The Discovery of 3D Printing by the Mainstream
2011 The DIY Maker Movement
Will Additive Manufacturing Change
2011 Why You Won't Have an AM Machine in Your
2010 How Document Printers Are Like Additive
2010 AM FAQs
2010 Additive Manufacturing 101: Part IV
Additive Manufacturing 101: Part III
2010 Additive Manufacturing 101: Part II
2010 Additive Manufacturing 101: Part I
2009 3D Printing Goes Open-Source
2009 RapidTech: Industry's Best Kept Secret
2009 A Low-volume Production Site: Coming to a
Garage Near You
What Do You Call It?
2009 Gaming + Additive Fabrication = Big Business
2008 10 Methods that will Impact the Next 10 Years
History of Additive
Fabrication (Part 2)
2008 History of
Additive Fabrication (Part 1)
Business Etiquette (Part 2)
Business Etiquette (Part 1)
2007 (Service Provider Supplement) The
Outgrowth of Service Providers
2007 How to Survive Extreme Global Business Trips
How to Survive Extreme Global Business Trips (Part 1)
2007 Confused by Terminology?
2007 A Jaw-Dropping Display of Color Models
2006 The Industry's Next Major Turning Point
Where Additive Processes Fit in The Mass Customization
2006 Obstacles to Rapid Manufacturing
2006 A View from 10 Years Ago
November/December 2005 (Special Supplement) How to Find the Right Service Provider
2005 Are Under–$1,000
3D Printers in Our Future?
2005 Too Many Industry Events?
May/June 2005 Will Multicolor Flourish or Flounder
2005 Material Options: An Absence or
2005 Rapid RP Growth in South Africa
2004 Will A/E/C Embrace RP?
the 3D Systems/EOS Settlement Means to the Industry
2004 Rapid Short-Run Production Will Protect U.S.
2005 Factors to Consider When Choosing a 3D Printer
2005 3D Printing in Education
Send a Model When You Can Fax a 3D Print?
2005 3D Printing Supports Collaboration with
Suppliers Around the Globe
January/February 2005 3D
Printing Provides Benefits Throughout Product Development
2003 Will the Service Provider Survive?
2003 Has Anything Changed in Ten Years?
2003 Is CNC Machining Really Better than RP?
2002 A Year Filled With Promising R&D
2002 Surviving Tough Times
Timing Isn't Everything, But Almost
2002 The Real Cost of RP
RP Applications: The Possibilities Are Endless
Can Technology Acquisition Be An Emotional Decision?
Obstacles to RP's Growth
Lessons from Guttenberg's Legacy
3-D Printers for the Home: Are They in Our Future?
What's in a Name?
Rapid Production: Key Barriers to Growth
Here Lies... Obituaries of RP Manufacturers
2001 Rapid Prototyping in 2006
October 2002, Vol. 8, No. 5, Internet Editorial: Xpress3D
June 2002, Vol. 8, No. 3, Internet Editorial: The Traveling Engineer
April 2002, Vol. 8, No. 2, Internet Editorial: Will Magazines Become Obsolete?
October 2001, Vol. 7, No. 5, Internet Editorial: Castle Island's Web site
August 2001, Vol. 7, No. 4, Internet Editorial: Will Internet Companies Thrive in the Future?
June 2001, Vol. 7, No. 3, Internet Editorial: Is efunda an Industry Best Kept Secret?
April 2001, Vol. 7, No. 2, Internet Editorial: E-commerce: The Challenges of Creating a B2B Exchange
January 2001, Vol. 7, No. 1, Internet Editorial: Bits2Parts.com
October 2000, Vol. 6, No. 4, Internet Editorial: Are You Puzzled Too?
July 2000, Vol. 7, No. 3, Internet Editorial: Quote Generation on the Web
September 1998 The Demise of the Service Bureau?
April/June 1998 The Beginning of the End?
January/March 1998 BPM Technology: Why the Company Failed
October 1997 RP-driven RT - Can it compete?
July/September 1997 Will 3D Printers Cannibalize RP Systems?
1998 Annual Review 1997: A Year of News, Surprises and Challenges
1997 Annual Review RP Past and Present