Wohlers Launches New Web site & Releases Government Abstract of 2022 3D Printing Report – 3DPrint.com


Wohlers Associates, one of many world’s main additive manufacturing (AM) consulting companies, introduced the launch of its new web site. In a press launch touting the improved interactivity facilitated by the brand new website, the corporate additionally famous that the launch is concurrent with its publishing the chief abstract for Wohlers Report 2022.

Launched yearly since 1996, the Wohlers Report might be the supply that analysts all through the sector depend on most for up-to-date, complete knowledge on the state of AM. Notably, Wohlers Report 2022 is the primary version to be launched following the late-2021 acquisition of Wohlers by ASTM Worldwide (previously the American Society for Testing and Supplies).

Within the press launch, the corporate’s head of advisory companies and market intelligence, Terry Wohlers, commented, “We’re proud to have developed Wohlers Associates into a world intelligence chief within the AM and 3D printing business. The brand new web site will assist guests extra simply entry our portfolio of services and products.”

To place that accomplishment in correct perspective, it was most likely unthinkable, on the time Wohlers launched its first annual report, that there may ever be demand for one thing like “a world intelligence chief within the AM [industry]”. Certainly, all of the AM publications which have been launched subsequently (together with 3DPrint.com) exist in no small half because of the precedent set by Wohlers. This provides a layer of symbolic significance to the truth that 3DPrint’s Joris Peels was one of many contributors to Wohlers Report 2022.

Clearly, anybody turning to the report as a reference for one’s personal analysis and evaluation will nonetheless need to get the total report: and one of many benefits to Wohlers’ new website is that it makes that course of simpler. Nonetheless, there’s nonetheless ample helpful knowledge contained within the govt abstract, together with data on machine installations by nation, and a quick overview of the broader industrial sectors which have adopted AM methods.

Furthermore, a considerable quantity of the background particulars within the report — on the historical past of AM and the like — will seemingly be acquainted to people who’ve learn prior editions, in addition to merely those that have a good base information on the topic. Alternatively, anybody who appears like they don’t have to learn the 2022 model as a result of they’ve learn previous editions might need to rethink that, contemplating how pivotal a second the start of the 2020s appears to be for AM.

In different phrases, nevertheless educated you might have been of the business, and of the expertise, itself, previous to 2022, it’s seemingly there’s nonetheless a lot contained inside the 2021 knowledge that might change your perspective. Contemplating the continuing progress of the business, together with the rising suggestions loop between AM and the general industrial atmosphere, that looks as if it would proceed to be the case for the following a number of years, not less than. To sum up, high quality data on AM has by no means been extra beneficial.

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