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3D Printing Passes $5.1 Billion in Latest Wohlers Report 2016

by • April 5, 2016 • No Comments

  • As the major analyst in the 3D printing industry, Terry Wohlers and his consulting firm, Wohlers Associates, Inc., have been tracking the growth of additive making since its inception. Their expertise is showcased in the yearly Wohlers Report, which has been in circulation for its 21st consecutive year now. In the latest edition,Wohlers Report 2016, the consulting firm melded together data of 51 industrial process manufacturers, 98 service providers, 15 third-party material producers, and a sizeable number of affordable computer desktop 3D printing device manufacturers, as well as 80 3D printing experts of 33 differing countries.

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    This wide-reaching analysis confirms which the entire global market is taken into account. All around the world, the report appears to show which the compound yearly growth rate (CAGR) of the 3D printing industry is trending upwards. “The additive making (AM) industry, consisting of all AM products and services of the world, grew 25.9% (CAGR) to $5.165 billion in 2015. The CAGR for the previous three years was 33.8%. Over the past 27 years, the CAGR for the industry is an astounding 26.2%,”the 2016 report states.

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    Taking a additional in-depth appear at the segments of the industry, such as metal additive making and computer desktop 3D printing, the Wohlers Report yet shows continued growth, despite both having really a few challenges along the way. Compared to the 49 industrial-grade printing device manufacturers on the scene in 2014, the report shows which number has grown to 62 over the last year. The Wohlers Report 2016 was authored by Terry Wohlers, senior consultant Tim Caffrey, and associative consultant Ian Campbell, all of whom work at Wohlers Associates and have deep access and trust of those around the 3D printing industry.

    This year’s report is 335-pages chock-full charts, graphs, and tables breaking down each aspect of the 3D printing industry, and for you visual learners out there, 322 photographs and illustrations can assist you acquire a advantageous belief of this exponentially expanding innovation. What makes the yearly Wohlers Report so valuable, aside of their direct access to those involved inside the 3D printing industry, is the 21 years of analysis which assists show how the industry is expanding overtime.

    With over two decades of high end data, the Wohlers Associates team has become the gold standard for computing growth, analyzing trends, and forecasting the next of additive making. The jam-packed and interesting report can be ordered in the present day for $495 on the Wohlers Associates website.


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