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formnext 2017

formnext 2017

In only its third year, formnext has quickly become the additive manufacturing event in Europe to see and to be seen. I attended last year’s formnext and shared here the impression it made. In my view, it was the most impactful additive manufacturing industry event in...
DfAM at Materialise

DfAM at Materialise

What does a major German car manufacturer, surgeon from Brazil, producer of food-making equipment, and large toy maker have in common? All are interested in methods of design for additive manufacturing (DfAM). Twenty-five people from five continents came together last week to explore, discuss, and learn how to design products for AM. Also represented were […]

What does a major German car manufacturer, surgeon from Brazil, producer of food-making equipment, and large toy maker have in common? All are interested in methods of design for additive manufacturing (DfAM). Twenty-five people from five continents came together last...
Olaf Diegel's Desktop Distillery Proves Metal 3D Printing is More Fun without Post-Processing

Olaf Diegel's Desktop Distillery Proves Metal 3D Printing is More Fun without Post-Processing

Post-processing. No one wants to talk about it, but everyone working with metal additive manufacturing has to do it. …Right? While Rize is working to remove the pain of post-processing from plastic 3D printing processes, and Desktop Metal has been making headway with easily removable supports on the metals side, as of today there’s no […]

Post-processing. No one wants to talk about it, but everyone working with metal additive manufacturing has to do it. …Right? While Rize is working to remove the pain of post-processing from plastic 3D printing processes, and Desktop Metal has been making headway...
25 Years of RAPID

25 Years of RAPID

Next week is RAPID + TCT 2017, North America’s largest conference and exposition on additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing. It also includes CAD, 3D scanning, and other design and manufacturing products and services. The event marks the 25th year for me to attend the event. Although I don’t have hard proof, I’m reasonably certain […]

Next week is RAPID + TCT 2017, North America’s largest conference and exposition on additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing. It also includes CAD, 3D scanning, and other design and manufacturing products and services. The event marks the 25th year for me to attend...
Wohlers Associates and Materialise Team Up to Offer Design for Additive Manufacturing Course

Wohlers Associates and Materialise Team Up to Offer Design for Additive Manufacturing Course

It’s almost universally accepted in the 3D printing industry that if you’re going to choose one go-to expert on all things 3D printing, you’d be best off turning to Terry Wohlers and Wohlers Associates. For 22 years, Wohlers and his company have been publishing the Wohlers Report, a definitive guide to the 3D printing industry; […]

It’s almost universally accepted in the 3D printing industry that if you’re going to choose one go-to expert on all things 3D printing, you’d be best off turning to Terry Wohlers and Wohlers Associates. For 22 years, Wohlers and his company have been...
3D Printing Market is Picking Up, Driving Prices Down: 3D Systems Cuts SLS 3D Printer Prices by 30%

3D Printing Market is Picking Up, Driving Prices Down: 3D Systems Cuts SLS 3D Printer Prices by 30%

The business of 3D printing is substantively different today than it was even last year. Industry experts including those at Wohlers Associates, SmarTech Publishing, CONTEXT, and more are noting with increased regularity: competition is heating up. The shape of the industry is evolving as more participants bring new 3D printers, new materials and new 3D printing technologies […]

The business of 3D printing is substantively different today than it was even last year. Industry experts including those at Wohlers Associates, SmarTech Publishing, CONTEXT, and more are noting with increased regularity: competition is heating up. The shape of the...
Wohlers Report 2017: The Real Authority on 3D Printing

Wohlers Report 2017: The Real Authority on 3D Printing

True authority on a matter comes from both experience and respect, and these are the underlying foundations on which Wohlers Associates, Inc. has built up over the last three decades. The organization has long been recognized as a leading resource in 3D printing, with founder and president Terry Wohlers known as an uncontested expert in additive […]

True authority on a matter comes from both experience and respect, and these are the underlying foundations on which Wohlers Associates, Inc. has built up over the last three decades. The organization has long been recognized as a leading resource in 3D printing, with...
Wohlers Report 2017 Shows Vibrant New Business Activity in 3D Printing with Softened Growth Worldwide

Wohlers Report 2017 Shows Vibrant New Business Activity in 3D Printing with Softened Growth Worldwide

Wohlers Associates, Inc., recognized widely as the leading consulting firm and top authority on additive manufacturing and 3D printing worldwide—terms that are used interchangeably—today announced the publication of the Wohlers Report 2017. This edition marks the 22nd consecutive year of the undisputed industry-leading report. According to Wohlers Report 2017, 97 manufacturers produced and sold additive […]

Wohlers Associates, Inc., recognized widely as the leading consulting firm and top authority on additive manufacturing and 3D printing worldwide—terms that are used interchangeably—today announced the publication of the Wohlers Report 2017. This edition marks the 22nd...
Popularity of FDM

Popularity of FDM

Since the early 2000s, fused deposition modeling (FDM)—more formally referred to as material extrusion by ASTM and ISO—has been the most popular additive manufacturing and 3D printing process worldwide. In 2003, Stratasys sold nearly as many FDM machines as all other AM machines combined, according to our research for Wohlers Report 2004. In 2006, Stratasys […]

Since the early 2000s, fused deposition modeling (FDM)—more formally referred to as material extrusion by ASTM and ISO—has been the most popular additive manufacturing and 3D printing process worldwide. In 2003, Stratasys sold nearly as many FDM machines as all other...
Forecasting the Future

Forecasting the Future

Looking ahead is tricky business. Many try, but most can’t do it well. Predicting what might occur in a year from now is one thing, but looking further out, such as years or longer, is difficult. Megatrends author John Naisbitt said, “The most reliable way to forecast the future is to understand the present.” That’s […]

Looking ahead is tricky business. Many try, but most can’t do it well. Predicting what might occur in a year from now is one thing, but looking further out, such as years or longer, is difficult. Megatrends author John Naisbitt said, “The most reliable way to forecast...
Dr. Oren Tepper, Famous for Separating Conjoined Twins, Announced as Keynote Speaker at Inside 3D Printing New York; Early Details Released for June Conference in Seoul

Dr. Oren Tepper, Famous for Separating Conjoined Twins, Announced as Keynote Speaker at Inside 3D Printing New York; Early Details Released for June Conference in Seoul

Right now I can’t figure out what season it is – we got several inches of snow the other day, and then the temperature shot up by about 30 degrees overnight and everything melted and flooded, then there was a windstorm and by tonight it’s supposed to snow again. It’s all been very stressful and […]

Right now I can’t figure out what season it is – we got several inches of snow the other day, and then the temperature shot up by about 30 degrees overnight and everything melted and flooded, then there was a windstorm and by tonight it’s supposed to...
RAPID + TCT 2017: The Greatest Collection of Minds and Technology in Additive Manufacturing

RAPID + TCT 2017: The Greatest Collection of Minds and Technology in Additive Manufacturing

The greatest minds in additive manufacturing will convene at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh for SME’s RAPID + TCT event, May 8-11.  A vast collection of 3D printing knowledge and innovation will be accessible in one location at this annual event, known globally for its expansive conference and exhilarating, hands-on show floor. […]

The greatest minds in additive manufacturing will convene at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh for SME’s RAPID + TCT event, May 8-11.  A vast collection of 3D printing knowledge and innovation will be accessible in one location at this annual...
Terry Wohlers Discusses the Future of 3D Printing at Inside 3D Printing Keynote

Terry Wohlers Discusses the Future of 3D Printing at Inside 3D Printing Keynote

In this morning’s keynote at Inside 3D Printing San Diego, Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President of Wohlers Associates, Inc., presented his thoughts in a session titled, “The Future of 3D Printing.” Now celebrating the company’s 30 years and 21 years with the Wohlers Report, Wohlers acknowledged a long history in 3D printing as well […]

In this morning’s keynote at Inside 3D Printing San Diego, Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President of Wohlers Associates, Inc., presented his thoughts in a session titled, “The Future of 3D Printing.” Now celebrating the company’s 30...
Rising Media Announces Inside 3D Printing San Diego Schedule, Partners with Uformia for The Nature Game

Rising Media Announces Inside 3D Printing San Diego Schedule, Partners with Uformia for The Nature Game

Rising Media has announced the full program for next month’s Inside 3D Printing San Diego Conference and Expo, the largest professional 3D printing event worldwide, and it sounds like there will be some really interesting exhibits this year. The event will be taking place at the San Diego Convention Center from December 14-15, 2016, with […]

Rising Media has announced the full program for next month’s Inside 3D Printing San Diego Conference and Expo, the largest professional 3D printing event worldwide, and it sounds like there will be some really interesting exhibits this year. The event will be...
Rising Media to Launch Frontier Tech Forum in San Diego December 14-15

Rising Media to Launch Frontier Tech Forum in San Diego December 14-15

If you’ve ever attended a big conference or tradeshow that caters directly to your interests, then you are aware of the almost overwhelming amount of stimulation provided as you are able to learn everything—and then some—that you may have ever wanted to know about manufacturers you are familiar with, as well as checking out new […]

If you’ve ever attended a big conference or tradeshow that caters directly to your interests, then you are aware of the almost overwhelming amount of stimulation provided as you are able to learn everything—and then some—that you may have ever wanted to know about...
Taiwan Determined to Break Out as Leader in 3D Printing, ITRI is Behind New Alliance

Taiwan Determined to Break Out as Leader in 3D Printing, ITRI is Behind New Alliance

As a whole, it seems like Taiwan’s future in 3D printing is pretty bright. From continually covering one of their star manufacturers, XYZprinting (also headquartered in the US) and their ongoing new releases, to seeing their first industrial metal 3D printer, as well as innovations like 3D printed smartphones and musical instruments, from our vantage point, Taiwan certainly […]

As a whole, it seems like Taiwan’s future in 3D printing is pretty bright. From continually covering one of their star manufacturers, XYZprinting (also headquartered in the US) and their ongoing new releases, to seeing their first industrial metal 3D printer, as well...
Wohlers Report 2016: Analysis, Projections & Comprehensive 3D Printing Data from the Industry Expert

Wohlers Report 2016: Analysis, Projections & Comprehensive 3D Printing Data from the Industry Expert

As the 3D printing industry has heated up to previously unforetold measures, allowing for a continually growing and fiercely competitive marketplace, we are suddenly and nearly as awash in reports as we are inexpensive 3D printers being launched on Kickstarter. I eat up this stuff up—much to the confusion of some, dry as it often […]

As the 3D printing industry has heated up to previously unforetold measures, allowing for a continually growing and fiercely competitive marketplace, we are suddenly and nearly as awash in reports as we are inexpensive 3D printers being launched on Kickstarter. I eat...
Premium AEROTEC Hosts Terry Wohlers in Germany to Speak to Audience of Industry Professionals about 3D Printing

Premium AEROTEC Hosts Terry Wohlers in Germany to Speak to Audience of Industry Professionals about 3D Printing

Terry Wohlers has been a trendsetter in 3D printing much possibly longer than you even knew it existed. The founder of Fort Collins, Colorado-based Wohlers Associates (begun 29 years ago) is involved in work from offering advice regarding mergers and investments to writing industry reports and textbooks—and far more. Influential, internationally renowned, and as both a […]

Terry Wohlers has been a trendsetter in 3D printing much possibly longer than you even knew it existed. The founder of Fort Collins, Colorado-based Wohlers Associates (begun 29 years ago) is involved in work from offering advice regarding mergers and investments to...
Rising Media to Hold the Third Annual Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, Asia’s Largest 3D Printing Tradeshow, in Seoul

Rising Media to Hold the Third Annual Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo, Asia’s Largest 3D Printing Tradeshow, in Seoul

3D printing technology continues to evolve and expand. The 3rd annual Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo will take place in Seoul on June 22-24, 2016 at KINTEX. This is a must-attend trade show and conference for everyone involved in or looking to learn more about this revolutionary industry. This is the largest 3D Printing event in […]

3D printing technology continues to evolve and expand. The 3rd annual Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo will take place in Seoul on June 22-24, 2016 at KINTEX. This is a must-attend trade show and conference for everyone involved in or looking to learn more...
Details Announced For Inside 3D Printing Shanghai

Details Announced For Inside 3D Printing Shanghai

Terry Wohlers of Wohlers Associates Inc. knows a lot about 3D printing. The Wohlers Associates consulting firm has been providing news and advice on 3D printing for 28 years, since the early days of additive manufacturing. Their annual publication the Wohlers Report is widely regarded as the most comprehensive and authoritative report on the industry, […]

Terry Wohlers of Wohlers Associates Inc. knows a lot about 3D printing. The Wohlers Associates consulting firm has been providing news and advice on 3D printing for 28 years, since the early days of additive manufacturing. Their annual publication the Wohlers Report...
The UPS Store's "Ask the Experts" Panel at Inside 3D Printing Will Answer All Your Pressing 3D Printing Questions

The UPS Store's "Ask the Experts" Panel at Inside 3D Printing Will Answer All Your Pressing 3D Printing Questions

At next week’s Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA, put on by MecklerMedia, The UPS Store will be on hand to sponsor a panel that should answer a lot of questions–literally. The “Ask the Experts” panel, set for October 22nd in the 10:45-11:45 am agenda slot, promises to bring together a group of incredibly […]

At next week’s Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA, put on by MecklerMedia, The UPS Store will be on hand to sponsor a panel that should answer a lot of questions–literally. The “Ask the Experts” panel, set for October...
Terry Wohlers Reports on the State of Additive Manufacturing at Inside 3D Printing Seoul

Terry Wohlers Reports on the State of Additive Manufacturing at Inside 3D Printing Seoul

Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President of Wohlers Associates, has been covering the 3D printing industry since 1986, the same year that Chuck Hull started the first commercial 3D printing company, 3D Systems. Saying that Wohlers knows about 3D printing is an extreme understatement. He gave the opening keynote, entitled “The Next Frontier in 3D […]

Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President of Wohlers Associates, has been covering the 3D printing industry since 1986, the same year that Chuck Hull started the first commercial 3D printing company, 3D Systems. Saying that Wohlers knows about 3D printing is...
Inside 3D Printing Seoul Releases Convention Agenda and is Joined by the RoboUniverse Conference and Expo

Inside 3D Printing Seoul Releases Convention Agenda and is Joined by the RoboUniverse Conference and Expo

With 3D printing conferences all over the globe, MecklerMedia’s Inside 3D Printing has rapidly grown into one of the largest 3D printing specific conventions and expo’s in the world. With events in cities like New York, Tokyo, London and Santa Clara, they are quickly becoming the can’t miss event for anyone working in, or trying […]

With 3D printing conferences all over the globe, MecklerMedia’s Inside 3D Printing has rapidly grown into one of the largest 3D printing specific conventions and expo’s in the world. With events in cities like New York, Tokyo, London and Santa Clara, they are quickly...
MecklerMedia Releases Agenda for Inside 3D Printing Melbourne

MecklerMedia Releases Agenda for Inside 3D Printing Melbourne

In addition to the Inside 3D Printing Conference being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 26th through 29th, MecklerMedia also announced a partnership with Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited – AMTIL – to host a dedicated Digital & Additive Pavilion at this year’s Austech. The Pavilion will remain open for the entirety of […]

In addition to the Inside 3D Printing Conference being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 26th through 29th, MecklerMedia also announced a partnership with Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited – AMTIL – to host...
Materialise Formalizes Chinese Operations by Opening Shanghai Headquarters

Materialise Formalizes Chinese Operations by Opening Shanghai Headquarters

Materialise NV, the Belgian provider of additive manufacturing software and 3D printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets, officially established the Chinese wing of their operations with the opening of Materialise Shanghai Co. Ltd. yesterday. The announcement took place in front of the company’s new office in Shanghai’s Baoshan District, and though Materialise has […]

Materialise NV, the Belgian provider of additive manufacturing software and 3D printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets, officially established the Chinese wing of their operations with the opening of Materialise Shanghai Co. Ltd. yesterday. The...