Global standards organisation ASTM International has announced the acquisition of Wohlers Associates, Inc., Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, a leading Additive Manufacturing consultancy and market intelligence specialist. As part of the acquisition, ASTM International will acquire the Wohlers Report, an industry leading market analysis for the AM industry.
“We are thrilled to welcome Wohlers Associates to the ASTM family,” stated Katharine Morgan, ASTM International president. “Wohlers has been a trusted source of intelligence and analysis for the AM community for more than thirty years, and I am excited to see what our two trusted and credible brands can accomplish together for this industry.”
Morgan looks forward to combining the Wohlers Report, and the full portfolio of products and services from Wohlers Associates, with the work of ASTM’s members and the AM Center of Excellence (CoE). This alignment will result in new possibilities for business intelligence, advice, and resources in the global AM community.
Moving forward, Wohlers Associates will do business as ‘Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International’. Terry Wohlers, the organisation’s principal consultant and president, will join ASTM International and serve as head of AM market intelligence. Noah Mostow of Wohlers Associates will become ASTM’s new manager of AM market intelligence and analytics. Both will serve under ASTM’s AM CoE.
“I could not be more excited about joining the world-class team at ASTM International,” added Wohlers. “Through ASTM, we can now accept more projects than in the past and our advisory services team is now larger than ever. We are glad ASTM has made a commitment to publishing the report for years to come.”
Future editions of the Wohlers Report are expected to be integrated into ASTM’s flagship product Compass, an online subscription platform. Wohlers has expressed his confidence in ASTM International’s ability to maintain the quality, neutrality, and value customers expect from the Wohlers Report.
The acquisition of the Wohlers brand is said to support ASTM’s growth vision and investment to expand its footprint in the AM industry with robust AM programmes, services, and product offerings. These newly acquired services complement the organisation’s existing programmes and services to support the industrialisation of AM technologies.
ASTM intends to leverage the existing Wohlers brand and build on its market influence and access to AM industry decision-makers worldwide. The acquisition is expected to bring new value to many industries, thus enabling wider adoption of AM products and services.