Metal Additive Manufacturing grows by nearly 76% according to Wohlers Report 2014

May 26, 2014

Additive Manufacturing (AM) systems for metal parts are increasing in popularity, according to Wohlers Report 2014. The 19th annual edition, published recently, includes an in-depth review and analysis of additive manufacturing and 3D printing, terms that are used interchangeably. The worldwide study includes industry growth, competitive products and services, and a futuristic view on an industry that is creating unprecedented interest and excitement.

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Sales of machines for metal Additive Manufacturing 2000-2013

 

Wohlers Associates, based in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, has been tracking the market for machines that produce metal parts for 14 years. Wohlers Report 2014 marks only the second time for the company to publish detailed information on metal based AM machine unit sales by year. The following chart shows that 348 of these machines were sold in 2013, compared to 198 in 2012, representing an impressive 75.8% growth.

“Companies such as Airbus, General Electric, and Lima Corporate are using these machines to produce complex metal parts for next-generation aerospace and medical products,” stated Terry Wohlers, founder and president of Wohlers Associates and a principal author of the new report.

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