Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, has announced the release of the Wohlers Report 2023. This year’s report takes a deep dive into the growth of the Additive Manufacturing industry, with insights from ten industry sectors.
New content includes an examination of large format AM applications, including aerospace and construction, as well as a look at the growing number of AM standards and codes.
“The AM industry is continuing to expand into end-use production applications,” stated Terry Wohlers, head of advisory services and market intelligence at Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International. “This trend will grow as standards are further developed and adopted. AM is delivering larger and more critical parts across multiple industry sectors.”
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‘Wohler’s Report 2023’ shows an overall worldwide growth in AM products and services of 18.3%, continuing a trend of double-digit AM industry revenue growth in twenty-five of the past thirty-four years.
This year’s report also features intelligence from industry experts in thirty-five countries, with expanded coverage of Argentina, the Czech Republic, and Greece. Research and development activities are covered in detail, and the following new topics are initially explored in this issue:
- Recycling and the circular economy
- Point-of-care Additive Manufacturing in healthcare
- Opportunities and challenges associated with metal binder jetting
- Attracting younger workforce into Additive Manufacturing
- Expanded discussion of investments and startups.
An expanded section offers insights on the future of AM, including thoughts on automated production, emerging applications, workforce development, and more. Input on the report was gathered from 119 service providers, 128 manufacturers of Additive Manufacturing systems, and 28 producers of third-party materials. Wohlers Report 2023 draws on the expertise of a worldwide network of experts as well as nearly three decades of data and market intelligence, creating a thorough picture of AM activity across the globe.
The report is available here for purchase.