This is a trend we have certainly seen throughout the years. The report gives insight and clarification on China and it covers the rest of the world with the same careful analysis. I frequently refer to it to keep tabs on new players and for the blog posts filled with industry updates. Yes, you are reading correctly—he was doing all of this in the eighties. As long as the information is accurate, most reports have some element of interest—whether they be predictably topical—or seriously in-depth. The results of this study yield a well-defined guideline for design engineers to utilize when lattice structures are incorporated in a structural design.
According to Wohlers, despite some , growth was particularly apparent in two distinct and seemingly opposite sectors: industrial metal additive manufacturing and desktop 3D printers. The entire list of companies in the metal, desktop, industrial, and all other 3D printer sectors can be found in the complete, 335-page , alongside detailed charts, graphs, tables, photographs and illustrations that provide unparalleled insight into the 3D printing industry today. Hats off to Terry and his team. He represents better than anyone else the mainstream prototyping industry. I eat up this stuff up—much to the confusion of some, dry as it often is—particularly enjoying learning about 3D printing trends around the world. I find it interesting to see startups with young people who have dedicated themselves to the churning out of data, often compiled and condensed from information put out by more comprehensive companies who are polling users and sharing their own research or experiences as well. I have read through most of the report and it's great work, Terry.
For example, we hear how China is changing, but few people fully understand the transformation that's underway. On the desktop 3D printer side, Wohlers also revealed strong growth— whereas in 2014, roughly 160,000 desktop 3D printers were sold, that number is up to 278,000 and counting. I am awed by its depth and breadth. It will be an invaluable reference for the classes and presentations that I am currently developing for our division. It is impressive how you manage to collate all this information. This access and trust has resulted in a report that offers an unparalleled window into additive manufacturing and 3D printing. It also provides insight into new products and applications that you normally would not hear about, such as light-weight structures, nanomanufacturing, growing organs, gaming, and new types of protective gear.
Wohlers just made to speak to an audience of over 100 industry professionals regarding some of the content of his report, and the future of the industry. The investment opportunity may come by buying stock in companies that use the technology versus only in those who manufacture the printers, for now. With this design guideline information available to design engineers, further utilization of lattice structures can be exploited by efficiently applying strategic unit cell configurations to the overall design. One of the secrets of your success is the extensive travel worldwide, coupled with the information you seek from experts globally. What's more, the information is not available anywhere else. The report was developed with the support of 98 service providers, 51 system manufacturers, 15 third-party material producers, and the valuable contributions of 80 co-authors in 33 countries. Every year, he publishes the Wohlers Report, a comprehensive rundown of advances.
By performing optimization on these cubic cells, a design guideline can be created for designers of lattice structures. Discussion related to 3D Printer parts, such as hot ends, extruders, and anything else you may want to discuss related to printer parts, as well as filament, resin, and sintering powder. The report has served as the undisputed industry-leading report on the subject for two decades. In the past, I have put pen to paper for the Wall Street Journal, Make, Sports Afield, the Pittsburgh Business Times and many others. And at a time of such tremendous uncertainty and such rapid change, he argues it's our actions as individuals and leaders that will determine the trajectory our future will take. The industry still looks bright.
To order one or more reports, please complete the. For Wohlers Report 2016, input was collected from 51 industrial system manufacturers, 98 service providers, 15 third-party material producers, and many manufacturers of low-cost desktop 3D printers. It has become the bible to those looking at rapid prototyping and related technologies. Please tell us by the approximate number of people interested in the report. Back to that 278,000 number: Over a quarter of a million desktop 3D printers may not seem like much. It seems to imply that there is truth to the consumer hype I have written about before, however, I believe many of those printers are used within big companies and well-funded startups.
Two years later, revealed that interest in metal 3D printers was still white hot, with sales up another 45%. Anything Related to the 3D Printing Industry which doesn't belong in the our other folders goes here. Feel free to if you have questions. It has something for everybody and I highly recommend it. You can see that hockey stick image I mentioned above, right. The purchase of the Wohlers Report every year is a no-brainer.
I commend you on the depth and breadth of your labors. The principal authors of the report are Tim Caffrey, Ian Campbell, and Terry Wohlers. It is highly professional and understandable, even to those new to this industry. . It is the most resourceful and complete publication we had ever seen. With 3D printing rapidly evolving from a prototype commodity to a means to produce full production items, lattice structures are becoming of great interest due to their superior structural characteristics and lightweight nature. Wohlers systematically looks at all the competing technologies on the market today and provides detailed information on how to best apply each of them.