Additive manufacturing and 3D printing are taking the world by storm, while gaining the attention of the largest and most respected corporations and publications. New machines, applications, and markets are developing like never before. Wohlers will discuss some of these developments and report industry growth figures, estimates, and forecasts. He will also present some of the most important trends, both current and long term. He will close with his views on what the future holds for this exciting and fast-changing industry.
Industry consultant, analyst, author, and speaker Terry Wohlers is president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm he founded 25 years ago. Through this company, he has provided consulting assistance to more than 170 organizations in 23 countries. In 2007, Wohlers was voted the #1 most influential person in rapid product development and additive manufacturing by more than 1,000 industry professionals worldwide. He has authored nearly 400 books, articles, and technical papers and has given 90 keynote presentations on five continents.