Wohlers Associates Launches Audio Series on Additive Manufacturing

June 29, 2021 | Categories: Industry News, Member News

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, June 29, 2021 – Wohlers Associates, Inc. announced today the launch of the Wohlers Audio Series. It seeks to share insight from industry experts on creative ways of applying additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing processes and perspectives on where they are headed.

The first episode is a conversation between Terry Wohlers, founder and president, and Noah Mostow, director of market intelligence and publications, both of Wohlers Associates. They touch on the origin of the Wohlers Report and views on what the future might look like. The report was first published 26 years ago and serves as the undisputed industry-leading report on AM and 3D printing worldwide.


Terry Wohlers and Noah Mostow conducting the first episode of the Wohlers Audio Series

Terry Wohlers and Noah Mostow conducting the first episode of the Wohlers Audio Series


The Wohlers Audio Series will include a wide range of subjects, such as the development and adoption of materials for AM. For three decades, photopolymers have been the dominant material. Over the past five years, as seen in the following chart, polymer powders for powder bed fusion (orange line) have caught up with photopolymers (blue line). The values in the vertical axis represent millions of dollars in revenue from these materials. Wohlers Associates expects polymer powders to overtake photopolymers as the dominant AM material over the next couple of years as series production applications increase.


Source: Wohlers Report 2021

Source: Wohlers Report 2021


Wohlers is part of a unique group of experts who have been following this industry since its inception. Wohlers Associates is fortunate to talk with people from around the world on new developments and trends in AM. You can find the first episode at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, and at this Wohlers Associates’ page.


About Wohlers Associates, Inc.

The independent consulting firm offers an unparalleled window into AM and 3D printing. The company of 34 years provides technical, market, and strategic advice on the new developments and trends in rapid product development and AM. Wohlers Associates has provided consulting assistance to more than 275 organizations in 27 countries. Separately, the company has advised nearly 200 investors. For 26 years, Wohlers Associates has published the Wohlers Report, a publication that many refer to as the “bible” of 3D printing.