Metal Additive Manufacturing Grows by Nearly 76% in 14 years.
Metal Additive Manufacturing Grows by Nearly 76%
Wohlers Associates 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 accompanying chart shows that 348 of these machines were sold in 2013, compared to 198 in 2012—growth of an impressive 75.8%. 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.