AM industry growth back on track

The 2022 edition of the Wohlers Report shows AM industry growth of 19.5% in 2021, up from 7.5% growth in 2020, which was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is the 27th edition of the report, which is supported by ASTM International.

“As expected, the industry has returned to a period of advancement and investment,” said Terry Wohlers, head of advisory services and market intelligence at Wohlers. “This expansion cuts across aerospace, healthcare, automotive, consumer products, energy, and other sectors.”

The report also covers scaling AM into production, workforce development and sustainability, women in 3D printing, R&D programs, reports from industry experts in 34 countries and the future of AM.

Wohlers also includes details on 147 early-stage and corporate investments and 75 mergers, acquisitions, and initial public offerings.