Wohlers Associates Updates Post-Processing Report
The report, focused on parts made by additive manufacturing and 3D printing, is an updated version of 2021’s "Post-Processing of AM and 3D-Printed Parts."
February 16, 2023
Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International, has published “Wohlers Specialty Report on Post Processing: Final Steps of AM Part Production.” The report, focused on parts made by additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing, is an updated version of 2021’s “Post-Processing of AM and 3D-Printed Parts.” The 2023 edition includes new sections detailing the latest important developments in post-processing and highlighting many of the industry's key players.
The report provides detailed, up-to-date information on post-processing methods for major AM processes, such as powder bed fusion, material extrusion, and vat photopolymerization.
This report covers in detail the different types of post-processing techniques used for the major additive manufacturing technologies. It includes steps such as support removal, heat treatment, surface finishing, and more. The report also looks at major players in the post-processing industry and significant news from the past year.
“Little systematic documentation is available for post-processing, despite the vast amount of knowledge and experience individual companies have on the subject,” says Terry Wohlers, head of advisory services and market intelligence at Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International. “Many consider it their intellectual property even though it is often similar to what other companies are doing.”
“With the Wohlers Specialty Report on Post-Processing, we aim to present much of this information in one document. Our goal is to help companies stay up to date on the evolution of post-processing methods and processes so they can produce the best possible parts with the most value.”
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