Additive Manufacturing Consulting Services

Additive Manufacturing Independent Advisory Firm

Additive manufacturing (AM) can save money, speed product development, and ease supply chain issues. Wohlers Associates’ expertise can help you and your company assess how to advance AM. With the largest collection of AM experts, our knowledge is wide-ranging and comprehensive.

In its 35-year history, the independent advisory firm has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry to provide advice on AM trends and future growth. Wondering whether to enter a particular market?

Wohlers Associates can advise. Our consulting experts can also offer guidance on partnership opportunities, product positioning, investment, and competitive issues.

Our work includes over 280+ client organizations and 500+ consulting engagements.


Additive Manufacturing Consultancy

Wohlers Associates has provided consulting assistance to nearly 200 private equity and institutional investors valued at billions of dollars. Our experts have advised venture capital firms, large corporations, and national governments.

Highlights of our consulting services include road mapping 5-, 10-, and 15-year additive manufacturing adoption plans for companies and countries. We’ve assisted with the development of an AM report for the U.S. White House and advised organizations around the world on market trends.

Some of the ways we can help your organization include:

  • Establish standards, certification, and qualification for repeatable, consistent parts and processes
  • Prevent gaps and duplication of work in a dynamic, fast-paced technology space
  • Identify challenges that can be solved with technological improvement

Additive Manufacturing Consultants

Our consultants have shared their expertise in prototyping and tooling with manufacturers of surgical instruments, mobile phones, and bar code printers for example.

Unsure how AM can best meet the needs of your company? We can help you decide where to start—and how to keep moving forward.

Wohlers Associates has helped companies expand into international markets and plan new products. We analyze the market and ensure that our clients are using their technological potential to the fullest.

Our services help you accelerate AM adoption through part identification, process selection, facility design, supply chain qualification, and developing business cases/demonstrating proof of concept.


Manufacturing Consulting Services

Our industry knowledge goes beyond 3D printing. Wohlers Associates has helped companies develop laser scanning, 3D designs, and CNC machining solutions.

Another highlight includes testing new approaches to 3D modeling, reverse engineering, and AM for a government agency. We can help you reduce cost, save on labor, and speed turnaround through technology.

Construction is a growing application for AM. Our experts assist with the full process of the 3D printing framework: defining project paths, establishing goals, and driving implementation. We advise on RFI/RFP development for AM construction projects, as well as standards, permits, and approvals.

We also provide cost benefit analysis reporting and offer insight on how AM construction can improve operations.

Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence

Through the Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence’s Research to Standardization (R2S) initiative, research priorities are identified by the top minds in the field and are matched from the start to the standards that need to be generated to ensure the resulting AM technology’s success.

Under the leadership of the Research and Development team, the Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence partners and R2S Collaborators plan and conduct coordinated Research and Development projects, prioritized annually, and targeted to expedite the AM standards needed to address the most critical gaps in the AM ecosystem.

Since its inception in 2018, the Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence has launched over 30 Research and Development projects to accelerate AM standardization. Led by our partners and R2S collaborators, these projects seek to generate technical data required for development of consensus-based standards by ASTM committees such as F42.