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SME Announces Insights on Additive Manufacturing for Investors by Wohlers Associates at RAPID + TCT 2020

SME and the TCT Group, the producers of RAPID+TCT, North America’s largest and most influential additive manufacturing event, announced today an exclusive dinner for investors at RAPID + TCT 2020, conducted by Wohlers Associates, Inc. The Wohlers Associates Investor Dinner sponsored by RAPID + TCT will give investors unique and valuable insight and perspective into the additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing market and industry.

The evening will begin with fine wine and cocktails, followed by a briefing from Terry Wohlers, principal consultant, president, and founder of Wohlers Associates. Also speaking are Brian Drab, research analyst and partner at William Blair & Company, and Arno Held, chief venture officer at AM Ventures. A special panel consisting of the following CEOs will provide commentary on strategies and the future of AM:

  • Ellen Kullman, CEO of Carbon
  • Maxim Lobovsky, CEO of Formlabs
  • Ramon Pastor, head of 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing, HP
  • Ric Fulop, CEO of Desktop Metal

“We at SME are thrilled to partner with Wohlers Associates to offer investors this exclusive opportunity,” said Maria Conrado, RAPID + TCT event manager at SME. “Connecting the investment community with the best thinking in the industry is core to our mission to serve the additive manufacturing community, and Terry Wohlers’ insights are invaluable to knowing where this industry is headed.”

“Getting sound information on AM and 3D printing is more important now than ever, considering the amount of money involved,” said Terry Wohlers. “Navigating the landscape and cutting through the noise created by so many new companies and products can be mind-numbing. Our company works hard to filter the chaff and deliver the gold so stakeholders can make the best possible decisions.”

Wohlers Associates has tracked nearly $1.5 billion in AM-related investments, resulting in unmatched insight. Much of it has come from information requested from hundreds of AM system and material producers, service providers, government agencies, researchers, and industry experts for publication in Wohlers Report 2020. Key findings from the new report will be shared at the Investor Dinner.

Those who attend the event will receive Wohlers Report 2020 as a part of the registration fee. It has served as the undisputed industry-leading report on AM for 24 consecutive years. "For those unfamiliar with this technology or looking for details on the players, markets, applications, and forecasts, I recommend the industry’s ‘bible’ from Wohlers Associates," stated Mark Mills, columnist for Forbes.

Details on the Investor Dinner are available at this web page.