ASTM International acquires Wohlers Associates, global leader in additive manufacturing intelligence
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., November 15, 2021 / CNW / – Today, the global standards organization ASTM International announced the acquisition of Wohlers Associates, a global intelligence leader in the additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing industry. The announcement coincided with the Standards Forum at Formnext 2021, which is the leading trade fair for AM and next-generation smart manufacturing solutions.
As part of the acquisition, ASTM International acquires the Wohlers Report, the premier publication for the AM industry, as well as briefing notes, specialist reports, AM design training and consulting services .
“We are delighted to welcome Wohlers Associates to the ASTM family,” notes Catherine morgan, president of ASTM International. “Wohlers has been a trusted source of intelligence and analysis for the AM community for over 30 years and I’m excited to see what our two trusted and credible brands can accomplish together for this industry.
Morgan is excited to combine the Wohlers Report and Wohlers Associates’ comprehensive portfolio of products and services, with the work of members of ASTM and the AM Center of Excellence (CoE). This alignment will translate into new opportunities for business intelligence, guidance and resources within the global AM community.
Going forward, the Fort Collins, Colorado the company will do business as Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International. Terry wohlers, the principal consultant and president of the organization, will join ASTM International and serve as Head of Additive Manufacturing Market Intelligence. Also, Noah Mostow of Wohlers Associates will become ASTM’s new AM market intelligence and analysis lead. Both will serve under the AM CoE of the ASTM.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the world-class ASTM International team,” Wohlers said. “Thanks to ASTM, we are now able to accept more projects than in the past and our advisory services team is now larger than ever. We are pleased that ASTM has made a commitment to publish the report for years to come.
Wohlers adds that he is confident that ASTM International will maintain the quality, neutrality and value that customers expect from the Wohlers Report, which has been the undisputed and industry leading publication on AM for 26 years.
The acquisition supports ASTM’s vision for growth and investment to expand its presence in the AM industry with robust AM programs, services and product offerings. These offerings now include market information and technical and strategic advisory services on the latest AM developments and trends. They complement existing ASTM programs and services to support the industrialization of AM technologies. Future editions of the Wohlers report are expected to be integrated into ASTM’s flagship product, Compass, an online subscription platform.
ASTM will leverage the existing Wohlers brand and leverage its market influence and access to key decision makers in the AM industry worldwide. The acquisition is expected to bring new value to many industries, thereby enabling wider adoption of AM products and services.
An in-person press conference on the acquisition will take place at Formnext on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, from 11:15 am – 11:45 a.m. at Portalhaus, in the Prisma room on level C.
To learn more about Wohlers Associates’ products and services, powered by ASTM International, visit wohlersassociates.com.
Formed in 2018, AM CoE is a collaborative partnership between ASTM International and representatives from industry, government and academia, who conduct strategic R&D activities to advance standards in all aspects of AM technology. The center aims to accelerate the development and adoption of robust and revolutionary technologies by leveraging training programs, standardization and certification-related offerings.
For more information on the work of AM CoE, including additional information on the acquisition, visit www.amcoe.org.
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