14. - 17.11.2017
Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt am Main
International exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies
Keynote Hour - Stage 1 & 2
10:00 Terry Wohlers, Wohlers Associates Inc.
Tuesday, 14.11.2017, 10:00 - 10:30 hrs
A 3D-Printed Future
The world will be a very different place in the future. An immeasurable number of products will be made in ways that were unheard of a relatively short time ago. Product variety will reach inconceivable heights with personalization becoming common place. Many more people of all ages will engage in product development and manufacturing. New categories of products and business models are expected to create vast opportunities. They will come with difficult challenges, but many of them will be met with strong investment and promising returns. What we know today about 3D printing and its future is exciting, but what we don't know is even more exciting.
Wohlers Associates, Principal Consultant and President, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
Terry Wohlers is principal consultant and president of Wohlers Associates, Inc., an independent consulting firm he founded 30 years ago. He has provided consulting assistance to more than 260 organizations in 26 countries, as well as to 180 companies in the investment community. Wohlers has authored 400+ books, articles, and technical papers and has given more than 145 keynote presentations on five continents. He has twice served as a featured speaker at manufacturing related events held at the U.S. White House and has appeared on many television and radio news programs. Wohlers is a principal author of the Wohlers Report, the undisputed industry-leading report on additive manufacturing and 3D printing worldwide for 22 consecutive years.