The global standardization organization ASTM International has announced the acquisition of Wohlers Associates, Inc., a leading additive manufacturing consulting company with 35 years of experience in the 3D printing market. As part of the acquisition, ASTM International will also acquire the Wohlers Report, an industry-leading, annual market study for 3D printing.
Wohlers Associates will operate as “Wohlers Associates, powered by ASTM International”. Terry Wohlers, the company’s founder and president, will join ASTM International as head of AM (Additive Manufacturing) Market Intelligence. Noah Mostow of Wohlers Associates will become ASTM’s new AM Market Analysis and Analysis Manager.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the world-class team at ASTM International,” said Wohlers. “With ASTM, we can now take on more projects than in the past, and our consulting service team is now bigger than ever.” We are pleased that ASTM has committed to publishing this report in the coming years. “
Future Wohlers’ report releases are expected to be integrated with the flagship product of ASTM Compass, an online subscription platform. Wohlers has expressed its confidence in ASTM International upholding the quality, neutrality and value that customers expect from its flagship report.
ASTM intends to leverage the existing Wohlers brand and capitalize on its market impact and access to decision makers in the 3D printing industry around the world. The acquisition is expected to bring new value to many industries, thereby enabling the wider adoption of additive manufacturing products and services.