>Can anyone estimate the total number of RP/SFF/FFF commercial machines that
>have been sold worldwide (since the start of the technology, all
Terry Wohlers publishes these number annually. Ennex does some
additional analysis, resulting in minor modifications to his numbers. We
don't publish this analysis, but it's not secret. Our modified-Wohlers
estimates for additive (including hybrid subtractive/additive, e.g. LOM)
Industrial fabbers: 1998: 615. 1988-98: 3,149
Studio fabbers: 1998: 331. 1993-98: 985
Total fabbers: 1998: 946. 1988-98: 4,134
Industrial fabbers are the big machines, like SLA, LOM, Sinterstation, etc.
Studio fabbers are the smaller machines, often called "concept modelers:"
Actua/ThermoJet, BPM, Denken, Genisys, Meiko, Sanders, Ushio, and Z.
President, Ennex Corporation
Los Angeles, USA, (310) 397-1314
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