Attention: RP Service Providers
Please take a couple of minutes to answer the following two questions.
Thank you, in advance, for your help!
Wohlers Associates, Inc.
1. INDUSTRIES BEING SERVED
Group your current customer base into the following categories by providing
a percentage estimate for each. Please do not change the names of the
categories or add new ones. If you do not have hard data, please estimate
the percentages. Your numbers will be kept confidential.
(a) motor vehicles
(c) business machines/electronics
(d) consumer products/electronics
(f) academic institutions
How do your current customers use their RP models? Provide a percentage
for each of the following categories. Please do not change the names of
the categories or add new ones. Organizations use RP models for more than
one purpose, so the percentages can/should add up to more than 100. If you
do not have hard data, please estimate the percentages. Your numbers will
be kept confidential.
(a) visual design aids for engineering
(b) visual design aids for toolmakers
(c) functional models
(d) fit and assembly
(e) ergonomic studies
(f) requesting quotes
(g) presenting proposals
(h) patterns for prototype tooling
(i) patterns for metal castings
(j) core and cavity inserts (created directly on the RP machine)
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