Basis for the AMPOWER Report 2020 Metal are over 250 personal interviews as well as secondary research from available sources. The personal interviews were conducted directly by AMPOWER staff. The respondents were typically the respective Additive Manufacturing managers or directors with good insight into the technological as well as economical company figures.
A highly dynamic and growing industry is difficult to cover exhaustively. However, the system suppliers that contributed direct input for the AMPOWER Report 2020 represent 91.9 % of the worldwide installed base of metal Additive Manufacturing systems. Secondary sources such as indirect data sources, press releases, financial reports, etc. were used to provide coverage of all installed machines. The buyers, or users, that contributed direct input for the report represent 13.0 % of the worldwide installed base of metal Additive Manufacturing systems.