Using 3D printing
to help you improve
3D printing has all kinds of operational
benefits, but actually making an impact on
your production line can be a daunting task.
How do you identify the right applications
to make your operation more efficient?

Today’s factory floors use 3D printing for a vast range of tasks, from tooling and manufacturing aids to quality control components and end-use parts. But making strategic, long-term business impact with additive on the factory floor is the next step... and a big one.

What we do

As the world’s leading 3D printing consultants, with 15 years’ experience in virtually every industry, we’ll help you identify scalable, impactful ways to make your business more efficient using 3D printing. Using data analytics, interviews and shop floor walkthroughs, we’ll assess your strategy, issues and pain points. We’ll also study your supply chain to see where 3D printing could bring added value. We then evaluate technical and economic factors before advising which solutions offer the worthwhile benefits.

Who this helps

  • Procurement professionals
  • Quality control professionals
  • Line managers
  • Inventory managers

We help professionals at all levels remove bottlenecks and inefficiencies, using the power of 3D printing to make operations leaner and smarter.

How we help
  • Quantify operational pain points
  • Flatten manufacturing and sourcing procedures to reduce lead times
  • Pinpoint ways to reduce high inventory costs
  • Identify ways to reduce slow moving inventory and working capital
  • Develop ways to respond faster to changes in customer demand
  • Advise on workflows for better customization
  • Identify alternatives for hard tooling to improve flexibility

Unlocking significant cost savings through the power of 3D printing

Driving cost savings through additive requires an experienced eye and a data-driven approach. That’s why, using our people and your data, we’ll spot the opportunities you can’t afford to miss.

From assembly aids to production parts, we’ll identify the areas where 3D printing can drive down costs and lead times while improving flexibility and safety.

To accomplish this, we use a data-driven approach to analyze your production processes and shop floor. First, we focus on any inefficiencies or high cost operations where 3D printing has a distinct business benefit.

We then evaluate if the technology would solve these problems and analyze technical and economic viability. Examples include:

  • Jigs and fixtures to improve assembly and manufacturing
  • Bridge tooling to reduce down-time
  • On-demand printing to reduce capital assets tied up in inventory
  • Robot end-effectors to increase factory automation

Strategy consulting
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Strategic impact

Our team will help lay the foundations for total confidence in business transformation by demonstrating the ways 3D printing can reshape your strategy.
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Product innovation

We’ll help you gain a deeper understanding of how 3D printing can open up new thinking and build pioneering products while boosting your top line.
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Additive deployment

With our help, you can identify the people, processes and tools needed for to successfully deploy 3D printing with your organization.
Operations Consulting
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Operational improvement

We’ll show you how to understand, identify and measure the benefits of additive manufacturing on your production line, inventory and supply chain.
Applications Consulting
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Application validation

Our consultants will help you explore the technical viability and economic feasibility of 3D printing for your specific manufacturing needs.
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Design optimization

Our engineers will work closely with your design teams to help them understand 3D printing and design so your teams can realize the potential of their designs.
Applications Consulting
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Think additively

The Blueprint team will help you learn design for 3D printing and then apply the associated thought processes to your product designs.
Start your additive journey
Work with our Blueprint consultants on your next 3D printing project and see the results for yourself.
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How we helped real companies make real change
Regardless of size or industry, we have helped hundreds of clients design and deliver their 3D printing strategy.