The world's leading
3D printing consultants
with over 15 years of unrivaled experience
We provide the insight, experience and tools to guide you through the world of 3D printing.
Driving innovation. Reducing costs. Delivering growth.
Six drivers of 3D printing
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Our six drivers
The world of 3D printing is noisy, with new breakthroughs and innovations every day. This constant change can make it hard to understand how 3D printing will benefit your business. So we developed the six drivers framework to explain how 3D printing drives business value.
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  • Freedom of design
  • Embedded functionality
  • Streamlined supply chains
  • Hyper personalization
  • Low volume manufacturing
  • Lifecycle sustainability
How we work
 
We apply a rigorous approach, a rich suite of tools and our experience to identify the impact that 3D printing can have on your business.
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Our thinking
The Little Blue Book
Behind the many ways that 3D printing can bring value to a business, the same fundamental principles appear time and time again. In this essential guide, we codify these patterns into a framework that helps you understand and navigate the world of 3D printing, using real-life examples from a range of industries to inspire your thinking.
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Our latest thinking.
3D printing has arrived for rail. It’s time to get on board. | Blueprint
3D printing is an industrial-grade tool that rail transportation providers can and should be leveraging to secure their supplies of service parts, create tools that help maintenance and operations, and to enhance safety and customer experience.
Blog Post
19/ November 2019
What does 2020 hold for the world of 3D printing?
The new year brings a fresh beginning, resolutions, and of course predictions. At Blueprint, we work with executives and engineers across the 3D printing industry and beyond. Based on our conversations and industry insight, here’s our perspective on what to expect in 2020.
Blog Post
10/ February 2020
The 3 reasons your 3D printed parts are so expensive
It’s 2020, and additive manufacturing has finally emerged as a mature technology for production in a growing number of sectors. This post explores three ways that bad DFAM is holding up the profitability of many additive manufacturing programs.
Blog Post
02/ February 2020
CES 2020 shows us what the end of the consumer 3D printing hype cycle looks like
Is consumer 3D printing dead? Oliver Smith, our lead innovation consultant, makes the argument it was never alive to begin with. The entry-level 3D printer market is seeing continued growth, but this success has been, and continues to be, driven not by casual consumers as was predicted, but professionals, businesses and institutions. In this piece, we chart the history of the hype to discover how the Wall Streets and Wireds of the world got it wrong, how the early start-ups rode the wave and got it just right, and how we learnt that desktop printers belong in factories, studios and labs, not living rooms.
Blog Post
27/ January 2020
Client Results
93%
93% of businesses say that additive manufacturing gives them a competitive edge. We’ll show you how.
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