Verifying the perfect
3D printing solutions
for your business
3D printing is seeing increased adoption,
from prototyping and tooling to end-use
part production. But with such a wide range
of materials and processes, how do you
know which is right for your application?

Working out the most appropriate technology and material solution can be a daunting task – which is why we are here to help.

What we do

As the world’s leading 3D printing consultants, with 15 years’ experience advising clients in virtually every industry, we’re well-positioned to review your specific requirements, validate the technical feasibility of solutions, and determine the economic viability of your 3D printing concept.

By reviewing the mechanical, environmental, regulatory, economic and supply chain requirements of your applications, not only can we recommend the most appropriate 3D printing process, technology platform and material combination, but also suggest if you should in-house technology or sub-contract printing.

Who this helps
  • Design engineers
  • Product managers
  • Manufacturing engineers
  • Procurement professionals

We help organizations looking to build a robust business case before committing to a manufacturing process. Our analysis can provide the confidence you need to invest in additive and start building new products or transition existing products to 3D printing.

How we help
  • Identify the right 3D printing technologies and materials for new and existing products
  • Assist with due diligence before investing in 3D printing
  • Propose the most effective manufacturing workflow for your application
  • Determine what design changes should be implemented to improve performance and reduce production cost
  • Select a technology platform and supply chain strategy to meet your production volume needs
  • Analyze the impact on ROI and CAPEX
  • Optimize your designs to improve piece-part cost
  • Build a robust business case for adoption

We know that no two
projects are the same

That’s why we apply a highly structured methodology
to assess and identify the most appropriate
3D printing solution for your specific application.

Using our five-stage process, we determine the viability of your application from reviewing the requirements of your concept and identifying what material is most suitable, to optimizing and helping you understand the total cost of ownership.

We also assess the environmental and regulatory constraints of using 3D printing for your application. Once we’ve identified the most appropriate 3D printing solution for your concept, we conduct a gap analysis to provide you with a roadmap for technology adoption.

Identify your requirements
Use interviews, engineering analysis and market data to understand and clarify mechanical, market and economic requirements.
Identify material and hardware
Apply our proven assessment methodology to determine the necessary materials, hardware, software and other factors and other requirements.
Optimize design for process
Review designs and optimize for suitable 3D printing process to maximize benefits and minimize costs.
Develop robust cost analysis
Analyze production volumes, data preparation, material, waste and labor to determine part economics.
Determine gaps and investment
Recommend the most appropriate technology or provide a roadmap to develop a viable solution.
Strategy consulting
Take a look at our other solutions
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.
Strategy consulting
Take a look at our other solutions
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.
Strategy consulting
Take a look at our other solutions
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
Take a look at our other solutions
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
Take a look at our other solutions
Application validation

Our consultants will help you explore the technical viability and economic feasibility of 3D printing for your specific manufacturing needs.
Applications Consulting
Take a look at our other solutions
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
Take a look at our other solutions
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.
Unlock the power behind the six drivers
Looking to get even more detail on the six business drivers? Let us walk you through the framework from start to finish.
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.