SMART INDEPENDENT STRATEGIC
Helping Companies Implement Winning 3D Printing Solutions Through
Practical Insights and Materials Expertise
We work with diverse companies around the world
to enable them to stay ahead of the curve.
Establish Production Capabilities
Help product-focused companies identify, build and expand their use of 3D Printing in targeted applications
and business scenarios such as aerospace, automotive, consumer products and medicine
We have a deep expertise in Materials Science and have worked with chemical and materials companies interested in entering the 3D Printing supply chain
Build Your Workforce
We train designers, engineers and business leaders at both an introductory and advanced level on this powerful technology
We can help your company develop and strengthen your AM workflow from design to materials to inspection, following industry best practices and emerging standards
Manage Your 3D Printing Data
Our customized software tool, TraceAM, makes it easy to streamline your project management and documentation processes at all stages of the 3D Printing workflow, including traceability and quality management within your organization and throughout your supplier base.
Client Case Studies
Client Case 1
Creating a 3D Printing Strategy for Production
After over a decade of using 3D Printing for prototyping, an industrial and construction components company was stuck trying to find a viable approach to use 3D Printing for production.
We conducted our proprietary "Production 3D Printing Readiness Evaluation" that examined their overall AM Strategy, People/Organization Structure, Processes, Materials, Software and Facilities. Our analysis helped them develop a clear roadmap for building out their production capabilities.
Client Case 2
Developing New Materials
A top 10 global materials manufacturer wanted to enter the 3D Printing market and needed help evaluating opportunities and performing validation testing.
We helped them get up to speed quickly and served as a technical resource for market strategy and testing as they built up their materials portfolio. They are now actively selling 3D Printing materials commercially.
Client Case 3
Setting up a Production Facility
One of the world's top consumer product brands had just invested over half a million dollars in 3D Printing equipment and was looking to operationalize the facility as quickly as possible.
We provided best practice advice and guidance on material and process validation, operating procedures and quality management, which enabled them to launch their first commercial 3D Printed product in a matter of months.
Client Case 4
A global leader in product, materials and workplace safety was looking to support its manufacturing partners by developing a workforce training curriculum on Additive Manufacturing.
We provided subject matter expertise and aided in the development and deployment of an international training curriculum, which now has been taught to dozens of leading manufacturing companies.
Client Case 5
Reducing Spare Parts Inventory
A company focused on making low-volume stamped parts was looking to digitize its tooling and mold inventory.
We evaluated the organization's inventory of spare parts and used our proprietary approach for 3D Printing selection to identify high-quality candidates for 3D Printing replacement. We worked with them to set-up a workflow to ensure that the critical variables and instructions were digitally documented.
America Makes is a group that promotes the growth of additive manufacturing within the United States.
M-Hub is a Chicago based innovation cite where young companies can come to develop first prototypes or even participate in small scale production of parts.
The National Fire Protection Association is a US trade association that creates and maintains private, copyrighted standards and codes for usage and adoption by local governments
ASME Technology Advisor Panel for AM
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), promotes the art, science & practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe. TAP members are leaders from industry, academia, or government and are considered additive manufacturing subject matter experts with a thorough understanding of the technology development curve.