Article: 'To invest or not to invest: Understanding the business cases for entering the Additive Manufacturing arena'
Many companies and organizations are investigating the possibilities of 3D printing (or additive manufacturing as it is also called). Finding information on the technical feasibility for your applications is relatively easy. But quantifying opportunity in economic terms and justifying an investment is still hard.
Berenschot has developed guidelines to help assess the economic benefits of 3D printing for your organisation. When you can justify the investments, the need for well trained and well informed staff becomes crucial. How to design parts for AM? How to start discussing the possibilities of 3D printing with your customers and supply chain partners? How to implement this technology to improve the efficiency of your production process or product development activities? To overcome this obstacle, Berenschot has collaborated with UL (Underwriters Laboratories) to develop a comprehensive AM raining curriculum to train your staff and quickly start reaping the benefits of 3D Printing. The article “To invest or not to invest: Understanding the business cases for entering the Additive Manufacturing arena” which was published in the Metal AM Magazine, Vol. 1 No. 3, Fall 2015, describes both the economic justification aspects and gives a high light overview of the training curriculum that is developed.
For more information please contact Onno Ponfoort, Practice Leader 3D printing at Berenschot.
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