3D Business Impact Model

Most industrial companies are still unaware of 3D printing and its potential for their business. Others have some ideas but lack the time or resource to assess the short and long-term impacts of 3D printing.

Building on 15 years of experience Berenschot offers online and offline options to assess the impact of 3D-printing. Our experience shows there are 3 main areas of benefits of 3D Printing: Market opportunities, Production efficiencies and Supply chain benefits. benefits 3dgroot

The Berenschot 3D Business Impact Model

Our 3D Business Impact Model (3D BIM) gives rapid insights into the market opportunities, production efficiencies and value chain benefits of 3D printing for your organisation. 3D BIM can be accessed at three different levels of detail:

  • Quick cost assessment - Delivering an estimate for the price of a part you like to print (Online, free of charge)

  • Benefits & cost insights - A report on the specific benefits of 3D Printing for your company (For a limited time you can use the Benefits & Cost Insights tool for free. This offer ends December 31, 2020.)

  • Complete business case - A structured approach supporting your investment in 3D Printing (Offline, by intake)

Quick cost assessment

Use the online cost assessment to get an indicative cost price of a 3D printed part compared to a traditionally manufactured part. Enter your part details into the 3D BIM tool for an automatic price indication for the 3D part plus some valuable background information on 3D printing.


This quick cost assessment is free of charge.

Benefits & cost insights

The Benefits & Cost Insights tool helps you to focus on the benefits of 3D printing that are most relevant to your company and their financial impact.

Invest one hour of your time to complete a questionnaire. The return will be a company specific report with actionable advice on 3D printing. The report also serves as a basis for structured and meaningful conversations on 3D printing with stakeholders in different departments in your organization.


For a limited time you can use the Benefits & Cost Insights tool for free (€0). This offer ends December 31, 2020.

Complete business case

Our comprehensive 3D Business Impact Model offers a structured approach to help you assess and quantify all the benefits and financial implications of 3D Printing. Our database and quantification tool includes customary cost-levels, ratio’s and rules of thumb to assess all operational and economic aspects of 3D Printing, based on our 15 years of experience.

Our experts on 3D printing work with you to analyse the impact 3D printing can have on all value chain activities. We can offer insights regarding the impact on design, engineering production and testing, up to the use case and investment scenarios. Together we can quickly prepare a business case, including write off costs for tools, switching costs for software or training costs for skills your operators need to obtain.



When you want to enter into a conversation with us,  you can use our contact template or, of course, contact us by sending an email to o.ponfoort@berenschot.nl.