3Diligent Launches Industry 4.0 Consulting Services Focused on Strategic and Design Advisory for Additive Manufacturing

Posted on May 29, 2019 by Cullen Hikene

3Diligent Consulting is launched by a former Deloitte consultant to support large enterprises and manufacturers through their Industry 4.0 journey

El Segundo, Calif.—May 29, 2019—3Diligent announced today it has formally launched 3Diligent Consulting, a new division that works with manufacturing businesses to develop strategies and designs that can provide them a competitive advantage for Industry 4.0.

Additive manufacturing is helping usher in a revolutionary restructuring of the global supply chain, a transition broadly termed “Industry 4.0.” Once fully realized, 3D printers, CNC machines, and other means of robotic fabrication stand to provide an unprecedented degree of localization, customization, and flexibility to manufacturing activities. However, structuring an organization to optimally compete in this future state requires an in-depth understanding of myriad technologies and materials now coming into the market, and how to consider the allocation of these solutions around the world.

As a division of 3Diligent, which also boasts a manufacturing division with a global manufacturing footprint, 3Diligent Consulting combines on-the-ground manufacturing expertise with the pedigree of a top-five global management consulting firm.  3Diligent Consulting is led by Cullen Hilkene, CEO of 3Diligent and formerly of Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy and Operations practice.

“There are a number of companies delivering Industry 4.0 consulting services, but none have the unique perspective of actually delivering parts across dozens of additive processes,” Hilkene said. “Combining 3Diligent’s hands-on experience with the rigorous training I gained delivering consulting engagements at Deloitte and am imparting to our consulting team, we are able to deliver our clients an unmatched value proposition.”

Strategic Advisory and Design Advisory Services

3Diligent Consulting offers two main advisory services to help companies make optimal use of additive manufacturing and other digital-manufacturing technologies across their organization.

Strategic Advisory Services for Industry 4.0

3Diligent Consulting’s strategic advisory services are designed to help customers build their Industry 4.0 strategy. Central to this offering is developing a strategy for how digital-manufacturing solutions such as 3D printing can be effectively incorporated into broader corporate direction and supply chain strategy. Specific engagements may focus on high-level additive strategy or supply chain strategy or address foundational elements of a robust Industry 4.0 strategy such as voice of customer studies, business case development, and part identification for additive manufacture.

Design Advisory Services

3Diligent’s Design Consulting practice provides clients support in developing tangible part and assembly designs that are optimally suited for digital manufacture.  3D printers are capable of delivering geometries impossible or implausible to manufacture any other way. Such geometries are capable of delivering higher performance and as a result competitive advantage and customer satisfaction. 3Diligent Design Consulting provides design for additive manufacturing services including topological optimization and generative/parametric design to achieve superior design concepts that might never be dreamed up by engineers. 3Diligent couples these design capabilities with consulting support for material and process selection to ensure that innovative designs are manufacturable to the furthest bounds of current technology.

Additional Information and Hiring Inquiries

More details on 3Diligent Consulting can be found on the 3Diligent Consulting webpage or by emailing

About 3Diligent

3Diligent is an innovative digital-manufacturing services provider. Its 3Diligent manufacturing product, ProdEX, offers CAD/CAM-based fabrication services such as 3D printing, CNC machining, casting, and injection molding through a distributed global network of qualified manufacturing partners. Its 3Diligent Consulting division advises manufacturing businesses on Industry 4.0 strategy and design for additive manufacturing. 3Diligent launched in 2014 to provide businesses the convenience of a one-stop shop for custom manufacturing needs and a partner immune to the disruption Industry 4.0 was bringing about. 3Diligent counts inventors, startups, and Fortune 500 enterprises among its customers.

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