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

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, 20193Diligent 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 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 the myriad technologies and materials now coming into market, and how to consider 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 like 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 that are 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 consulting@3diligent.com.  The company is currently hiring for this division and interested parties with relevant experience should email talent@3diligent.com.

About 3Diligent

3Diligent is an innovative digital manufacturing services provider.  Its 3Diligent Manufacturing division 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.  For more information, visit http://www.3Diligent.com/.

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3Diligent Announces Its Manufacturing Network Has Expanded to Nearly 250 Locations Across Six Continents

Company’s Breadth of 3D Printing, Machining, Casting and Injection Molding Technologies Enable On-Demand Custom Part Fulfillment Globally

El Segundo, Calif. – April 29, 2019 – 3Diligent announced today it has now qualified and networked digital manufacturing facilities on six continents. Its network of nearly 250 contract manufacturing partners spans more than a dozen countries and 1,200 machines.

This milestone means 3Diligent is able to offer faster and more cost effective support to customers seeking a single partner for their global custom part manufacturing needs. Through its dynamic utilization of regional manufacturing facilities near the final delivery address, 3Diligent can cut down on delivery time and shipping costs. Perhaps more importantly for large businesses, 3Diligent can also provide a single platform through which to track and manage digital manufacturing activity across the enterprise.

“The promise and power of digital manufacturing – especially 3D Printing – lies in its ability to quickly and easily get the same part made in different places using the same 3D design file,” said 3Diligent CEO Cullen Hilkene. “We are proud to have qualified and networked expert manufacturing partners around the world who are capable of making this vision of the future a reality.”

The trend toward “distributed digital manufacturing” is accelerating as more companies consider Computer Aided Design (CAD) driven technologies like 3D Printing and CNC Machining to enable on-demand spare parts and even production runs. The “supply web” is emerging as a way to utilize these digital manufacturing technologies to increase agility and flexibility within a company’s supply chain.

“3Diligent provides companies a partner and ready-made fabrication network to deliver around the globe for their customers and their own internal operations,” said Hilkene. “This powerful combination of cutting edge equipment, material breadth, geographic coverage, and consistent quality makes 3Diligent a category of one among distributed digital manufacturing companies.”

Companies can use the 3Diligent RFQ process to access its nearly 30 available manufacturing processes, including 3D Printing / additive manufacturing, machining, casting, and injection molding. A full list of capabilities is available here – https://www.3diligent.com/online-machine-shop/.

3Diligent has delivered digital manufacturing services from prototype through production for a wide variety of industries including industrial products, automotive, medical device, aerospace, energy and design firms. A notable recent project involved the 3D Printing of unique aluminum curtain wall nodes for Walters & Wolf to help deliver the iconic exterior look and feel of the upcoming Rainier Square Tower in Seattle.

For more information on 3Diligent’s capabilities and to submit your request for quote (RFQ), visit https://www.3diligent.com.

About 3Diligent
3Diligent is an innovative rapid manufacturing services provider offering CAD/CAM-based fabrication services such as 3D Printing, CNC machining, casting, and injection molding. 3Diligent launched in 2014 to provide businesses deterred by the cost and obsolescence risk of 3D printer ownership a single source for faster, more convenient, and more affordable additive manufacturing services. It has since evolved to offer additional digital manufacturing services to support its customers from prototype through production and aftermarket stages. 3Diligent uses data science to analyze customer requests for quote (RFQs) and identify optimal solutions across its network of qualified providers. 3Diligent’s next-generation approach to rapid manufacturing allows customers to simplify their procurement and outstanding manufacturers to get more out of their capital investments. 3Diligent counts companies from Fortune 500 enterprises to startups among its customers. For more information, visit http://www.3Diligent.com/.

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3Diligent’s New 2019 State of Metal 3D Printing Report Documents Growth of Metal 3D Printing and New Processes

Document Explores Metal 3D Printing Trends and Catalogs Existing and Emerging Processes Providing Readers with a Comprehensive Guide for Metal 3D Printing Projects

El Segundo, Calif. – January 7, 20193Diligent announced today it has released its 2019 State of Metal 3D Printing Report, which provides a comprehensive source of information on current trends in metal 3D Printing and existing and emerging metal printing processes for the product designer or business that is considering a metal 3D Printing project.

The report documents the enthusiasm and growth of metal 3D Printing as evidenced by several high-profile projects from Fortune 500 companies. However, the report notes that metal 3D Printing has not yet fully experienced a transformative speed breakthrough in the same way as polymer printers.  The report highlights a number of technologies that may represent candidates for this breakthrough in metal printing efficiency.

The report also presents data from 3Diligent projects to provide additional context for the advancement of metal 3D Printing.  According to research conducted by 3Diligent of 3D Printing project requests in 2018, 45 percent requested metal printing processes, while 45 percent specified polymer and balance left the decision to 3Diligent and its network of fabricators to suggest an optimal process. This represents dramatic growth in metal printing demand since 2015, when just 14 percent of 3D Printing project requests were for metal processes.

The 24-page report also provides a summary of the various existing and emerging metal 3D Printing processes, including tradeoffs and applications for each, including:

  • Powder Bed Fusion – Laser Melting and Electron Beam Melting
  • Binder Jetting – Sand Print-to-Cast, Full Sinter and Infiltrated
  • Directed Energy Deposition
  • Sheet Lamination
  • Material Jetting
  • Extrusion
  • Cold Spray
  • Stir Welding
  • Print-to-Plating
  • Hybrid Systems – Additive with Milling

“Metal 3D Printing is continuing to experience rapid growth, both in volume and variety.   Understanding the various technologies available can be overwhelming,” said Cullen Hilkene, 3Diligent CEO. “We’ve published this report in hopes that it can help readers make better informed decisions with their metal 3D Printing projects, whether it be making capital investments or identifying manufacturing partners.”

For more information on 3Diligent, its capabilities, and to download the 2019 State of Metal 3D Printing Report, visit https://www.3diligent.com/resources/white-papers/metal-3d-printing-review-2019/.

 About 3Diligent

3Diligent is an innovative rapid manufacturing services provider offering CAD/CAM-based fabrication services such as 3D Printing, CNC machining, casting, and injection molding.  3Diligent launched in 2014 to provide businesses deterred by the cost and obsolescence risk of 3D printer ownership a single source for faster, more convenient, and more affordable additive manufacturing services.  It has since evolved to offer additional digital manufacturing services to support its customers from prototype through production stages.  3Diligent uses data science to analyze customer requests for quote (RFQs) and identify optimal solutions across its network of qualified providers.  3Diligent’s next-generation approach to rapid manufacturing allows customers to simplify their procurement and service providers to get more out of their capital investments. 3Diligent counts companies from Fortune 500 enterprises to startups among its customers.  For more information, visit http://www.3Diligent.com/.

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3Diligent Expands Digital Manufacturing Services with Addition of Comprehensive Machining and Casting Services

Company adopts “Digital Manufacturing Partner for Every Business” tagline to reflect growing and evolving business

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 11, 2018 – 3Diligent Corporation, a comprehensive digital manufacturing service provider, today announced it has completed the build out of a range of machining and casting manufacturing services. The company, which has been known for developing the most comprehensive range of 3D Printing services in the industry, is now a leader in the full range of digital manufacturing capabilities.

The move was made to address the needs of companies who sought to use 3Diligent’s fabrication network, procurement expertise, and online portal beyond the scope of its 3D Printing offering.  Especially in situations where 3D Printing, CNC Machining, or Casting are all viable options, 3Diligent’s offering of each service provides customers a single convenient interface to seamlessly access these competing technologies.  Further, 3Diligent’s expansion into these offerings allows it to more readily support customers seeking larger volumes and materials that aren’t currently served by 3D Printing.

Complete Casting and Machining Services

In the past year, 3Diligent has placed an increased emphasis on building out its machining and casting network in addition to its 3D Printing service.

Machining is the process of creating a part by removing material from a block of raw stock.  3Diligent now offers a complete range of machining services including milling, turning, electro discharge machining, water jetting and laser cutting.

Casting is the process of creating a part by pouring material into a defined negative space to create a part.   Casting services include urethane casting, silicone casting and metal casting.

“We strive to be a complete digital manufacturing solution for our customers from prototyping through production.  These new services complement our existing ones and allow us to provide even more convenient one-stop shopping value to our customers,” said Cullen Hilkene, CEO and co-founder of 3Diligent.

In conjunction with the introduction of these offerings, the company has updated its tagline to “The Digital Manufacturing Partner for Every Business.”  Previously referenced as “The 3D Printing Partner for Every Business,” the company changed the tagline to better reflect the broad nature of the work it does for customers.

Resonating with Customers

“We worked with 3Diligent on a urethane casting project. The breadth of materials and services they offered, including flame retardant and color options, made them a great partner on this program,” said Terry Trumbull, VP of Electro-Mech Components, Inc., a provider of components to the aerospace industry. “We were very satisfied with the experience.”

“We used 3Diligent for several custom [machined] parts used in the fabrication of instrumentation control panels,” said John Pendleton, President, Kansas City Valve and Fitting. “Everything arrived on time and to spec, and we saved 30% versus our previous supplier.”

Customers can order parts made from any of the new machining or casting services – or its market leading range of 3D printing options – from the 3Diligent website at  http://www.3diligent.com/.

About 3Diligent

3Diligent is “The Digital Manufacturing Partner for Every Business” offering CAD/CAM-based fabrication services such as 3D Printing, CNC machining, and casting. 3Diligent uses data science to analyze customer requests for quote (RFQs) and identify optimal rapid manufacturing solutions across its network of qualified partners to fabricate better parts faster. 3Diligent’s next-generation approach to rapid manufacturing allows customers to simplify their procurement and rationalize its service provider list. 3Diligent counts companies from Fortune 500 enterprises to startups among its customers. For more information, visit http://www.3Diligent.com/.

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Additive Manufacturing Webinar Series with NIST-MEP – Register Now!

You may have seen our announcement late last year that 3Diligent had been selected by NIST-MEP to deliver an additive manufacturing webinar series. We’re pleased to share that after presenting the series to a collection of MEP consultants and their clients, the time has now come to register for our public webinar series options.

3Diligent CEO, Cullen Hilkene, will be one of the featured speakers, along with MAGNET’s Senior Design Engineer, Dave Pierson. The series will be facilitated by Catalyst Connection’s Connie Palucka.

The 3-part webinar series focuses on three major topics: introduction to additive technology, process tradeoffs and applications, and practical next steps for companies that are interested in using additive manufacturing technology for prototyping, tooling, replacement parts, or production applications.

Here’s a summary of each of the webinars coming up this month, in April, and in May. Each session will take place from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m ET.

March 20 & April 17, 2018 –  Introduction to Additive Manufacturing. In this session, we will introduce various concepts related to 3D Printing/additive manufacturing. In it, we will walk through the additive manufacturing process from design to finished part, discuss additive manufacturing industry trends and its relative place in the manufacturing ecosystem, and end with a few general use case applications.

March 27 & May 1, 2018 –  Additive Manufacturing Processes and Applications. In this session, we will dive more deeply into the seven primary additive manufacturing process families: vat photopolymerization, binder jetting, material jetting, material extrusion, sheet lamination, powder bed fusion, directed energy deposition. We will highlight some of the tradeoffs of the processes and offer specific use cases for each.

April 3 & May 8, 2018 – Interested in Additive Manufacturing? Appropriate Next Steps. In this session, we will dig into practical next steps if you would like to pursue additive manufacturing within your organization. We will present key considerations in identifying parts that are the best candidates for additive manufacturing, provide tips on how to design for additive manufacturing, and lastly, offer guidance on the information you’ll need to get parts quoted and fabricated.

You can register for the FREE webinar series here. We look forward to sharing all of our additive manufacturing knowledge, capabilities and experience with you!

Behind the Scenes with the Markforged Metal X: An interview with Greg Mark

In honor of 3Diligent CEO Cullen Hilkene’s presentation at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing Conference today, where he’ll be talking about innovative metal additive technologies, here’s our recent interview with Greg Mark, CEO of Markforged.

The Markforged Metal X is the first printer to use extrusion process for metal printing, promising new speed for a wide range of materials. The Metal X uses innovative design breakthroughs to overcome the challenges with adapting extrusion process to metal materials.

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Markforged CEO Greg Mark

In this email interview between 3Diligent CEO, Cullen Hilkene, and Markforged CEO, Greg Mark, we find out more of what to expect from this exciting new printer.

The Metal X is a breakthrough technology helping usher in metals to the material extrusion process.  Now, lots of folks never thought extrusion would be possible because molten metal passing through a metal nozzle seemed like a recipe for solid clogged nozzles.  Explain how it works…

Rather than extruding molten metal, Markforged has developed a new end-to-end process built on Metal Injection Molding (MIM). It begins with metal powder bound in plastic and formed into a filament. The exact same material from the MIM process. We then put it through a nozzle and print it into the part shape, one layer at a time. After printing, you follow standard MIM post-processing: just sinter the part in a furnace, burn off the binder and solidify the powder into a fully dense metal part. You can learn more at https://markforged.com/ADAM

For readers less familiar with MIM, can you speak a bit more about this powder bound in plastic works and the material options it makes available?

We combine 60% metal powder with a proprietary mix of well-known MIM binder materials. The best part is that we’ll support hundreds of metals, including 17-4 Stainless Steel when the Metal X ships. We’re also looking at titanium, aluminum, inconel and tool steels.

What level of density is achievable with the process?

The density is not achieved until you actually sinter the part – after extrusion, it’s still powder bound in plastic. Post sintering you can achieve densities over 98% – and the parts can then be hot isostatic pressed to full density.

MarkForgedimage001Could you share a bit more about the sintering phase?

Of course- the sintering step is really a crucial part in the ADAM technology. Sintering the parts burns off the plastic binders we use in the printing and causes the metal powder to diffuse together, yielding a solid metal part.

What sorts of tolerances are achievable with this process?  Do they scale up with the size of the part?

The Metal X is printing parts near net shape, just like cast parts. We’re talking a few percentage points by size, or a few thousand per inch. Of course, if you have a critical dimension you’re still going to need to machine it.

What size parts are achievable with this process – both in green state and sintered?

The max part size is 250 x 183 x 150 mm post sintering. The sintering process shrinks the part by around 17% in each direction. So, pre-sintering, the build volume is 300 x 220 x 180mm. For more information, definitely check out our Metal X datasheet, which you can read here.

What sort of surface finish can people expect? 

Markforged is known for best in class surface finishes – that’s because we design the full system in house from materials, to hardware, to software.

What is the range of materials possible at this time and in the pipeline?

The Metal X will ship with the capability to print 17-4 and 316L stainless steel, but we’ve got all sorts of other metals planned. This is all in addition to the wide range of materials – composites, carbon fiber, Onyx – we deliver with our existing series of printers. Our team at Markforged is already working on titanium, inconel, aluminum and tool steel, and that’s just the beginning.

Are there specific capabilities of the technology that you’d like to highlight?  Beyond the range of metals you can offer, for instance, I’d think the ability to hollow out walls with a honeycomb or lattice structure is a unique advantage vs. powder bed technologies…

One thing to note is that the Metal X is going to deliver captive infill metal parts. These are fully encased lattice structures inside metal, possible for the first time through a 3D printer. This means the Metal X can print lighter parts with less material while preserving strength characteristics, something potentially vital for the aerospace and automotive industries.

Are there core applications where you’re seeing your early users get maximum value from the technology?

Everything that we’ve built at Markforged is designed to make elements of manufacturing quicker and more affordable than traditional processes. Whether tooling, prototyping, or mass producing, the Metal X allows the user to get parts tomorrow, not in 4-6 weeks. And our customers already estimate over 90% savings on the cost of parts compared to machining or casting when using Metal X.

Anything else you want to share that we didn’t touch on?

We make printers at Markforged, but at our heart we’re a process company. Humans have been pouring metal into molds to make things for millennia, yet technology has since advanced nearly every industry on the planet – the way we consume media, the way we communicate, or the way we access services. But manufacturing has somehow avoided major disruption since the dawn of the first assembly line. What if you could debug hardware in production? What if engineers could prototype overnight instead of over the course of months?  We’re engineering the very processes, and the 3D printers, that can accelerate the massive adoption of additive manufacturing.

Greg – thank you again for taking the time for this interview. The Metal X is indeed a great addition to the 3D Printing market and we look forward to working with our customers to leverage its capabilities.

 

 

3Diligent Adds 3D Printed Silicone to its Capabilities, Meeting Demands of Design Innovators

3Diligent Expands Broadest Range of 3D Printing Materials and Processes  

Los Angeles, Calif. – November 1, 20173Diligent announced today it has added silicone 3D Printing to its capabilities and is now accepting requests for quote (RFQs) and is processing orders in the material.

“Being able to 3D print silicone is an exciting innovation. At 3Diligent we strive to meet the 3D Printing needs of all designers and are pleased to expand our range of elastomeric materials with silicone,” said 3Diligent CEO Cullen Hilkene.

Silicone 3D Printing is enabling innovative product development in many industries. One industry especially interested in silicone printing is medical. From realistic silicone models for surgical training to 3D printed bandages applied directly to human skin to exploration of artificial hearts, silicone 3D Printing has the potential for many life altering and lifesaving applications in medicine.

This announcement expands 3Diligent’s ability to deliver the market’s broadest range of additive materials and processes, which includes metal, plastics, composites and now silicone. 3Diligent offers 3D PrintingCNC Machining, and Molding and Casting across hundreds of machines and materials.

When submitting an RFQ on the 3Diligent website for silicone 3D Printing, designers will use the same streamlined process as for other materials and processes. Customers can log onto the secure 3Diligent.com portal, upload their CAD design files, and type silicone as their desired material. Using its proprietary software, 3Diligent will identify the optimal silicone fabrication solution, issue a quote, and fulfill the order upon acceptance.

For more information on 3Diligent and its capabilities, visit http://www.3diligent.com/.

 

You can see the original shape of this silicone printed part, in the shape of a human liver
You can see the original shape of this silicone printed part, a model of a human liver in miniature
Printed silicone has oustanding elastomeric properties
Printed silicone has oustanding elastomeric properties

 

About 3Diligent

3Diligent is an innovative rapid manufacturing services provider offering CAD/CAM-based fabrication services such as 3D Printing, CNC machining, and Casting. 3Diligent uses data science to analyze customer requests for quote (RFQs) and identify optimal rapid manufacturing solutions across its network of qualified partners to fabricate better parts faster. 3Diligent’s next-generation approach to rapid manufacturing allows customers to simplify their procurement and rationalize its service provider list. 3Diligent counts companies from Fortune 500 enterprises to startups among its customers. For more information, visit http://www.3Diligent.com/.

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3D Printing and Rapid Manufacturing Expert Joins 3Diligent as New Director of Sales

Top Sales Executive Joins 3Diligent Team with More Than Two Decades of Excellence in Providing Digital Manufacturing Solutions

Los Angeles, Calif. – September 29, 20173Diligent announced today that Anna Villano has joined the company as its new Director of Sales. In this role, Villano will provide account management, customer relations, project management, and business development expertise.

“We’re extremely excited to have Anna join our team.  As a veteran of the industry with more than two decades of rapid manufacturing experience, she developed a tremendous understanding of rapid manufacturing solutions and how to deliver customer satisfaction to engineers with exacting needs.  We are very excited to welcome her to our team,” said Cullen Hilkene, 3Diligent CEO.

Prior to joining 3Diligent, Villano served in various administrative and sales roles for Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, formerly Solid Concepts, over 24 years. Throughout her time with Stratasys, Anna facilitated prototype and production rapid manufacturing jobs across 3D Printing, CNC Machining, Urethane Casting, and Injection Molding.  Her clients spanned a variety of industries including aerospace, medical, scientific instrumentation, life sciences and automotive.  As Director of Sales, Villano will be a main contact for key accounts and provide counsel on project requirements while also serving as liaison between the customer and the 3Diligent operations team.

AnnaLinkedIn“Digital Manufacturing is fundamentally changing the way companies think about fabrication and their supply chains.  3Diligent is leading the way in making digital manufacturing technologies such as 3D Printing easily accessible to businesses everywhere,” said Villano. “My experience has given me a broad view and an understanding of how to support design and manufacturing and I look forward to sharing that knowledge with 3Diligent customers.”

The 3Diligent service offers customers access to a wide variety of rapid manufacturing services, including 3D Printing, CNC machining, molding and casting. Through its secure portal, customers submit a request for quote (RFQ) and using its proprietary software, 3Diligent identifies optimal manufacturing solutions, issues quotes, and fulfills prototype projects and production programs.

For more information on 3Diligent, visit http://www.3diligent.com/.

About 3Diligent

3Diligent is an innovative rapid manufacturing services provider offering CAD/CAM-based fabrication services such as 3D Printing, CNC machining, and casting.  3Diligent launched in 2014 to provide businesses deterred by the cost and obsolescence risk of 3D printer ownership a single source for faster, more convenient, and more affordable additive manufacturing services.  3Diligent uses data science to analyze customer requests for quote (RFQs) and identify optimal solutions across its network of qualified providers.  3Diligent’s next-generation approach to rapid manufacturing allows customers to simplify their procurement and service providers to get more out of their capital investments. 3Diligent counts companies from Fortune 500 enterprises to startups among its customers.  For more information, visit http://www.3Diligent.com/.

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3Diligent Makes Major Updates to Resources and Capabilities section

3Diligent has rolled out significant updates to the Services and Resources pages of 3Diligent.com. The updates make it easier to keep in front of the remarkable breadth of rapid manufacturing technologies and materials offered by the company and trends shaping 3D Printing and digital manufacturing more broadly.

The Services section provides a deep dive into each of the technology families offered by 3Diligent.  3D Printing, CNC Machining, and Molding and Casting all have dedicated sections.  Within the dedicated sections, particular details are offered about each of the technology families offered.  For instance, in the 3D Printing section, check out deep dives on Sheet Lamination, Binder Jetting, Material Jetting, Vat Photopolymerization, Extrusion, Powder Bed Fusion, and Directed Energy Deposition.  Each page offers useful context on the defining characteristics, tradeoffs, machines, and materials offered by each process.

Our Resources section is stocked with useful insights, such as:

  • White Papers for perspective from our leadership on where the industry is now and where it’s headed
  • Case Studies detailing how customers have utilized 3Diligent’s rapid manufacturing services
  • Press Coverage which presents some of the news and thought leadership that has been published in the media
  • Material Library detailing materials offered by 3Diligent with hyperlinks to OEM material technical data sheets

We hope you find the new content informative!

 

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3Diligent Releases Complete Guide to Metal 3D Printing

CEO to Speak in Chicago on Metal Printing Processes at 3D Metal Printing Experience and Tech Tour 

Los Angeles, Calif. – August 9, 20173Diligent announced today it has released its Complete Guide to Metal 3D Printing: An Overview of Industry Advancement and Technologies, which provides a comprehensive source of information on current trends in metal 3D Printing and existing and emerging metal printing processes for the reader that is considering a metal printing project.

The 13-page report explores headlines on metal 3D Printing by GE and Boeing, research by 3Diligent from its own State of Professional and Industrial 3D Printing analysis and a summary of the processes, applications, pros and cons of each of the following established and emerging metal 3D Printing technologies:

  • Powder Bed Fusion – Laser Melting
  • Powder Bed Fusion – Electron Beam Melting
  • Infiltrated Binder Jetting
  • Directed Energy Deposition
  • Wax Print-to-Cast
  • Sand Print-to-Cast
  • Print-to-Plating
  • Full Sinter Binder Jetting
  • Sheet Lamination
  • Nano Particle Jetting
  • Extrusion Metal

3Diligent CEO Cullen Hilkene will speak next week at 3D Metal Printing Magazine’s 3D Metal Printing Experience and Tech Tour. Hilkene will speak on Thursday, August 17 at 9:00 am CT on “Metal Printing Processes: Tradeoffs, Applications and Emerging Technologies.” The presentation will cover the different metal-printing technologies in the market, relevant tradeoffs, and common applications. Additionally, the presentation will speak to emerging technologies and how they might complement or compete with existing technologies.

The 3D Metal Printing Experience and Tech Tour will take place at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg Chicago, August 16-17, 2017, where attendees will be able to interact directly with industry experts, learn about the latest technology developments for 3D metal printing and hear case-study applications for 3D metal printing.

“It’s clear that metal 3D Printing is becoming a foundational technology for the next generation of aerospace, medical and other industrial parts.  However, staying on top of the latest developments to ensure you’re utilizing the best technologies in market and making informed investments can be a major challenge.” said Hilkene. “It is my hope that this report can provide a useful perspective on the current landscape.”

For more information on 3Diligent, its capabilities, and to download the Complete Guide to Metal 3D Printing, visit http://www.3diligent.com/complete-guide-to-metal-3d-printing/.

About 3Diligent

3Diligent is an innovative rapid manufacturing services provider offering CAD/CAM-based fabrication services such as 3D Printing, CNC machining, and casting.  3Diligent launched in 2014 to provide businesses deterred by the cost and obsolescence risk of 3D printer ownership a single source for faster, more convenient, and more affordable additive manufacturing services.  3Diligent uses data science to analyze customer requests for quote (RFQs) and identify optimal solutions across its network of qualified providers.  3Diligent’s next-generation approach to rapid manufacturing allows customers to simplify their procurement and service providers to get more out of their capital investments. 3Diligent counts companies from Fortune 500 enterprises to startups among its customers.  For more information, visit http://www.3Diligent.com/.

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