Industry 4.0 Advisory Services from 3Diligent’s Experts

3Diligent consults companies seeking to leverage digital manufacturing technologies and make their supply chains more resilient and robust.

We offer this support in two primary areas: strategy and design.  

Our strategy practice leverages our founder's experiences as a Monitor Deloitte consultant and our firm's unique perspective as operators of a leading digital manufacturing platform.  Our design practice supports customers seeking to identify opportunities for next generation part and product designs, as well as providing the design support to achieve them.

A Consulting Firm Ascending from and Laser-Focused on Digital Manufacturing

3Diligent Consulting is the West Coast’s preeminent firm for Industry 4.0 consulting. 3Diligent Consulting combines the unique perspective of a contract manufacturer and leading management consultancy. In building 3Diligent manufacturing and our related fabrication network, we have lived the realities of additive prototyping, production, and aftermarket support. We combine this unique perspective with formal management consulting experience advising Fortune 500 companies. For all things related to digital manufacturing, from design to strategic advisory, 3Diligent Consulting is equipped to support your company throughout its Industry 4.0 journey.

The 3Diligent Consulting Story

In 2014, Cullen Hilkene was a manager with Deloitte Strategy and Operations Consulting (now Monitor Deloitte Consulting) enamored with the possibilities of 3D printing and Industry 4.0. Recognizing the disruptive power of additive manufacturing but the inherent difficulty of companies seeking to utilize these emerging technologies due to cost and obsolescence, Cullen left Deloitte and founded 3Diligent, the “Digital Manufacturing Partner for Every Business.” The concept was to provide customers seamless access to the entire range of digital-manufacturing technologies through a single web platform, backed by a global network of manufacturers qualified by 3Diligent to deliver parts on-time and to-spec.

Fast forward through five years of on-the-ground learning, tremendous growth, and related accolades, and the 3Diligent team was presented with a unique opportunity. By launching a consulting arm, 3Diligent do more than simply support customers when they are ready to utilize cutting-edge, digital-manufacturing technologies, they could share key insights on how to design for additive or craft a prudent Industry 4.0 strategy. Recognizing this unique opportunity to better serve 3Diligent customers and advance adoption of the technology, 3Diligent Consulting was established.

The Value Proposition
3Diligent offers a wholly unique value proposition that enables us to unlock value within your organization in a way no other consultancy can.
Boots on the Ground Insights
3Diligent Consulting is uniquely capable of drawing insights from on-the-ground operations at 3Diligent, providing us an unmatched perspective on the current state of the market.
Unbiased Perspective
3Diligent Consulting is not owned nor operated by a major OEM within the additive-manufacturing market. As a result, our recommendations better accommodate the full range of technologies and materials available in market as opposed to an explicit or implicit bias toward options conveniently under the same corporate umbrella.
Analytical Rigor
3Diligent Consulting boasts a pedigree of a top five strategy consulting experience few additive-manufacturing consultancies offer. It shows in the quality of thinking and work product we can deliver.
Geographically Focused
3Diligent Consulting is headquartered in El Segundo, minutes south of Los Angeles International Airport. We are focused on the North American market, with a leaning toward West Coast engagements. This allows for senior leadership to be directly involved in each engagement and aligned communication to make for efficient engagements.


Consulting projects are unique and as a result are priced on a case-by-case basis. Both hourly and fixed-fee contracts are possible depending on the nature of the engagement.

Due to our laser-focus on Industry 4.0, 3Diligent provides you the analytical rigor of a top-tier consultancy at very competitive rates relative to larger consultancies. Instead of paying for overhead and salaries of partners you'll never meet, you have more capital to allocate to your business needs.

For Design Consulting projects, 3Diligent commonly extends 3Diligent manufacturing platform credit to help bring designs developed through 3Diligent Design Consulting into a tangible reality.

Practice Areas
Strategy Consulting
Design Consulting
Technology & APIs


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