3Diligent provides a holistic approach that goes beyond online procurement to ensuring manufacturing excellence and direct conversations between customers and vendors.
With a suite of cloud-based apps that includes ProdEX for procurement; Shopsight for job/machine shop management; 3Depot for searching and filtering materials and equipment; and Zoom video conferencing, 3Diligent is a leader in the online-procurement industry from both the customer and supplier point of view.
3Diligent ProdEX is a cloud-based, secure, Industry 4.0 rapid-manufacturing procurement solution. A proprietary application, ProdEX dynamically accesses only production centers capable of producing for your job to your exact specifications. ProdEX ensures you get the optimal material, machine, finish, confidentiality requirements, or inspection and quality certification the project requires.
For one-off prototype to mass-production runs and every size job in between, the ProdEX quotes from previously enrolled manufacturers are delivered in minutes. The ProdEX vendor network contains hundreds of facilities throughout the world and is growing daily. This super-large directory of providers means customers can choose from a list of vendors capable of delivering on very specific product requirements, from tolerances to materials and processes to branded machines.
With an expansive network of manufacturing providers and an even larger catalogue of materials, 3Diligent 3Depot is available as both a stand-alone application and an integration to ProdEX and Shopsight (see below). This online database of manufacturing technologies, equipment, and materials is the go-to platform for any customer considering rapid-manufacturing. The application is also used within this website to build relationships between complementary processes and materials that aid visitors in choosing materials appropriate for the process they are considering.
With such a robust suite of rapid-manufacturing solutions complex requirements can be met, but even the most adept can need help. 3Diligent assists customers in navigating difficult digital manufacturing challenges with consultative services. Additive Consulting provides topological optimization to convert a customer’s existing design to one better optimized for the unique capabilities of digital-manufacturing tools. By offering generative-design consulting, 3Diligent can provide ground-up creation of cutting-edge designs that take full advantage of cloud-computing power, advanced design algorithms, and optimization for technology such as 3D printers and CNC machines capable of readily delivering highly complex parts.
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. We were very satisfied with the experience.
The evolution from prototyping to production is different for every project, calling for different machines, materials, and investments every step of the way. No provider can offer everything you could need under a single roof, especially in the rapidly evolving space of digital manufacturing—and when companies try, it makes even the most basic jobs exorbitantly expensive.
That’s where 3Diligent has been designed to be different. Using the power of cloud computing, 3Diligent leverages a global network of qualified manufacturers to complete custom manufacturing projects on demand.