While additive manufacturing (3D printing) is a disruptive technology, many large and small manufacturers need a way of identifying how and where to implement additive processes or quantify their impact. In order to maximize integration of 3D printing technologies and eliminate the unknowns, Stratasys, Ltd and Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, an indirect subsidiary, provide unified expertise and consulting through the Professional Services group.
Professional Services enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to take advantage of 3D printing technologies across their organization’s lifecycle from prototyping to production parts. Services are available for engineers, designers and management teams to understand when and where to utilize 3D printing and how to integrate these advanced technologies into their production workflow. “There’s a knowledge gap on how to advance manufacturing. We have the capabilities and expertise to close this gap because we understand traditional manufacturing and the 3D printing industry,” said Bob Wolter, Professional Services manager at Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. “We take a technology-agnostic approach to consulting by providing you with all of the options, including those not offered by a Stratasys entity. You decide the best path for your organization.”
The unified offering leverages expertise from both companies. From Stratasys, manufacturers benefit from the knowledge of the world leader in 3D printing, continually pushing the envelope of what’s possible with additive technologies. From Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, customers benefit from 30 years of knowledge in additive and conventional manufacturing.