Blueprint Launches Additive Manufacturing Enablement Program

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Blueprint, an additive manufacturing consultancy owned by Stratasys, has launched a brand new technology enablement program called “Think Additively,” to help businesses understand and embrace 3d printing technology throughout their organization. The program is intended to go past technical Design for Additive Manufacturing training to help companies achieve larger transformation goals such as creating innovation drivers, accelerating go to market, and improving manufacturing efficiency.

In a recent study held by Blueprint, 85% of companies ranked knowledge as the biggest barrier holding back additive manufacturing adoption throughout the industry. “Transforming manufacturing is more than buying a 3D printer, and thinking additively is more than Design for Additive Manufacturing,” said Kunal Mehta, head of consulting at Blueprint. “Achieving strategic benefits like streamlined global supply chains or an improved new product development process requires communication across the organization, and communication requires a shared language. Whether an organization is early in additive adoption or mature, it is our aim to provide the knowledge and the language to achieve these transformational benefits.”

The Think Additively program includes on-site courses, individualized courses, and additive accelerator workshops. The program guides participants through a tailored, multi-step program using four key areas:

  1. Foundations: A three-day level-set on additive technologies, benefits, and design principles to establish a common language.
  2. Additive Coaching: A 3-12-month coaching engagement working with individuals to put Foundations knowledge into practice.
  3. Growth Engagements: Custom additive manufacturing acceleration workshops to identify and realize the business value of 3D printing.
  4. Advanced Courses: Deep dives into technical design disciplines, enabling applications of the future.

Think Additively Foundations are able to be delivered directly to clients or at a Stratasys site with the course content available online through a mobile-friendly application. Those that are interested can find more information at