Additive Manufacturing Consulting

If you haven’t adopted 3D Printing or Additive as a manufacturer, your competition has. Purdue MEP can help guide you through adoption and resource planning.

Purdue MEP’s Additive Manufacturing service includes an assessment that starts with a preliminary call to discuss how Additive Manufacturing can help business grow. This call will focus on what the company is trying to accomplish and why. Our team then conducts an on-site visit with all stakeholders to get a better understanding of possible opportunities and challenges that may arise while adopting Additive Manufacturing.

Our "Additive Mfg in a Box" will come along and display a dozen or more parts built with 3D Printing. These sample parts available from multiple technology platforms, materials, and companies. This allows the company to evaluate application fit for each client based on these parts, and the chance to view and feel the textures, finishes, and durometers available.


A report covering client applications and other opportunities discovered during visit. The report will provide recommendations based on the following:

• Best Fit Technology
• Training and Resources Required
• ROI and Payback Period
• Make vs. Buy Analysis

Why it’s Important:

Adopting Additive Manufacturing can help reduce lead times, improve speed to market, ignite employee-driven innovations, reduce non-value added costs, and mitigate supply chain issues.

Over 40% of product and service revenue in Additive Manufacturing is end-use part production, ten years ago it was only 4%.

Our team offers a solution-based approach, showcasing all relevant technologies, materials, supporting software, and post processing systems available. Integration through outsourcing is another offering, which familiarizes a company with a specific technology and/or material prior to investing in a new system.


• Integrate Additive Manufacturing within the shop floor
• Integrate Additive Manufacturing into the supply chain
• Create new business models centered around Additive Manufacturing

Want to learn more? Watch our webinar!

Contact us today to see how we can help!


Kyle Squillace
Kyle Squillace
Technology Acceleration Specialist

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