Blueprint, a Stratasys-owned additive manufacturing consultancy, has launched a first-of-its-kind technology enablement program, "Think Additively," to help businesses more holistically embrace additive manufacturing throughout their organizations.
The program is meant to go beyond technical Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) training to help companies achieve larger transformation goals, such as creating innovation engines, accelerating go-to-market and improving manufacturing efficiency.
In a recent Blueprint study, 85 percent of companies ranked knowledge as their biggest barrier to driving greater adoption of additive manufacturing across their organizations.
"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 coaching, and additive accelerator workshops. The program takes clients through a tailored, multi-step journey via four components:
Think Additively Foundations can be delivered at either a client's location or a Stratasys site with course content accessible through an online, mobile-friendly adaptive learning platform.
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