If you’ve heard the buzz around end-to-end solutions in additive manufacturing and aren’t sure if or where they fit into your workflow, we are here to help.

Welcome to the first installment of our end-to-end workflow series, where we will share the solutions and expertise we offer to help you achieve your goals, be they innovation-based, time-based, financially motivated, or a combination of all three.

End-to-end solutions, specifically in the design and manufacturing world, encompass the start-to-finish process of transforming a concept into a final part or product. At 3D Systems we have broken this workflow into six phases that are compatible with both additive manufacturing and traditional manufacturing. These phases are: digitize, design, simulate, manufacture, inspect, and manage.

Although an end-to-end workflow can include all six steps, end-to-end workflows come in many different configurations and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. On the surface this may appear to complicate things, but in practice it makes things more streamlined because it enables you to create a solution set tailored to your needs. It’s all about having the right tools for the task at hand and the right people to call on for help. Because 3D Systems’ solutions are scalable and include our experienced team of experts, they come with the flexibility and expertise for you to change and grow without breaking stride.

3D Systems helps companies compete in the modern arena by enabling greater agility and cost-effectiveness in their operations and development cycles. To better understand why end-to-end solutions matter and how they deliver measurable benefits to those who use them, download our End-to-End Workflow infographic.

Stay Tuned: In our next installment we’re going to talk about digitization and how you can create unique, otherwise impossible 3D models in mere fractions of the time it would take with traditional methods.