Strategy & Partnering, BASF New Business GmbH
3D Printing is one of the most innovative technologies that is revolutionizing the was we manufacture products. AMPOWER 3D Printing Consulting enables supplier and user to implement new technologies and bring systems and materials successfully to market. The AMPOWER 3D Printing Consulting services are based on extensive technical expertise, a vast global network and proprietary market and technology data.
AMPOWER is the leading consultancy and thought leader in the field of industrial 3D Printing. The company advises investors, start-ups as well as suppliers and users of 3D printing technology in strategic decisions and provides unique access to market intelligence. On operational level, AMPOWER supports the introduction of Additive Manufacturing through targeted training programs as well as identification and development of components suitable for production. Further services include the setup of quality management and support in qualification of internal and external machine capacity. The company is based in Hamburg, Germany.
Investors require accurate and reliable market and technology data to decide weather or not they should invest into a 3D Printing venture. The 3D Printing market is inherently divers with over 30 different metal and polymer technologies and users in several industries from Aerospace, Automotive, Medical, other industrial segments all the way to consumers. The 3D Printing Consulting service by the AMPOWER team provides proprietary market data through their own annual market report. The AMPOWER Report is being published since 2019 and soon became the new reference for reliable and accurate market data as well as realistic market demand focused projections. 3D Printing Consulting projects with AMPOWER are based on the vast data base that lays behind this market report.
Besides accurate market data, AMPOWER also develops its own technology maturity screening and conducts technology deep dive studies that provide an independent technical perspective of the true commercial and technological potential of a 3D Printing technology.
Beyond that, Investors can rely on the vast global network of the AMPOWER team. AMPOWER 3D Printing Consulting projects can rely on a C-Level network within the leading 3D Printing supply chain and user network.
3D Printing suppliers offer machines, materials, software, part manufacturing services or post processing services for 3D Printing users. The AMPOWER 3D Printing Consulting services support suppliers by providing vast know-how about user demands and customer requirements. This enables companies to implement a successful go-to-market strategy and become leaders in their market segment. Together with the client, AMPOWER develops market strategies that are focused on adding value to customers and providing unique selling propositions.
Besides user know-how, suppliers also need to understand the market environment and the competitive landscape. The 3D Printing Consulting services of AMPOWER are focused on unique selling propositions. Based on the extensive market know-how, AMPOWER supports customers by identifying gaps in the supply chain and potential niche segments, suppliers can focus and grow on.
3D Printing user are going through different adoption stages from awareness to production. In the first awareness section, companies are screening for new 3D Printing technologies. The AMPOWER maturity index supports users to identify the current maturity level and forecast of all known 3D Printing technologies that are in different development stages. During the application phase, the 3D Printing Consulting services of AMPOWER focus on training services and engineering enablement. AMPOWER offers a variety of training for more the mature 3D Printing technologies. A main focus lays on Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) courses to enable engineers to develop 3D Printing applications. Another focus are cost considerations and cost tools. The AMPOWER 3D Printing cost tools enable users to get an independent view on real total cost of ownership in different technologies.
In the testing and qualification phase, AMPOWER 3D Printing Consulting services deliver industry best practices and safe valuable time. To bring an identified 3D Printing application to a production level, companies are facing challenges when it comes to implement a repeatable and traceable production process chain that also fulfills the requirements of external industrial stakeholders and customers.
The AMPOWER 3D Printing Consulting approach is based on added value for user and realistic projections. The AMPOWER consulting team has an extensive user background and knows of the implementation difficulties for new technologies as well as the demanding challenges to identify technically and commercially feasible business cases. The experience of the AMPOWER team dictates the scope of projects, the company offers. Thus, the focus of most 3D Printing Consulting project is on metal and polymer 3D Printing technologies. Many other areas such as sand, ceramic, bio or electronic-3D Printing are not covered by long technical experience. The basic 3D Printing Consultancy methodology of the AMPOWER team however can be transferred to those areas in many cases.
Consultancy is always based on trust and a strict non-disclosure policy. While the experience of the AMPOWER team is steadily increasing with each successful 3D Printing Consulting project, there is always a strict firewall between each project especially in case of competing technology providers.
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