No innovation, no future
The newest production technologies allow for new ways of producing, new business models and new sectors. These trends might sometimes still be taking place under the radar, yet they are already underway and irreversible. They are lingering, biding their time until critical cost drops occur and critical mass becomes within reach, opening up new markets for their applications - that’s when they take off and become unstoppable. Do you really want to risk ignoring smart, digital production technologies? Do you run your business on the old adage ‘the old ways are the best’? You might be ok today, but could be missing an undercurrent that will one day transform into a landslide, wiping away your market without you knowing what hit you.
Not innovating means falling behind. But investing in expensive machine and qualified staff mean taking enormous risks. Wait, why is there nothing in the middle? A way to start using new technologies without investing huge sums of money? This is where the 3D Makers Zone comes in.
At the 3D Makers Zone, you can use all infrastructure, hardware, software, business cases, partners, best practices, knowledge, experience, networks and current projects to catch up to the innovation undercurrent within a short time. And the best thing about it is that it does not require a reorganization or a large investment. In fact, the costs of becoming a partner at the 3D Makers Zone and plugging its innovation IVs into your companies’ vains can be as low as 5% of what it would cost if you would invest in this in house.
Faster and smarter together
Two heads are better than one. This certainly goes for the 3D Makers Zone where clients profit from the knowledge provide by other companies as well as students from universities, community colleges and high schools, in open innovation. Of course we honor requests from clients and partners that require the highest confidentiality as well. Even those clients innovate by profiting from shared knowledge, but they remain anonymous and do not share their own innovations. But most clients are happy to reciprocate their innovation process with other companies in order to move faster.
Combining new production technologies
3D Printing, Robotics, Internet of Things, Wearables and Big Data all provide tremendous opportunities, but only at the 3D Makers Zone will you learn how to apply these in your own production processes. What makes life even more interesting, is in combining said new production technologies. This leads to radical change and if you understand how to make these work for you, you are on your way to whopping competitive advantages.