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3D Printing for SMEs
Threat or
Opportunity?
Threats
•
•
•
•

Lower barriers to entry
Enables potential new competitors
Drives lower prices and margins
Disrupts existi...
Limited Short-Term Impact

Potential Long-Term Disruption
Opportunities
•
•
•
•
•

Enhance product design and development processes
Expand existing product lines
Create new value-a...
New Niche Markets

Exciting New Growth Opportunities
New Market Models
Ultra
Specialized

Mass Market

Market of 10,000

Market of One

Ultra
Customized
New Business Models
Ultra
Specialized

Cost Leadership

Differentiation

Elastification

Ultra
Customized

Move Up the Val...
3D Printing: The Magic
of Fast Prototyping
Fast Prototyping is the Key
New Market
Models

Fast
Prototyping

New Production
Models

New Business
Models
Fast Prototyping Equipment
3DSTUFFMAKER Evolution

DAVID SLS-1 3D Scanner

3D printer + 3D scanner for less than NT$100,00...
Fast Prototyping Flow
Capture
Idea

Create
Digital 3D
File

Print
Sample

Modify &
Reiterate

2 Working Days < NT$10,000*
...
Enhances Design Process for Final Tooling
Print
Samples

Feedback

Modification
&
Optimization

Final Tooling
New Business Multiplier Effect
New
Markets

Customer
Better Final
Design

Customer

Richer
Customer
Engagement
Print Sampl...
Rapid Prototyping Applications
Enhance Existing
Product Lines

Product
Development

Create New
Product Lines &
Services

S...
Rapid Prototyping Benefits
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Minimal investment
Reduced new product development costs
Increased innovatio...
3D Printing: The Next
Steps
3D Printing Realities: Limitations
Size

Printing Time

Quality

Materials

Limitations

Costs

Manpower
3D Printing Realities: Addressable Markets
Jewelry

Aerospace
Industrial

Specialist
Markets
Gift Items

Art and
Design

P...
Prototype your 3D Printing Business!
• Learn about the technology
• 3D printers
• 3D capture and modeling

• Carry out pil...
3D Printing Prototyping Kit

3DSTUFFMAKER Evolution

DAVID SLS-1 3D Scanner

3D printer + 3D scanner for less than NT$100,...
Initiate Pilot Project
•
•
•
•
•

Product Line extension
New product concept
Product accessory
Product spare part
Promotio...
Develop Partnerships: Detekt
• 3D printing and 3D scanning
equipment
• Advanced 3D printing
services and solutions
• Onlin...
Develop Partnerships: Voltivo
• Online 3D printing service
• Rapid prototyping
• Rapid manufacturing
• Consulting Services
• Oliver Fueckert, Voltivo Group Ltd.
oliver@voltivo.com
• 20 years in High Tech Industry with 13 years in Asia
• Great Pa...
Thank You
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3D Printing for SMEs: Threats and Opportunities

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A summary of the threats and opportunities that the emergence of 3D printing presents SMEs, as well as some tips on how SMEs can utilize fast prototyping to create innovative new products and services open up new business opportunities.

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  1. 1. 3D Printing for SMEs
  2. 2. Threat or Opportunity?
  3. 3. Threats • • • • Lower barriers to entry Enables potential new competitors Drives lower prices and margins Disrupts existing business
  4. 4. Limited Short-Term Impact Potential Long-Term Disruption
  5. 5. Opportunities • • • • • Enhance product design and development processes Expand existing product lines Create new value-added products and services Enhance existing customer engagement Develop new customers and business
  6. 6. New Niche Markets Exciting New Growth Opportunities
  7. 7. New Market Models Ultra Specialized Mass Market Market of 10,000 Market of One Ultra Customized
  8. 8. New Business Models Ultra Specialized Cost Leadership Differentiation Elastification Ultra Customized Move Up the Value Chain
  9. 9. 3D Printing: The Magic of Fast Prototyping
  10. 10. Fast Prototyping is the Key New Market Models Fast Prototyping New Production Models New Business Models
  11. 11. Fast Prototyping Equipment 3DSTUFFMAKER Evolution DAVID SLS-1 3D Scanner 3D printer + 3D scanner for less than NT$100,000!
  12. 12. Fast Prototyping Flow Capture Idea Create Digital 3D File Print Sample Modify & Reiterate 2 Working Days < NT$10,000* *(Estimate: Time + Materials + Printer Utilization)
  13. 13. Enhances Design Process for Final Tooling Print Samples Feedback Modification & Optimization Final Tooling
  14. 14. New Business Multiplier Effect New Markets Customer Better Final Design Customer Richer Customer Engagement Print Samples for Multiple Customers Customer Customer Customization Options Final Production Prototype(s) New Applications
  15. 15. Rapid Prototyping Applications Enhance Existing Product Lines Product Development Create New Product Lines & Services Spare Parts & Accessories Additive Business Opportunities
  16. 16. Rapid Prototyping Benefits • • • • • • • • • Minimal investment Reduced new product development costs Increased innovation and creativity Faster design cycles Closer customer engagement Expansion into new markets Greater product differentiation Creation of new value-added products and services Higher margins
  17. 17. 3D Printing: The Next Steps
  18. 18. 3D Printing Realities: Limitations Size Printing Time Quality Materials Limitations Costs Manpower
  19. 19. 3D Printing Realities: Addressable Markets Jewelry Aerospace Industrial Specialist Markets Gift Items Art and Design Personalized Markets “Maker” Toys Mainstream Markets Dental Medical
  20. 20. Prototype your 3D Printing Business! • Learn about the technology • 3D printers • 3D capture and modeling • Carry out pilot projects • Find suitable products and applications • Identify staff and partners • Engage with customers • Basic market research • Understand needs and requirements Minimal Investment Required!
  21. 21. 3D Printing Prototyping Kit 3DSTUFFMAKER Evolution DAVID SLS-1 3D Scanner 3D printer + 3D scanner for less than NT$100,000
  22. 22. Initiate Pilot Project • • • • • Product Line extension New product concept Product accessory Product spare part Promotional gift item KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid
  23. 23. Develop Partnerships: Detekt • 3D printing and 3D scanning equipment • Advanced 3D printing services and solutions • Online 3D printing ecommerce platform
  24. 24. Develop Partnerships: Voltivo • Online 3D printing service • Rapid prototyping • Rapid manufacturing • Consulting Services
  25. 25. • Oliver Fueckert, Voltivo Group Ltd. oliver@voltivo.com • 20 years in High Tech Industry with 13 years in Asia • Great Passion for emerging technologies • “Every day is a school day” • Added the “3D Manufacturing” line of business in 2012 • Automated Online 3D Printing Service • Consulting services to Small/Medium Enterprise • 3D Printing Filament Distribution Voltivo Confidential 25 Quick Introduction
  26. 26. Thank You
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