As a new manufacturing paradigm, we need to understand, study, regulate and standardize 3D printing before it can become a viable alternative for mass manufacturing. In order to achieve this, operators need companies that offer business support services.
Therefore this section of the 3D Printing Business Directory lists businesses and consulting services that focus on providing expertise and funding. Their services target specifically those companies that operate within, or are considering adopting, 3D printing technologies.
These business support services include consultancy firms as well as standard conformity certification services. As a more than 50 such businesses populate the directory – including 3D Printing Business Media.
Companies listed in this category can also help businesses handle, manage and protect IP rights. Most of all, this area extends to safeguarding prototypes through cloud encryption services and to protecting technology patents.
This category also includes venture capitalists, capital investment groups and startup incubators. These are the companies that can provide resources for 3D printing startups to get off the ground. Same as established business to increase their adoption of 3D printing technologies.