Automate manual processes, and optimize for success.

Achieve cost, time, and carbon footprint reduction using 3D Spark, the #1 process streamlining software in manufacturing, sales, and procurement .

Instant Costing & Quoting

Smart RFQ / Market Price Insights

Printability check & Technology Benchmarking

Precise CO2 Calculation 

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Why 3D Spark?

One platform for your multiple requirements

Minimize efforts required for printability and technology analysis

Minimize time spent on answering RFQs

Enable instant cost calculations

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Identify most economical manufacturing process

Identify most ecological manufacturing process

Conduct break even analysis

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AI powered Make/Buy decisions

Enable better supplier negotiations

Reduce time and effort spent on manual labour

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15M+ €
Saved in Costs
2,600
Months Saved in
Lead time
250%
Business growth
achieved
±5%
Costing Accuracy
achieved

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95%
Lesser RFQs
needed
40%
Reduction in parts'
purchase price
15+
Technologies for
Benchmarking
90%
Reduction in quoting
time

User Stories

We stand here proudly because of our satisfied customers. That's why we prioritize catering to our customer's needs that puts a smile on their faces. Don't just take our word for it, see the difference for yourself by booking a free demo of our platform.

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3D Spark customer - Aurelien Fussel
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“3D Spark is stable, fast, and always accessible, significantly automating processes, especially in quick costing. It builds confidence among our team, allowing us to pinpoint the most cost-effective production alternatives. The ability to compare 15 different processes and various materials for manufacturability, costs, and timing instantly is incredibly valuable.”

Added Value:

15+

Technologies available for benchmarking

40%

Reduction in purchase prices of parts

86%

Fewer RFQS
needed

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Dr. Ing- Uwe Jurdeczka
Gruppenleiter Innovative Produktionstechnologien, Senior Expert Additive Manufacturing
3D Spark customer - Aurelien Fussel
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Our collaboration with 3D Spark has been a key factor in Alstom's achievements in additive manufacturing and the success of our DesignToPrint program. This partnership not only supports our innovation goals but also participates in our commitment to sustainability and operational efficiency. We look forward to furthering our leadership in the industry and setting new benchmarks for excellence in digital manufacturing.”

Added Value:

€15M+

Saved in
Costs

2,600

Months in
lead-time reduced

Powerful
C-level reporting

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Aurelien Fussel
3D Printing Program Manager at Alstom
3D Spark customer - Sven
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The founders' AM expertise gathered at the Fraunhofer has been noticeably incorporated into 3D Spark. With the right parameterisation of material and machine, we now achieve an accuracy of ±5%. The automations make these activities more stable, easier and faster, so that our partners in the DB in particular benefit from timely and reliable offers that are not based on a Excel sheet.

Added Value:

± 5%

Costing Accuracy
achieved

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Sven Gaede
Application Engineer Additive Manufacturing at Deutsche Bahn
3D Spark customer - Miguel
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"Manufacturing as a service is a fast-paced market where rapid response to RFQs is crucial. 3D Spark automatizes costing and quotation by accurately modelling our materials, machines, pre- and post-process steps. Our quoting time decreased by 70% with 3D Spark, leading to 250% more orders. Furthermore, thanks to 3D Spark, we can effectively compare various AM processes with conventional manufacturing technologies. This capability is invaluable when advising on the best alternatives for specific parts, especially when customers are uncertain about choosing between AM or conventional manufacturing methods."

Added Value:

250%

More orders won

70%

Reduction in quoting time

Miguel Boix
CTO at Fabitive
3D Spark customer - Andreas Baum
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“The 3D Spark platform drastically reduces time and effort needed by my team to analyze 3D CADs and 2D drawings from daily Requests for Quotations (RFQs) regarding technical feasibility and precise, instant costing.”

Added Value:

90%

Reduction in quoting time

3X

Lesser tools needed for quoting

100%

Elimination of efforts spent on unsuitable RFQs

Dr.-Ing. Andreas Baum
CEO at Metshape
3D Spark customer - Andreas Baum
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Requesting a part via 3D Spark is intuitive and efficient. What's more, this self-service is designed for everyone, not just experts in additive manufacturing technologies, making these cutting-edge tools accessible to all ZF employees.”

Added Value:

50%

Reduction in part request to production process time

25%+

Increased accuracy of analysis

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Dr. Ignacio Lobo-Casanova
Head of SMART Lightweight Process Technologies, ZF
3D Spark customer - Andreas Baum
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We need to give the power to the people to understand cost and manufacturability of their parts without bugging experts and wasting their time and this is what 3D Spark is helping us to do.”

Added Value:

50%

Reduction in part request to production process time

25%+

Increased accuracy of analysis

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Marcek Ahlbrand
Advanced Development Chassis Components, ZF

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Who are we?

At 3D Spark, we strive to be at the forefront of manufacturing technology and innovation. Our goal is to empower our clients with cutting-edge solutions that drive their business growth and success.

Our team at 3D Spark has years of experience in the manufacturing industry, and we specialize in providing cost-effective solutions that help businesses achieve their manufacturing goals faster while reducing waste and promoting sustainability.

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Vision

At 3D Spark, we envision a world where component manufacturing is streamlined, cost-effective, and sustainable, with minimal waste in terms of materials and CO2 emissions.

Mission

Our aim is to pave the way for a more economical and ecological manufacturing landscape, where manual labor is minimized, and short delivery times are ensured all while keeping CO2 emissions at their lowest.

Team

Highly experienced professionals, with over 100 years of combined work experience, dedicated to revolutionizing the manufacturing industry through innovative and sustainable solutions.

Our Resources

ZF Democratizes Additive Manufacturing with 3D Spark
Case Study
March 21, 2024
ZF Democratizes Additive Manufacturing with 3D Spark
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Guides
March 21, 2024
Crafting the Future: An Introduction to Additive Manufacturing Technologies
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Case Study
March 21, 2024
Deutsche Bahn Implements 3D Spark’s Feasibility and Costing Tool to achieve ±5% Costing Accuracy
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Case Study
March 21, 2024
Choosing the Right Manufacturing Option for Each Part: Manually vs Automated
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Guides
March 21, 2024
Sustainable Manufacturing: The Opportunities and Challenges of Adopting Additive Manufacturing
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March 21, 2024
Bridging Innovation and Application: 3D Spark's Internship at Alstom
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3D Spark signs three-year breakthrough deal with Alstom!

3D Spark signs three-year breakthrough deal with Alstom!

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April 9, 2024
ZF Democratizes Additive Manufacturing with 3D Spark

ZF Democratizes Additive Manufacturing with 3D Spark

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March 19, 2024
Deutsche Bahn implements 3D Spark automated solution for Additive Manufacturing costing

Deutsche Bahn implements 3D Spark automated solution for Additive Manufacturing costing

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October 27, 2023
3D Spark Helps Companies Cut Costs and Waste in Production

3D Spark Helps Companies Cut Costs and Waste in Production

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June 6, 2023
The triumph of 3D printing: These are the drivers of the technology

The triumph of 3D printing: These are the drivers of the technology

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May 26, 2021
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Mittelstandstag 3D Druck

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FAQs

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What is 3D Spark?
3D Spark is a B2B Manufacturing & Procurement Platform which helps you to identify the cheapest, quickest and most sustainable way to manufacture or buy components, with current focus on industrial Additive Manufacturing.
What does 3D Spark offer?
3D Spark offers comprehensive solutions for manufacturing & procurement businesses, addressing crucial aspects of their operations:

Part Order Management: With 3D Spark, businesses can seamlessly handle part requests from initiation to fulfillment. The platform allows for the reception of part requests, conducts thorough cost and manufacturability analyses to determine feasibility, and also helps generate accurate and smart quotes using market price insights. This streamlined approach optimizes the entire part request process, saving time and other resources.

Manufacturing Management and Tracking: 3D Spark can be used for efficiently managing different manufacturing technologies. Manufacturers can utilize the platform for resource allocation, production planning enabling powerful C-level reporting on cost, lead time, and CO2 savings potentials. This ensures transparency, accountability, and optimized workflow management.
Is 3D Spark suitable for my business?
If your business focuses on manufacturing and/or procurement of printed parts, especially in industries like automotive, railway, aviation, etc. or if you run a 3D printing facility, 3D Spark is tailored for you.

It helps streamline production and part order processes and automates tasks such as cost estimation, quoting, RFQ preparations, and CO2 tracking helping businesses to reduce costs, lead-time and carbon footprint in part manufacturing and procurement.
Where can I use 3D Spark in my business?
3D Spark is designed for the following departments:

Manufacturing: Reduces the efforts required by AM experts, engineers, and technical sales reps for answering manufacturing requests or RFQs regarding manufacturability, printability, technology comparison, make cost, and quote price and quote generation.

Procurement: Helps purchasers determine in-house production feasibility and cost for any part, speeding up Make or Buy decisions by being able to estimate the buy price via the target price queries from their listed suppliers supports and hence reducing RFQs required.

Engineering: Provides instant feedback on manufacturability and production costs, aiding in component design, especially for Design to Cost & Design for Manufacturability Engineers.

Sustainability: Analyzes the Carbon Footprint for each production option and thus enables more sustainable decision-making as well as tracking CO2 emissions and savings.

AM Corporate Departments: Helps AM Managers organize, distribute, and oversee AM activities, enabling powerful C-level reporting on cost, lead time, and CO2 savings potentials.
How can OEMs (Original equipment manufacturers) benefit from 3D Spark?
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) can use 3D Spark to optimize their manufacturing and procurement activities.

In manufacturing, they can use the platform to assess part manufacturability and determines cost-effective production methods, ensuring timely and high-quality production. Additionally, its technology benchmarking capabilities aid in selecting optimal manufacturing technologies and materials, thus streamlining the make or buy process while also avoiding unnecessary RFQs to multiple suppliers.

With 3D Spark, they can access target price market insights to create smart RFQs which can lead to better selection of suppliers, resulting in cost savings and improved procurement outcomes. Ultimately, by automating these tasks via 3D Spark, OEM's can free up experts' time for strategic endeavors.

Overall, 3D Spark drives efficiency and growth across manufacturing and procurement operations within OEMs
How can MSPs (Manufacturing service providers)/3D Printing Hubs benefit from 3D Spark?
Manufacturing Service Providers (MSPs)/3D Printing hubs can use 3D Spark to automate manufacturability and production costs analysis. This capability translates to a substantial reduction in quoting time, freeing up valuable company resources.

With this time saved, sales representatives can dedicate their efforts to revenue generation, while technical experts can focus on value creation. In essence, 3D Spark empowers MSPs to streamline their operations, enhance productivity, and drive business growth.
How long does implementation take?
The platform is designed for rapid deployment, becoming fully operational within 24 hours from the start of implementation. This expedited setup process encompasses a suite of features:
  • Automating feasibility checks to quickly determine project viability.
  • Ensuring precise costing and pricing for accurate financial planning.
  • Enabling auto-quoting for efficient customer interaction.
  • Facilitating RFQ (Request for Quotation) generation to streamline procurement.
  • Assisting with informed make-or-buy decisions to optimize production strategies.
  • Integrating CO2 footprint accounting for environmental impact assessment.
You will gain immediate access to these functionalities, backed by our dedicated support team, to guarantee a smooth and efficient transition.
How many technologies can I analyse using 3D Spark?
You can analyse 15+ manufacturing technologies to identify the most economical, fastest and ecological manufacturing technology for your part.

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With features to make every step of your manufacturing business more efficient and scalable, coupled with a support team excited to help you,
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