Deloitte and 3D Systems announced an exclusive alliance to jointly help companies and industries adopt and integrate 3D printing design, manufacturing systems and solutions. This multi-year alliance will combine 3D System's products and solutions with Deloitte's strategy, technology, and industry-specific consulting services to develop a platform for "learning, experimentation, adoption, and business transformation powered by 3D printing solutions and capabilities," the companies stated in a joint release.
"In a fiercely competitive environment that is fueled by exponential technologies, companies require an integrated set of advanced design to manufacturing solutions to extend their competitive advantage and business model relevance," said Avi Reichental, president and CEO of 3D Systems. "Our teams, through this alliance, bring to bear the expertise, technologies and processes required to provide our mutual clients with the right set of end-to-end solutions, and implementation know-how to manufacture the future."
"The exponential rate of change around 3D printing innovation is providing an opportunity for companies and industries to capture benefit as early adopters," said Marcus Shingles, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and a leader in Deloitte's Innovation Group. "Together Deloitte and 3D Systems aim to jointly assist clients, champion change, and ultimately pull industries into this new era of opportunity."
As a component of this alliance, Deloitte and 3D Systems will jointly launch and operate a series of solution centers or "labs" in various locations where mutual clients will get exposure to an integrated "future of design and manufacturing" set of required capabilities; from hardware and software to change management, process reengineering, talent and organization, technology integration, legacy retirement, and innovation adoption.
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