Project Service

IMAPS project service and consulting for your 3D printing project


What do we offer?


Additive manufacturing processes are unstoppably on the advance and are used in almost all industrial sectors and branches. Especially in the production of personalized products and the manufacture of highly specialized components in small series, which cause high tooling costs and lead times, 3D printing has become the tool of choice in many companies.

Like many other entrepreneurs, would you now like to check whether the use of additive manufacturing technology is an option for your company? At the same time, do you want to avoid overloading your current resources and still arrive at the best solution for you?
The Steinbeis Consulting Center IMAPS offers you comprehensive support and advice for your
3D printing project, from brainstorming, planning and controlling the necessary project steps to the implementation of the solution developed for you. Together with you, we build the bridge between R&D and commercial product and make sure that you can optimally use the advantages of 3D printing for your business objectives. We are also happy to support you in the entire process of product development and optimization, from the first prototype to series production.

Why is this worthwhile?


Our customers are often faced with the question: “Can I create real added value for my company by using 3D printing? Often there is simply not enough time in day-to-day business to gain a comprehensive overview of the industry and to build up technological know-how in-house.
This is where our 3D printing project experts come in. With our “3D Printing Value Analysis” methodology, developed specifically for industry customers, we offer you the opportunity to accurately evaluate the costs and benefits of technology implementation in order to increase your added value and minimize the need for subsequent changes. With our help, you can secure a competitive advantage over your rivals by increasing the quality of your product portfolio through the use of additive manufacturing and by producing in a process-safe, faster and cheaper manner.

Benefit from our many years of experience in research and control of complex, technical projects and from our large network of Steinbeis consulting experts. This means we have the right partner at hand for every requirement and problem. Come one step closer to your goal of successfully using 3D printing technology.

Photo Credit: “3D-printed Carabiner Clip”, © 2014 Creative Tools, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio

Our services at a glance:

  • GPM-certified management and control of projects in
    3D printing area
  • Cross-industry scheduling of 3D printing applications
  • Accompaniment of the entire process – from brainstorming to implementation
  • Support of R&D projects
  • Support in product development and optimization
  • “3D Printing Value Analysis” methodology for cost/benefit analysis of 3D printing
  • Interdisciplinary approach with project management experts from materials science, mechanical engineering and business administration

If you are confident that our experts can help you with your 3D printing projects and provide new insights, please contact us today. Convince yourself of our performance in a free initial consultation sponsored by Steinbeis.

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