3D printing isn’t going anywhere–and neither is the Senvol database–except for up, up, up. Knowledge is power, as we’ve all been told and most of us have probably seen in action many times. With that in mind, Senvol just keeps fueling the 3D printing industry by way of their innovative and massive database which can be the catalyst for companies working to transition from traditional processes into 3D printing.
We’ve reported on the progress of this stalwart and much-needed consulting and analytics company throughout the year, with our last article being from the spring when we discussed their updates regarding pricing in addition to new content.
Now, their free online database of machines and materials is growing further. Senvol reports that they’ve added over 100 new machines and materials just over the summer. With these last additions, Senvol reports that their database is now overflowing with over 1,000 3D printers and material entries in total.
“We’re pleased to continue to see the industry grow – and not simply with new machines and materials, but with machines and materials that offer improved functionality,” said Senvol Co-President Zach Simkin.
Senvol doesn’t just assist the industry movers and shakers–they are rapidly becoming one themselves as a gold member of America Makes, and members of the ASTM International F42 Committee on Additive Manufacturing Technologies. Their team speaks at numerous events, and they are quite simply–dynamic within the 3D printing industry.
You might be surprised to hear some of the big names on the list of users for the Senvol database, which include mega corporations like GE and Caterpillar, Northrop Grumman, Ricoh, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, and more. While Fortune 500 companies are big on their client list, Senvol also assists government agencies as well as those engaged in making components for the automotive and aerospace industries, oil and gas, and more.
The database is easy to use, and while the big guns of industry are certainly busy employing it for their own long-term manufacturing goals–you can sign on too. The system is open to you whether you are a CEO, an artist, or just a layperson navigating through the new world of 3D printing.
“Whether you’re new to additive manufacturing looking to understand the landscape, or a design engineer searching for a machine and material to meet a specific application, the Senvol Database provides the information that you need, all at your fingertips,” added Senvol Co-President Annie Wang.
They do offer a few quick questions to ask yourself in terms of your business, which may put you into the ‘3D printing could be good for us’ category:
- Do you produce items with complex geometries?
- Is it taking too long to produce parts?
- Do you struggle with inventory and dealing with requests for on-demand parts?
- Are you in a remote location?
Senvol has continued to refine their processes and services which are all a result of their unique algorithms that act as incredibly streamlined comparative tools for businesses weighing out traditional methods versus the much more high-tech methods like additive manufacturing. While the technology is there and it’s very exciting on numerous levels, that doesn’t mean it’s for everyone and that it will impact every business profitably. Senvol is there to promote objective analysis and help leverage the considerable power of 3D printing for those who will really benefit from its uses–and see the results show up on the bottom line.
Have you checked out the Senvol database? How do you think their growing database can help businesses on all levels? Discuss in the Senvol Database Continues To Expand forum over at 3DPB.com.